Catastrophic Events


Missouri Worker Killed in Crane Accident

An overnight contractor at a Metropolitan Sewer District site in Shrewsbury, Missouri, was killed early Sept. 17, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The victim, Shawn...

  • Jonathan Fraser
  • Sep 20, 2019

Truck Driver Charged in Illinois Bus Crash

Eleven people were injured when a tractor trailer slammed into a bus on Sept. 6, Week.com reported. The crash occurred on Interstate 155 northbound just...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

Pregnant Pedestrian Killed in Chicago

A female pedestrian was killed by a flatbed truck in Chicago’s River North neighborhood on Sept. 17, CBS 2 reported. The accident occurred around 11:30...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

One Hurt When Dump Truck Shears FedEx Semi in Wisconsin

A driver is in the hospital after his dump truck collided with a FedEx tractor trailer, CBS 58 reported. The crash happened Sept. 16 at...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

One Firefighter Dead and Seven Others Injured in Maine Explosion

A Maine firefighter lost his life in an explosion in Farmington on Sept. 16, the Sun Journal reported. The blast occurred at the Life Enrichment...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

Uber Eats Driver & Pickup Collide in Texas, One Dead

A distracted Uber Eats driver crashed into a pickup truck in Spring, Texas, on Sept. 14, LMT Online reported. There was one fatality. Around 10...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

NYC Electrician Killed When Box Truck Strikes Cherry Picker

A Queens, New York, man was killed Sept. 12 when a box truck struck his cherry picker, according to the New York Post. The accident...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

Michigan Woman Killed in Home Explosion

A 69-year-old woman died in a fiery home explosion that ejected her daughter from the building in Harbor Beach, Michigan, on Sept. 14. The blast...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

Michigan Contractor Killed in Trench Collapse

A contractor died after a mountain of soil collapsed on him in a trench on Sept. 12. The incident occurred at the Imlay Place Condos...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

Jersey Shore Deck Collapse Injures at Least 22

A New Jersey Firemen’s Convention event was brought to an abrupt halt Sept. 14 in Wildwood. According to Fox News, three levels of decking attached...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

7,000-Pound Pipe Injures Florida Construction Worker

A 7,000-pound pipe fell on the leg of a construction worker in Orlando, Florida, on Sept. 13, according to News 13. The accident occurred at...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

Massachusetts Woman Killed by School Bus Van

An elderly woman was killed on Sept. 11 at approximately 11 a.m. when struck by a school bus van, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette....

  • Staff
  • Sep 12, 2019

One Dead After Train-Semi Crash in Louisiana

A train collided with a tractor trailer in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Sept 6, resulting in one fatality. According to KTBS, Bruce Dominique Jr. was injured...

  • Staff
  • Sep 10, 2019

NYC Manhole Explosion Sends Cab Flying

A New York City manhole exploded on Sept. 6, injuring a taxicab driver and leaving his two passengers shaken up. According to ABC 7, the...

  • Staff
  • Sep 10, 2019

Head-On Crash in Upstate NY Totals Van, Semi

A tractor trailer and a delivery van were completely destroyed in a head-on collision Sept. 6 in Norwich, New York, when the latter veered into...

  • Staff
  • Sep 10, 2019