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Possibility of Tropical Weather Adds to Worry at New Orleans Collapse Site

A tropical disturbance over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is being eyed by New Orleans authorities, who fear it could become a tropical depression or storm that would topple a partially collapsed building and two huge construction cranes onto neighboring buildings at …

Unstable Building, Cranes Hamper Rescue After New Orleans Hotel Collapse

Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed. Two people are known to have died in Saturday’s disaster and …

Indiana Fines ArcelorMittal $14K After Worker Dies in Train Accident

ArcelorMittal has been fined $14,000 after a steelworker died in an April train accident at the company’s Indiana Harbor steel mill in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the Indiana Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration found …

Two Workers Die After Being Trapped in Ohio Grain Silo

A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain. The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons in Toledo. A Toledo fire department spokesman says …

2 Killed in Accident at Shell Auger Gulf of Mexico Platform

Two people were killed at Royal Dutch Shell’s Auger Tension Leg Platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning while testing mandatory safety equipment, the company said. “One other non-life-threatening injury was sustained and that individual is …

Explosion at Illinois Plant Leaves 2 Confirmed Dead, 4 Injured, 2 Missing

An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory claimed a second victim Saturday when an employee taken to a hospital after the blast died, a local coroner confirmed, and the official death toll is expected to rise to four …

Federal Safety Board to Investigate Fatal Texas Chemical Fire

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said it will investigate a fire at a Houston area chemical plant as the facility’s operator identified the worker killed in the blaze. James Earl Mangum was killed in the Tuesday fire at a KMCO …

Exxon Mobil, U.S. Reach Settlement Over 2013 Texas Refinery Fire

The U.S. Justice Department and Exxon Mobil Corp have reached a settlement resolving Clean Air Act violations stemming from a 2013 fire at the company’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery that killed two employees and injured 10 others, the department said on …

Search Continues for Remaining Body at Texas Plane Crash Site

Authorities have been searching a bay off southeast Texas for clues about what caused a Boeing 767 cargo plane carrying Amazon packages to nose-dive into the shallow water, killing all three men on board. A north wind aided searchers by …

Pilot, Paramedic, Nurse Killed in North Dakota Air Ambulance Crash

An air ambulance on its way to pick up a patient crashed shortly after taking off in North Dakota, killing all three people on board, and military officials involved in the response said the plane may have broken up in …