Brigitte Gerney, ‘Crane Lady’ Who Survived Collapse, Dies at 85

Her legs were crushed when she was trapped for six hours in Manhattan in 1985, touching off a media frenzy. Miraculously, she was able to walk again.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-obituaries, #derricks-and-cranes, #gerney-brigitte, #manhattan-nyc, #rescues

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Mexico City Train Crash Inquiry Points to Construction Flaws

The conclusion, in a preliminary report released by Mexico City’s government, supports the findings of an investigation by The New York Times.

#accidents-and-safety, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #subways

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China Denies Radiation Leak at Nuclear Reactor, Admits Fuel Rod Damage

Several of the reactor’s more than 60,000 fuel rods have been damaged, prompting regulators to reassess the levels of radioactive gases around them.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #framatome, #france, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #taishan-china

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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers After 4 Infant Deaths

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the sleeper was not safe for infants because of the risk of suffocation.

#2-in-1-soothe-n-play-gliders, #4-in-1-rock-n-glide-soother, #accidents-and-safety, #babies-and-infants, #consumer-product-safety-commission, #consumer-protection, #fisher-price-inc, #infant-mortality, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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Former Astronaut Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed 2 Young Girls

James Halsell Jr., a veteran of five space shuttle missions, was sentenced to four years in prison and 10 years’ probation.

#accidents-and-safety, #alabama, #halsell-james-jr, #huntsville-ala, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #tuscaloosa-ala

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The Vessel at Hudson Yards Will Reopen With Changes

Visitors to the structure, located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards complex, will no longer be able to enter alone, but its protective barriers will not be raised.

#accidents-and-safety, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #sculpture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vessel-the-manhattan-ny

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Cable-Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

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Italian Cable Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

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The Costly Pursuit of Self-Driving Cars Continues On. And On. And On.

Many in Silicon Valley promised that self-driving cars would be a common sight by 2021. Now the industry is resetting expectations and settling in for years of more work.

#accidents-and-safety, #aurora-innovation-inc, #automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #google-inc, #musk-elon, #trucks-and-trucking, #uber-technologies-inc, #urmson-chris-p-1976, #waymo

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Chinese Ultramarathon: A Survivor Describes the Deadly Race

After 21 runners died when high winds and freezing rain struck an ultramarathon race, one competitor said he had survived only because a shepherd carried his unconscious body to shelter.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #zhang-xiaotao-1970

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21 Runners Dead After Extreme Weather Hits Chinese Ultramarathon

The 62-mile mountain race in Gansu Province left athletes in shorts and T-shirts facing freezing rain, hail and high winds.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather

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Ex-Aide to Congressman Claims He Was Fired for Voicing Virus Concerns

A former adviser to Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, contends in a federal lawsuit that the congressman flouted safety guidelines, contributing to an outbreak in his office.

#accidents-and-safety, #brandon-pope, #colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doug-lamborn, #house-of-representatives, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #telecommuting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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2 Climbers Die on Everest as Covid Rampages Through Nepal

The climbers, a Swiss-Pakistani and an American, perished near the high-altitude “death zone.” Officials ruled out the coronavirus, which is overwhelming the country’s health system.

#accidents-and-safety, #altitude-sickness, #deaths-fatalities, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains

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Man Hangs On for Life After Winds Shatter Glass Bridge in China

Gusts blew out parts of a glass bridge’s flooring in northeast China, trapping a man and raising questions about the safety of similar hair-raising tourist attractions in the country.

#accidents-and-safety, #bridges-and-tunnels, #china, #glass, #rescues

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When Is China’s Rocket Supposed to Fall?: Here’s What to Know

The Long March 5B, the country’s largest rocket, is expected to come down sometime this weekend, but where and when are difficult to predict.

#accidents-and-safety, #aerospace-corp, #china, #earth, #indian-ocean, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations, #tianwen-1-mars-mission

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Long March 5B, a Chinese Rocket, Expected to Tumble Back to Earth

The chances of it hitting a populated area are small, but not zero. That has raised questions about how the country’s space program designs its missions.

#accidents-and-safety, #aerospace-corp, #china, #international-relations, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations

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Israeli Officials Had a Plan to Prevent Tragedy at Mt. Meron. It Was Ignored.

Years of negligence preceded the stampede that killed 45 people. But patchwork religious oversight and the state’s reluctance to intervene sunk efforts to bring order to the site.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mount-meron-israel, #politics-and-government, #rabbis

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Israel Mourns After Stampede at Religious Festival Kills 45

At least 45 people died in what witnesses described as a “human avalanche” after some slipped on a wet floor in a narrow passageway where people were pouring out of one area of the celebrations.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mount-meron-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #orthodox-judaism, #safed-israel

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What We Know About the Deadly Stampede in Israel

A stampede during a mountainside religious celebration in Israel on Thursday night left at least 45 people dead and scores more injured. Here is what we know so far.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mount-meron-israel, #stampedes

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Despite OSHA’s Efforts, U.S. Workplaces Are Still Too Dangerous

OSHA has saved many lives in its 50 years. But it can do more.

#accidents-and-safety, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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TV Production Adapted to Weather the Pandemic. Now What?

The unions representing actors and crews are in talks with the studios about extending — and possibly changing — the safety protocols they agreed on in September.

#accidents-and-safety, #actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #american-idol-tv-program, #atlanta-ga, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #directors-guild-of-america, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sag-aftra, #selena-the-series-tv-program, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Baghdad Hospital Fire Kills at Least 82, Many of Them Coronavirus Patients

A blast caused by an exploding oxygen cylinder swept through a hospital that lacked smoke detectors and had flammable false ceilings.

#accidents-and-safety, #baghdad-iraq, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals

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Baghdad Hospital Fire Kills at Least 82, Many of Them Older Covid Patients

A blast caused by an exploding oxygen cylinder swept through a hospital that lacked smoke detectors and spread partly because of flammable false ceilings, an official said.

#accidents-and-safety, #baghdad-iraq, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals

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Peloton Pushes Back Against Federal Agency Over Treadmill Warning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it was aware of 38 injuries and one death related to Peloton’s Tread+ machine. The company said its product is safe.

#accidents-and-safety, #consumer-product-safety-commission, #consumer-protection, #exercise, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #peloton-interactive-inc, #tread

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Our Firearms Problems Just Keep Piling Up

The gun crazies go wild and children die from curious trigger fingers.

#accidents-and-safety, #blumenthal-richard, #boebert-lauren, #firearms, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #roy-chip-1972, #united-states-politics-and-government

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I Helped Lead the Gun Control Movement. It’s Asking the Wrong Questions.

A campaign galvanized by mass shootings and assault weapons will inevitably find itself in a dead end. But there’s a way out.

#accidents-and-safety, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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PG&E Charged With Crimes in 2019 California Wildfire

A district attorney filed five felony and 28 misdemeanor counts in connection with the Kincade Fire, which ravaged Sonoma County.

#accidents-and-safety, #bankruptcies, #california, #fines-penalties, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #patricia-k-poppe, #sonoma-county-calif, #wildfires

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Climbers Return to Mt. Everest Despite Covid-19

Nepal, desperate for tourist money, says it has taken steps to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, including social distancing at base camp and evacuation plans in case Covid-19 flares up.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #himalayas, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #nepal, #unemployment

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Taiwan Crash Investigators Focus on How Truck Fell in Train’s Path

Officials were trying to determine why the truck slid downhill from a construction site on Friday, resulting in the island’s deadliest rail disaster in decades.

#accidents-and-safety, #hualien-taiwan, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #taiwan

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They Survived Taiwan’s Train Crash. Their Loved Ones Did Not.

A woman lost her husband and their two children, who were athletes at a university. A man held his 5-year-old daughter in his arms in the minutes before she died.

#accidents-and-safety, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #railroads, #taiwan

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Julie Pomagalski, Former Olympic Snowboarder, Is Killed in an Avalanche

The 40-year-old competed for France in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and at the Turin Games in 2006.

#accidents-and-safety, #avalanches, #deaths-fatalities, #france, #julie-pomagalski, #olympic-games, #snowboarding

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What Went Wrong With AstraZeneca?

The intense public scrutiny is vaccine safety at work.

#accidents-and-safety, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe, Europe’s Drug Regulator Says

The European Medicines Agency will add a label to the shot, warning doctors to watch for possible rare, abnormal bleeding in the brain. But as the pandemic worsens in Europe, officials are desperate to fully resume its use.

#accidents-and-safety, #astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #european-medicines-agency, #european-union, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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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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