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Fatal Accident at 3M Plant in Minnesota Investigated

An investigation is underway into a fatal accident at a 3M plant in western Minnesota. Authorities in Alexandria say a female employee got caught in some machinery early Feb. 8 during an overnight shift. The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health …

Roofing Contractors Face $336K in Penalties for Safety Failures, Worker Death

A workplace safety investigation into the June death in Neville Island, Pennsylvania, of a 19-year-old roofing worker found two commercial contractors willfully failed to use fall protection systems that might have saved his life. Instead, the worker fell 30 feet …

Operator of Boat That Crashed in Massachusetts, Killing One, Pleads Not Guilty

A businessman who was operating a luxury powerboat that crashed in Boston Harbor last summer, leaving one passenger dead and five others injured, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and multiple assault and battery charges. A judge set bail …

Lightning Strike at Jersey Shore Kills Lifeguard, Injures Seven

A young lifeguard was killed and seven other people, including three other lifeguards, were injured when lightning struck a Jersey Shore beach Monday afternoon, authorities said. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy confirmed that a lifeguard in Berkeley Township was killed …

Jury Nixes Claims Against Air Rescue Firm in Fatal Accident

A federal jury has rejected negligence and warranty claims against an air rescue company that was sued by the family of a Delaware firefighter who died after falling from a helicopter during a training exercise. The jury ruled Thursday that …

Man Killed When Machinery Collapses on Him at Massachusetts Storage Facility

A 38-year-old man was killed when a piece of machinery collapsed on him at a storage facility in Everett, authorities said Monday. The man was operating a hydraulic forklift system alone at a Commercial Street facility on Monday when it …

Pennsylvania Man Dies After Lightning Strike at Golf Course

A man died after he was struck by lightning while playing golf last week in northeastern Pennsylvania, authorities said. Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland said Monday that Joseph Slivinski. 71, of Blakely was at Pine Hills Golf Course when severe …

One Dead, One Injured Following Crash of Small Plane in New Hampshire

Authorities say one man is dead and another injured after their small plane crashed in New Hampshire. WMUR-TV reports the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident, which occurred in Charlestown just after 5:30 …

Worker Falls to Death at Queens Building Under Construction

A worker fell to his death from a scaffold at a building under construction in Queens, officials said. Diego Lliguicota, 32, fell from a scaffold at 9:30 a.m. Saturday as he was trying to remove a ladder on the sixth …

Settlement Reached in New York Teen Athlete’s Training Drill Death

The mother of a high school football player who died in New York after a 400-pound log fell on him during a military-style training drill has settled her lawsuit over the teen’s death for a seven-figure sum, according to her …