Carlos Moncayo, 22, died seven years ago at a Manhattan construction site. A bill on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk aims to make conditions safer for workers like him.
The accident happened in the Flatiron district, a neighborhood packed with hotels, bars and restaurants.
A fire set off a series of explosions, killing at least 39 people, including firefighters. Many others were in critical condition.
They were transforming a century-old Bronx ice house into a charter school. It became one of the deadliest construction sites in New York City in almost two decades.
The two men were found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide in the death of Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old Bowling Green State University sophomore. But they were convicted of hazing and other lesser counts.
The Dominican Republic wants jewelers to love larimar, the national stone. But authorities shut the mine temporarily after two fatal accidents.
Joy over the births turned to shock and grief after a blaze swept through a neonatal ward at a hospital in Senegal. “There’s nothing we can do but suffer,” said a man who lost his grandson.
An explosion caused by an apparent gas leak left dozens injured and destroyed parts of a luxury hotel. Other people were possibly trapped inside the rubble.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are dying at alarming rates. Do we have the courage to remake our car-centric streets?
RaDonda Vaught, a Tennessee nurse, is facing prison time for a medical error.
Faced with life-threatening hunger, thousands labor in the coal mines of Baghlan. But safety measures that the former government once provided are gone.
A tornado warning demands instant action. Here’s what to do if one comes your way, and how you can prepare in advance.
Charles Burkett was the mayor of Surfside when the 13-story Champlain Towers South complex fell in June, killing 98 people. He lost his re-election bid by 33 votes on Tuesday.
Violent acts in museums are rare, experts say, but the seriousness of the recent attack at the Museum of Modern Art has focused attention on protecting visitors and employees.
Two-thirds of Cambodians are under the age of 30 — born decades after the Khmer Rouge’s totalitarian terror and the American carpet-bombing campaign.
While Zaporizhzhia appeared secure on Friday, Russia’s seizure of the vast energy production site and potential targeting of another nuclear plant created risks of an accident.
The suit charges that Baldwin “recklessly shot and killed Halyna Hutchins on the set” and that the production’s “aggressive cost-cutting” had endangered the crew.
A forthcoming book argues many so-called accidents are due to neglect of the poor and vulnerable.
We spoke with an expert about how residents can keep an eye on their buildings and make sure their homes are safe and up to code.
Prayer services were held for 15 of the 17 victims of the fire that broke out last week at the Twin Parks North West building.
When the building where they made their home became a smoke-filled death trap, hundreds of residents had to make life-or-death decisions as rescue workers raced to save them.
Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.
Canada and Sweden mandate neck protection for amateurs, but U.S.A. Hockey only recommends players wear neck guards. Teddy Balkind’s death could change that.
After a fire in a Bronx high-rise killed 17 people, fire officials are focusing on simple safety measures that can help in the earliest moments of a blaze.
After a deadly high-rise blaze in 2017, countless instances of unsafe building practices came to light. The latest plan to address them expands who will be covered.
Up to 200 firefighters responded to the fire in the Tremont section, the Fire Department said.
The fatal injury occurred when the mine’s roof fell onto equipment the miner was using, officials said. No one else was caught in the collapse.
Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.
Workers say factories are still glossing over virus safety, as the meatpackers that dominate beef production harvest record profits.
A developer of 432 Park Avenue, the Midtown building whose residents have complained of flooding, noise and safety issues, said the building is safe, “without a doubt.”
The students fell 33 feet from a jumping castle that was lifted into the air by a gust of wind, the authorities said. Several others were critically injured.
Amazon, which has its highest employment during the holiday shopping season, said the tornado formed at the site’s parking lot.
Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.
The murder of a student adjacent to Columbia’s ever-expanding campus renews questions about the school’s obligations to the surrounding communities.
At least 46 miners were killed in an explosion at a Siberian mine. The director of the mine has been taken into police custody, along with five other administrators.
Investigators said a gas buildup at a Siberian mine with a history of problems led to the deaths of at least 52 people.
Covid might not have come out of a medical research lab, but it raises some urgent questions about how those facilities operate.
From the Salem witch trials to the Astroworld disaster, conspiracy theories and reformist narratives have battled for dominance in the American consciousness.
A lawsuit filed by the supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, said an injury or death on the set was “a likely result” of the production’s failure to follow safety protocols.
My father’s tales kept me safe.
There are worries about conflicts of interest in the criminal investigation into the deaths of eight concertgoers during Mr. Scott’s performance at the Astroworld festival.
The blaze, in a hospital in central India on Monday night, was the latest in a series of deadly fires at health care centers in recent months.
Alec Baldwin, who fatally shot a cinematographer with a gun he had been told was safe, has called for productions to hire police officers to monitor gun safety.
Dozens of other people who attended a Travis Scott concert at the Astroworld music festival were injured, Houston’s fire chief said.
As many as 100 workers were feared trapped at a construction site in Lagos, where building collapses are common, with contractors using shoddy materials and regulations often not enforced.
A reconstruction of the events leading up to the fatal shooting of the cinematographer of “Rust,” the Alec Baldwin western, reveals a troubled production and a series of errors.
The climate crisis has spawned an unlikely new area of fashion entrepreneurship.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was in charge of firearms on the New Mexico film set where Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer with a gun that was not supposed to contain live ammunition.
Faced with electricity shortages, the country is racing to expand mining despite risks to the environment, miner safety and the economy.
The bullet that killed the cinematographer on the film “Rust” has been recovered, the Santa Fe County Sheriff said, and investigators believe there were more live rounds on the set.