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More than 20 workers hurt in crane accident in Austin, Texas

Sep. 16, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got tangled several stories above a building under...

Family of worker killed in 2018 tower collapse sues MSU

Sep. 16, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The family of a worker killed in 2018 when a nearly 2,000-foot tall TV tower in southwest Missouri collapsed is suing Missouri State University for wrongful death. The April 19, 2018, tower collapse happened in Fordland, killing 56-year-old Steve Lemay, who ran a tower repair...

Report: Israeli strike kills 10 Iran-backed gunmen in Syria

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected Israeli airstrike on Iran-backed fighters in eastern Syria on Monday killed 10 fighters, including eight Iraqis, a Syrian opposition war monitor reported. Israel rarely comments on such reports, but is believed to have carried out scores of raids targeting Iran’s military...

Emergency personnel respond to the parking garage that partially collapsed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.  The parking deck under construction has collapsed for a second time in as many days. Atlanta Fire Rescue said Saturday,  that fire units were deployed to the building in the city's Midtown section for “a second major collapse” of the parking deck that partially fell Friday.  (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Worker falls several stories in 2nd collapse at Atlanta site

Sep. 12, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A concrete slab at a parking deck under construction in Atlanta collapsed Saturday — the second collapse at the site in as many days — sending a worker trying to shore up the structure plunging several stories below, authorities said. The man suffered leg injuries after falling...

Damage is seen to a parking deck under construction after it partially collapsed, injuring several workers, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage)

Parking deck collapse in Atlanta leaves 6 workers injured

Sep. 11, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A section of concrete on a parking deck under construction in Atlanta partially collapsed on Friday, injuring six workers. Atlanta Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen Riley said firefighters cut out one worker trapped under debris with saws. Video from news outlets showed the worker, who Riley...

An employee wearing a face mask and face shield stands to guide passengers to maintain a one-way walk flow as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend

Sep. 10, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily count of new coronavirus cases is under 200 for a ninth straight day, continuing a downward trend in fresh infections for the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the 176 cases added in the previous 24 hours took the...

FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, residents cheer and hold thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they begin their shift in Sioux Falls, S.D. Federal regulators said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, they have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus at the company's Sioux Falls plant, an early hot spot for virus infections that hobbled American meatpacking plants. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves, File)

Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak

Sep. 10, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday they have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus at the company’s Sioux Falls plant, an early hot spot for virus infections that hobbled American meatpacking plants. The Occupational Safety...

A medics inspects makeshift isolation rooms at Patriot Candrabhaga stadium prepared to become a quarantine facility for people showing symptoms of the COVID-19 amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

As Indonesia cases soar, medical workers bear the burden

Sep. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. The...

Fireworks factory blaze kills 7 in southern India

Sep. 4, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A blaze erupted at a fireworks factory in southern India on Friday, killing six workers and the owner, all women, and injuring another two. Police officer Pandiyan, who uses one name, said that the injured had been taken to a hospital while the cause of the fire is being investigated. ...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo, paramedic coordinator Oscar Becerril decontaminates fellow paramedic Cesar Avila after going out on a night call to pick up a COVID-19 patient, at their base Troya in Iztapalapa, a Mexico City borough. Amnesty International said in a new report issued Wednesday, Sept. 2, that Mexico has the highest COVID-19 death toll among health workers in the world, with the country's 1,320 confirmed deaths surpassing the United States, the U.K. and Brazil. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico downplays coronavirus cases among medical personnel

Sep. 3, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials on Thursday downplayed the country’s rate of coronavirus infections and deaths among medical personnel, appearing to dispute reports this week that Mexico had the highest rate in the world. The Health Department said 1,410 doctors, nurses and other hospital...