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3 Injured in Texas Scaffold, Construction Elevator Accident

Authorities say one person has been critically hurt and two others suffered lesser injuries in a scaffolding and construction elevator accident in a North Texas business district. Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl says it appears a construction elevator …

Texas Metal Recycling Co. Cited for Employee Injury, Fined $311.5K

Federal safety officials have cited Venture Metals LLC – based in Dallas, Texas – for exposing employees to crushing hazards after a stack of pipes fell and crushed a worker, leading to his hospitalization. The company faces $311,580 in penalties …

Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Disposal Well Injures 3

Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well south of …

Woman Injured in Explosion at Missouri Pyrotechnics Plant

An employee has been seriously injured in an explosion at a pyrotechnics plant in southwest Missouri. KSPR-TV reports that a fire subsequently broke out on July 3 at the AM Pyrotechnics plant in Pleasant Hope, which supplies big fireworks shows. …

2nd Worker Dies From Injuries in Texas Hospital Explosion

A second worker has died from an explosion at a Central Texas hospital that left more than a dozen injured. Police reported the death of 36-year-old Filiberto Morales of Round Rock, Texas, who died June 28 after being injured in …

Large Fire Burns Following Explosion at Michigan Plant; 2 Hurt

Authorities say explosions and a large fire at an auto parts plant in Michigan injured two people and forced the evacuation of workers. Fire crews responded about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to Meridian Magnesium Products of America in Eaton Rapids. The …

Jury Awards Missouri Man $5M in Lawsuit Against BNSF

A southwest Missouri man who was injured twice at the BNSF Railway Co. rail yard in Springfield has been awarded more than $5 million in damages. A Greene County jury found for former conductor James Mitchell last week after a …

Missing Worker Presumed Dead After Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on March 15 has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions. Cresson Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Saturday that fires were …

Law Enforcement Officers 3 Times More Likely to Be Injured Than Other Workers

An estimated 669,100 law enforcement officers were treated in emergency departments across the nation for nonfatal injuries between 2003 and 2014, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Law enforcement officers …

Shell Sued by Workers over Gulf of Mexico Platform Fire

Three offshore oil workers filed a lawsuit against units of Royal Dutch Shell and Enbridge, seeking $1 million in damages for injuries they allegedly received during a Nov. 8 fire on a U.S. Gulf of Mexico production platform. The suit, …