Construction Worker Injured in Kentucky Lightning Strike

A drywall worker toiling on the fourth floor of a Covington, Kentucky, project is injured when a powerful storm rolls through the town and lightning strikes near the project. Authorities don’t believe the worker was actually struck by the bolt, but he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. An electrial worker in the […]

Four Laborers Killed in Indian Fireworks Stockpile Explosion

A sudden explosion in a “cracker godown” – a licensed fireworks facility – killed four workers, including two women, and injured five others in the village of Kallapadi, in the Gudiyatham taluk region. The fireworks were stored in one area of the building and the workers were in another part when the blast occurred. The […]

Ohio Motorist Charged in Death of Utility Worker

Police in West Chester, Ohio, say the woman who struck four utility workers, killing one of them, was driving under the influence of marijuana. The woman has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide after fatally striking 24-year-old worker Amber Rooks, who was part of a four-person crew installing new power lines. WCPO, Cincinnati

Worker Killed After Argument about Gumbo

In a bizarre case of workplace violence, an employee of Buddy’s Seafood Market in Panama City, Florida, is killed by a fellow worker after an argument about how much spice to put in a batch of gumbo escalated into a knife attack. Daily Mail, London

Minnesota Worker Killed in Trench Collapse

Two brothers are laying drain tile in a trench near a residential development in Lakeville, Minn., when the trench collapses, engulfing one brother in hundreds of pounds of wet dirt. The 51-year-old man was killed, despite the efforts of his brother and other workers to free him. St. Paul Pioneer-Press