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Work Accident Kills WMATA Contractor

Monday, October 07, 2013


A contractor was killed and two transit authority employees were injured in a work accident shortly after midnight Sunday in Washington, D.C.’s subway system.

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Pol: Hotels Should Equip Maids With Personal Security Buttons

Monday, May 23, 2011

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require hotel maids to be equipped with personal security devices, in the wake of the recent arrest of ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who's been accused of sexually assaulting a hotel worker at the upscale midtown hotel Sofitel. 

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NYC Crane Rigger Acquitted of Manslaughter

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Crew members aboard dozens of ships in the Gulf of Mexico are ready to evacuate in the face of a tropical rainstorm brewing.


Studio 360

Toxic Materials

Saturday, March 05, 2005

The life of the average artist is not known for a sense of security. Most will gain little money, status, or recognition. They may dream of these things, but what many artists should be yearning for more than anything is … health insurance. Sarah Lilley explains why.


Studio 360

Fire Vortex

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Ned Kahn is a sculptor with dangerous dreams. When a museum in Switzerland asked him what he’d always wanted to make but couldn’t quite pull off, he answered: A tornado made of fire. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.


Studio 360

Musical Injuries

Saturday, July 17, 2004

We’ve all heard stories about sports and dance injuries that abruptly end careers, but musicians actually face as much physical danger as professional athletes. When trumpeter Matthew Steinfeld lost his chops and couldn’t make his horn create a decent sound, he felt helpless. Hillary Frank has the story.