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North Carolina Investigates Deadly Cotton Gin Accident

North Carolina workplace safety investigators are looking into what killed a worker at a Jones County cotton gin. The Kinston Free Press reported Thursday that 62-year-old Dennis Foy of Trenton died from his injuries late Tuesday. State Labor Department spokesman …

Report: Tenn. Company Didn’t Act Before Deadly Fires

A federal investigation into flash fires that killed five people this year at a Gallatin metal powders plant found that multiple reports of earlier small fires did not spur the Hoeganaes Corp. to try to mitigate the hazard. It also …

Feds Take Turn at Prosecuting Deadly Arson Case

Sandra Bryant’s life the past decade has been one of great escapes, the first coming with her fleeing the family’s burning house unscathed as her teenage son died inside. Authorities later accused her of killing the boy by intentionally setting …

Indiana Stagehands Union Willing to Turn Over Records

Attorneys for a state safety agency and a stagehands union moved closer Wednesday to settling a disagreement over documents sought as part of the agency’s investigation into the deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse. A lawyer for the International Alliance …

NTSB Releases Report on Deadly Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Federal accident investigators have released a 140-page report on a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and decimated a suburban neighborhood near San Francisco last year. The National Transportation Safety Board report posted online Monday pulls together information gathered …

CSB Releases Video of Deadly West Virginia Chemical Leak

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a video depicting a deadly chemical leak at a DuPont plant in Belle last year and said Thursday the final investigation report should remind every manufacturer to make safety a priority. The report formalizes …

Board Issues Final Report on West Virginia Deadly Leak

The Chemical Safety Board has approved the final version of a report on accidents at a DuPont chemical plant in Belle in 2010. Agency spokesman Daniel Horowitz tells The Charleston Gazette the final version doesn’t reflect major changes. It says …

Listeria Outbreaks in Produce are Rare, Deadly

An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe that has killed as many as four people is a mystery to disease specialists who are used to seeing the pathogen in deli meats and soft cheeses. About 800 cases of listeria are found …

Rain, Traffic, Land Contribute to Deadly Pennsylvania Flood

The flash flooding that killed four people and forced others to swim to safety or climb onto car roofs was a freak accident caused by heavy rainfall that overwhelmed the sewer system just as rush-hour traffic clogged low-lying city streets, …

Study: South Carolina’s Most Deadly Roads Are Rural

Narrow, twisting rural roads with their low shoulders and scarcity of law officers on patrol are the most dangerous highways in South Carolina according to an analysis released Tuesday. “They are probably going to remain the killing grounds for years …