HazMat in a Box – Confined Space

UPDATE: Names of deceased, injured released in Wayne County industrial accident

  Source: WITN The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the men who were killed and injured in an industrial accident Monday night. Deputies say the accident happened at SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. on U.S. 117 in Goldsboro around 6 p.m. Monday. Deputies say Dennis Martin, 51 of Goldsboro, and Daniel Craig Anderson, 33 of Dudley, were ...

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Construction worker dies after chimney fall at Yale

Source: AP and FOX61 NEW HAVEN — A worker who fell 60 feet into a confined space on Saturday died from his injuries. Yale University Police initially responded to calls of a crisis situation at the Central Power Plant on 120 Tower Parkway, shortly before 10:30 a.m . According to fire officials, a 53-year-old workman fell into a smokestack while ...

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OSHA – Meatpacking District fatality ‘completely avoidable’

According to a report released this week by OSHA the death of the 22 year-old worker from Queens, Carlos Moncayo, was ‘completely avoidable’.  Moncayo was buried alive when the 14 foot deep trench he was working in for a new Restoration Hardware collapsed. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the project’s general ...

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Danger underestimated in manure pits

Below is an excellent article on the dangers of methane asphyxiation. According to Colleen Kottke of www.wisfarmer.com It’s a tragic tale that has become all too common. A farm worker enters a manure pit to perform a simple maintenance task; probably one he’s done many times before. Only this time he is overcome by the deadly gases released during composition of ...

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Confined space rescue in Mesa

FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com Source Fox 10 News MESA, Ariz. – MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say two construction workers were injured in an accident at a work site along the Loop 202 freeway in west Mesa. Mesa Fire and Medical spokesman Forrest Smith says the workers suffered “crushing type injuries” Tuesday morning while they were in a 4-foot-deep ...

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Seattle employer fined $424,850 for safety and health violations

Source: http://lni.wa.gov/News/2015/pr150730a.asp Inadequate emergency response plan for fuel spills one of many concerns Tumwater – A marine terminal operator in Seattle is facing more than $400,000 in fines from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) in connection with multiple serious safety and health violations at its facility on Harbor Island. L&I recently cited Seattle Bulk Shipping for more than ...

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Seattle employer fined more than $215,000 for serious safety and health violations

Source : http://www.lni.wa.gov/ Tumwater – A Seattle employer has been cited for multiple serious workplace health violations after a worker became entangled in a rotating shaft while working inside a confined space. In connection with the citation, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) fined Industrial Container Services $215,250 for exposing workers to serious harm or even death. L&I cited the ...

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Purdue reports grain entrapments up nationwide in 2014

Source: Purdue Extension The number of grain bin entrapments and resulting fatalities in the U.S. rose last year to their highest levels since 2010, due in part to the large amount of grain being stored on farms after a record harvest, a Purdue University expert says. Bill Field, professor of agricultural health and safety, said the risk was greatest for ...

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Fire department goes down the tubes; Confined space rescue – Harrison Daily

Reposted from Harrison Daily Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2015 6:45 am | By DAVID HOLSTED davidh@harrisondaily.com If by chance, while he’s in Harrison on Christmas Eve, Santa Clause ever gets stuck going down a chimney, there will be people who can extract him. Members of the Harrison Fire Department recently got some training in confined space rescue. Conducted by Nick ...

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