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Investigators Focus on Conveyor Belt in Georgia Poultry Plant Deaths

Problems with the operation of a conveyer belt system that transported chicken for freezing appear to be the cause of a liquid nitrogen release that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry processing plant, federal investigators said. Chicken traveled down …

Investigators Seek Cause of Nitrogen Leak that Killed 6 at Georgia Poultry Plant

The investigation into a deadly liquid nitrogen leak at a Georgia poultry plant continued Saturday with authorities saying they were trying to determine what caused a break in the recently installed system. Six workers died on Thursday after the liquid …

Family of ‘Walking Dead’ Stuntman Killed in Georgia Accident Awarded $8.6M

A Georgia jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a “Walking Dead” episode in 2017. The Daily Report reports the verdict Thursday comes after a weeklong trial before Gwinnett County State …

2 Workers Die in Separate Falls from South Carolina Roofs in Span of 3 Days

A 47-year-old worker has died after falling four stories from the roof of a retirement village under construction in South Carolina. The Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Vicente Lopez of Spartanburg was declared dead at the scene of the fall …

Reports Say Massachusetts Workplace Deaths Down Slightly

Labor organizations and a workplace safety advocacy group say 69 people died of work-related causes in Massachusetts last year, down slightly from 74 in 2017. The 28-page report released Friday by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational …

Amazon, Lowe’s, Tesla Make ‘Dirty Dozen’ Unsafe Workplace List

Amazon, Lowe’s and Tesla are among the firms on a list of employers with unsafe workplaces published by a federation of labor, health and safety groups. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) released its annual “The …

Two Killed, One Critical Injury After Accident at Pennsylvania Crane Manufacturer

Two men have been killed and a third was critically injured in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer. State police say the accident happened Friday morning at Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, about 65 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Trooper …

Mother of “The Walking Dead” Stuntman Killed on Georgia Set Files Wrongful Death Suit

The mother of a stuntman who fell to his death on the set of “The Walking Dead” in Georgia has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the show’s network and other parties, saying unreasonably low budgets led to inadequate safety …

Film Company Fined For Death of ‘The Walking Dead’ Stuntman in Georgia

A film company faces a citation and fine after a stuntman for “The Walking Dead” fell to his death last year during filming on the hit show’s Georgia set, federal authorities said Friday. John Bernecker, 33, died July 12 from …

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 …