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Kuwait death toll raised to 4 in oil refinery fire

Jan. 26, 2022 03:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement Wednesday. The fire, which erupted Jan. 14...

Signal worker on leave after fatal rail crash

Jan. 25, 2022 19:18 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A rail signal worker is on administrative leave as investigators focus on human error in last week's fatal crash involving a train and a car in the Boston suburb of Wilmington. Keolis Commuter Services — the company that runs commuter rail service for the...

Scholarship change eyed for survivors of Idaho soldiers

Jan. 25, 2022 15:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation prompted by the deaths of three Idaho Army National Guard pilots killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise last year was introduced on Tuesday. The House Education Committee approved a possible hearing for the measure that would change...

2 injured in explosion and fire at an Oklahoma tank battery

Jan. 24, 2022 21:00 PM EST

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Two workers were injured Monday in an explosion and fire at a central Oklahoma oil tank battery, officials said. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at a Devon Energy oil well pad in Okarche, Oklahoma, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of...

'Divine intervention': Man carrying own severed arm is saved

Jan. 22, 2022 08:53 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A man who stumbled along a street while carrying his own severed arm was saved by two public workers who saw him and happened to be trained in the use of tourniquets, authorities in Maine said. “It had to be divine intervention because two of my best guys...

Explosion injures 2 workers at US Steel near Detroit

Jan. 19, 2022 19:13 PM EST

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — An explosion from a gas leak injured two workers Wednesday at a U.S. Steel Corp. plant in suburban Detroit, officials said. The Pittsburgh-based company confirmed that both people hurt were employees. The incident occurred in the main plant boiler at the Great...

Fire officials: Technician dies while working on escalator

Jan. 19, 2022 14:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A technician died while working on an escalator at a Virginia department store on Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The Richmond Fire Department said an escalator technician was doing maintenance at the Dillard’s at Stony Point Fashion Park and died...

Nebraska meatpacking worker dies after being hurt on the job

Jan. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska meatpacking plant worker died after he was injured on the job. Grand Island police said 48-year-old Esteban Mantilla of Grand Island died at the hospital where he was taken after he was hurt Friday afternoon. Police and paramedics were called to...

Ex-San Jose officer pleads no contest to insurance fraud

Jan. 14, 2022 19:52 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A retired San Jose Police officer who owns a security business pleaded no contest to insurance fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and worker exploitation and is expected to be sentenced to three years in jail, prosecutors said Friday. Robert Foster, who...

Nebraska men sentenced for company's safety violations

Jan. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha company and two of its owners were sentenced Friday to federal prison for knowingly violating worker safety standards, leading to an explosion that killed two workers. Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services; Steven Michael Braithwaite, president and owner...