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Hazardous Chem Release Brings Safety Fines

Southcross Energy Partners GP LLC is facing $112,000 in fines for seven safety violations at its Gregory, Texas, natural gas processing facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Southcross is a Dallas-based midstream company with 320 employees and 12 at the Gregory facility. RELATED STORIES Safety Fines after Worker Crushed Intl […]

Safety Fines after Worker Crushed

Proper safety guards would have stopped a 1,500-pound steel roller before it crushed and killed a 59-year-old maintenance worker at D.R. Diedrich & Co. Ltd., said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). D.R. Diedrich & Co. Ltd., a Milwaukee leather manufacturer, failed to use devices that would have stopped the roller on […]

Intl Paper Employee’s Death ‘Preventable’

The death of an employee at International Paper Co.’s Ticonderoga, NY, plant was preventable if his employer provided proper safeguards and training, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The 57-year-old general mechanic was removing burned filter bags of combustible fly ash dust from a dust collector in the facility’s power plant […]

Schneider Fixes Password Storage Hole

Schneider Electric released patches to mitigate vulnerability of storing sensitive information in clear text in the InduSoft Web Studio and InTouch Machine Edition 2014 products, according to a report on ICS-CERT. Gleb Gritsai, Alisa Esage Shevchenko, Ilya Karpov, and the team from Positive Technologies Security discovered the vulnerability. RELATED STORIES Home Automation System Holes Fixed […]

Another Android Security Flaw

This has not been a good few weeks for security on Android. Because of a vulnerability in a multimedia processing component, a malicious application or Web page could crash Android devices, researchers said. RELATED STORIES Android Phones Open to Attack Android Devices Vulnerable to Memory Hole Android Factory Reset Not 100% Android Hole Allows Fake […]

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