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9 Dead in Gas Explosion at Chinese Coal Mine

A gas explosion at a mine in central China has killed nine workers. The accident happened Saturday afternoon at a mine in Hunan province’s Sandu township. A Hunan work safety official says all nine workers underground at the time were …

Illinois Grain Bin Operator Fined for Deaths Closes

A northwestern Illinois company has gone out of business and paid nearly $270,000 in federal fines after two teenage workers suffocated in a July 2010 grain bin accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday. Two workers – 19-year-old …

2 Workers Seriously Injured in Fall at Connecticut Campus

State police say two construction workers were seriously injured after falling 30 to 40 feet off scaffolding in Storrs near the University of Connecticut campus. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident, which happened shortly after …

NRC: Workers Exposed to Radiation at Louisiana Power Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says workers were exposed to a low level of radiation during maintenance work in 2009 at the Entergy Corp.’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant in Louisiana. The Times-Picayune reports that an NRC report found that no …

Two Hospitalized in Minnesota After Incorrectly Mixing Chemicals

Two workers at a Hopkins, Minn., health club were rushed to the hospital after inhaling pool chemicals that were mixed incorrectly. First responders were called to LA Fitness Monday after the two men, ages 29 and 31, were having difficulty …

4 Hurt in Chemical Leak at Maryland Paper Mill

NewPage Corp. says it’s investigating a chemical leak that sent four workers at its western Maryland paper mill to hospitals for evaluation. Authorities told the Cumberland Times-News that the workers suffered respiratory distress from chlorine dioxide that leaked from a …

2 Injured at Michigan Construction Site

Authorities say two workers were injured when trusses collapsed at a construction site in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports authorities responded Tuesday afternoon to the site of a new clinic at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. …

Rules Lag as Factory Dust Explosions Kill Workers

Each year, people are killed and maimed by explosions of finely powdered wood, metal or chemicals at factories around the country. Safety experts have studied the threat posed by dust at industrial sites for nearly a decade, yet tighter regulations …

Trapped Workers Rescued from N.Y. Building Collapse

Firefighters have pulled three workers out of the rubble of a New York City construction collapse. The Fire Department of New York says five people were injured in the collapse at the five-story building in Brooklyn. One person is in …

Carpet Glue Makes Fla. Country Club Workers Sick

Fire officials say fumes from glue used to install carpet caused several employees at Boca West Country Club to feel sick. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue spokesman Donald DeLucia says about 50 new employees at the country club had gathered …