Worker Injured on Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig

A worker for Walter Oil & Gas was injured in a June 24 platform fire on a rig near Grand Isle, Louisiana. He was taken to shore for medical treatment., Acadia, Louisiana

Massachusetts Worker Buried in “Avalanche of Sand”

A 66-year-old worker in Plymouth, Massachusetts was killed June 30 when sand that was reportedly piled to high at a worksite covered the front-end loader he was operating. “It was almost like an avalanche with snow, only it was all sand,” the Plymouth fire chief says. WCVB, Boston

Worker Killed in Olympic Stadium Fall

Canadian officials have confirmed that the 44-year-old man who fell from atop Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was working at the site as a subcontractor. But the circumstances of his death are still unexplained.

Settlements in Deaths of 19 Fallen Arizona Firefighters

Relatives of some of the 19 firefighters killed in one of the nation’s deadliest wildfires joined with Arizona officials to announce settlements in two cases against the Arizona State Forestry Division. They include more than $600,000 in compensation and an acknowledgement that commanders’ misguided decisions put the crew in danger in the 2013 conflagration. <em>New […]