| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Federal investigators cited five companies for "serious" labor violations in the death of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse in New Jersey but brought no action against the online retailer itself.
Ronald Smith, a temporary employee, was crushed in a...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:40 PM
A Baltimore-based temporary staffing agency faces a $6,000 fine in connection with the death of an employee, who was killed last December after being crushed by a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey.
Abacus — The...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Deaths at two Amazon warehouses have come under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Dept. of Labor announced Thursday.
The most recent death came on June 1, when Jody Rhodes, 52, was working at an Amazon fulfillment...
| May 14, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Blue Rhino for violating 26 safety violations, some serious, in the wake of the fiery explosion on July 29 that severely burned five workers and left one in a coma for a month. It levied a fine of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maryville Academy plans to seek the state's permission to close its Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines, officials announced Thursday.
The announcement comes amid contentious negotiations and a recently concluded five-day strike by members of a...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:08 PM
A construction worker installing a roof on a home in Huntley fell and suffered a head wound this morning but has since been released from the hospital.
Huntley Fire Chief Ken Caudle said emergency crews were dispatched to the home in the Talamore...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Not since the tragic deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during the making of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" 32 years ago has the world's production community been so shaken and outraged by an on-set fatality as the one two weeks ago that claimed...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt.
The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:57 AM
A federal investigation is being launched into a freak accident that took place at a performance on Sunday of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., that resulted in the injury of nine performers.
Eight female performers...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
The union representing Hollywood crew members has expressed dismay over plans by the producers of "Midnight Rider" to resume production of the film in Los Angeles, a few months after a train accident in Georgia killed a camera assistant.
| May 6, 2014
| 5:01 PM
An explosion Tuesday at a tanker truck company in Corona killed a 50-year-old man and sent a second man to the hospital, authorities say.
The identity of the dead man has not been released because notification to relatives has not been made.