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Mother in N.Y. Subway Fall Had Pre-Existing Medical Condition

The death of a young Connecticut woman who fell down stairs at a Manhattan subway station with her 1-year-old daughter appears to be related to a pre-existing medical condition, the city’s chief medical examiner said Wednesday. Malaysia Goodson, 22, of …

Deadly Missouri Hotel Fall Ruled Accidental

Police say a man’s fatal fall from the 10th floor of a St. Louis, Mo., hotel was accidental. They identified the man on Monday as 23-year-old William Brown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Police found Brown dead Saturday night on …

Washington Companies Cited After Fatal Fall at Construction Site

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited three companies for safety violations related to the death of a construction worker in downtown Seattle in January. The man died after falling 72 feet from a scaffold at a …

Fall May Have Killed Texas A&M Campus Visitor

Authorities believe a person has died after falling from a building on the Texas A&M University campus. Texas A&M police say officers were called to the scene of an unknown medical emergency at 6:01 a.m. Saturday next to the Mitchell …

West Virginia Mine Cited in Mechanic’s Death

An Alpha Natural Resources subsidiary has been issued safety citations in a mechanic’s fatal fall at a West Virginia coal processing plant. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Independence Coal Co. in the May 17 death of 57-year-old …

Fan’s Alcohol Level Doubled Before Georgia Dome Fall

A 20-year-old fan from Tennessee had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit before he fell to his death in the Georgia Dome and struck another man, who was injured. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said Friday that …

Georgia Roofer Suffers Fatal Fall

Authorities say a roofing worker fell 20 feet to his death while working at a Columbus, Ga., warehouse. Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley tells The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that the worker was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour …

NFL Fan had High Blood-Alcohol Level in Fatal Fall

A Texas coroner says the fan who fell to his death at the Houston Texans’ stadium during a preseason game had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit for driving at the time of the accident. The Harris …

New Helmet Rule at Florida Equestrian Center

A South Florida equestrian center where a competitor suffered a fatal fall now requires helmets for anyone on horseback. The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center began enforcing the helmet rule Monday. It means grooms and people exercising horses, along with …

Name of Iowa Casino Fall Victim Released

Authorities have released the name of a Nebraska man who was fatally injured in a fall at a Council Bluffs, Iowa, casino. He was identified as 62-year-old Robert McIntyre, of Omaha, Neb. Council Bluffs officials say McIntyre was going from …