Industrial accidents

May 26, 2019 - 7:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not entitled to damages from BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At issue were the accounting practices the team used to argue that the 2010 spill caused the team's revenues to fall. The Bucs had...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the net past Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during first half NBA Eastern Conference finals basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 2:43 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year. The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local...
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March 21, 2019 - 4:03 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says former NBA star David West is not entitled to a nearly $1.5 million award stemming from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Court records show West submitted a claim under the terms of a settlement BP entered after the spill to avoid prolonged...
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Flamengo soccer club president Rodolfo Landim, right, attends a mass in honor of the 10 teenage soccer players who were killed by a fire at the Flamengo training center last Friday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The victims were between 14 and 16 years old. Police are still investigating what caused the fire. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 16, 2019 - 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro's mayor declared three...
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June 27, 2018 - 8:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man who completed the Comrades Marathon this month after recovering from a 2015 impaling accident has given his medal to the trauma surgeon who treated him. Netcare Milpark Hospital said Wednesday that Daniel de Wet finished the 89-kilometer (55-mile)...
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Daniel de Wet takes part in a training run with teammates in Carltonville, South Africa, Tuesday June 5, 2018. De Wet, who was impaled on a crowbar in a 2015 mining accident has qualified to run the Comrades ultramarathon on Sunday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June 06, 2018 - 8:18 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man who was impaled on a crowbar in a 2015 mining accident has qualified to run in the Comrades ultramarathon on Sunday. Daniel de Wet lost a kidney and suffered other internal injuries when the 1.8-meter (5.9-foot) metal rod entered his groin area and exited his...
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May 12, 2018 - 3:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at Chicago's Soldier Field. The Chicago Tribune reports the Saturday afternoon incident occurred at a tent where the 60-year-old man was working. It sent smoke billowing into the air and...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say the torch relay for the 2020 Games will help showcase Japan's recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Upon its arrival in Japan, the Olympic flame will be put on display at various locations in the Tohoku region to help underscore Japan's recovery...
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April 03, 2018 - 6:30 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Submerged cables that carried electricity between Michigan's two peninsulas were shut down after leaking about 550 gallons (2080 liters) of coolant fluid into the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday. The fluid is a mineral-based...
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March 30, 2018 - 1:22 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials have cited a New Jersey firm for a fatal construction accident that killed a former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of more than $151,000 against AP Construction for...
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