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Industrial Disasters

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  • 5-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Church Preparing For Its 100th Anniversary

    5-Alarm Fire Destroys Historic Church Preparing For Its 100th Anniversary
    Half a day after fire broke out at a New Rochelle church, firefighters remain on scene, battling one of the biggest blazes in this Westchester County city's history. Despite the fact that the fire destroyed their building, the congregation of Union...
  • Carport collapses on luxury cars

    SOUTH GLENDALE— Crews were still investigating how an outside carport buckled and crashed onto at least eight vehicles Sunday night. The carport collapsed onto the vehicles — some of which were new high-end luxury models with paper license...
  • Man who lost his penis in industrial accident files suit

  • Woman rescued seconds before home collapses

    Ron Shockley was working on a damaged cable in Park Forest when he heard a loud blast that shook his work tent. Then a woman began screaming. He and a co-worker ran three blocks toward the sound of the explosion and saw a woman in a nightgown standing...
  • More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme

    More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme
    Seventeen Baltimore police officers were charged Wednesday — and more than a dozen others suspended — in an extortion scheme in which officers are accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks for steering accident victims to a towing...
  • New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings

    New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings
    The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch. In New Zealand,...
  • In New Zealand, a centerpiece becomes a tomb

    Veteran television producer Rob Cope-Williams was out in the field Tuesday, working on his weekly farm report, downing a lunch of French fries and a pint of beer at a countryside hotel, when he felt the jolt. He and his crew figured it was just another...
  • Worker death in wastewater plant ruled accidental

    An employee with the Water Reclamation District of Great Chicago died Friday as a result of injuries from a workplace accident at a Hanover Park Facility, an autopsy today determined. John Fergus, 51, of Mount Prospect died from muliple injures...
  • Two Workers Rescued In Yonkers Scaffold Collapse

    Two Workers Rescued In Yonkers Scaffold Collapse
    A scaffold collapse on a high rise building in Yonkers left two workers clinging on for their lives Friday afternoon. Firefighters successfully rescued the workers after the pair dangled thirteen or 14 stories above the ground for nearly an hour....
  • 8.9-magnitude quake rocks Japan

    8.9-magnitude quake rocks Japan
    A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast. At least one...
  • Free parking in Chicago -- really!

    Free parking in Chicago -- really!
    One of the recent Frugalista columns in the Chicago Tribune was about strategies for parking in Chicago -- for free or at least for less than people usually get stuck paying. The column drew some thanks from drivers, but, as I expected, I also got...