Wavy.com - The Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Chief died while fighting a fire Sunday night. Fire Chief Scott Morrison collapsed into respiratory and cardiac arrest while working to suppress a brush fire on the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. Morrison was treated at the scene by Currituck EMS and on the way to a Virginia hospital. He was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. The Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene around 3:18 p.m., along with members of the Currituck County EMS and Currituck County Sheriffs Office.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
ABC Local - An explosion rocked a chemical company in La Porte, creating a massive fireball and smoke that could be seen for miles around. The fire broke out at the AkzoNobel plant in La Porte at about 1pm Monday. Emergency workers responded quickly to the thick black smoke and bright orange flames that billowed out of the AkzoNobel plant. The 80 to 100 employees and contractors were quickly evacuated, but one didnt escape without injury. Plant officials confirm one contractor was hurt and transported to a local hospital. Its exactly the kind of scenario thats on the minds of all plant workers in the area.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Insurance Journal - A California legislator has introduced a bill that would address a “loophole” in which pro athletes, mostly National Football League players, are getting workers compensation benefits despite having played on teams in other states. The bill by Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, addresses cumulative injuries that many NFL players are subject to over the course of their careers. Players file for workers comp because it enables those with such cumulative injuries, regardless is a worker is based out of state, to file a claim as long as they can prove they conducted work at some point in California.
Monday, March 04, 2013
kptv.com - A Camas-Washougal firefighter had a close call at a burning townhouse in Camas on Thursday morning. Nearly two dozen firefighters responded to the home on Southeast Weir Street at about 9:30 a.m. Crews found smoke and flames coming from the second floor of the townhouse. Camas firefighters Gary Horst and Ron Nickles headed straight for the flames coming from a second-story bedroom, but the smoke was thick. "(We) got the window open, and something fell off the shelf of the window that was flammable," Horst said.
Monday, March 04, 2013
FulBright & Jaworski - Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbrights 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey. After a one-year decline, litigation rose to 2010 levels as businesses on both sides of the Atlantic initiated and faced more lawsuits in 2012 than they did in 2011. In the U.S., labor and employment disputes and contract litigation led the way. Meanwhile, Fulbrights respondents adapted to a stricter regulatory environment, both at home and abroad, following the toughest Wall Street reform since the 1930s and the U.K.s 2010 anti-bribery legislation.
Friday, March 01, 2013
wwlp.com - There should not have been loaded guns during a training exercise in which a Chicopee police officer was wounded , the citys police chief says. The officer was shot near his eye as the SWAT team was doing tactical operations training exercises Monday afternoon in a building off James Street. Chicopee Police Chief Thomas Charette told the 22News I-Team that there were two training sessions held on Monday; one in the morning that involved life fire ammunition, one that did not. He said the police officer was shot and seriously wounded during the session that was not supposed to involve live fire.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
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 mans car was still in the parking lot, but he had not been seen for about one hour. A short time later, the mans 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 vehicles 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
wcax.com - Just a day after Molly Wood had a near death experience, she returned to the Windsor Fire Department. "Its like family here, so its 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