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Guilty Verdict for Young Woman Who Urged Friend to Kill Himself
Michelle Carter, who pressed Conrad Roy III to kill himself, was convicted in a rare finding that a person’s words can directly cause someone else’s suicide.
legal  death 
yesterday by sfriedenberg
2nd West Virginia industrial plant explosion kills 1
Another person has been killed in an explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant where two people were killed last month, authorities said Tuesday.

Officials said the explosion Tuesday morning was at Midland Resource Recovery, a company based in Ontario, Canada, that odorizes natural gas.

In a preliminary report, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said contractors at the facility outside Philippi were disassembling a 30-gallon (115-liter) tank, trying to render tanks safe from the previous explosion May 24 that killed two and injured one.

The agency says a preliminary report shows one other person was injured and an unknown quantity of Mercaptan, the chemical used to give natural gas an odor, was spilled.

A woman who answered the telephone at the company's headquarters in Ontario declined to comment.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun an investigation. OSHA spokeswoman Lenore Uddyback-Fortson said the victim was an employee of Specialized Professional Services Inc. The company based in Washington, Pennsylvania, handles hazardous material. Calls to the company were not immediately returned Tuesday.
us_WV  industrial  explosion  death  thiols 
3 days ago by dchas
Caesar and the Pirates - Livius
[2.7] Junius, however, cast longing eyes at the money, which came to a considerable sum, and kept saying that he needed time to look into the case.Caesar paid no further attention to him. He went to Pergamon, took the pirates out of prison and crucified the lot of them, just as he had often told them he would do when he was on the island and they imagined that he was joking.
history  iron-age  mediterranean  the-classics  lol  stories  martial  nietzschean  vitality  short-circuit  death  nihil 
4 days ago by nhaliday
Death’s honesty – The Long Now Foundation – Medium
"That is one message that dying gives to living. “Reflection on death,” he said, “causes us to be more responsible — in our relationships, with ourselves, with the planet, with our future.”"
thinkingabout  issue007  death  life  philosophy  thinking 
4 days ago by colm.mcmullan
IN LOVING MEMORY OF: Kelton Maccarthy (MacCarthy)
Died in freezing temperatures a year earlier behind a wall near Zion's Bank. May have drank himself to death
4 days ago by craniac
Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living? | Aeon Ideas
Interesting article about the ways we let the economy be run by people who are dead.
economics  death  society  interesting 
5 days ago by Brandonshire

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