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Ship’s Master Said He Spent 50 Hours Sleepless Before Crash

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil tanker hit an offshore oil platform at night off Louisiana because its Turkish operating company didn’t give the ship’s master time to recover from days of sleepless travel, federal investigators have found. The master, …

1 Dead as Dump Truck Plows Into Anaheim Apartment Building

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A dump truck loaded with thousands of pounds of debris veered off a Southern California freeway offramp on Tuesday and slammed into two apartment buildings, killing a resident, authorities said. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the truck …

Cedar Point Coaster Dropped Metal Plate, Injuring Woman

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A piece of metal that flew off the world’s second-tallest roller coaster and hit a woman in the head while she stood in line came from the back of the ride’s train and was about the …

Iowa Teen Hurt in Fatal Park Ride Accident Leaving Hospital

A teenager who was critically injured in an Iowa amusement ride accident that killed his younger brother last month was expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday, the family’s attorney said. David Jaramillo, 16, planned to leave Blank Children’s …

After Horrific Fair Ride Accident, Ohio Beefs Up Inspections

Four years after a carnival ride’s corroded steel arm snapped and flung a high school student to his death at the Ohio State Fair, the state is tightening its oversight of amusement rides. Inspectors are conducting more mandatory checks for …

NYT Points to Foreign Minister and Carlos Slim for Collapse of Mexico City Metro

The collapse last month of a section of a Mexico City metro line that killed 26 people was likely due to poor construction by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso while foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor, according to a …

Trucker, 79, Has Covered 4 Million Miles Accident-Free

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The last time we saw trucker Don Cook, his career odometer had just rolled over to 3 million miles. He hadn’t had an accident in all that time, and his company, YRC Freight, gave him a …

Tycoon Slim’s Business in Spotlight After Mexico Train Collapse

MEXICO CITY — Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s construction arm Grupo Carso faces scrutiny from accident investigators for the possible role it played in the building of a metro railway line that collapsed this month, killing 26 people. While no officials …

Offshore Lift Boat Flipped While Lowering Legs, Turning

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An offshore oil industry boat had begun to lower its legs and was trying to turn to face heavy winds when it flipped in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana last month, according to a preliminary …

SpaceX Starship Prototype Rocket Explodes on Landing After Test Launch

A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship rocket exploded during a landing attempt minutes after a high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, on Tuesday, in a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket. The Starship SN9 that blew …