Posts Tagged ‘fatalities’

Fatal explosions prompt regulators to call for change

by Wally Northway Published: October 30,2011

Tags: explosions, fatalities, gas, natural gas, public safety, safety

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Explosions from oil and natural gas tanks tucked away in isolated areas killed 44 people in the last three decades, federal regulators said yesterday as they called on companies and officials to make the storage sites safer. Thousands of tanks are in places where young people hang out. Those killed were all […] [...]

Disaster declaration extended, storm aid coming

by For the MBJ Published: May 2,2011

Tags: disaster, disaster recovery, fatalities, flooding, levee, severe weather, storms, tornadoes, wind

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour announced residents and business owners in four additional counties can access federal emergency assistance programs after President Obama approved and expanded Mississippi’s federal disaster declaration for severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that affected the state. The additional counties are Chickasaw, Choctaw, Neshoba and Webster. These four counties will receive […] [...]

OSHA cites Quality Steel following fatality

by Associated Press Published: April 4,2011

Tags: fatalities, manufacturing, steel, workplace safety

CLEVELAND — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $46,935 for Quality Steel Corp. in Cleveland where a worked died in 2010 in a forklift accident. OSHA said in a news release today that the propane tank manufacturer was cited for 19 safety violations. OSHA says the safety violations included failing to […] [...]

Two workers die in Greenville Bridge accident

by Associated Press Published: March 3,2011

Tags: construction, fatalities, workplace safety

GREENVILLE — Authorities say a second worker has died of injuries suffered yesterday in an accident on the old Mississippi River Bridge between Mississippi and Arkansas. The old bridge between Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., is being dismantled after a new, bigger bridge was built about a half-mile up river. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson […] [...]

Workers suing company after power plant explosion

by Associated Press Published: September 10,2010

Tags: accident, energy, explosion, fatalities, injuries, utilities, workplace safety

HARTFORD, Conn. — Attorneys for nine people injured or killed in a Connecticut power plant explosion say they’re suing companies involved in building and overseeing the facility. The four lawyers filed lawsuits yesterday in Middletown Superior Court, alleging plant owner Kleen Energy Systems and some contractors failed to take precautions to prevent the February blast. […] [...]

U.S. highway fatalities hit 50-year low

by Associated Press Published: September 9,2010

Tags: accidents, fatalities, transportation, travel

WASHINGTON — The number of people dying on the nation’s roads has fallen to its lowest level in six decades, helped by a combination of seat belts, safer cars and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Transportation Department said late yesterday that traffic deaths fell 9.7 percent in 2009 to 33,808, the lowest number […] [...]

Alabama company fined following fatality

by Wally Northway Published: September 7,2010

Tags: accidents, fatalities, manufacturing, workplace safety

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited MDLG, doing business as Phenix Lumber Co., for 53 safety and health violations following the death of one worker and the critical injury of a second at its Phenix City, Ala., facility. Proposed penalties total $439,400.

 “Phenix Lumber failed to protect its […] [...]

Inspectors to resume search of mine

by Associated Press Published: June 21,2010

Tags: disaster, explosion, fatalities, mining, workplace safety

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Inspection teams are expected to continue searching the West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died in the industry’s worst U.S. disaster in 40 years. Owner Massey Energy says the teams are expected to return to the Upper Big Branch mine today. Teams of company and government workers are trying to make […] [...]

VT Halter Marine responds to OSHA fines

by Wally Northway Published: May 21,2010

Tags: fatalities, shipbuilding, workplace safety

VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc. (VT Systems), commented today on the OSHA citations and fines resulting from OSHA’s investigation of two fatalities and two injuries occurring at the VT Halter Marine (VTHM) Moss Point facility in November of 2009. “We deeply regret this tragic accident,” said Bill […] [...]

Report: Thirty-four people died in Toyotas this decade

by Associated Press Published: February 16,2010

Tags: automobile industry, fatalities, product safety

WASHINGTON — The government has received new complaints that bring to 34 the total number of alleged deaths in Toyota vehicles due to sudden acceleration since 2000, according to government data posted Monday. The government has received complaints during the past three weeks alleging 13 deaths. The deaths allegedly tied to this problem happened in […] [...]

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