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  • OSHA cites Wisconsin paper mill

    A federal safety agency has cited a Wisconsin paper mill for allegedly failing to protect workers from exposure to sulfur dioxide vapors.

  • Probe finds scant oversight of chemical plants

    The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say. Outdated federal policies, poor information sharing with states and a raft of industry exemptions point to scant federal oversight, says a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

  • OSHA orders BNSF to reinstate 2 workers, back pay

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were illegally fired after reporting they suffered a back injury at work.

  • Rail tanker cleaning inspections lacking

    Federal inspectors responsible for workplace safety appear not to know which firms and how many firms handle the dangerous task of cleaning the inside of railroad tankers that carry petrochemicals, a Houston Chronicle investigation has found.

  • Safety training center opens in Gonzales

    Contract workers employed in the construction, power and petrochemical industries will be able to get federally mandated training at a new $2.8 million center in Gonzales.

  • S. Idaho company fined after worker injured

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a south-central Idaho home-construction company after a worker suffered serious injuries at a job site.

  • In this photo provided by Rose Viveiros, first responders work at the center ring after a platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Providence, R.I. At least nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Rose Viveiros) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Clip suspected in circus accident; 8 hospitalized

    Investigators suspect that a snapped clip sent eight aerial acrobats plummeting 20 feet or more during a daring act in which performers dangle from their hair. One injured performer told her father she didn't notice anything amiss before her "plunge into darkness."

  • Clear Lake company punished for firing driver

    A federal agency has ordered a Clear Lake company to rehire a truck driver who had raised safety concerns.

  • OSHA cites Chevron for explosion that killed woman

    Chevron's Pascagoula refinery has been fined $24,000 related to the November explosion and fire that left one employee dead, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • Feds seek fines over grain-dust hazards in Montana

    A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure workers weren't exposed to grain-dust hazards in Montana.

  • California rail line fined for worker deaths

    Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two track workers who were killed by a train the officials said was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision.

  • OSHA fines Port of Portland terminal operator

    The company that operates the Port of Portland's container terminal has been fined $18,360 following a safety inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • OSHA could take over Arizona division

    Arizona's disdain for what many say is an all-too powerful federal government could grow if a disagreement over federal construction standards is not resolved.

  • Company fined for ballpark worker's death

    Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health is fining a company nearly $52,000 for violations following an accident that killed a demolition worker on a new St. Paul Saints ballpark.

  • Oregon fines wild cat sanctuary in mauling case

    Oregon safety officials have fined a suburban Portland wild cat sanctuary $5,600 for two serious violations, one of which likely contributed to an employee being mauled to death by a cougar.

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