Posts Tagged ‘workplace fatalities’

OSHA fines VT Halter following explosion

by Associated Press Published: May 20,2010

Tags: accident, explosion, workplace fatalities, workplace safety

ESCATAWPA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has filed shipbuilder VT Halter Marine $1.3 million following an investigation into last year’s deadly explosion aboard a tugboat. The Mississippi Press reports the Nov. 20 explosion killed two subcontractors and injured two others at the company’s shipyard in Escatawpa. VT Halter Marine CEO Bill Skinner […] [...]

Death toll rises at West Virginia coal mine

by Associated Press Published: April 6,2010

Tags: mining, workplace fatalities, workplace safety

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Rescue teams planned to search again today for four workers missing in a coal mine where a massive explosion killed 25 in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades, though officials said the chances were slim that the miners survived, and the search may not be able to start again […] [...]

Coal mine explosion takes seven lives

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2010

Tags: accident, coal mines, mining, workplace fatalities

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Rescue teams were trying to locate at least 19 trapped miners in a large underground coal mine where an explosion killed seven workers on Monday, the coal company and mine safety officials said. Nine rescue crews usually made up of six members each were at the mine that covers several square miles, […] [...]

Mueller appealing OSHA penalties

by Wally Northway Published: February 18,2010

Tags: OSHA, workplace fatalities, workplace safety

FULTON — Mueller Industries has appealed a $683,000 fine levied by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for alleged safety violations. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports John Hansen, Mueller’s vice president of manufacturing, confirmed the appeal was filed but declined to discuss specifics. The company was fined Jan. 25 by OSHA, which had conducted […] [...]

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