Industrial accidents

December 17, 2018 - 6:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block oil production from a proposed artificial gravel island in federal Arctic waters. The groups asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review an offshore production plan approved for the Liberty project...
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Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Sannio Siangshai)
December 14, 2018 - 5:41 am
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday. Rescuers were attempting to pump water out of the mine, which flooded Wednesday, police...
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Family and friends await word of the search teams efforts in finding Cody Beverly, Kayla Williams and Erica Treadway at the Salamy Memorial Center in Whitesville, W.Va., on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The three were reported missing Saturday night, and are stuck inside the Rock House Powellton mine. (Craig Hudson/The Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
December 13, 2018 - 3:26 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Their faces covered in black soot, three adults safely rescued after several days in an inactive West Virginia coal mine were mobbed by loved ones in a teary reunion, then they thanked the crews that got them out. The three walked out of an ambulance at a fire hall in...
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In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott works at his desk in his office in Sacramento, Calif. Pimlott told The Associated Press he prepares to retire on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, after a 30-year career. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
December 11, 2018 - 6:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken...
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, firefighters try to extinguish burning vehicles in the aftermath of an explosion at a plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. Ltd Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Zhangjiakou city, northeastern China's Hebei province. The explosion early Wednesday outside the chemical plant in northeastern China has killed people and destroyed scores of vehicles. (Xinhua via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 2:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world's second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a...
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October 28, 2018 - 6:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a night train traveling from Berlin to Zurich has collided with a small construction vehicle in southwestern Germany. No one was hurt. Federal police said the accident happened south of Freiburg about 7 a.m. Sunday. The train, operated by Austria's OeBB, ran into the...
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October 26, 2018 - 9:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in an eastern China coal mine collapse has risen to 11, with 10 miners still trapped underground. One week after the disaster, rescue crews are clearing fallen rock from the shaft, with the remaining miners believed to be located 74 meters (242 feet) below the surface...
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October 08, 2018 - 1:15 pm
SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) — A massive explosion at an Irving Oil refinery Monday morning shook the eastern Canadian city of Saint John, but caused no fatalities. Irving Oil said several contractors are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Litsa Daeres, 34, who lives nearby, said...
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Israeli policemen stand at then entrance of Barkan industrial zone in the West Bank Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A Palestinian attacker opened fire at a joint Israeli-Palestinian industrial zone in the West Bank Sunday, killing two Israelis and seriously wounding a third, the military said. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
October 07, 2018 - 9:56 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian attacker opened fire inside a West Bank industrial zone Sunday morning where Israelis and Palestinians work together, killing two Israelis and seriously wounding a third, the military said. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the preliminary finding is...
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In this photo taken taken Thursday Sept. 27, 2018, the Finnish icebreaker Polaris is moored in Helsinki after an oil spill response drill testing an in-built recovery system, a first for an icebreaker. The vessel can collect 1,400 cubic meters (49,000 cubic feet) of oil, even in harsh and icy weather conditions. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
October 03, 2018 - 3:53 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish icebreaker has conducted an oil spill response exercise in the Baltic Sea, testing a new, inbuilt oil recovery system — a first for an icebreaker. The vessel, Polaris, can collect 1,400 cubic meters (49,000 cubic feet) of oil, even in harsh and icy weather conditions. The...
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