| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:21 PM
NEWINGTON -- Federal authorities have fined a local cabinet and staircase maker $60,200 after an April accident that cost a worker parts of two fingers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited West Hartford Stairs & Cabinets for 16...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
By Erinn Hutkin
Gregg Hillier became a stonemason almost by accident.
More than 30 years ago, while working in construction, Hillier started bringing home rocks from construction sites, hoping to use them to create a small front porch. Hillier soon...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights.
Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Driving a taxi sits among the most dangerous occupations, according to federal statistics, and seems to consistently snag a spot on lists of most stressful jobs. Cab drivers work long hours while scanning the streets for potential passengers and dealing...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Workers renovating a historic firehouse on the Near North Side of Chicago were exposed to both asbestos and electrical hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday.
One willful citation and...
| Oct 1, 2014
Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics.
In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 12:05 PM
LEWISTON, Minn. The corn wasn't flowing out of the grain bin any longer, so farmer John Daley stepped inside to look more closely.
The corn clumped together and rose higher at the sides, and as Daley stepped onto an outer patch of grain, normally...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District's decision not to allow evening football practices on Wednesday because of heat concerns has caused administrators and coaches to openly question the decision.
"I'm about as cautious as it gets, and I think it's...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected.
The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix....
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:10 PM
At 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District's athletics office sent an email to the athletic directors and assistant principals from its 83 schools informing them that all outside activities and practices were canceled because of...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:44 PM
(Reuters) - Four contractors were burned on Sunday in an explosion at an Arizona pet food factory, a fire department official said.
The workers were welding in a grain elevator at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff at around 4:30 p.m. when grain dust...