At Least Six Dead in Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Just days after a construction crew dropped a 950-ton span in place to connect Florida International University with Sweetwater, Florida, a Miami suburb, the pedestrian walkway collapsed, killing at least six people and flattening eight cars. The collapse is being called a “catastrophic” failure. Fed-OSHA is one of the agencies investigating the incident. Miami Herald

ODOT Worker Killed in Crash

An employee of the Ohio Department of Transportation was killed in a crash in Youngstown. The worker was killed while working alone on Interstate 680 at an overpass. Another person also was injured in the incident. WJW, Cleveland

Authorities Suspend Search For Missing Worker in Texas Explosion

Crews have suspended their search for a worker missing since an explosion and fire at a Fort Worth, Texas-area chemical plant. Officials say the missing worker at Tri-Chem Industries is likely dead if he’s in the wreckage of the facility in Cresson. Two other workers have been hospitalized, one with life-threatening burns. Workers say someone […]

Johnson City, Texas, Suffers Two Fatalities in One Week

One worker was killed at a Lighting Resources, Inc., in Johnson City, Texas, in an explosion that rocked the surrounding neighborhood. The incident occurred less than one week after another worker was killed after material collapsed around him in a silo where he was spraying sawdust. Johnson City Press

Utah Worker Killed in Quarry

A Utah worker at the Draper rock quarry was killed when a chute he was trying to move struck him in the head. The man had been employed at the quarry, which produces concrete, sand, gravel and asphalt, for more than 15 years. Salt Lake Tribune

Virginia Worker Killed in Soybean Crush

An Amelia, Virginia, farmworker has been killed after being engulfed in soybeans. The 30-year-old worker was wearing a safety harness and was tethered to a grain bin at the time of the incident. Richmond Times-Dispatch

North Carolina Worker Injured at University Campus

A construction worker sustained injuries to his head and body at a gymnasium at Lenoir-Ryne University in Hickory, North Carolina, during installation of air conditioning units. He was admitted to a hospital in stable condition. Hickory Record