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OSHA schedules meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Sept.

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6 hrs ago | PaintSquare

Repeat Violation Seen in Worker Death

A Montana roofing contractor faces $14,000 in federal fines for repeatedly failing to provide fall protection for a worker - this time, with fatal consequences.

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Related Topix: Missoula, MT, Florence, MT, Environmental Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

PaintSquare

Worker Dies in MO Bridge Fall

David Craven, 53, an employee of Mar-Jim Contracting , based in Grandview, MO, was working on wiring at the span Tuesday when he was either suffered a shock or fell from the bridge, according to KSHB.com .

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Related Topix: Grandview, MO, Environmental Law, Law

The Orlando Sentinel

A year later, Blue Rhino still owes explanation for propane-depot explosion

Firefighters continue to work a fire at a Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares, Fl.

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Related Topix: Retail, Energy, Blue Rhino, Oil & Gas, Train Disaster, Explosion, Tavares, FL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Portsmouth police log: July 24

9:13 a.m. - Off-duty emergency room nurse reported a male in a parking lot on Islington Street approaching people possibly asking them for money.

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Related Topix: Portsmouth, NH

Athens Banner-Herald

Carrier Transicold named inaugural Athens-Clarke Manufacturer of the Year

A fter celebrating its 25th anniversary in Athens and undergoing a significant facility modification last year, Carrier Transicold has kept its cool mojo rolling in 2014.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA, Inventions, Science / Technology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

State of Oregon reviews highway worker safety

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division is investigating the state Transportation Department after two separate incidents this week in which workers were killed on highway projects.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Tyson Foods to shut 3 factories, cut 950 jobs

Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, said it will discontinue operations at three of its factories which make frozen foods such as pepperoni, pizza crusts and meat dishes, affecting about 950 people.

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Related Topix: Tyson Foods, Food, Life, Pizza, Reuters, Buffalo, NY

The Star

DOE official: MOX is 'preferred solution'

A high-ranking official in the Energy Department said the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication facility, or MOX, under construction at the Savannah River Site is the 'preferred solution' to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium if sustained funding is available over time, despite the federal government's efforts to place the project in a cold stand-by.

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Related Topix: Department of Energy

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Investigation into MFG chemical accident continues

An investigation is still ongoing after a MFG Chemical employee was injured earlier this month at a plant on Kimberly Park Drive.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

KXII-TV Sherman

OSHA cites Madill plant after deadly explosion

A Madill plant has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for a deadly explosion earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Environmental Law, Law

Patch.com

OSHA Investigating Death of Construction Worker at Framingham State

OSHA, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, opened an inspection yesterday, July 24, on the death of a construction worker , after being notified by his employer Barr and Barr Inc. of Framingham.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Framingham, MA

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Bridgestone gets fined after investigation

The investigation into a tire plant accident has shed light on dozens of other serious concerns at a local facility.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

Manufacturing.net

Ga. Investigated Complaint Against MFG Chemical Plant

Environmental regulators investigated an anonymous report alleging MFG Chemical Inc. in Dalton was illegally discarding waste five months before an accident injured a worker, government records show.

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USA Today

United Airlines cited for workplace violations at Newark

Federal officials say United Airlines repeatedly put workers at Newark Liberty International Airport in danger of being injured by falls or by falling objects and other workplace hazards.

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Related Topix: Newark, NJ

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Repeat Violation Seen in Worker Death

A Montana roofing contractor faces $14,000 in federal fines for repeatedly failing to provide fall protection for a worker - this time, with fatal consequences.

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Related Topix: Missoula, MT, Florence, MT, Environmental Law, Law

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Man burned in industrial accident released from hospital

John Wolfe III, 53, Lebanon, suffered critical injuries on July 10 while operating a machine containing highly pressurized air at Brentwood Industries, 2101 Lehman St., West Lebanon Township.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, PA, Lebanon County, PA, Reading, PA, Jonestown, PA

KTEN-TV Denison

OSHA issues citation, penalties in deadly Madill plant explosion

Bryan county has a population of just more than 42,000-- but from its casino to Southeastern Oklahoma State University -- it offers thousands of employment opportunities to Texomans.

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Related Topix: Madill, OK, Bryan County, OK, Environmental Law, Law, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Ardmore, OK

New York Daily News

A group of activist-workers has a message for Costco: "Stop supporting sweatshops."

The mostly Asian and Hispanic women want the retail giant to make some wholesale changes to its plastic purchasing practices.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Pactiv

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 25

A Florida judge says he's "extremely skeptical" about changing the state's congressional districts before the 2014 elections.

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