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3 hrs ago | FireHouse.com

Worker Killed in Ceiling Collapse in Texas...

About a quarter of the steel and concrete floor of a second story fell, said Haltom City Fire Marshal Fred Napp.

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Related Topix: Haltom City, TX, Tarrant County, TX

7 hrs ago | Philly.com

Casey calls for scrutiny of temp-worker fatalities

U.S. Sen. Robert P. Casey called Friday for more scrutiny of temporary worker fatalities, citing a man's death at a Bucks County sugar plant last year.

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Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, Environmental Law, Law

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Samoa News

OSHA announces alternative dispute...

WASHINGTON D.C The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching an alternative dispute resolution pilot program for complaints filed with OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Chicago Travel

The Modesto Bee

No, New York isn't forcing lawn mower registration

A hoax spreading online this week has some residents thinking they'll be forced to register their mowers and haul them in for annual inspections just like a car.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Weird

The Orange County Register

Former Knott's ride breaks down again at its new home in Missouri

Riders on the Windseeker ride at Knott's Berry Farm get stuck on Sept. 19, 2012.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Recreation, Cedar Fair LP

North Kitsap Herald

It's going to be a hot weekend

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of Puget Sound, including North Kitsap, from July 12, 11 a.m., to July 14, 6 a.m. - "Take extra precaution if you work or spend time outside.

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Related Topix: Weather

Electrical Construction and Maintenance

OSHA Follow-up Inspection Finds Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. Still Violating Safety Standards

After a follow-up inspection that began in December 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. for failing to correct previously cited serious safety violations found at the kosher poultry processing facility in Birdsboro.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Employment / Labor Law

The Jersey Journal

Johnson Matthey explosion in West Deptford caused no fire, official says

WEST DEPTFORD TWP. - A small explosion at the Johnson Matthey plant on Nolte Drive did not cause a fire, plant General Manager Robert Bullen-Smith announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Mining, Johnson Matthey, Deptford, NJ, West Deptford, NJ, Environmental Law, Law

Chattanoogan.com

GDOL To Help Roper Recruit Workers For Walker County Plant In LaFaytette

The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a job expo in Summerville next week to help Roper Corporation, a division of GE, fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

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Related Topix: Summerville, GA, Chattooga County, GA

Ag Professional

Investigator shares discoveries from West Fertilizer

A fertilizer plant surrounded by homes, schools, and a hospital. A chemical tank that was externally examined but not drained of liquid for a more thorough inspection.

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Related Topix: Explosion, West, TX, Environmental Law, Law

Channel3000

Fall from scaffolding injures construction worker

Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez said the construction worker fell 40 to 50 feet at about 1:30 p.m. at 425 W. Washington Ave. Galvez said it wasn't clear if the man was conscious when he was taken to UW Hospital with injures considered "level one" trauma.

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Milling Journal

OSHA Cites Sabina Farmers Exchange (OH) For Exposing Workers to Grain Bin Entrapment Danger

Sabina, OH-Three employees of Sabina Farmers Exchange Inc. in Wilmington were found working inside a grain storage bin while a mechanical sweep auger, a machine used to push grain remaining at the bottom of a storage bin toward the bin's opening, was operating.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Sabina, OH

Thu Jul 10, 2014

ScienceBlogs

Not an "accident": Chandler Warren suffers fatal...

Chandler Warren, 19, suffered fatal traumatic injuries on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 while working at FedEx's World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

ProPublica

Senator Asks OSHA About Temp Worker Buried Alive In Sugar

In a letter to OSHA, U.S. Senator Robert Casey asks whether the agency has the tools to ensure that temp workers are protected in the workplace.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat, Senator Bob Casey, Fairless Hills, PA, Train Disaster

Fine Homebuilding

Construction Industry Fatalities Increase

Construction industry fatalities increased in 2012 to a rate of 9.9 per 100,000 workers, more than 8% greater than a year earlier, according to an AFL-CIO report.

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Related Topix: Construction

CBS Local

Construction Workers To Call On LA Developer To Use 'Ethical Contractors'

Construction workers including Latino immigrants and their supporters Thursday were expected to rally outside the offices of a Los Angeles developer to call on the firm to provide safer conditions to workers.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Environmental Law, Law

Just-food.com

US: Kellogg co-operating with safety probe after worker dies

Kellogg is cooperating with a US Occupational Health and Safety Administration probe following the death of an employee after an accident at its manufacturing facility in Augusta, Georgia.

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Related Topix: Kellogg, Food, Agriculture, Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA

Republican Journal

10 Hour OSHA Safety Course

Please join us on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 8am-2:30pm and Friday, July 11, 2014 from 8 am-12 noon.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KOMO News

First pot customer in Spokane says he was fired

A man who waited in line overnight to be the first customer at Spokane's first legal marijuana shop says he was fired for his efforts.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Testing, Labor Realty, Human Resources, Environmental Law, Law

WALA

Save yourself from the heat

Our bodies naturally cool themselves by sweating, but when temperatures start hitting temperatures in the 80's and higher, sweating isn't enough.

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Related Topix: The 80'S, Pop/Rock

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