| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Human error by an inexperienced natural gas well worker likely led to a February explosion and fatal fire on a Marcellus Shale drilling site in Greene County, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.
The findings were part of a report...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Monterey Park police were investigating Thursday how a Los Angeles County Sheriff's maintenance worker fell from the roof of the department's headquarters when he was not supposed to be working there.
The 49-year-old man was in critical but stable...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Not everyone exposed to high noise levels at work experiences hearing loss as a result, and a new study suggests a simple test can predict which workers will be affected.
Researchers caution that low accuracy in predicting who...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Memories, one-liners and restroom horror stories abound regarding William and Mary's once-charming, grown-decrepit football stadium. Here's my favorite:
Enthused by his team's play several years ago, a visiting assistant coach jumped from his chair in...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:20 PM
GRANITE CITY, Ill. A mortar round went off at the Totall Metal Recycling plant on Monday morning, killing two people and injuring one, police said.
Chief Rich Miller of the Granite City Police Department said the two bodies have been removed and the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Federal authorities have fined an Enfield roofing contractor nearly $300,000 for willful safety violations at two New Britain work sites.
The Gleason Roofing Co,, which has a history of serious violations, "deliberately and repeatedly" failed to use...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:42 PM
California safety inspectors are investigating what caused the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain to derail on Monday, stranding riders for hours.
Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Whale trainers at SeaWorld Orlando started wearing safety vests at the theme park's “One Ocean” killer-whale show Monday.
The air vests inflate and become buoyant when their cords are tugged, and they include a small scuba tank. The...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Two oil well workers died and nine suffered minor cuts and bruises Wednesday after a high-pressure explosion in a West Texas county that is lightly populated but richly saturated with oil.
The two bodies were found about 20 feet from a wellhead that was...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
A 63-year-old McHenry man was killed Monday morning in Bolingbrook after he was run over by his own dump truck, according to authorities.
Bryan J. Reid allegedly failed to secure the dump truck at the Elmhurst Chicago Stone Company Quarry and was...
| 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...