Workplace safety - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Workplace safety Tunnel with nuclear waste collapses in Washington state RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A portion of an underground tunnel containing rail cars filled with radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at a sprawling storage facility in a remote area of Washington state, forcing an evacuation of some workers at the site that made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades after World War II. Officials detected no release of radia... Wed, 10 May 2017 03:33:00 GMT 2017-05-10T03:33:00Z Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals are mixed, Army officials. The building has been secured and rendered safe, th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:17:00 GMT 2017-04-12T00:17:00Z Fire chief: 3 dead, 4 hurt when boiler explodes in St. Louis KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion launched a van-sized boiler through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down onto a laundry business across the street on Monday, killing three people and injuring four others, authorities said. One person died in the blast about 8 a.m. at the Loy-Lange Box Co. and two others were killed when a larg... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:10:00 GMT 2017-04-04T00:10:00Z AP Exclusive: Report details Sizemore's role in set accident LOS ANGELES (AP) — One minute, veteran stuntman Steve de Castro was playing dead during filming of the television series "Shooter" at a remote location north of Los Angeles. The next minute, de Castro was run over and dragged by a sport utility vehicle driven by actor Tom Sizemore. It was no stunt. And it wasn't the only thing not in the script that day. ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:03:00 GMT 2017-03-31T19:03:00Z Senate votes to block another Obama-era rule WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era rule that critics said would have led to more citations for workplace safety record-keeping violations. Senators voted 50-48 to block Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule. The House had voted to do so previously. Employers are required to mai... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:11:00 GMT 2017-03-22T23:11:00Z EPA delays chemical storage rule amid terrorism fear WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying a new rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals. The rule was imposed after a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded in 2013, killing 15 people. Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, delayed the effective date ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:21:00 GMT 2017-03-14T23:21:00Z Nissan faces safety fine in Mississippi as union rally looms JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal workplace safety agency wants to fine Nissan Motor Co. more than $21,000, saying the company's Mississippi plant should have better trained a maintenance worker who lost three fingers in July. The citations were issued weeks before a Saturday rally to support unionization by the United Auto Workers, where pro-union speakers... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:07:00 GMT 2017-03-02T13:07:00Z $9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were announced Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington and U.S. attorneys in New Orleans... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:15:00 GMT 2017-02-24T06:15:00Z More than 120 injured in fire at Philippines factory complex GENERAL TRIAS, Philippines (AP) — More than 120 workers, including two Japanese, were injured and at least one was missing in a fire at a huge factory south of the Philippine capital that sent thousands of employees running to safety, an official said Thursday. The fire at House Technology Industries was under control but had not been fully extinguished n... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:03:00 GMT 2017-02-02T11:03:00Z As term ends, mine safety chief hopeful for safer coal mines LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The nation's coal mines are headed for another record low year in workplace deaths, and the outgoing federal mine safety chief said he's hopeful that mining companies will work with the incoming Trump administration to continue that progress. Joe Main as head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration has presided over some of the... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:04:00 GMT 2016-12-14T22:04:00Z NTSB: Crew fatigue main reason behind fatal 2014 train crash LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Crew fatigue brought on by irregular work schedules and a moderate form of sleep apnea is the primary reason behind a middle-of-the-night train crash that killed two Union Pacific workers and injured two others in northern Arkansas, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The panel also blamed an automatic horn that... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:14:00 GMT 2016-12-06T22:14:00Z Cirque du Soleil cancels shows after fatal accident SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cirque du Soleil "Luzia" has canceled its San Francisco shows through Friday and hired psychologists to counsel cast and crew members in the wake of an accident that killed a technician earlier this week, officials said Thursday. But the show in town for another eight weeks will go on. Cirque du Soleil Chief Executive Officer Daniel L... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:22:00 GMT 2016-12-01T20:22:00Z Elaine Chao's record suggests skepticism on new safety regs NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Chao's record as secretary of labor suggests she'd have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as head of the Transportation Department and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible. President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Chao was his choice for the Cabinet post. "S... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:10:00 GMT 2016-11-30T08:10:00Z