CNN US - A flash fire in the ductwork of the State Department injured four people Saturday, including three who were sent to a hospital, fire officials said. One person was in a "life-threatening condition" and the other two people were in serious but non-life threatening condition at Washington Hospital Center, authorities said. The fourth person fell from a ladder and hurt his knee, authorities said. The fire started shortly after 11 a.m., as construction crews were working on the premises, said Lon Walls, a spokesman for Washington’s fire department.
Monday, November 26, 2012 - A Burlington County business was ordered to pay $75,000 in restitution to its insurance company for under reporting the number of its employees and wages to evade full payment of worker’s compensation premiums, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced Friday. Techdan LLC of Florence must make the payment to Liberty Mutual Insurance as part of a sentence handed down Friday by Superior Court Judge James W. Palmer Jr. in Mount Holly.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
CBS Baltimore - A man is injured on the job at the Domino Sugar Factory. Firefighters tell WJZ that a 66-year-old man got his right arm caught in a large piece of machinery on Saturday. Co-workers worked together to dissemble the machine. It took nearly two hours. Once freed, the man was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries. The company has not yet commented on the accident.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
USA Today - Two police helicopters collided over a helipad Saturday, leaving five police officers and a civilian with minor injuries, officials said. Police believed the collision occurred when the rotator blades of a chopper that was landing and one that was taking off touched, Lt. Phlunte Riddle said. The collision caused extensive damage to both aircraft, crumpling the tail and breaking the blades of one and causing the blade to fall off and other damage to the other. The injured were taken to hospitals for evaluation after the 4 p.m. collision at a helipad in Altadena. Riddle said they included a pilot and an observer in each of the Bell OH-58A helicopters and two officers on the ground. One of the observers was a civilian.
Monday, November 19, 2012
CNN US - Two days after a Gulf of Mexico oil platform blast and one day after his co-worker was found dead on the sea floor, a Filipino man offered a succinct message Sunday to his relatives and countrymen: "I am alive." Wilberto Ilagan is one of the at least 11 injured in Friday morning’s explosion on a platform located 20 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana. He is also one of four -- all men native to the Philippines -- who suffered major burns and are being treated at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Hospital officials briefed reporters Sunday about the status of those four patients, including passing along a message from Illagan, who was recently upgraded to fair condition.
Monday, November 19, 2012
CNN US - A train rammed into a flatbed truck carrying participants in a West Texas parade saluting U.S. troops, killing four people and injuring several others, a police spokesman said. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, during the "Hunt for Heroes" event in Midland. According to the group Show of Support, these festivities -- including a banquet and, after that, an "all expense paid whitetail deer hunt" -- are to honor members of all branches of the U.S. military. The last flatbed truck in the parade was crossing tracks when an eastbound train slammed into it, said Midland police spokesman Ryan Stout.
Friday, November 16, 2012 - Thirty-three high school students were injured after their school bus crashed into the woods along New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway on Monday afternoon. By Monday evening, everyone hurt in the crash was evaluated and released from local hospitals, with only four students suffering more than minor injuries. “The bus is about to tip over and I thought I was going to die,” said Infinity Watson, a student at Charter Tech who was on the bus at the time of the crash, which occurred just before 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - A North Carolina Department of Transportation worker was killed in an accident in a work zone on North Carolina Highway 12 early Sunday morning. The accident happened around 1 a.m. Sunday morning when a NCDOT dump truck struck the rear of another NCDOT dump truck that had broken down, according to a spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The driver of the truck was killed on impact and has been identified as Michael Stevenson, 36, of Hertford, N.C. The driver of the truck that broke down, Ronnie Anderson, 45, of Sunbury, N.C., was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
New York Post - Two FDNY trucks responding to the same 911 call collided in Brooklyn yesterday after blowing through a four-way stop — plowing through a yellow cab and a brick home, authorities said. Eleven firefighters were injured in the 7:45 a.m. collision at Avenue J and East 103rd Street in Canarsie. The trucks from Engine 257 and Ladder 170 were responding to a report of smoke at a location a couple miles away, FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer said. One truck was headed west on Avenue J, while the other rushed south on 103rd Street.
Thursday, November 08, 2012 - At least seven people have been hurt, some critically, in an explosion at a gas company in Conroe, Montgomery County officials said. The blast occurred at about noon at the AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange facility at 10985 FM 1485 near Waukegan Road, in Montgomery County. The company refills propane cylinders used for outdoor grills. Officials say while tanks were being refilled outside the building, gas started leaking from the equipment out here and that led to a flash fire. "We had approximately half a dozen fires, mostly small fires within the plant itself, but firefighters were able to bring those under control within about 15 minutes," Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams said.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
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