Worker in W.Va. killed while laying gas pipe | NewsOK.com

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Worker in W.Va. killed while laying gas pipe | NewsOK.com: BETHANY, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are investigating the death of worker while installing a natural gas pipeline in Bethany.
Media outlets report that crews were using heavy equipment to lift a 120-foot section of pipeline around 7 p.m. on Sunday when it swayed into another piece of equipment and crashed through its windshield and struck the operator.

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Bangalore: Two Fall to their Death from Under-construction Buildings

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Bangalore: Two Fall to their Death from Under-construction Buildings: Bangalore, Dec 18 (DHNS): Two persons fell to their death from under-construction buildings in the City in the last two days.
Unais, 30, was killed after he fell into a pit dug for an escalator at an under-construction building in Ramakrishna Layout, Jnanabharathi.
Unais a store manager at a footwear store in Kalasipalya, was staying along with his six friends in a rented room on the third floor of the building.
The building belongs to Mahadevaiah where minor work is being carried out. On Sunday, following a drinking binge, Unais and his friends had dispersed to their rooms.
However, on Monday, they failed to locate Unais andlaunched a search only to discover his body lying in the pit. Jnanabharatahi Police have registered a case against Mahadevaiah, the building owner for negligence.

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Feds look other way as wind farms kill birds — but haul oil and gas firms to court | Fox News

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Feds look other way as wind farms kill birds — but haul oil and gas firms to court | Fox News: Washington – �Lights left on during a foggy night last year at a West Virginia wind farm are thought to be behind the grizzly deaths of nearly 500 songbirds.�

It was the third time it happened — and each time, the federal government looked the other way.�

Fast forward to last week. Following the deaths of a dozen migratory birds in Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska several years back, a Denver-based oil company was fined $22,500. The company was also ordered to make an additional $7,500 payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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Logging company fined after worker’s death – NZ News – 3 News

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Logging company fined after worker’s death – Story – NZ News – 3 News: The death on the job of a 61-year-old forestry worker has cost a now-defunct Marlborough logging firm more than $150,000 in fines and reparations.
Blenheim man Peter Cowan was killed by a falling branch while working for Blacklaws Logging Limited felling trees in the Awatere Valley in February last year.
The Blenheim District Court heard on Monday that an excavator operator dislodged a dead branch in the upper canopy which fell and hit chainsaw operator Mr Cowan, who was underneath.
The company, which was no longer trading, was charged with failing to take practical steps to ensure the safety of an employee.

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Coal mine blast kills six in China | NDTV.com

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Coal mine blast kills six in China | NDTV.com: Beijing:�At least six people were killed in a coal mine explosion in central China.The blast occurred around 3 pm on Monday at Niulanchu Coal Mine in Hunan Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.Six miners died on the spot and one was injured seriously and sent to a local hospital.

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Thieves took away an energized substation – – Croatian Times

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Thieves took away an energized substation – General News – Croatian Times Online News – English Newspaper: Thieves in Croatia risked their lives when stealing a live electric substation.

National television channel HTV reports the substation from the southern village of Zadvarje was used for purposes of police, firemen and mobile phone signals in the area.

The station worth almost 20,000 pounds and weighing 400 kilograms was stolen and police wonders how come it did not kill the thieves as it was energized.

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Pedestrian Killed, MdTA Worker Injured While Changing Tire on Route 152 in Joppa

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Pedestrian Killed, MdTA Worker Injured While Changing Tire on Route 152 in Joppa: (Joppa, MD) – A pedestrian was killed and a civilian worker with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police was injured while assisting a motorist on the shoulder with a disabled vehicle.The deceased victim is John Scott, 54, of the 2700 block of Laurel Valley Garth in Abingdon, Maryland. Scott responded to the scene as a good Samaritan to aid the motorist with a flat tire. He was driving a Chevy S-10 pickup and parked in front of the disabled vehicle on the shoulder of northbound Route 152, where the incident occurred.

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Fagged Out – – Romanian Times

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Fagged Out – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: Smoker Liu Wende was blown 20 feet out a window when he lit up in bed and ignited leaking gas which had filled his whole apartment in southern China.

Liu, 32, from Chengdu, Sichuan province, explained to rescuers: “I lit a match and heard a tremendous rushing sound. The next thing I knew I was waking up in the garden. My clothes were on fire and there was burning bed linen lying all around me.”

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Family May Nail Landfill Operators on Pollution

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Courthouse News Service: (CN) – New Jersey landfill operators must face public nuisance claims for allegedly contaminating air and groundwater with volatile chemicals, a federal judge ruled.
Anthony and Marianne Corradetti own and operate a commercial property in Burlington County, N.J., near the Cinnaminson Groundwater Contamination Superfund Site, where Sanitary Landfill Inc., SC Holdings Inc. and others dump hazardous and other types of waste.
The Corradettis say that groundwater contaminated with arsenic and manganese, or volatile organic compounds such as chloroform and benzene, have migrated from the landfill into their property’s soil and indoor air.

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Brick falls onto worker’s toe at Florida Hospital Celebration

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CELEBRATION —

The Osceola Fire Department initially responded to Florida Hospital Celebration Monday for a reported scaffolding collapse.

However, a fire department spokesman told News 13 around 2 p.m. that the scaffolding did not collapse.

A brick did fall onto a construction worker’s toe.

 Brick falls onto worker’s toe at Florida Hospital Celebration 

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