3 Injured in Texas Scaffold, Construction Elevator Accident

Article 0 Comments Authorities say one person has been critically hurt and two others suffered lesser injuries in a scaffolding and construction elevator accident in a North Texas business district. Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl says it appears a construction elevator on the outside of a building partially […]

Worker Badly Burned at Connecticut Construction Site

Article 0 Comments A construction worker has suffered serious burns in an accident at a site of an apartment complex in Connecticut. The Day reports the man became injured while trying to refuel a running air compressor at the site in Pawcatuck Wednesday afternoon. Pawcatuck Fire Chief Kevin Burns says […]

Iowa Hardware Store Struck by Vehicles in 2 Accidents 5 Days Apart

Article 0 Comments The famous “jog” through the heart of Correctionville, Iowa, suffered a bit of a stumble in recent days. Make that stumbles. Plural. On Nov. 23, and again on Nov. 28, vehicles slid or rolled straight south on Driftwood, failing to negotiate the “correction” on Fifth Street before […]

Indiana Man Suffers Brain Injuries, Seeks Damages

Article 0 Comments A northwestern Indiana man alleges in a federal lawsuit that he suffered a traumatic brain injury when a police officer ran a red light and struck his vehicle in 2016. Carlos Gallegos-Esqueda of Hammond is suing the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and others for damages. He alleges […]

Damage to Florida Crops from Hurricane Michael to Total $158M

Article 0 Comments A new study says Florida crops suffered $158 million in damages from Hurricane Michael. The report released Friday by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences says that almost all of the state’s cotton crop was wiped out. Those losses total around $51 million. […]

Farmers in Hawaii Lost $28M Because of Volcano

Article 0 Comments A survey of Big Island farmers has found that they suffered nearly $28 million in damages because of the months-long eruption earlier this year of the Kilauea volcano, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported. The survey of 46 farmers by University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and […]

Uber Drivers Benefits Lose Key Ruling in Pay and Benefits Suit

Article 0 Comments Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suffered a major defeat in one of the gig economy’s most closely watched labor fights with a ruling barring hundreds of thousands of drivers from suing as a group for better pay and benefits. Tuesday’s decision by a federal appeals court in San […]

As NFL Season Kicks Off, Ex-Players’ Painkiller Abuse Suit Reopened

Article 0 Comments Former National Football League players who claim they suffered permanent damage, addiction or other harm from being routinely given opioids and painkillers to keep them on the field had their lawsuit against league revived by an appeals court. A federal judge threw out the lawsuit in 2014, […]

Oklahoma Concert-goers Injured by Powerful Storm

Article 0 Comments An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were treated at the scene […]

Explosion at New York Manufacturing Plant Injures Two Workers

Article 0 Comments Officials say two workers have suffered serious injuries in an explosion at a Rochester, N.Y., manufacturing plant. City fire officials say emergency crews responded around 12:20 p.m. Monday to a report of a person on fire at the Arconic Fastening Systems facility on Rochester’s west side. When […]