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Report: Head-First Fall Onto Concrete Killed ‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman on Georgia Set

A stuntman fatally injured during production of “The Walking Dead” fell head-first onto concrete about 22 feet (7 meters) below after appearing to try to grab a railing to stop his fall, an assistant director told authorities. Coweta County coroner …

Stuntman For TV’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Dies On Set in Georgia

A stuntman for “The Walking Dead” has died from injuries suffered in a fall on the Georgia set of the hit television show, the first on-set death in the U.S. in three years. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk confirmed Friday …

Father, Son Workers Killed at Mississippi Sewer Lift Station

Authorities believe a father and son who died while working on a sewer lift station in Mississippi were overcome by odorless methane gas. News outlets report that 45-year-old Terry West and his 20-year-old son Gage West were among three men …

Goodyear to Pay $1.75M After Four Deaths at Virginia Factory

Goodyear will pay $1.75 million to settle workplace health and safety violations at its Danville, Va., tire plant where four workers died on the job over the course of a year, officials announced Friday. Goodyear, the United Steelworkers and the …

Deaths of 3 Men Working on Florida Keys Road Project Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating the deaths of three men who collapsed underground at a Florida Keys road project. Monroe County spokeswoman Cammy Clark says one worker for the county’s contractor went down a drainage pipe Monday to investigate why a newly …

Worker Safety Measures Questioned After Employee Killed in Atlanta Hotel Freezer

Federal regulators and hotel employees are calling for new safety measures after a worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta. Investigators believe Carolyn Mangham spent about 13 hours at temperatures below …

Tennessee OSHA Head Says Spike in State Worker Deaths ‘Alarming’

The head of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a spike in on-the-job fatalities last month is “alarming.” TOSHA administrator Steve Hawkins tells WPLN-FM four of the 10 deaths in July were on construction sites. Most of the …

Washington Workplace Deaths in 2015 Fell to Near-Historic Low

Workplace deaths in Washington fell to a near-historic low in 2015, according to a Department of Labor & Industries report. Last year there were 58 work-related deaths in the state, 18 fewer than in 2014, and L&I data shows only …

Families of 3 Men Killed in North Carolina Scaffolding Collapse File Lawsuit

The families of three workers who died when scaffolding collapsed at a Raleigh, N.C., high-rise building have sued four firms connected with the project. Multiple media outlets report the law firm of former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards …

North Carolina Scaffolding Accident Leads to 3 Worker Deaths

Workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project on Monday when a piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, N.C., killing three men and sending another to a hospital. All four men were involved in …