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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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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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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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Niece Products of Kansas faces more than $60K in fines for endangering workers

Reposted from: KOAM Updated: Mar 12, 2015 11:40 AM PDT FORT SCOTT, KANSAS – Workers welding inside steel tanks were exposed to toxic fumes because their employer lacked an effective program to protect them, an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. Niece Products of Kansas received 15 serious safety and health citations, ...

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Confined Space Rescue – Case Study – Part 1

Editors Note: Confined space rescue is generally placed in the technical rescue discipline, however anybody that instructs or has been on confined space incidents knows that hazardous materials are involved, perhaps, more times than not.  This is Part 1 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.  Each training point aims to improve your response to ...

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