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  • Judge orders Chipotle to rehire worker fired after tweets

    March 16, 2016 4:30 PM

    HAVERTOWN, Pa. - An administrative judge has ordered Chipotle to rehire a Philadelphia-area employee who was fired after criticizing the company on Twitter last year. Philly.com reports the judge on Monday found that Chipotle's social media policy violated the National Labor Relations Act. Chipotle was ordered to pay back wages... more »
  • Police: Woman bites off part of a Wal-Mart worker's finger

    January 11, 2016 6:33 PM

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police in South Carolina have arrested a woman they say bit off part of a Wal-Mart worker's finger during an altercation. Local media outlets cited a police report as stating security officials at a Myrtle Beach Wal-Mart tried to stop a woman Sunday who they... more »
  • BRPD say mail carrier mugged by teens Play Video

    December 31, 2015 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said one teen was arrested and others are being sought for attacking a mail carrier in Baton Rouge Thursday. Baton Rouge Police said it happened around 12:45 p.m. in the 6000 block of Linden. Officers said the mail carrier was on his rounds when several... more »
  • Worker dies at fertilizer plant

    December 4, 2015 6:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - CF Industries said a contract worker at their Donaldsonville nitrogen plant died Friday afternoon. Company spokesperson Morris Johnson said they were notified a little after 1 p.m. that the worker was found unconscious in a vessel at a part of the facility which is under construction. ... more »
  • Worker at Trinity Marine electrocuted

    October 26, 2015 4:39 PM

    BRUSLY - The West Baton Rouge coroner is investigating the apparent electrocution of a Trinity Marine Products contract worker. Jose Lopez Gonzales, 22, from the Honduras was working on a barge at the Brusly area plant Thursday when the accident happened. The coroner’s office says he was near... more »
  • Company IDs workers killed in plant explosion

    October 9, 2015 11:33 AM

    GIBSON - Company officials identified two workers who died in an explosion Thursday at a natural gas plant in Terrebonne Parish. Officials with Danos said 40-year-old Samuel Brinlee of Berwick and 36-year-old Casey Ordoyne of Larose died in the explosion at the Williams Fields gas plant, according to WWL-TV.... more »
  • Food company pays after worker is accidentally cooked

    August 12, 2015 10:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges in the death of one of its employees. The worker was cooked in an oven with tons of tuna. Jose Malena was trapped in the oven when another worker mistakenly emptied six tons of... more »
  • Former postal worker sentenced for stealing

    August 8, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities say a former postal worker has been sentenced to a year and 8 months in prison for stealing from the U.S. Postal Service and for using information from stolen mail for identity theft. Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson of Baton Rouge also ordered 38-year-old... more »
  • Cable worker electrocuted after hitting power line

    May 21, 2015 5:17 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Emergency responders said a cable installer working in Prairieville died Thursday after his bucket backed into a power line and electrocuted him. Prairieville Fire Chief Ray Poche said the 38-year-old man was stuck in mid-air until responders could cut the power and get to him. Poche... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 rescued at construction site trench collapse

    May 21, 2015 3:53 PM

    COVINGTON - One person was killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, north of New Orleans. Another victim was rescued after being trapped in dirt up to his shoulders. The accident happened early Thursday afternoon in the Covington area. Crews from area fire... more »
  • Fatal accident during Katrina storm surge project

    March 14, 2015 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a construction worker has died after an accident on a structure to block storm surge from a canal that breached during Hurricane Katrina. The 17th Street Canal is now protected by temporary gates and pumps. The Army Corps of Engineers and Bob Kula of Kiewit... more »
  • Dozens arrested in WBR drug roundup Play Video

    February 19, 2015 11:54 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities accused a former school worker of selling prescription narcotics Thursday and arrested her as part of a drug warrant roundup. Deputies accused Keashu King-Wright of selling drugs such as oxycodone, diazepam, morphine, xanax, and valium among others. A sheriff's office spokesperson said King-Wright used... more »
  • Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment

    November 21, 2014 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Fieldwood Energy LLC says another worker suffered "visible injury" and two other workers reported ringing in their... more »
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:12 AM

    FORT KENT, Maine - All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. It was the second time in two... more »
  • Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

    September 14, 2014 1:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said Sunday his agency and the U.S. Coast Guard intend to send a... more »
  • Fast food protests expected in push for higher pay Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, according to labor organizers of the latest national protest to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. This time organizers said they... more »
  • Official: North Dakota tornado injured 9 people

    May 27, 2014 2:11 AM

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. - An emergency management official says a tornado that struck a North Dakota oil worker camp injured nine people, one of them critically. McKenzie County Emergency Management Director Jerry Samuelson says the tornado that struck the camp about 5 miles south of Watford City on Monday destroyed... more »
  • Sunshine bridge worker dies from fall

    March 12, 2014 3:17 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A 36-year-old man working on the Sunshine Bridge repair project died Sunday after he fell approximately 100 feet from the bridge, the St. James Parish Sheriff's Office said. Marcos Rodregues, who address was not known, was pronounced dead at Prevost Hospital in Donaldsonville shortly after the 3:45 pm... more »
  • EMS worker hit while working emergency scene

    December 13, 2013 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An emergency worker was hit by a car and taken to the hospital Friday evening. The EMS employee was hit on Greenwell Street near Landis as they were assisting an ambulance backing up. A passing car hit the worker. The person hit was not identified and... more »
  • Divers find body of missing platform worker

    October 29, 2013 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Divers have found the body of a missing oil platform worker at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near the platform that sits in 100 feet of water about 55 miles offshore. The body, recovered Tuesday, is believed to be that of 38-year-old Peter Voces, a... more »
  • State worker layoffs reach 1,900 in fiscal year

    July 16, 2013 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 1,900 state employees received pink slips in the just-ended budget year, nearly as many workers as were laid off during the four prior years of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. The layoff figures were released Tuesday by the Department of State Civil Service for the 2012-13 fiscal... more »
  • Plant worker recounts terrifying moments after explosion Play Video

    June 13, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers were still visibly shaken up as a caravan of buses brought them to the Lamar Dixon Expo center after an explosion at the the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar this morning. Heath Young described the terrifying moments following the blast to News 2. ... more »
  • Dock worker's body found after cruise ship incident

    April 12, 2013 4:02 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The body of a missing Mobile shipyard worker has been pulled from the Mobile Bay. Authorities say the body of 64-year-old John R. Johnson was recovered Friday morning near the area where he was last seen. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Michael Clausen says authorities found Johnson's... more »
  • Halliburton worker testifies at Gulf spill trial

    April 2, 2013 10:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man who worked for BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says he didn't believe the oil giant's employees were risking workers' safety when they didn't follow his recommendations. Halliburton employee Jesse Gagliano began testifying Tuesday at... more »
  • Honeywell contract worker arrested in diesel theft

    February 8, 2013 2:19 PM

    GEISMAR - Deputies arrested a contract worker at Honeywell Chemical Plant in Geismar after he was accused of stealing diesel fuel. Investigators in Ascension Parish said Jerry McBride from Denham Springs stole 300 gallons of off-road diesel from Honeywell's loading dock. Deputies booked McBride into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Trial set in lawsuit against state retirement plan

    January 24, 2013 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge is hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bobby Jindal's 401(k)-style retirement plan for future rank-and-file state workers. The Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana claims the law is unconstitutional because it didn't get a two-thirds vote in the state House of Representatives.... more »

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