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1 hr ago | SFBay

State fines BART for workers' track deaths

California's workplace safety agency issued citations totaling $210,000 to BART for violations in connection with an incident last October when a BART train struck and killed two workers.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

4 hrs ago | East Bay Express

Friday Must Reads: Cal-OSHA Fines BART for Worker Deaths During...

Cal-OSHA noted that a BART manager who was training another non-union employee to drive trains during the strike was seated in a passenger car and could not even see the track when the train struck and killed the two workers.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Train Disaster

5 hrs ago | Patch.com

County DA Plans to Beef Up Enforcement of Environmental and Workplace Safety

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday a program aimed at beefing up enforcement of environmental and workplace safety laws.

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

12 hrs ago | The Hill

AFL-CIO: 'So little' done in year since Texas explosion

CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that not enough has been done to protect workers in the wake of a deadly chemical plant explosion in West, Texas, last year.

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Related Topix: Texas, Explosion, West, TX

Thu Apr 17, 2014

JD Supra

OSHA Update: Aggressive OSHA Enforcement and 'OSHA Jail'

OSHA has proposed its budget for fiscal year 2015 and there are already many contentious positions being taken regarding what had been hailed as overly aggressive enforcement positions by OSHA.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Vineyard Gazette Online

OSHA Visits Hospital Following Isolated Carbon Monoxide Incident

A representative from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration visited the Martha's Vineyard Hospital last week following the detection of high counts of carbon monoxide in the boiler room in late March.

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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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Train Disaster

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Environmental Law, Law

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.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law

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.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Examiner.com

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 .

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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.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law

KGWN

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.

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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 .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Patch.com

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.

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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.

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

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