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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 …

Worker Dies in Accident at Submarine Building Facility in Rhode Island

An employee at Electric Boat’s facility in Rhode Island has died from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company said. Sean Davies, a vice president for the Connecticut-based submarine builder, told WPRI-TV the incident took place around 8 a.m. …

New York Petroleum Carrier Pays $375K for Seaman’s Protection Act Violation

A Long Island, New York-based petroleum barge company and three former and current management officials have paid $375,000 in restitution to the brother of one of two seamen killed in a barge explosion off the coast of Texas. The seaman …

Police Say Man Killed in Industrial Accident at Pennsylvania Plant

An industrial accident claimed the life of a worker in western Pennsylvania, authorities said. Allegheny County police said emergency personnel were called shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday to Alpha Aeromatics in O’Hara Township. First responders found a man struck by …

Construction Worker Killed in Massachusetts When Garage Stairwell Collapses

One construction worker was killed and a second was critically injured in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning when a section of the concrete stairwell in a city-owned parking garage collapsed, authorities said. “At least a ton” of steel and concrete …

Two Dead After Getting Struck at Boston Construction Site

Two people died when they were struck by a truck at a construction site in Boston on Wednesday, officials said. The workers were struck on High Street in the city’s Financial District just after 8 a.m., interim police Commissioner Gregory …

Delivery Driver Killed in Drywall Accident at Florida Home Depot

A delivery driver was killed Sunday night when a load of construction materials fell on him at a Home Depot store in Florida, police said. News outlets report that a load of drywall struck 47-year-old Cyrenus Leroy Amon around 7:30 …

1 Worker Killed, 3 Injured by West Virginia Chemical Plant Blast

An explosion and fire at a West Virginia chemical plant that shook surrounding homes killed a plant worker and injured three other people. It happened after 10 p.m. Tuesday at Optima Chemicals Co., a tenant on the Chemours property site …

Worker Killed in Accident at Georgia Tyson Foods Plant

A 58-year-old man has died in an industrial accident at a Georgia poultry processing plant. The maintenance worker was killed at the loading dock of the Tyson Foods plant in Vienna on Thursday afternoon, Dooly County Coroner Ricky Hudson said. …

Sidewalk Collapse in Florida Kills Worker, Injures 3 Firefighters

A county worker was killed and three firefighters were injured after a sidewalk in a Florida suburb collapsed on Friday. The Seminole County Fire Department tweeted that firefighters responded to a report of a trapped person in Lake Mary. Officials …