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Notre Dame Cathedral Worksite Refitted For Virus Safety

PARIS — Workers are refitting the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect staff from the virus and allow cleanup efforts at the Paris landmark to resume. More than a year after the blaze, workers still haven’t finished …

Drones Do Deadly Work So You Don’t Have To

Here’s a job any worker would be happy to pass off to a drone: Imagine crawling down a ladder into the vast darkness of a 20-story-high storage tank filled with toxic chemical fumes to spend hours searching for corrosion. More …

Scaffolding Firm Says Workers Smoked at Notre Dame, Despite Ban

PARIS — A scaffolding firm that has worked on the roof of Notre Dame said some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral’s …

Insurers Expect France to Bear Notre-Dame Rebuilding Cost

Major European insurers expect France to bear the bulk of the cost of rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral after a fire tore through the eight-centuries-old Paris landmark on Monday. The cost of a likely multi-year restoration project could itself take a …

Worker Electrocuted at California High School

Officials say a man was electrocuted and another badly shocked during a construction accident at an Orange County, Calif., high school. County Fire Authority officials said Thursday that a construction crew was working on Mission Viejo High School’s athletic field …

Kristin Chenoweth Injured on Set of ‘The Good Wife’

Kristin Chenoweth has been taken to the hospital after suffering an injury on the set of the CBS drama “The Good Wife.” The actress’ publicist, Jill Fritzo, said Chenoweth was hit in the head by scaffolding and taken to the …

2 Workers Seriously Injured in Fall at Connecticut Campus

State police say two construction workers were seriously injured after falling 30 to 40 feet off scaffolding in Storrs near the University of Connecticut campus. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident, which happened shortly after …

FDNY: Scaffolding Collapses, Hits Bus

The Fire Department says 17 people suffered minor injuries when scaffolding collapsed and hit a city bus in Harlem, New York. The FDNY said one person refused medical attention and the others were treated after the accident Tuesday morning. Fire …

California Border Crossing Shutdown Snarls Traffic

The morning commute threatened to be unusually long Thursday at the nation’s busiest border crossing after all U.S.-bound traffic was halted the previous day because scaffolding had collapsed, falling on more than a dozen cars and injuring 11 travelers and …