CBS Philly - A worker died after he fell into a sugar vat at a processing plant in Falls Township, Bucks County Monday afternoon. Police say they received a call from workers at the CSC Sugar plant shortly after 2:30 p.m. to report a missing co-worker. The man’s car was still in the parking lot, but he had not been seen for about one hour. A short time later, the man’s pants were found inside a sugar hopper, which is where his body was eventually found by firefighters.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
CBS Pittsburgh - The driver of a tour bus was injured Saturday afternoon in Armstrong County when a wayward wild turkey flew into the vehicle’s path and crashed into the windshield, shattering the glass. The bus was headed west on Route 422 near Graff Farm Road in West Franklin Township, just west of Worthington, when the accident happened just before 2 p.m. The driver of the bus, 53-year-old Joseph Rychecky of Wisconsin, said two turkeys came out of nowhere.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - Just a day after Molly Wood had a near death experience, she returned to the Windsor Fire Department. "It’s like family here, so it’s good to be home," she said. Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, the fire department was called out after a car crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 91. Just minutes before they were set to leave the scene, another car crashed a few feet away. Wood and another firefighter helped the driver out of the car and were walking him to safety when other vehicles started to slide toward them on the icy highway.
Monday, February 25, 2013
CNN - An employee of a subcontractor laying fiber optic cable hit a 2-inch gas line with an underground boring machine about an hour before an explosion killed one person at a popular restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri. Fire Chief Paul Berardi told reporters the subcontractor, Heartland Midwest, called 911 at 4:55 p.m. CT to report the accident. Authorities do not know what caused the leaking gas to ignite, according to Rob Hack, chief operating officer of Missouri Gas Energy.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Reuters - A fire triggered by a natural gas explosion engulfed a restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday, injuring at least 16 people and leaving search teams to comb charred debris for remains of anyone who may have perished, authorities said. Although no known fatalities were immediately reported, Fire Chief Paul Berardi said several patrons were likely inside the restaurant when it went up in flames, and cadaver dogs were brought in to help sift through the ruins of the building overnight.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - Firefighters experienced a close call when crews rushed to an apartment building in Manassas on Monday at 10:57 p.m. At first, firefighters tried to douse the flames from inside the building in the 11200 block of Lady Jane Loop, but part of the third floor roof collapsed on their heads. They were wearing protective equipment, according to officials. The firefighters sent a Mayday signal, but all managed to evacuate the building.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
CBS Local Denver - It was happy hour at JJ’s when the roof blew off the popular Kansas City, Missouri, restaurant. "When we got to the scene, we had a fully involved restaurant that had patrons, probably several patrons, inside at the time of the incident," said Fire Chief Paul Berardi. A natural gas explosion leveled the eatery about 6 p.m. CT Tuesday. Two people were missing and 14 were injured. One man walked out from the rubble with only cuts and scratches, but he couldn’t find colleagues who’d been standing next to him when the blast occurred.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Fox News - Two Texas fire lieutenants have died of burns after battling a lodge hall fire. A spokeswoman for the Central Texas city of Bryan confirmed the deaths of Gregory Pickard and Eric Wallace. Mary Stratta says Pickard died Saturday in a Galveston hospital and Wallace at the scene. The firefighters entered the burning Knights of Columbus hall in Bryan about midnight Friday. Stratta says they didn’t emerge when ordered to evacuate.
Monday, February 18, 2013 - St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue crews rescued a man who got both feet trapped inside a forklift and was injured. Authorities said crews arrived at 1801 28th Street North about 12:45 p.m. and found that the man, subcontracted by Northeast Marine to work on their forklift, was trapped between the forks and a stabilizer bar called a stage. The man had propped wood under the forks to hold them up. While standing on top of a stage. the wood snapped, causing the folks to crash down and pin the man’s feet between two of the three stages.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Gaskill Prep School in Niagara Falls was evacuated Monday due to what officials are describing as a "chlorine cloud" in the swimming pool area of the building. A custodian apparently poured chlorine into the wrong place for the pool filter, causing a chlorine cloud to form in the basement of the school around 9:30 Monday morning. The smell of bleach was reportedly overwhelming.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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