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  • No Charges to be Filed in Kansas Grain Elevator Explosion

    November 10, 2016

    No criminal charges will be filed against Bartlett Grain Co., the owner of a grain elevator in Atchison, KS that exploded in 2011 killing 6 and injuring 2, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas announced Thursday. “Based on...

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  • Processing Plant Explosion Injures Two

    November 7, 2016

    Two employees were hospitalized after an explosion at Jamaica Broilers processing facility in St. Catherine, Jamaica November 6. According to the company, the incident occurred at about 2pm (local) at the Best Dressed Chicken further processing facility. The injuries were not considered...

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  • Explosion Vent Activation Notification on Mobile Phone

    October 28, 2016

    Elfab Ltd combines traditional explosion vent detection with GSM technology to provide a modern and wire-free burst detection system specifically designed to provide instantaneous notification of explosion vent activation within remote conditions. Elfab manufactures full opening, non-...

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  • OSHA Fines Animal Feed Site $101K for Grain Dust Explosion Risk, Other Hazards

    October 27, 2016

    A Nebraska animal feed company was cited for 25 serious and one other-than-serious workplace safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 26 after an agency investigation revealed the company exposed workers to the risk of...

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  • U.S. Workplace Injury and Illness Rates Drop in 2015

    October 27, 2016

    2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2015, or three cases per the equivalent of 100 full-time workers, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In all, there were 48...

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  • J.M. Smucker Fined $60K after Finger Amputated on Valve

    October 25, 2016

    A J.M. Smucker Company facility in Orrville, OH was issued with one repeated and one serious safety violation on Oct. 21 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a worker amputated a fingertip on a valve at the site this July, the federal...

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  • OSHA Fines Paper Company $68K after Bag Machine Amputation

    October 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the AJM Packaging Corp. facility in Folkston, GA on Oct. 18 for one repeated safety violation after a worker’s finger was partially amputated this July, the agency announced Thursday. OSHA is...

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  • OSHA Updates Safety and Health Program Recommendations

    October 19, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an update its Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs guidelines, taking changes in the workplace, economy, and safety and health issues, the agency announced Tuesday. This is the first...

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  • Explosion at S. Korea Chemical Plant Kills 1, Injures 4

    October 19, 2016

    An explosion in a silo at a South Korean chemical plant Wednesday killed one worker and left four others with injuries, South Korean news service Yonhap and Chinese state news service Xinhua reported separately. A silo of Terephthalic acid, a raw material used to manufacture polyester, caught on...

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  • Recovery Efforts Continue After Explosion at BASF Plant

    October 18, 2016

    Two firefighters were killed and one person remains missing after an explosion Monday morning at the north harbor site of BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany chemical manufacturing complex, the German chemical company said in an update issued Tuesday morning. Eight people were seriously injured from...

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