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3 years 11 months ago

OSHA investigates worker death in Pueblo

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an industrial explosion in Pueblo that killed a man. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at Western Metals Recycling, which leases land at the steel mill. Ignacio Rendon-Cornelio, 30, was killed. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says it appears he was cutting...

3 years 11 months ago

Search continues for missing Idaho miner

MULLAN, Idaho (AP) - Mining company officials in northern Idaho have brought in a remote-controlled digging machine to help search for a missing worker. Officials have not had contact with 53-year-old Larry Marek, who's a mile below the surface, since a tunnel collapsed deep inside the Lucky Friday Mine on...

4 years 7 months ago

Xcel, subcontractor, blamed for worker deaths

Federal investigators say Xcel Energy and its contractor failed to adequately plan for hazardous work before a hydroelectric plant fire that killed five workers in Colorado. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report on the October 2007 fire on Wednesday. The work included taking flammable solvents...

4 years 8 months ago

Pueblo postal worker indicted for embezzlement

Another postal worker in Pueblo is in hot water. Gil Trujillo has been indicted by a U.S. federal court for embezzlement of funds. That's according to Al Desarro, Public Information Officer for the Unites States Postal Service's western region. According to Desarro, Trujillo has worked at the main post office...

4 years 9 months ago

FDA stepping up oversight of nation's produce

It's the little things that often make food unsafe. And now, the government is looking to tighten the oversight of produce. Worker hygiene, undetected animal contact and runoff from animal manure are often difficult to identify as the sources of food-borne illness -- something that's frustrated health authorities for...

4 years 10 months ago

Autopsies planned on 3 found dead in Boulder

Autopsies are planned on the bodies of a couple and a man found inside a flooring and fireplace store in Boulder after witnesses outside heard gunshots. Police found the bodies Monday inside Boulder Stove & Flooring. The Boulder County coroner's office identified them as 40-year-old Sean Griffin of...

5 years 1 month ago

Wife of Austin plane pilot to speak out

The Red Cross says the wife of the pilot who crashed his plane into a Texas office building that housed an IRS office plans to reach out to media and answer questions. Red Cross spokeswoman Marty McKellips says A. Joseph Stack's family planned to "give information and answer questions"...

5 years 3 months ago

U.S. Census looking to hire

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire. The Pueblo office says it wants to hire more than 1,000 census takers in 2010. The mostly part-time workers will collect information in Pueblo County and points south and east. "The majority of the positions that we need to fill are people...

5 years 5 months ago

Worker dies in Philly after 125-foot fall

Authorities say a construction worker has died after falling 125 feet when a tall construction lift toppled over and struck a downtown Philadelphia apartment building. Investigators want to know if the 40-year-old victim was properly strapped into the bucket of the boom lift as he worked on a church roof....

5 years 6 months ago

Feds probe US Census worker hanging in Kentucky

The Census Bureau has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, Kentucky, where one of its workers was found hanged with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest. The FBI is investigating whether anti-government sentiment played a roll in the death of Bill Sparkman. Attacking a federal worker during or...

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