Occupational accidents

May 20, 2019 - 11:50 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges. Anna Osborne,...
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French unions members demonstrate at the start of the trial of French group France Telecom in front of the Paris' courthouse, Monday, May 6, 2019. French telecom giant Orange and seven former or current managers are going on trial accused of moral harassment over a wave of employee suicides a decade ago. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 06, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The toll is shocking: 19 suicides, 12 suicide attempts and eight cases of serious depression among employees at France's main telephone and internet company over three years. A long-awaited trial began Monday in Paris accusing the telecom giant Orange and seven former or current...
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Debris can be seen as emergency personnel and others search and clear the scene of an explosion and fire at AB Specialty Silicones chemical plant Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Waukegan, Ill. An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory was believed to have killed three people, authorities said Saturday, as they recovered the body of one victim while suspending the search for the other two. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 10:18 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Search and recovery personnel found the body of another worker Sunday in the rubble of a northern Illinois silicone factory that exploded and burst into flames two days earlier, bringing the death toll to three employees with one more body believed to be in the debris, a fire...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones on Sunset Ave. and Northwestern Ave. on the border between Gurnee, Ill., and Waukegan on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The explosion happened Friday night. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 11:14 pm
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed, and the official death toll is expected to rise to four as authorities suspended the search for two...
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An iron cross bearing the numbers of Ironworkers Local union chapters from Portland and Seattle stands next to flowers, Monday, April 29, 2019, at a memorial on a median across the street from where a construction crane collapsed and fell Saturday, killing four people, two of whom were ironworkers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 29, 2019 - 7:26 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others over the weekend, experts said Monday. Based on videos of the collapse, they said it appears workers who were disassembling the construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:59 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Federal investigators have yet to announce...
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This photo taken by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office shows the KMCO Chemical plant Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say one person is confirmed dead after a fire broke out at the chemical plant Tuesday near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says two other people were life-flighted. Gonzalez says preliminary information shows that the chemical isobutylene initially started the fire, and is still burning. (Harris County Fire Marshal's Office via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 7:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a Texas plant Tuesday, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the fatality in a tweet and said the two injured had...
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Gina Kessel, center, comforts her son Mitchell outside of RJR Maintenance and Management, a property management company, Monday, April 1, 2019, Mandan, N.D. Authorities say police responding to a medical call at the North Dakota business have found "several" bodies. The Mandan Police Department issued a three-sentence news release confirming that officers had found "several people who were deceased inside" the business in the city of about 22,000 just across the Missouri River west of Bismarck. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)
April 02, 2019 - 1:39 pm
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified the owner of a North Dakota property management business and three employees as the people whose bodies were found there a day earlier, and said they don't yet have a suspect in the attack. Chief Jason Ziegler didn't say how the victims died and gave...
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This photo provided by the North County Police Cooperative shows, Wilma Brown, left, and Ariana Silver who are both charged with abuse of a child stemming from incidents at Brighter Daycare in February 2019. The two Missouri day care center workers face felony charges after surveillance video showing a 3-year-old girl being thrown against a cabinet went viral. St. Louis County prosecutors filed child abuse charges Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, against the woman who allegedly threw the child into the cabinet, 27-year-old Brown. The incident occurred Feb. 1 at Brighter Day Care and Preschool. (North County Police Cooperative/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 01, 2019 - 1:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Charges have been filed against two Missouri day care center workers after surveillance video showing a 3-year-old girl being thrown against a cabinet went viral. The woman accused of throwing the girl, 27-year-old Wilma Brown, was charged with felony child abuse on Thursday in St...
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San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 07, 2019 - 1:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in San Francisco shot a tower of flames into the sky and burned five buildings including one of the city's popular restaurants before firefighters brought the blaze under control. There were no injuries. Wednesday's explosion and fire sent panicked residents and...
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