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New Mexico DOT worker killed in highway crash near Artesia

Dec. 08, 2021 13:01 PM EST

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — A tanker truck smashed into a highway work site in southeastern New Mexico, hitting one Department of Transportation pickup and pushing it another while fatally injuring a longtime DOT employee, authorities said. Authorities said the employee killed Monday on...

Worker at distribution center dies after forklift hits him

Dec. 08, 2021 12:12 PM EST

DUNN, N.C. (AP) — A worker at a grocery store distribution center in North Carolina has died after a forklift hit him, stare officials said. The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Dereck Rafael Carrero, 22, was working for Food Lion at a distribution center in Dunn on Saturday,...

Active shooter training injures city worker in Florida

Dec. 07, 2021 07:39 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A training session designed to teach city employees how best to survive an active shooter situation is on hold in Fort Lauderdale after a worker was injured. Burning discharge from the blank of a gun landed on the worker’s pant leg Friday at the...

Employee falls to death at Long Island hotel

Dec. 05, 2021 10:31 AM EST

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities were investigating the death of a hotel employee who fell from an upper-floor window. According to Suffolk County police, 41-year-old David Lerner of Holbrook was at work at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge Saturday night...

Vegas police reopen investigation into death of hotel worker

Dec. 02, 2021 11:26 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have reopened their investigation of the death of a housekeeper at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. Police say authorities initially thought a “medical issue" caused the death of the woman found unresponsive in a hotel room on Nov. 28 and...

Report: 10 oil workers killed in attack on bus in Syria

Dec. 02, 2021 10:14 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Ten people were killed and one person was injured in an attack on a bus carrying workers in an oil field in Syria’s government-held areas, Syria’s state news agency reported Thursday. No details were offered of the nature of the attack or who...

Jury selection begins in trial stemming from workplace death

Dec. 01, 2021 09:21 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Jury selection got underway Wednesday for the trial of a roofing contractor charged in the death of a worker who fell from a roof because of alleged unsafe working conditions. The trial of Michael Purvis was initially scheduled for March 2020, but...

6 hurt when SUV crashes into Indianapolis cellphone store

Nov. 29, 2021 19:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Six people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after an SUV crashed into a store on Indianapolis' northwest side, authorities said. Six of the people injured were taken to area hospitals, and another person hurt declined...

Explosion at munitions factory in Serbia kills at least 2

Nov. 23, 2021 12:36 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A series of explosions ripped through an munitions factory on the outskirts of Serbia's capital Tuesday, killing at least two workers and injuring at least 16, police and media reported. Police said the first explosion took place around 2 p.m....

Medical transport van rolls off the highway in Massachusetts

Nov. 19, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A medical transport van crashed and rolled off the side of Interstate 95 in Massachusetts Friday. WCVB-TV reported that the crash happened near the border of Dedham and Westwood and state police said multiple people were removed from...