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Body of Missing Coal Miner Found After Roof Collapse

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of a Kentucky coal miner missing after a roof collapsed deep underground, officials said. INMET Mining CEO Hunter Hobson told WYMT-TV on Monday night that it was with “deepest sorrow” that …

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 …

Subrogating Snowmageddon And Winter Roof Collapses

As someone whose childhood winter chores included shoveling the roof, I have an intimate familiarity with the concept of the potential for roof collapse from the weight of excessive snow and ice. Winter storms this season have produced all-time record …

California Firefighters Injured in Garage Collapse

Authorities say four firefighters were injured when the roof of a converted garage collapsed during a fire in Compton. Compton Fire Battalion Chief Vincent Capelle said Sunday that more than a dozen firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at around …

Upstate New York Residents See More Roof Collapses After Record Snowfall

Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. The three-day snowfall total reached 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more in the Buffalo area. Some areas received …

Arkansas Town Rerouted Parade After Roof Collapse

Pine Bluff, Ark., police have rerouted an upcoming parade because of a partial roof collapse that happened earlier this summer. The Southeast Arkansas District Livestock and Rodeo Parade was rerouted after the partial collapse of the former Sahara Temple on …

Inmates Injured After Texas Prison Roof Collapses

Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 – 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals. Texas prison system spokesman Jason Clark says wallboard fell from the …

Michigan Condo Complex Heavily Damaged in Storm

Authorities say a condominium complex in western Michigan is among places hit hard by severe weather that moved through the state. Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley tells The Grand Rapids Press on Monday that some residents of Leisure Acres condominiums were …

Georgia Bowling Alley Fire Considered Suspicious

A fire official says a blaze that destroyed a bowling alley in the coastal Georgia town of St. Marys is considered suspicious. St. Marys police detectives are trying to determine the cause of the Monday fire that destroyed the bowling …

Wisconsin Furniture Store Destroyed by Fire

Firefighters from at least seven departments responded to a blaze that’s destroyed a furniture store in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Slumberland Furniture at the Black Hawk Junction mall went up in flames Sunday night. Nearby businesses sustained smoke damage and …