Tag: Industrial accidents

Police chief: 1 dead in Oklahoma asphalt plant explosion

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ARDMORE, Okla. — One person was killed in an explosion Friday morning at an asphalt plant in southern Oklahoma, police said. ...

5 killed in crane collapse at residential tower in Canada

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KELOWNA, British Columbia — Five people died when a crane collapsed at a 25-story residential tower in Canada, police said Tuesday. ...

Crane collapse in Philadelphia kills a man, injures another

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PHILADELPHIA — A massive construction drill toppled over and crushed a man to death Tuesday night in Philadelphia, police said. ...

Have a seat: Patio furniture shortage tells US economic tale

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COCKEYSVILLE, Maryland — People used to go to Valley View Farms to buy five tomato plants and end up with $5,000 in patio furniture. ...

Iran’s sole nuclear power plant up and running after closure

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s sole nuclear power plant is back online following an emergency shutdown two weeks ago, state TV reported Saturday. ...

Swimmers warned about oil after Georgia ship spill

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Health officials warned swimmers and fishers to be on the lookout for oil sheens off two Georgia islands after oil spilled...

Rescuers trying to free worker trapped in DC home collapse

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WASHINGTON — Emergency crews responded Thursday to a report of a building under construction that collapsed in the nation’s capital. Several people were reported...

Court: Toppled rig’s owners can’t sue Coast Guard contractor

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NEW ORLEANS — The owner of Gulf of Mexico oil wells broken in 2004 cannot demand damages from a federal contractor who says his...

Evacuations extended near northern Illinois industrial fire

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MORRIS, Ill. — Toxic fumes and smoke from a burning former paper mill in northern Illinois that officials had believed was long abandoned but...

Coast Guard: ‘Large’ oil leak during Georgia ship demolition

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A large amount of oil has escaped a barrier after it was released while crews were dismantling an overturned cargo ship...