Scenes From a Weekend of Mourning in the Bronx

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

Inside a Deadly Bronx Fire: Scenes of Chaos, Desperation and Love

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

After Apartment Fire, Some Tenants Wary of Going Back to Bronx Building

Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

Death of High School Hockey Player Renews Debate on Neck Guards

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #balkind-teddy-2005-22, #connecticut, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #sports-injuries, #united-states, #usa-hockey

Why a Closed Door Can Save Lives During a Fire

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Nearly 5 Years After Grenfell Fire, U.K. Tells Developers to Pay for Upgrades

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #england, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #law-and-legislation

31 Seriously Hurt in Bronx Apartment Building Fire, Officials Say

Up to 200 firefighters responded to the fire in the Tremont section, the Fire Department said.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Worker Killed in Pennsylvania Mine Collapse, State Officials Say

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #mines-and-mining, #pennsylvania, #west-virginia

Victim of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Dies in Ireland

Aoife Beary, who was left with life-changing injuries after the 2015 accident, died on New Year’s Day, her family said.

#accidents-and-safety, #balconies-and-terraces, #berkeley-calif, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #dublin-ireland, #falls, #ireland, #suits-and-litigation-civil

On Slaughterhouse Floor, Fear and Anger Remain

Workers say factories are still glossing over virus safety, as the meatpackers that dominate beef production harvest record profits.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jbs-sa, #labor-and-jobs, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Safety Issues and Defects of Troubled Supertall Tower Are ‘Vastly Exaggerated,’ Developer Says

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.”

#432-park-avenue-manhattan-ny-apartments, #accidents-and-safety, #cim-group, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

2 Children Die in Inflatable Castle Accident in Tasmania

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #tasmania-australia

At Amazon Site, Tornado Collided With Company’s Peak Delivery Season

Amazon, which has its highest employment during the holiday shopping season, said the tornado formed at the site’s parking lot.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #buildings-structures, #computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #edwardsville-ill, #tornadoes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Tornadoes Tear Through South and Midwest, With at Least 70 Dead in Kentucky

Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #arkansas, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #edwardsville-ill, #illinois, #kentucky, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #mississippi, #missouri, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #tennessee, #tornadoes

A Student Was Murdered Near Columbia. What Should the University Do?

The murder of a student adjacent to Columbia’s ever-expanding campus renews questions about the school’s obligations to the surrounding communities.

#accidents-and-safety, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #crime-and-criminals, #giri-davide-d-2021, #income-inequality, #majors-tessa-d-2019, #manhattan-nyc, #morningside-park-manhattan-ny

A Mine Disaster in Russia Highlights Safety Shortfalls in Rush to Dig Coal

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #siberia

Russian Mine Blast Kills Dozens, Among Them Rescuers

Investigators said a gas buildup at a Siberian mine with a history of problems led to the deaths of at least 52 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #kemerovo-russia, #mines-and-mining, #russia

You Should Be Afraid of the Next ‘Lab Leak’

Covid might not have come out of a medical research lab, but it raises some urgent questions about how those facilities operate.

#2021-tech-and-design, #accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #viruses

What Astroworld, the Rust Shooting and the Surfside Collapse Have In Common

From the Salem witch trials to the Astroworld disaster, conspiracy theories and reformist narratives have battled for dominance in the American consciousness. 

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #occult-sciences, #philosophy, #qanon, #rust-movie, #social-media, #stampedes, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

‘Rust’ Script Supervisor Sues Alec Baldwin and Others

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #halls-dave, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #mitchell-mamie, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #souza-joel-1973, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #svetnoy-serge

The Many Deaths of William Holden Taught Me How to Be Anxious

My father’s tales kept me safe. 

#accidents-and-safety, #aciman-andre, #anxiety-and-stress, #fear-emotion, #parenting

Travis Scott’s Ties to Houston Could Complicate Investigation of Fatal Concert

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #deaths-fatalities, #hidalgo-lina, #houston-tex, #music, #police-department-houston-tex, #scott-travis-1992, #stampedes, #turner-sylvester

India Hospital Fire Leaves at Least 4 Infants Dead

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #bhopal-india, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals, #india

The ‘Rust’ Shooting Spurs a Debate Over Using Guns on Film Sets

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #american-society-of-cinematographers, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #gun-control, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #halls-dave, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #movies, #rust-movie, #souza-joel-1973, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

At Least 8 Dead at Houston Music Festival After Crowd Surge Causes ‘Panic’

Dozens of other people who attended a Travis Scott concert at the Astroworld music festival were injured, Houston’s fire chief said.

#accidents-and-safety, #astroworld-fest, #deaths-fatalities, #hidalgo-lina, #houston-tex, #pena-samuel

Nigeria Building Collapse Kills at Least 4 With Many More Trapped

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #lagos-nigeria, #nigeria, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How the Shooting on the Alec Baldwin Set Happened

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #souza-joel-1973

Disaster Prep Kits Get a Makeover

The climate crisis has spawned an unlikely new area of fashion entrepreneurship.

#accidents-and-safety, #disasters-and-emergencies, #emergency-prep, #first-aid, #global-warming, #huck-simon-1983, #judy-prep-inc, #your-feed-fashion

‘Rust’ Armorer Has ‘No Idea’ How Live Rounds Got on Set, Lawyers Say

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #bonanza-creek-ranch, #firearms, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

China Digs More Coal for Power Needs, Despite Climate Change

Faced with electricity shortages, the country is racing to expand mining despite risks to the environment, miner safety and the economy.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #shanxi-province-china, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Gun Handed to Alec Baldwin Was Not Thoroughly Checked, Affidavit Says

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #gutierrez-reed-hannah, #halls-dave, #hutchins-halyna-1979-2021, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #souza-joel-1973

What’s the Best Way to Stop Tragic Accidents?

The engineer Nancy Leveson has an answer.

#accidents-and-safety, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #internal-sub-only-nl

Gun Mishaps Occurred on Baldwin Film Before Killing, Workers Say

They expressed concerns over gun mishaps and working conditions just days before the shooting that killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

#accidents-and-safety, #albuquerque-nm, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #los-angeles-times, #movies, #rust-movie, #santa-fe-nm, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Here’s Why Films Use Real Guns as Props on Set

Safety protocols for firearms on set are well established and straight forward, and injuries of any kind are rare.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #firearms, #movies, #rust-movie

Brandon Lee and Other Deaths on Set

Accidents on sets have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries over the years, some bringing about lawsuits or changes in safety guidelines.

#accidents-and-safety, #baldwin-alec, #cover-up-movie, #deadpool-2-movie, #falls, #midnight-rider-movie, #movies, #rust-movie, #stunts-and-stuntmen, #television, #the-crow-movie, #the-walking-dead-tv-program, #twilight-zone-the-movie-movie, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Faulty Studs Led to Mexico City Metro Collapse, Attorney General Says

A monthslong investigation by city authorities supports the central findings of a New York Times investigation, which had uncovered a series of fatal construction flaws.

#accidents-and-safety, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #sheinbaum-claudia, #slim-helu-carlos, #subways, #welding-and-welders

Bolshoi Performer Is Killed in Onstage Accident

The man, in his late 30s, was crushed during a scene change as the opera “Sadko” was performed before an audience, the theater said.

#accidents-and-safety, #bolshoi-theater, #classical-music, #deaths-fatalities, #moscow-russia, #music, #theater

New Supertalls Test the Limits, as the City Consults an Aging Playbook

Only three of New York’s 25 tallest residential buildings — and none of the towers on Billionaires’ Row — have completed building safety tasks required by the city.

#432-park-avenue-manhattan-ny-apartments, #accidents-and-safety, #architecture, #billionairesrow-manhattan-ny, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #condominiums, #elevators-and-escalators, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Residents of 432 Park Sue Developers For $125 Million, Citing Defects

The condo board at 432 Park Avenue is suing the developers for construction and design defects that have led to floods, faulty elevators, and electrical explosions.

#432-park-avenue-manhattan-ny-apartments, #accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #cim-group, #condominiums, #luxury-goods-and-services, #macklowe-properties, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Boppy Recalls Millions of Cushions After 8 Reported Infant Deaths

The Boppy Company lounger pads, which federal regulators say can cause suffocation, were sold by retailers including Pottery Barn Kids, Walmart, Target and Amazon.

#accidents-and-safety, #beds-and-bedding, #boppy-co-llc, #consumer-product-safety-commission, #consumer-protection, #cribs-baby-beds, #infant-mortality, #pillows, #pottery-barn, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #sleep

‘Stairway to Heaven,’ or Dangerous Nuisance? A Hawaiian Landmark Is Set to Be Scrapped.

Honolulu officials said that maintaining the Haiku Stairs, an illegal hiking trail of 3,922 steps that crosses a mountain range, is too much of a liability.

#accidents-and-safety, #environment, #hawaii, #hikes-and-hiking, #honolulu-hawaii, #land-use-policies, #oahu-hawaii, #trespassing

Fire at North Macedonia Covid Hospital Kills at Least 14

All were coronavirus patients being treated at a temporary hospital when the fire broke out. Its origins are being investigated.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #republic-of-north-macedonia, #zaev-zoran-1974

At Least 14 Dead in Fire at North Macedonia Covid Hospital

Twelve others, all patients, were being treated for injuries in what the country’s health minister called a “terrible accident.”

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals, #republic-of-north-macedonia, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

9/11 Changed Us

People of my generation will never know again the innocence that my children’s generation only tasted.

#accidents-and-safety, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #september-11-2001, #shutdowns-institutional, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

California Senate Passes Bill Reining In Amazon Labor Model

The bill would curb production quotas at Amazon and other companies that critics say are excessive and force workers to forgo bathroom breaks.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #california, #delivery-services, #law-and-legislation, #productivity, #state-legislatures, #storage, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Prison Fire in Indonesia Kills at Least 41 People

The blaze at the facility west of Jakarta highlighted the problems of the country’s overburdened correctional system.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #prisons-and-prisoners, #tangerang-indonesia

California Bill Could Alter Amazon Labor Practices

The bill would rein in production quotas at warehouses that critics say are excessive and force workers to forgo bathroom breaks.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #california, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #productivity, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Japan Rollercoaster Closes After Thrillseekers Break Bones

One of the world’s fastest roller coasters was closed after four passengers in the past nine months reported bone fractures.

#accidents-and-safety, #amusement-and-theme-parks, #japan

Iraqi Authorities Revise Down Death Toll in Covid Hospital Fire

Regional health officials now say 60 died, not 92 as initially reported by the state news media.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #iraq, #nasiriya-iraq

‘We Can’t Get Out’: 911 Calls Capture Chaos and Fear After Condo Collapse

Miami-Dade County authorities released recordings of nearly two dozen calls made after the South Florida building fell on June 24.

#accidents-and-safety, #miami-fla, #rescues, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021