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3 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Federal team investigating fatal Tenn. explosion

The blast Wednesday at the Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen, about 55 miles west of Nashville, killed Rodney Edwards and critically injured Joey Clark, who was being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Thursday.


Related Topix: Explosion, McEwen, TN, Vanderbilt University, US News, ATF, Business News

6 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

BART response Cal/OSHA worker safety citations

BART General Manager Grace Crunican issued the below statement after it was announced that Cal/OSHA would be issuing three citations in the wake of the fatal accident that killed two BART workers on the tracks last fall.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Train Disaster

6 hrs ago | NBC San Diego

Criminal Charges Filed in Tree Trimming Death

Joshua Pudsey, 42, was killed when a large branch fell on him while trimming trees outside his employer's home in November 2013.


Related Topix: La Mesa, CA, Environmental Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law

6 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

BART cited, fined $210,000 for worker deaths

BART employees along with the National Transportation Safety Board investigate the scene on Oct. 20, 2013, where a four-car northbound Bay Point train was involved in the deaths of two workers the previous day in Walnut Creek.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Environmental Law, Law

7 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Cal/OSHA Fines BART $210,000 in 2013 Accident that Killed 2 Transit Workers

Sheppard was a BART special projects manager, Daniels was a contractor and consulting engineer.


Related Topix: Train Disaster

8 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

A Year After The Deadly West, Texas Explosion, No New Regulations

A year after a fertilizer plant exploded in West, Texas, no new regulations have even been filed , let alone passed, according to the Texas Tribune.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Explosion, West, TX, Fire

12 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

JVS carpentry lab air quality tests come back clean

Lorain County Joint Vocational School officials are pleased that two carpentry lab air quality and particulate tests showed no concerns.


Related Topix: Environmental Law

16 hrs ago | Business Journal

Feds targeting Arizona construction sector over what they call lax safety guidelines

Arizona's guidelines for protecting residential construction workers from dangerous falls on the job site are under intense scrutiny by the federal government.


Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Senator Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Raid on brass processor attributed to lack of subservience to government

A late March raid on a Bozeman, Montana ammunition case processor was due more to the company not showing proper deference to government regulators than it was about lack of compliance with environmental rules, the head a statewide gun rights group charged in a press release Tuesday .


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

The Times-Picayune

Iberville contractor defends against accusations of whistleblower retaliation, unsafe workplace

Durr Heavy Construction fired back Wednesday against accusations by several workers at the Iberville Housing redevelopment site that the company had created an unsafe work environment and that one of its subcontractors threatened the life of a whistleblower who reported the alleged violations.


Related Topix: Environmental Law


Wyoming OSHA proposes $210,000 in fines for Sinclair Refinery

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Salt Lake City-based Sinclair Oil for seven violations stemming from a September 2013 incident at the Sinclair Refinery in Sinclair, Wyoming.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Sinclair, WY, Explosion

HR Magazine

OSHA Issues Final Rule Addressing Electric Power Work

According to OSHA, the 40-year-old construction standard for electric power line work is being made consistent with the corresponding general industry standard .


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

La Mesa Firm Fined Following Fatal Tree-Triming Accident

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, fined La Mesa-based Three Frogs Inc. $91,865 following a fatal tree-trimming accident.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, La Mesa, CA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Workplace fatalities rise in Worcester County

In March, 75 workers died on the job nationwide, including one after being mauled by a bull, one engulfed by beans while cleaning a storage bin, another buried in an avalanche, another ejected from a golf cart and one killed by falling signs.


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, North Brookfield, MA, Brookfield, MA

Utility Products

The Safety Price Tag

Since I retired, I felt it was important to make up for all the time I was away from home by spending more time with my wife.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Building Operating Management

Continental Control Systems' WattNode Revenue Modbus Meter Receives...

Continental Control Systems has announced that its WattNode Revenue Modbus electric energy and power meter has been certified to the requirements of the American National Standard for Electric Meters - Code for Electricity Metering: ANSI C12.1-2008.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tue Apr 15, 2014

State of Michigan

Johnson Technology, Inc. Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award...

April 15, 2014 Johnson Technology, Inc. located in Muskegon and Norton Shores was awarded the MVPP Star Award , the state's highest workplace safety and health award, from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration .


Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Norton Shores, MI

WTOC-TV Savannah

Investigation into fatal Wayne County Train crash turned over to the DA

The investigation into the fatal train wreck in Wayne County that killed film crew member Sarah Jones has wrapped up on the law enforcement side.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KXII-TV Sherman

G.W. Exotic Zoo cited by OSHA for multiple violations

The G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for multiple violations.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Sherman, TX, Austin College

Sys-Con Media

Keep your Building Compliant with New OSHA Regulations with 4 Over Electric

The long-awaited revisions to OSHA guidelines have finally been released, leading many building owners to turn to the team at 4 Over Electric for sage advice /PRNewswire/ -- Whether they're facing commercial, industrial or residential electrical issues, the electrician Los Angeles residents know to trust can trust can be found at 4 Over Electric.


Related Topix: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen)