Reuters - An industrial accident at an Arkansas nuclear power plant killed one worker and injured three others on Sunday, but there was no release of nuclear material, authorities and the operator said. A generator fell as it was being moved out of the turbine building at Entergy Corps Arkansas Nuclear One plant in Russellville, Entergy said in a statement. "There was no nuclear release of any kind," said Ed Barham, a spokesman for the Arkansas Health Department.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Reuters - A driver crashed his car into a Wal-Mart in California, then attacked shoppers with a blunt object, injuring four people, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. One person was injured when a red Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon crashed into the Wal-Mart in San Jose, California, about 50 miles north of San Francisco, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The driver got out of the car and assaulted three people, the paper said.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Yahoo - An Alaska State Trooper helicopter carrying two troopers and a rescued snowmobiler crashed Saturday night in the south-central part of the state, and no survivors have been found, an agency spokeswoman said. Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said the crash site was spotted Sunday, but she could not immediately confirm that the three on board were killed. Wreckage of the helicopter burned, but Peters said it was not known how the fire started or how long it lasted.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Worker killed after falling 30 feet into empty water tank at the Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
wtsp.com - A man working at a water treatment plant fell 30 feet into an empty water tank, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue tells 10 News. Officials say the 52-year-old man died shortly after the fall. It happened at the Northwest Water Reclamation Facility located on 26th Avenue North. The property is owned by Pinellas County Utilities. Detectives say the man, who has not been identified, was not wearing a safety harness while cleaning the tank. His death appears to be accidental.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Dayton Daily News - An Ohio fire captain is recovering at a hospital after he was hit and thrown 20 to 30 feet by a vehicle that lost control on a slick roadway. Dayton fire Capt. Barry Crons condition was unavailable, but the fire department said his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/10amvz6 ) reports that Cron was speaking to a victim of a crash who was in a vehicle on U.S. 35 early Tuesday. That vehicle was then struck by another, and it pushed the first vehicle into Cron.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
abc22now.com - Dayton Police released dash cam video showing a Dayton Fire Chief getting injured on U.S. 35. In the video, a car slams into an already disabled pick-up truck on the side of the road, which slams into Captain Barry Cron, and his body is tossed around like a rag doll. "When the car struck him, he left the ground and went about 15- 20 feet , airborne." Dayton Fire Chief Herbert Redden said. Captain Cron has serious injuries, but is thankfully is going to be okay.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Reuters - A mortar explosion at a Army munitions depot in Nevada killed seven Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and injured eight other service members during a live-fire training exercise, military officials said on Tuesday. A Marine Corps official said a 60mm mortar round exploded prematurely on Monday night during training at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada. The cause was under investigation.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
kctv5.com - A man lost two of his limbs Monday in a shredding machine accident at a Kansas City business, firefighters said. Firefighters and ambulance crews were called about 10:30 a.m. to ABC Tire Recycling, located at 4401 Gardner Ave., near downtown Kansas City. When crews arrived they had to rescue an employee who had fallen into a tire shredder feet first. "It came in as a traumatic rescue, when they arrived on the scene we got information that an individual fell into a tire shredder and was separated from two of his limbs," said Battalion Chief James Garrett, a spokesman for the Kansas City Fire Department. "We have investigators here on the scene investigating."
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Yahoo - Officials say up to three people were injured when large lighting equipment being set up for the Ultra Music Festival collapsed in downtown Miami. Fire rescue workers responded to Bayfront Park Thursday evening and took victims to a nearby trauma center. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/XBFhoj) reports that the accident apparently occurred as a stage was being erected. It wasnt immediately clear if those injured were workers or how badly they were hurt.
Friday, March 15, 2013
kcci.com - West Des Moines police said a school bus collided with a house Monday morning. Police were called to the house in the 500 block of 53rd Street at 7:41 a.m. "There was a big crash and it sounded like thunder hit the front of the house and the whole house shook and it kind of startled us," said Ancell. The truck was parked in the passenger side of the driveway and ti pushed the truck almost into the street." According to police, the West Des Moines School District bus was southbound on 53rd Street when it left the roadway on a curve, hit a mailbox, hit a truck parked in a driveway -- pushing it across the yard, hit the house at 503 53rd St. and then a tree.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013