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One Injured in Partial Collapse of Manhattan Building Facade

One person suffered minor injuries when the brick facade of a vacant parking garage in Manhattan partially collapsed on Wednesday, officials said. Part of the parapet of the five-story building on East 38th Street collapsed shortly before noon, Deputy Fire …

Investigation Begins into Cause of Massive Paper Mill Blast in Maine

State and federal investigators began searching Thursday for the cause of a paper mill explosion that shook the ground and sent debris and a slurry of chemicals raining down on nearby cars and buildings. Elation over the stunning news that …

EPA Eases Safety Requirements Enacted after Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Days before President Barack Obama left office in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule aimed at preventing tragedies like the 2013 explosion and fire in the tiny Central Texas town of West that killed a dozen first …

Blaze Rips Through Massachusetts Apartment Complex Under Construction

Fire officials say a blaze tore through an apartment complex under construction in Massachusetts. Waltham Fire Chief Paul Ciccone says the complex’s five buildings collapsed in the early Sunday fire. Ciccone says none of the neighboring buildings caught fire. Crews …

Institutional Officer Nabbed In $60,000 in California Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

James Levice Davis Junious, 33, was arrested for allegedly collecting more than $60,000 in workers’ compensation benefits he was not entitled to receive. Junious was charged with five felony counts including insurance fraud and grand theft. In November 2012, Junious …

Arrests in California Fraud Ring Targeting Auto Dealers and Insurers

A four-year investigation into an organized fraud ring has uncovered a million-dollar scheme targeting high-end vehicles through auto loan and insurance fraud has led to several arrests, according to the California Department of Insurance. CDI said it executed coordinated arrest …

Investigation Finds Inspections Lacking for Rail Tanker Cleaning

Federal inspectors responsible for workplace safety appear not to know which firms and how many firms handle the dangerous task of cleaning the inside of railroad tankers that carry petrochemicals, a Houston Chronicle investigation has found. The Occupational Safety and …

Iowa Insurance Regulators Investigating Agency Accused of Overbilling

Iowa regulators are investigating an insurance agency accused of overbilling thousands of government employees for health care coverage. The Iowa Insurance Division is focused on Two Rivers Insurance Co. The agency had been acting as an independent agent selling insurance …

Feds Widen Probe Into North Dakota Brothers’ Alleged Crop Insurance Scam

Federal authorities have expanded the scope of their investigation into two brothers from North Dakota accused of intentionally destroying potatoes to collect crop insurance payments. The original indictment alleged that Aaron Johnson, 50, and Derek Johnson, 47, and their company, …

U.S. Agencies Join Probe of Fatal California FedEx/Bus Crash

FedEx Corp. will be in the spotlight of U.S. safety investigations operating alongside local law enforcement inquiries after a fiery truck-bus collision killed 10 people in California. Two federal agencies said that they were joining the probe into the April …