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W. Virginia Electric Company Worker Killed in Accident at Customer Home

Police in West Virginia say an electric company employee has died in an accident at a customer’s home. News outlets report the accident happened Wednesday morning in the Harts community of Lincoln County. State police say an Appalachian Power truck …

Illinois FedEx Worker Died of Fall, Not Cold, Autopsy Shows

An autopsy found that a FedEx worker found dead outside in western Illinois amid record low temperatures died of a traumatic head injury. Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says 69-year-old William L. Murphy’s death was due to a fall. …

Family Sues Companies Over 2016 Sioux Falls Building Collapse

The family of a man who died in a 2016 Sioux Falls, S.D., building collapse has filed two lawsuits alleging the developer and construction company were responsible for the tragedy. Construction worker Ethan McMahon died Dec. 2, 2016, in the …

UPS Worker in Northern California Kills 3, Turns Gun on Self

A UPS driver opened fire with a handgun inside a United Parcel Service Inc delivery center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three co-workers before fatally shooting himself as police closed in, authorities and company officials said. Two people wounded …

Workplace Deaths on Rise in Missouri

Missouri has seen an increase in the number of workers killed while on the job, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Agency officials said 24 workplace deaths have been reported since October. The agency’s acting area director Todd …

Suit Filed Over Oregon Worker Who Died After Using Bucket as Toilet

Relatives of an Oregon worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while defecating in the back of a company truck seek $4 million in a lawsuit filed against the man’s former employer and four other companies. The suit filed in …