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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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20 salad workers hospitalized in chemical spill

Source: The Californian  Natalie Jacewicz Tracy CA – A toxic stew of chemicals spilled at a Taylor Farms processing plant last week, sending 20 workers to the hospital with symptoms ranging from nosebleeds to vomiting and fainting. A worker called emergency services to report the Oct. 15 spill at the plant in Tracy, California. When employees arrived at work, they ...

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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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OSHA releases documents filed in complaint against Dow Chemical

According to a report by Joshua Schneyer and Brian Grow in Reuters today:   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday released hundreds of pages of documents related to Dow Chemical (DOW.N) and a whistleblower complaint that was filed last year by Kimberly Wood, a former fraud investigator at the company. The documents are being released in response to ...

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Hazmat Leak Causes Road Closures in Santa Fe Springs

Source: NBC LA A carbon dioxide leak from a 40,000-pound tanker prompted authorities to close roads in Santa Fe Springs early Tuesday morning, firefighters said. The leak was reported around 2 a.m. at Airgas, Inc., a dry ice production company in the 9800 block of Jordan Circle. Firefighters responded to a report of tanker leaking carbon dioxide behind the building, ...

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Faulty sensor causes chemical spill at Haviland Enterprises

Source:  mlive.com  By John Tunison | jtunison@mlive.com GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A failure with a tank level sensor caused a small chemical spill at Haviland Enterprises, a Grand Rapids company with a recent spike in chemical accidents. The sensor failure at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, caused a sodium hydroxide tank to overflow into a concrete containment area at the ...

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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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Indiana County hazmat crews treat nearly two dozen workers for cadmium exposure at Homer City plant

By Renatta Signorini Source: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/8819468-74/exposure-exposed-richards#ixzz3hDzZPrlc One person was admitted to Indiana Regional Medical Center Tuesday and nearly 20 others were treated after they were exposed to cadmium at an industrial plant, according to spokesman Mark Richards. Hazmat crews treated a number of people — fewer than 20 —at the hospital Tuesday afternoon after they were exposed to the metal. Richards ...

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