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Official: Gang kills, burns former Haitian senator, nephew

Aug. 07, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti's capital and his body set on fire along with his nephew, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told The Associated Press on Sunday. ...

Compressor explodes in New Mexico grocery store; 2 injured

Aug. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two employees of an Albuquerque grocery store have been injured after a compressor exploded, authorities said Thursday. City fire officials said two heating, ventilation and air conditioning specialists were working on the store’s HVAC system Thursday...

Journalist, 3 others killed in Mexico; 13th this year

Aug. 03, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A journalist was among four people killed inside a beer shop in central Mexico, the 13th media worker killed in the country this year. San Luis de la Paz Mayor Luis Sánchez said Ernesto Méndez, director of the news site Tu Voz, or Your Voice, was with four...

Heat wave puts Oregon workplace safety rules to the test

Jul. 30, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — New state rules require access to water, shade and breaks on hot days, but workers say they’re still laboring in unsafe conditions. Skyler Fischer is forklift driver at a Fred Meyer distribution center in the town of Clackamas. He’s been working there for...

Six suffer severe burns in central Mississippi explosion

Jul. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

KEARNEY PARK, Miss. (AP) — Several workers suffered severe burns following a Friday morning explosion in central Mississippi. The explosion happened at a salt water disposal site in Madison County, WLBT-TV reported. At least six people sustained burns on at least 50%...

Construction worker at North Carolina airport electrocuted

Jul. 26, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A construction worker at a North Carolina airport was electrocuted, according to a California-based company for whom he worked. The Charlotte Observer reports Rosendin Electric, a company based in San Jose, California, filed a report Monday morning confirming...

Officials investigate worker's death at Missouri theme park

Jul. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An employee of Silver Dollar City near Branson has died from head injuries while working at the park, federal officials said. The employee was hospitalized Wednesday with “head injuries allegedly sustained during maintenance and testing of a rollercoaster,”...

Spanish worker's death shows need to adapt to climate change

Jul. 21, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — When José Antonio González started his afternoon shift sweeping the streets of Madrid, the temperature was 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) amid a heat wave gripping Spain. After a long time without a job, González couldn’t afford to pass up a...

Postal worker killed in crash with vehicle fleeing police

Jul. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service worker was killed in Jackson Thursday after a suspect involved in a police chase crashed into his truck. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart said the mail carrier died at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. ...

Suit filed after autistic Utah boy dies in hot car settled

Jul. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed after an 11-year-old autistic boy was left in a hot car while under the watch of a care facility in Utah has been settled. The lawsuit filed against Roost Services and some of its employees in April stemmed from the July 2021 death...