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Worker Dies in Accident at Soon-to-Open New Jersey Megamall

Authorities say a worker has died at the construction site of a soon-to-open New Jersey megamall and entertainment complex. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the American Dream mall at the Meadowlands complex in New York City’s metropolitan area. New …

One Dead After Underground Tank Explodes at New York Gas Station

Authorities are investigating an explosion in an underground tank at an upstate New York gas station that killed a worker. State police say the explosion happened Friday afternoon at a Speedway station in the town of Dickinson in Broome County. …

Collapse at Bronx Construction Site Kills One, Injures Five

A construction worker has died and five others were injured in a partial collapse of a building under construction in the Bronx. It happened shortly before noon Tuesday at the four-story construction site at 92 East 208th Street, near Steuben …

OSHA Fines Contractors in Death of Delaware Port Worker

Federal safety regulators have cited two contractors following the death of a worker at Delaware’s port of Wilmington earlier this year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc., along with Industrial Services Group …

Family of Maine Roofer Who Fell Files $2.5M Wrongful-Death Suit

The family of a Maine roofer who died in a fall has filed a $2.5 million wrongful-death suit against his employer. The Portland Press Herald reports that Alan Loignon’s family says Saco-based contractor, 44-year-old Shawn D. Purvis, discouraged the use …

Virginia Glass Products Employee Crushed to Death by Plate Glass

A Virginia man was crushed to death when plate glass he was loading onto a truck fell on top of him. Henry County Sheriff’s Capt. Wayne Davis said Damarcus Laquan Calloway died April 22. Calloway was an employee of Virginia …

Home Improvement Contractor in Maine Charged with Manslaughter

The owner of a home improvement company charged with manslaughter following the death of a worker is set for a court hearing. The Portland Press Herald reports the arraignment of Saco-based contractor, Shawn D. Purvis, is scheduled for May 20 …

New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Boost Workplace Safety

The 2016 death of a Northfield Highway Department worker has led to the passage of bill aimed at improving workplace safety for New Hampshire’s public sector employees. The bill, which passed the House last month and won unanimous support Thursday …

One Dead, Two Injured After Beams Fall at MIT Construction Site in Massachusetts

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office says one of three workers injured at an MIT building construction site has died. The Cambridge Fire Department tweeted Thursday that temporary support beams fell on the workers at around 3 p.m. A news …

National Transportation Safety Board Investigating Worker Death in Maryland

Federal officials are investigating after a railroad worker was killed at a Baltimore, Md., railyard. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said by telephone that a Norfolk Southern worker was fatally injured Thursday morning at the Bayview railyard during …