Injured Worker In Hard Rock Hotel Construction Crane Collapse To Be Deported



Father and adult son die in fall from 75-foot cliff



Father and adult son die in fall from 75-foot cliff in Connecticut, police say

A witness said Steven Price was at the edge of the cliff looking at something when he tripped. His son, Mark, tried to grab him, and they both fell.

‘They were run down:’ Cameras captured 75-year-old mother, son, struck by truck near 19th and Grant



‘They were run down:’ Cameras captured 75-year-
old mother, son, struck by truck near 19th and Grant

MILWAUKEE — A truck slammed into a mother and son as they crossed the street near 19th and Grant on Milwaukee’s south side, and the surveillance video is heart-stopping.

“They were run down — put it that way,” said Paul Reyes, whose mother, Maria, and brother, Nick, were struck on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Surveillance cameras captured the man walking away, with his mother laying unconscious in the street.

Mother, son struck by truck near 19th and Grant

Paul Reyes

Paul Reyes

“He got up and walked into the bar,” said Paul Reyes. “My brother just has scrapes and bruises because my mother took the hit and like, pushed him, and he flew.”

Reyes said his mother suffered serious injuries.

“She’s out of it most of the time,” said Paul Reyes. “She has seven broken ribs, a broken collarbone on the right side, and a broken pelvis.”

The surveillance video shed light on the moments leading up to the crash — and left Reyes wondering what went wrong with the driver, who stayed at the scene after the crash.

Mother, son struck by truck near 19th and Grant

“They waited for him to go,” said Reyes. “He didn’t go. All the sudden he goes when they’re directly in front of them. On his phone, asleep at the wheel, or on some type of drug.”

Reyes said he was hopeful charges would be filed against the driver, as his family works to heal.

“Just pretty sad, and wondering what is going to happen next,” said Reyes.

1 dead, 4 injured in cliff collapse at Southern California beach



1 dead, 4 injured in cliff collapse at Southern California beach

The beaches north of San Diego are known for their unstable bluffs.
Image: Emergency responders attend to a collapse that has trapped people at a beach in Encinitas, California

Emergency responders attended to victims of a cliff collapse Friday at a beach in Encinitas, California.Paul Ecke / Reuters

China questions local officials, persons responsible for deadly gas factory blast



China questions local officials, persons responsible for deadly gas factory blast

China questions local officials, persons responsible for deadly gas factory blast


An aerial view of the site where a deadly gas factory blast killed 15 in central China’s Henan Province.

The Work Safety Committee of the State Council summoned local officials and persons responsible for a deadly gas factory blast for inquiries on Thursday.

The blast, which occurred on July 19 in central China’s Henan Province, killed 15 and heavily injured 16, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

As the third extraordinarily serious accident occurring in the chemical industry this year, the local government and supervision regulators have not learned lessons from previous accidents nor attached enough attention to the requests of preventing risks, according to the meeting.

The meeting demanded the local government and emergency management departments to inspect on the root of the problems exposed in the blast and rectify carefully to defuse risks in the chemical industry.

The local government and emergency management departments should also supervise and guide the enterprises to strengthen risk management, give warning education and intensify supervision over hazardous chemicals, said the meeting.

India: 17 killed as Pakistani military plane on training flight crashes in Rawalpindi



17 killed as Pakistani military plane on training flight crashes in Rawalpindi

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash or the type of aircraft involved.

WORLD Updated: Jul 30, 2019 08:09 IST


Reuters, Islamabad
Pakistan army officials examine the site of a plane crash in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
Pakistan army officials examine the site of a plane crash in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 30, 2019.(AP photo)

A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday, killing all five crew members and 12 civilians, an army statement said.

Another 12 civilians were injured in the crash, which set off a fire. Rawalpindi is close to the capital, Islamabad, and is where the headquarters of the Pakistan army is based.

The website of newspaper The News carried footage showing a building engulfed in flames. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash or the type of aircraft involved.

Military and civilian rescue teams were at the scene and extinguished the fire and took the injured to hospital, the statement from the army’s communications wing said.

First Published: Jul 30, 2019 07:12 IST

A North Carolina father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach



A North Carolina father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach

(CNN)A father of six has died after a wave struck him on a North Carolina beach and slammed him to the sand, breaking his neck, his wife said on Twitter.

Lee Dingle, 37, was playing on Oak Island’s beach with three of his kids Thursday when the wave knocked him to the ground, Shannon Dingle said. The force of the impact broke his neck and made his throat swell so much that his brain was deprived of oxygen for too long to recover, she said.
He died a day later despite the efforts of some heroes, including their kids, to try to save him, she said.
“My partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident,” Shannon Hope Dingle said Friday.
“We met when I was 18 and he was 19, and we’ve been together ever since. I wasn’t supposed to be saying goodbye at 37. I don’t know how to be a grown up without him, but I’ll learn. I just wish I didn’t have to,” she said.
Oak Island Water Rescue said on Facebook that it and other agencies provided emergency care to Dingle within minutes of the accident but he did not survive.
Dingle was the president of Atlas Engineering in Raleigh, North Carolina, a company that specializes in solving structural problems and repairing other damage at buildings, its website says. Atlas Engineering senior partner Tom Caldwell said Dingle had been promoted to president just two weeks before his death.
Caldwell praised Dingle’s “big heart” and said he and his wife were raising six children, including four who were adopted.
“Lee was calm, friendly, humble, and very, very capable. He always put others ahead of himself,” Caldwell said. “His kind do not come along often. We will miss him terribly.”
Another coworker, chief engineer and executive vice president Chris Coutu, lamented the tragic death.
“He was a dream employee and coworker, a good friend, a loving, dedicated father, and a wonderfully kind person,” Coutu said in an email.
“He was brave, calm, and reassuring; he was somebody one would want around when conditions were dangerous or chaotic. He will be greatly missed,” he added.
In addition, Dingle worked as a collapse rescue engineer with the the North Carolina Emergency Managment. He also was on the Urban Search and Rescue squad that goes into collapsed or burning buildings to rescue trapped people and recover those who had died, including at the recent gas explosions in Durham, Caldwell said.
Dingle had 15 years of experience and graduated from North Carolina State University in 2004 with a degree in civil engineering.
In 2016 the Dingle family was featured in a story by CNN affiliate WTVD that explored their efforts to modify a van to accommodate their daughter Zoe, who has cerebral palsy and uses a motorized wheelchair. Although they qualified for state funding for vehicle modifications, they struggled to get the state to approve money to cover the bill, WTVD reported.
After their story was published, a local resident stepped up to provide the needed equipment, WTVD wrote.
GoFundMe page set up for the family had raised more than $110,000 by Sunday night.

6 Year Old Girl Dies From Golf Ball Hit By Her Dad In Tragic Accident



6-year-old girl who died after ‘tragic’ golf ball accident was ‘full of joy and compassion’

A tragic golfing accident killed 6-year-old Aria Hill at a Utah golf course. Hill was accidentally struck in the head by her father’s ball. Buzz60


Community members are grieving after a 6-year-old girl died following a tragic accident at a Utah golf course.

Kellen Hill and his daughter Aria were golfing at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem, Utah, Monday morning. The ball hit by Hill struck Aria in the back of her head while she was waiting in a golf cart 20 yards away, KUTV-TV reported..

Aria was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition, said Lt. Trent Colledge of the Orem Police Department. She died of her injuries later that evening.

“The Orem Police Department is deeply saddened by the tragic death of this young girl,” Colledge told USA TODAY. “Our sincere condolences go out to the family and we cannot even begin to comprehend the grief the family is experiencing at this time.”

Colledge added that police are not considering criminal charges and are treating the  incident as a tragic accident.

“This is a horrible accident and the Orem Police Department’s investigation is being treated as such,” he told USA TODAY.

“Aria was full of joy and compassion,” said David Smith, Aria’s uncle, in a statement to USA TODAY. “She loved her parents and was a proud ‘sissy’ to her younger twin brothers. She loved fully, and will be missed by everyone who knew her.”

“This tragic accident has brought unimaginable difficulty, yet we’re grateful for the overwhelming support our family has received.”

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to defray the costs of her funeral.

10 dead in plane crash in Texas



10 dead in plane crash in Texas

All 10 on the small aircraft were killed, officials said.

Yemen Urges Int’l Pressure to Curb Potential Oil Spill in Red Sea



Yemen Urges Int’l Pressure to Curb Potential Oil Spill in Red Sea

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 – 08:45
A ship carrying a shipment of grain is docked at the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad
Aden – Riyadh – Asharq Al-Awsat
The Yemeni government renewed calls on the United Nations to pressure Houthi militias into allowing international teams to prevent the breakout of a potentially disastrous oil spill at the Safir offshore oil platform, which floats off Hodeidah’s northern coast.

In an address to the UN Secretary General, Yemeni Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami stressed the need to get Houthis to grant the international body’s probing technicians access to Safir.

The facility contains more than one million barrels of crude oil pumped before Houthis staged a nationwide coup four years ago. The Iran-backed insurgents refuse allowing the internationally-recognized government from exporting that oil, and threaten blowing up the naval facility if they are not allowed to sell the oil reserves themselves.

Any explosion at Safir will cause a catastrophic oil spill with irreversible environmental damage.

Apart from Houthi threats of attack, Hadrami warned against the  Houthis’ continued blocking of assessment teams from examining the reservoir, which he said was in a corrosive condition that could lead up to a shocking environmental disaster that would contaminate Red Sea and regional waters.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, President of the Revolutionary Council, a body formed by the militants, had tabled an offer previously to sell the oil reserves stored in Safir and have the freely-elected government and insurgents split revenues.

Hadrami, for his part, stressed the government’s keenness to its long-standing demand for solutions on this particular issue. He underscored that the government has cooperated fully with the UN in this regard and is waiting for experts to evaluate the development of an effective strategy.

The Yemeni deputy foreign minister also placed blame on the militias for causing an environmental disaster in the Red Sea.

According to official sources, Hadrami stressed during a high-level meeting that the Yemeni government was – and still is – very keen on peace, and the full implementation of the UN-brokered peace agreement inked in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, last December.

“The government has made a lot of concessions to this end, despite the continued intransigence of the Houthi militias, their maneuvering to buy time at the expense of suffering Yemenis and the failure of the Swedish agreement,” he said.

Hadrami renewed the government’s condemnation of Houthis’ continued blackmailing of international organizations operating in Yemen and their militias looting of food aid and humanitarian relief.

He also appreciated the efforts and positions undertaken by the World Food Program (WFP) to put an end to such violations.

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