Florida man dies after falling into concrete mixer

A 23-year-old man was killed in a workplace accident Wednesday morning, the Lee County, Florida Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Family members say he was killed when he fell into a concrete mixer. WINK (Fort Myers, Fla.) [with video]

Employee burned in accident at Georgia fireworks plant

An employee suffered first-degree burns in a flash fire at a Byron, Georgia fireworks plant Tuesday afternoon. The plant manufactures various types of small explosives, such as “flash grenades” used by law enforcement in raids. WMAZ (Macon, Ga.)

Man hospitalized after basket on boom truck collapses in Las Vegas

A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after the basket on his boom truck collapsed while fully extended near the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. When responders arrived, the man was dangling from his harness, according to a fire official. Las Vegas Review-Journal

Healthcare providers in cath labs may be harmed by radiation

Healthcare workers in labs where patients undergo heart procedures guided by X-rays may be at higher risk for cataracts, skin lesions, bone disorders or cancer than other healthcare workers, according to a new study. Procedures in the “cath lab” – named for the catheters threaded into the heart – are done for all forms of […]

Third death closes Virginia Goodyear facility until Friday

A stream of cars and trucks left Danville, Virginia’s Goodyear plant Tuesday just before noon as workers were sent home by the company after the third deadly accident at the tire factory in eight months. Bristol Herald Courier