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2 Louisiana Women Sue Over Fatal Salt Mine Collapse

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) –Two women have sued the operator of a Louisiana salt mine where a roof collapse killed their husbands a year ago. Genee Romero and Alexandra Patin said in nearly identical lawsuits that Cargill Inc. officials and …

Family Sues Oil Company Over Fatal Louisiana Tank Explosion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)–Relatives of a 14-year-old girl who died when an oil storage tank exploded in February have sued the company that operated the tank. The suit against Urban Oil & Gas Group and its insurer was filed Wednesday …

Records: Speed Likely Factor in Fatal Arizona Tour Bus Crash

A tour bus on its way to the Grand Canyon was speeding when it flipped on its side, killing one passenger while injuring dozens, according to an investigative report that stops short of drawing conclusions about the cause of the …

Trapped Sydney Driver Becomes First Flood Disaster Fatality

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A motorist trapped in a car in Sydney on Wednesday became the first fatality of the Australian east coast floods. The car was trapped in floodwater in northwest Sydney at dawn and emergency services recovered the …

Mexico Quake Death Toll Rises to 6; Hundreds Of Home Damaged

MEXICO CITY — The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least 6 people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said. …

Wisconsin School Bus Crash Leaves 1 dead, 14 Hurt

A car collided with a school bus that was carrying high school athletes near Pulaski, killing a passenger in the car and injuring 14 people, sheriff’s officials said. Shawano County sheriff’s officials said the car hit the back of the …

1 Dead After Arkansas Crop-Dusters Collide Midair

One pilot was killed and another injured when two crop-dusters collided in midair over northeast Arkansas. A Grumman G164 and an Air Tractor crashed into each other around 11:35 a.m., about 16 miles southwest of Paragould, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman …

Federal Agency to Investigate Deadly Arkansas Blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has deployed a four-person investigation team to look into an explosion at an abandoned oil well near El Dorado, Ark., that left three workers dead. Officials say the Long Brothers Oil Company employees were taking …

Missouri Tent Collapse Raises Safety Questions

A fatal tent collapse near a downtown St. Louis, Mo., bar during a severe thunderstorm Saturday could lead to closer scrutiny of the temporary structures, a spokesman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said Sunday. Also Sunday, St. Louis police …

Fatal Sewer Line Accident in North Texas

One worker is dead and another is missing after they were apparently overcome by fumes while working on a sewer line in North Texas, emergency officials said Thursday. Fairview fire Chief Dick Price said the dead man’s body was found …