Stories tagged: industrial accident
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Accident at western Pennsylvania plant leaves 2 dead, 4 hurt
State police say two contractors working on a pipe in an underground pit at a western Pennsylvania power plant were killed when the pipe ruptured, filling the pit with sludge.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Crews look for 2 workers after fatal blast at Wisconsin mill
Recovery crews searched a mountain of debris for two workers on Thursday following an explosion at a corn mill plant that killed at least one employee, injured about a dozen …
Mon., May 29, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Man loses arm in dairy accident
John Nord, a worker at the Pine Creek Dairy on Division Street, must have felt as if everything was going against him. First, he got his arm caught in the …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Middleton man dies in Nampa trench collapse
Authorities say a man has died after a partial trench collapsed on him. Fifty-eight-year-old Harold Foote, of Middleton, was putting a drain pipe on a road in Nampa on Saturday …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
East Idaho man dies in farm equipment accident
A Rexburg father has died after he became entangled in the rotor of farm equipment.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Offshore oil disaster in Azerbaijan leaves 1 dead, 9 missing
Azerbaijani oil officials say one worker has been killed and nine others are missing after part of their offshore oil installation broke off in strong winds.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
Authorities: Man dies after fall into paint vat in Indiana
Authorities say a 67-year-old man has died after falling into a vat of paint in southern Indiana.
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Employee burned in industrial accident at Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant upgraded to serious condition
Craig Law, 39, an employee who was burned in an industrial accident at Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant on Tuesday has been upgraded to serious condition and is breathing on his own …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: A “saloon man” from Seattle jumps from the Trent Bridge
Jack Strube, described as a “saloon man” from Seattle, was walking across the Spokane River at the Trent Bridge with three young relatives.
Sat., Oct. 5, 2013
Man loses part of leg at Spokane Purina Mill
A 29-year-old man was freed from a stainless steel auger following an industrial accident by having his leg surgically removed during a rooftop rescue Friday morning, Spokane Fire officials said. …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 1:20 p.m.
Fatal industrial accident at Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The Grant County sheriff’s office says a worker was killed Tuesday evening in an industrial accident at the Genie Industries plant near Moses Lake.
Fri., March 11, 2011
Firm fined for accident that cost worker his leg
Washington regulators fined BNP Lentil Co. $2,400, following a gruesome accident last year that tore off a worker’s leg. The Farmington, Wash.-based company paid the fine and made a handful …
Wed., April 1, 1998
Contractor Fined For Lineman’s Death
A Spokane electrical contractor was fined more than $128,000 by the state Tuesday in connection with the death of a lineman last September near Darrington. Jerry Cade, 52, of Enumclaw, …
Tue., Jan. 20, 1998
Logger Injured Bringing Down Tree
A logger was injured Monday morning while working north of Kingston, Idaho. Robert Newman, 48, was felling a tree when its top caught on branches, according to the Shoshone County …
Tue., Jan. 20, 1998
Fireworks Plant Blast Caused By Smoker
A cigarette smoker who lit up in a small fireworks factory set off an explosion that killed 17 people, three of them children, Chinese media reported Monday. The owner of …
Fri., Jan. 16, 1998
State Agency Investigates Fatal Leak Of Ammonia Gas
The state Department of Labor and Industries is investigating an ammonia gas accident that left one man dead and four other people hospitalized. Michael Grzechowiaki, 46, died after being rescued …
Wed., Dec. 31, 1997
Worker Installing Fireworks Hurt In Space Needle Fall
A worker installing New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Space Needle fell Tuesday, plummeting 50 feet before he slammed onto an elevator. He was listed in serious condition with head …
Tue., Dec. 23, 1997
Man Seriously Hurt In Pullman Blast
A 38-year-old man was seriously injured Monday in Pullman when a chemical reaction caused an explosion, said Pullman Fire Department officials. The man’s eyes, nose and mouth area were severely …
Wed., Dec. 10, 1997
Quick Thinking Saves Man From Death
Quick-acting colleagues and a hard-hat helped save the life of a 27-year-old man who was sucked into a sand hopper, a Maple Valley fire chief says. The man, who was …
Fri., Nov. 21, 1997
Tree Kills Priest River Logger Tree Rolls Down Hill, Pins Him Against Another Tree
A Priest River logger died near Kingston on Thursday when a felled tree rolled down a hill and pinned him against another tree. The accident marks the sixth logging or …
Sat., Nov. 15, 1997
Worker Rescued After Trench Falls In
Firefighters worked for more than two hours Friday morning, using hydraulic jacks and a giant vacuum to rescue a construction worker from a collapsed sewer trench. Barry A. Sanders, 28, …
Sat., Nov. 15, 1997
Milburn A Star 10 Years Too Soon Hurdler’s Death A Sad Reminder Of What Could Have Been
Rod Milburn, Olympic gold medalist, former world-record holder and member of the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame, was found dead Tuesday night in the bottom of a railroad …
Fri., Nov. 14, 1997
Milburn’s Death An Accident
The death of Rod Milburn, a U.S. gold-medal winner in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1972 Olympics, was ruled an accident. Milburn, 47, was found dead Tuesday in a rail …
Fri., Nov. 7, 1997
Toy Workers Killed In Blast ‘Like Sisters’ Latina Immigrants Worked Hard To Make It In New L.A. Home
The four people killed in an explosion at a downtown toy factory were Spanishspeaking women who shared an enduring friendship and worked together on an assembly line that had been …
Thu., Nov. 6, 1997
Explosion Rips Through L.A. Toy Factory, Killing Three
A powerful explosion ripped through a toy factory in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, killing three workers and injuring at least 25 others, authorities said. The blast on the …
Thu., Oct. 30, 1997
Grinder Kills Man At Inland Foundry Fellow Worker Turns Machine On While Victim Inside Repairing It
FROM FOR THE RECORD (Wednesday, January 14, 1998): Correction Ardelle Peele of Otis Orchards was a former friend of R.B. Mason, a North Idaho resident killed in an industrial accident …
Wed., Oct. 29, 1997
Union Investigates Fatality
The union that represents 1,000 workers at Kaiser Aluminum Corp.’s Mead smelter has launched an investigation into the accident that killed one of its members Monday. Officials with United Steelworkers …
Tue., Oct. 28, 1997
Man Dies After Accident At Kaiser’s Mead Plant Mechanic Was Working Under Front-End Loader When It Fell On Him, Causing Chest Injuries
James Vandoren was airlifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center on Monday afternoon. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review
Wed., Oct. 22, 1997
Debris Caves In On Man In Ditch Steel Protective Cage Probably Saved Life Of Worker Installing Rathdrum Sewer Line, Fire Chief Says
Larry Larson was lifted from a collapsed ditch in Rathdrum where he was hit by debris Tuesday. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review
Tue., Oct. 14, 1997
Family Of Burned Couple Grateful For Help Don And Irma Wilson Are In Critical, But Stable, Condition In A Nashville, Tenn., Hospital
The children of a Spokane couple severely burned when an underground electrical transformer exploded say they’re grateful for the support from local residents. “I just can’t even begin to tell …