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Two Hospitalized in Minnesota After Incorrectly Mixing Chemicals

Two workers at a Hopkins, Minn., health club were rushed to the hospital after inhaling pool chemicals that were mixed incorrectly. First responders were called to LA Fitness Monday after the two men, ages 29 and 31, were having difficulty …

4 Hurt in Chemical Leak at Maryland Paper Mill

NewPage Corp. says it’s investigating a chemical leak that sent four workers at its western Maryland paper mill to hospitals for evaluation. Authorities told the Cumberland Times-News that the workers suffered respiratory distress from chlorine dioxide that leaked from a …

2 Injured at Michigan Construction Site

Authorities say two workers were injured when trusses collapsed at a construction site in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports authorities responded Tuesday afternoon to the site of a new clinic at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. …

Rules Lag as Factory Dust Explosions Kill Workers

Each year, people are killed and maimed by explosions of finely powdered wood, metal or chemicals at factories around the country. Safety experts have studied the threat posed by dust at industrial sites for nearly a decade, yet tighter regulations …

Trapped Workers Rescued from N.Y. Building Collapse

Firefighters have pulled three workers out of the rubble of a New York City construction collapse. The Fire Department of New York says five people were injured in the collapse at the five-story building in Brooklyn. One person is in …

Carpet Glue Makes Fla. Country Club Workers Sick

Fire officials say fumes from glue used to install carpet caused several employees at Boca West Country Club to feel sick. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue spokesman Donald DeLucia says about 50 new employees at the country club had gathered …

Kentucky Mine Where Two Killed Had Highwall Citation in April

The Kentucky surface coal mine where two workers were killed by falling rock was cited earlier this year over the stability of a highwall. U.S. Mine Health and Safety Administration records show the agency cited operator Armstrong Coal in April. …

Police: Fla. Pizza Workers Burned Down Rival Store

The battle for pizza supremacy has taken a wrong turn in Florida. Two managers of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Lake City, in north-central Florida, have been charged with burning down a rival Papa John’s location. The motive? Police say …

U.S. Railroad Workers Charged in $1 Billion Fraud

U.S. prosecutors charged 11 people Thursday in connection with an alleged $1 billion fraud involving hundreds of railroad workers filing false disability claims. In some cases, workers claimed they were unable to work even while they played golf, shoveled snow …

Workers Exposed to Asbestos at Virginia Plant

At least 12 contract employees hired to repair the Surry nuclear power plant have been exposed to asbestos. State Department of Labor and Industry reports obtained by the Daily Press, found that flakes of the cancer-causing substance went airborne in …