Manhole Explosion in Manhattan Injures 3, Officials Say

The explosion damaged cars and storefronts and caused power failures on Manhattan’s East Side, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #consolidated-edison-inc, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #manhattan-nyc, #manholes

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Is ‘Avalanche’ the Answer to a 62-Year-Old Russian Mystery Over 9 Deaths?

Was it U.F.O.s? Yeti? The K.G.B.? The riddle of who or what killed nine young hikers has inspired conspiracy theories for decades. Two scientists now say a natural disaster may be to blame.

#accidents-and-safety, #avalanches, #camps-and-camping, #conspiracy-theories, #deaths-fatalities, #hikes-and-hiking, #russia, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site

The authorities said they responded to a report that two men had been “struck by a motor vehicle.” Their bodies were recovered from a hole at the scene, officials said.

#accidents-and-safety, #boston-mass, #deaths-fatalities, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Disabled Apartment Owners Fear Fire Traps in Aftermath of Grenfell Disaster

Years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed 72 people, disabled residents of high-rises worry whether they would be able to evacuate if needed. “We’ve been an afterthought,” one activist says.

#accidents-and-safety, #disabilities, #england, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017

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‘Like an Earthquake’: Explosion Rips Through a Bronx House

Ten people suffered minor injuries in the blast, which knocked a door off its hinges and across the street and blew windows out of their frames.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #buildings-department-nyc, #consolidated-edison-inc, #explosions-accidental, #fire-department-nyc

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What You Need to Know About Avalanche Safety in the Backcountry

A dangerously unstable snowpack and an influx of people to the backcountry have contributed to a rash of deaths this winter. Here’s what you need to know about avalanche safety.

#accidents-and-safety, #alpine-skiing, #avalanches, #colorado, #content-type-service, #skiing, #utah

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Walking (and Skating) on Thin Ice, Some in Europe Paid the Price

Temperatures that had not been seen in years brought out the playful side of people across the continent. A few who took to icy canals and ponds needed rescuing.

#accidents-and-safety, #amsterdam-netherlands, #berlin-germany, #europe, #ice, #ice-skating, #snow-and-snowstorms

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Covid Restrictions Might Factor Into Avalanche Deaths, Experts Say

In the first week of February, avalanches in the United States killed at least 14 people, an extraordinarily high number. Experts say one explanation might be increased interest in outdoor activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

#accidents-and-safety, #alaska, #avalanches, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #skiing

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Floods in Morocco Kill at Least 24 at Illegal Factory

The workers died after being trapped in the basement of a converted house in Tangier after torrential rains in the city, the government said.

#accidents-and-safety, #floods, #morocco, #tangier-morocco

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K2’s Winter Harshness Blamed as 3 Climbers Are Missing

Reaching the peak in the harshest of seasons is considered one of the greatest challenges in mountaineering.

#accidents-and-safety, #k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #pakistan

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Gorilla Glue as Hair Spray? ‘Bad, Bad, Bad Idea’

After more than 15 washes, various treatments and a trip to the emergency room, Tessica Brown’s hair still won’t budge. A TikTok explaining her dilemma has drawn a huge following and advice.

#accidents-and-safety, #adhesives, #gorilla-glue, #hair, #social-media, #tessica-brown, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Vale Mining Company to pay $7 Billion in Compensation for Brazil Dam Collapse

The disaster in the city of Brumadinho killed 270 people, and 11 others are still missing. It also led to murder charges for company officials.

#accidents-and-safety, #brazil, #brumadinho-brazil, #levees-and-dams, #minas-gerais-brazil, #mines-and-mining, #politics-and-government, #vale-sa, #water-pollution

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Explosion Critically Injures 3 on Movie Set Near Los Angeles

Fire crews used two helicopters to put out a brush fire, which burned an acre of a hillside in Santa Clarita, Calif., the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #fires-and-firefighters, #movies, #santa-clarita-calif, #wildfires

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U.K. Opposition Demands Action as Building Cladding Crisis Escalates

The Labour Party is pressuring the government to come to the aid of homeowners living in apartments wrapped in dangerous flammable material that was the cause of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.

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

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3 Teens Charged in Denver House Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

The authorities said there was no indication that the August 2020 arson was a hate crime but described it as one of the most heinous cases they had investigated.

#accidents-and-safety, #arson, #baye-hawa-d-2020, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #colorado, #denver-colo, #diol-adja-d-2020, #diol-djibril-1990-2020, #diol-hassan-d-2020, #diol-khadija-d-2020, #fires-and-firefighters, #hancock-michael-b, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #senegal

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Fire That Killed Hsieh May Have Been Carelessness or Intentional, Officials Say

A Connecticut fire department released an official report on the November death of Tony Hsieh, the former Zappos chief executive.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #candles, #computers-and-the-internet, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hsieh-tony, #zappos

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For Nicaragua’s Lobstermen, Deadly Dives Are All Too Common

Catching spiny lobsters is a stunningly dangerous pursuit for the mostly Indigenous fishermen along the country’s Caribbean coast, requiring deep plunges with subpar gear.

#accidents-and-safety, #caribbean-area, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #indigenous-people, #lobsters, #nicaragua, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sandinista-national-liberation-front

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Chinese Miners Pulled to Surface 2 Weeks After Underground Explosion

Rescuers have made contact with one group of 10 miners trapped 2,000 feet below ground in the blast. Others are still missing.

#accidents-and-safety, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #rescues, #shandong-province-china

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Madrid Explosion Leaves at Least 3 Dead

The blast that destroyed several floors of a building in the Spanish capital appeared to be the result of a gas leak, the mayor said. Eleven people were injured.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #madrid-spain, #spain

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Madrid Explosion Leaves at Least 2 Dead

The blast that destroyed several floors of a building in the Spanish capital appeared to be the result of a gas leak, officials said. Emergency workers said that rescues were underway.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #madrid-spain, #spain

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A Night in the Hospital, From Both Ends of the Stethoscope

As a doctor writing about medical errors, I saw potential risks lurking everywhere when my daughter was hospitalized with appendicitis.

#accidents-and-safety, #appendicitis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Nashville Explosion Was an ‘Intentional’ Act, Officials Say

An explosion linked to a vehicle sent debris and shattered glass into the city streets.

#accidents-and-safety, #explosions-accidental, #nashville-tenn

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Baltimore Building Explosion Injures at Least 10

The explosion happened on the 16th floor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause was not immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #buildings-structures, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues

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Circus Acrobats Reach $52.5 Million Settlement in 2014 Fall

“There are safety standards and safety features that were supposed to be in place for every event,” a lawyer for the acrobats said.

#accidents-and-safety, #acrobats-and-acrobatics, #circuses, #falls, #feld-entertainment, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #providence-ri, #ringling-bros-and-barnumbailey-circus, #sports-injuries, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Bicycling Surges in Manila Amid Covid-19 Lockdowns

City dwellers around the world turned to bicycles as the pandemic forced urban areas to restrict public transit. In the crowded Philippine capital, that meant weaving through notoriously bad traffic.

#accidents-and-safety, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems

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Doug Scott, Part of First Team to Summit Everest by Southwest Face, Dies at 79

In recent decades, Mr. Scott directed and raised funds for Community Action Nepal, a charity he founded to improve the lives of people in Nepal.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-obituaries, #great-britain, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #nepal, #scott-doug

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Deadly White Island Volcano Eruption Leads to Charges

Government agencies and individuals were among those charged over the roles in the 2019 disaster, which killed 22 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #volcanoes, #white-island-new-zealand

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Whale Sculpture Stops Train From Plunge in the Netherlands

The driver was the only person on the city train and was unharmed in the accident early Monday morning, a local safety spokesman said.

#accidents-and-safety, #netherlands, #subways

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Crane Accident in Midtown Manhattan Sends Debris Falling

The material that rained down from a tower terrified passers-by, though no one was injured. The building will be the second-tallest residential skyscraper in the city.

#accidents-and-safety, #billionairesrow-manhattan-ny, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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New York Nightmare: Man Plunges Through Sidewalk Into Rat-Filled Hole

“Rats crawling on him, he can’t move,” said the brother of the man, who was rescued after about 30 minutes and remains hospitalized in stable condition.

#accidents-and-safety, #belmont-bronx-ny, #bronx-nyc, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #rats, #sidewalks, #st-barnabas-hospital

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Airbnb Fights Its ‘Party House Problem’

Noise. Damages. Safety questions. Airbnb is racing to address the risks posed by partying guests before it goes public.

#accidents-and-safety, #airbnb, #chesky-brian, #initial-public-offerings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #travel-and-vacations

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New Spirits Rise in Old, Repurposed Churches

For years, attendance rates have dropped and congregations have closed nationwide. But many reused religious spaces are still sanctuaries.

#accidents-and-safety, #alexandria-va, #appalachian-region, #archives-and-records, #arkansas, #art, #audible-com, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bentonville-ark, #caesar-julius, #christian-science, #christians-and-christianity, #clapton-eric, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duke-university, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #internet-archive, #jesus-christ, #kahle-brewster, #louisiana, #methodist-church, #monae-janelle, #nelson-willie, #new-orleans-la, #newark-nj, #ohio, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rensselaer-polytechnic-institute, #restaurants, #restoration-and-renovation, #roman-catholic-church, #san-francisco-calif, #stained-glass, #states-us, #troy-ny, #united-methodist-church, #wayback-machine, #west-virginia, #wines

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Labor Department Curbs Announcements of Company Violations

A memo tells officials to hold back on news releases about enforcement decisions, saying they can linger unfairly online if citations are overturned.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #labor-department-us, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #pizzella-patrick, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Stairwell Collapse in Houston Leaves 3 Workers Dead and 1 Injured

The 15-story building had been inspected hours before the accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #marathon-oil-corporation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Fix Boeing 737 Max Safety Lapses

The measure seeks to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration and impose tougher penalties on corporate executives who undermine regulators.

#accidents-and-safety, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defazio-peter-a, #federal-aviation-administration, #graves-sam, #house-committee-on-transportation, #larsen-rick, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mine Disaster in China Kills at Least 16

A fire led to excessively high levels of carbon monoxide, officials said. The site had previously been fined for safety violations.

#accidents-and-safety, #carbon-monoxide, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #mines-and-mining

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Subway Derailment Injures 3, Officials Say

Three people had minor injuries after a northbound A train jumped the tracks at the 14th Street Station, officials said.

#a-train, #accidents-and-safety, #derailment, #manhattan-nyc, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways, #transit-systems

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Facing Impossible Obstacles Together

Two years ago, an oil field accident left Dillon Dreher with burns over 65 percent of his body, but with the support of Derae Caro, he is slowly recovering.

#accidents-and-safety, #colorado, #weddings-and-engagements

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Crane Accident in Austin Injures at Least 20 People

The authorities in Austin, Texas, said that 16 people had been taken to a hospital after two cranes became entangled at a construction site.

#accidents-and-safety, #austin-tex, #derricks-and-cranes

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Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers

Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fines-penalties, #jbs-sa, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #overhill-farms-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Rescue Dog and Hopes of a Miracle Captivate Ravaged Beirut

A search squad from Chile and its dog Flash discovered what appeared to be a heartbeat underneath debris from the Aug. 4 port blast.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #chile, #rescues

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10 Months After New Orleans Hotel Collapse, Third Body Recovered From Rubble

The body of Jose Ponce Arreola, a 63-year-old construction worker, was recovered almost a year after a Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapsed.

#accidents-and-safety, #cantrell-latoya, #demolition, #hard-rock-hotel-inc, #new-orleans-la, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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U.S. Contractor Knew of Explosive Material in Beirut Since at Least 2016

An American contractor spotted and reported the potential danger at least four years ago, but U.S. officials denied they were aware of the findings until last week, after the blast.

#accidents-and-safety, #ammonium-nitrate, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #united-states-international-relations

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Baltimore Gas Explosion Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

Three homes were destroyed in the blast, the Fire Department said. Videos showed rubble and debris strewn across the street.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental

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Beirut Blast Hit 3 Disparate Neighborhoods. Now They’re United in Rage.

The demands for a change in Lebanon’s leadership are growing louder.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hezbollah, #lebanon

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After Beirut Explosion, Funerals and Fury

International rescue teams raced to Lebanon to help in the search for survivors of a huge explosion. But with evidence that government negligence played a role, public anger swelled.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #mediterranean-sea

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As Smoke Clears in Beirut, Shock Turns to Anger

As residents picked up the pieces, many saw the explosion as the culmination of years of mismanagement and neglect by Lebanon’s political leaders.

#accidents-and-safety, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #politics-and-government, #ships-and-shipping

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The Beirut Explosions: It Sounded Like the World Was Breaking Open

After the explosions at the Beirut port, an immense rage rises against the corrupt and incompetent political class that has ruled for so long.

#accidents-and-safety, #aoun-michel-1935, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #corruption-institutional, #hezbollah, #politics-and-government, #shortages

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopening: The Whole Country Is Watching

The city’s low infection rate has raised hopes that students can return to classrooms next month. But many obstacles remain.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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What Caused the Beirut Explosion? What We Know

More than 100 people were killed, and the second blast was felt in Cyprus. An investigation and a search for survivors are underway.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #lebanon, #politics-and-government

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