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Biofuel Worker Dies After Falling Into Vat of Oil Near Disney World

Florida authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World. Lt. Emanuel Curry of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told the Orlando Sentinel the 61-year-old man slipped and fell …

California Tuna Company to Pay $6M Settlement in Worker Oven Death

Bumble Bee Foods agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges Wednesday in the death of a worker who was cooked in an oven with tons of tuna. District Attorney Jackie Lacey said the settlement is the largest payout …

Nebraska Contactor Again Faces Lawsuit Over 2008 Worker’s Death

The Nebraska Supreme Court has revived a lawsuit against a general contractor over the 2008 death of a worker. Jose Sanchez Dominguez was attaching roof panels to a Wal-Mart under construction in Omaha when one gave way. He was not …