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1 hr ago | St. Augustine Record

2 workers injured following explosion at Indianhead Biomass Services; ...

According to a U.S. Department of Labor news release, two employees were injured following an explosion at Indianhead Explorations LLC, doing business as Indianhead Biomass Services, permanently disabling one employee and causing the other to suffer a leg injury.


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

5 hrs ago |

Newport mansions cited for unsafe work conditions

A group that owns several well-known Newport mansions has been cited by federal workplace safety inspectors for allegedly exposing workers to lead-based paint and potentially fatal falls.


Related Topix: Newport, RI, Law, Employment / Labor Law

9 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

@ThingsExpo | Internet of Things Technology Doing Some Heavy Lifting [#M2M]

In the last decade, the "Internet of Things" has expanded from a small set of assets with first-generation radio frequency identification tags to a proliferation of devices using a variety of wireless machine-to-machine technologies.


13 hrs ago | HR Magazine

OSHA's Severe Violators Grow by 23 Percent from 2013

A total of 423 employers-an increase of 23 percent from a year ago-make up the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's really bad actors list, according to recently updated data.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

17 hrs ago | PaintSquare

Contractor to Pay Whistleblowers $1M

Two drivers and a foreman who were fired by a Michigan paving contractor after raising safety concerns will receive nearly $1 million in back wages and damages under a federal settlement.


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

21 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

SeaWorld won't appeal ruling that keeps trainers away from orcas

Orca whales swim in a pool backstage before their performance at Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld in San Diego.


Related Topix: San Antonio, TX

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Cal/OSHA fines aviation company in death of LAX baggage worker

Baggage tugs and carts are parked in a busy ramp area of Los Angeles International Airport.



SeaWorld won't appeal ruling pulling trainers from water at killer whale shows

SeaWorld won't appeal ruling pulling trainers from water at killer whale shows SeaWorld Entertainment is not pursuing an appeals challenging federal safety citations.


WFAA-TV Dallas

Feds order reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

A Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor has been ordered to reinstate a worker who the U.S. Department of Labor says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety, officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

Sys-Con Media

Cal/OSHA Cites Menzies Aviation for LAX Worker Fatality

Tow tractors are used to pull luggage and cargo trailers throughout the airport.


Heavy Duty Trucking

Gaines Motor Lines Agrees to $262,500 Settlement Over Fired Drivers

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


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

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

GC Held Liable for Sub's Lapses

A general contractor well acquainted with a subcontractor's indifference to fall protection is being held responsible for just such a lapse spotted by a federal inspector.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WMTV Madison

Felon moved from Baraboo to secured facility in Town of Winfield

Cathy Lanser, spokesperson for the health care management company Care Wisconsin, tells NBC15 that a convicted felon we first reported about last year has moved from a secured residential facility in Baraboo to another one in the Town of Winfield, near Reedsburg.


Related Topix: Baraboo, WI, Reedsburg, WI, Environmental Law, Law

The Orlando Sentinel

SeaWorld won't appeal ruling keeping whale trainers out of water

SeaWorld Entertainment has decided not to go to the Supreme Court to appeal a federal ruling that bars trainers from performing with its killer whales.



Health groups: OSHA rules needed for farmworkers - Four indicted at ...

HEALTH GROUPS: OSHA RULES NEEDED FOR FARMWORKERS: Farmers would have to post information for their workers on the pesticides being used if public health advocates had their way.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Activism, Agriculture, Science, South Beach (San Francisco, CA)

Heavy Duty Trucking

Company Fined Nearly $1 Million for Hours of Service Violations, Firings

An asphalt paving company has been found in violation of federal rules by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers after they raised safety concerns after being told to violate hours of service regulations.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Truckers

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Post-Standard

Safety officials investigate accidental death at Watertown manufacturer

City police and federal safety officials are investigating an industrial accident that killed a 28-year-old worker who was trapped under heavy equipment Monday afternoon at New York Air Brake, a manufacturing company in Watertown.


Related Topix: Watertown, NY

The Modesto Bee

'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges

Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant.


Related Topix: Prison, Jesup, GA, Wayne County, GA

CBS Local

I-Team: OSHA Fines Melrose-Wakefield Hospital $28,000 For Unsafe Conditions

The emergency room at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital was operating as normal Monday.


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

Macon County Times

Nestle Waters celebrates a milestone

R Dale Long, Tambra Moore, Cindy Flinn, Melissa Shouldlers, Regina Carmack, Brooke Sims.