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MI Manufacturer Fined after Amputation

Tuff Automation Inc. paid a civil money penalty of $28,474 after a 17-year-old employee suffered an amputation of his right index finger while operating an unguarded band saw at the Grand Rapids, Michigan, manufacturing facility, said officials at the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The minor also suffered significant nerve damage to […]

Gas Heater Cause of MA Micro Brewery Blaze

After a two-alarm fire caused by a malfunctioning gas heater on Monday, Start Line Brewing Company in Hopkinton, MA, will close for about a week to clean everything up. “The brewery is mostly unaffected,” said Start Line owner Ted Twinney in a published report. “We’re going to be closed for a week or so while […]

Blast, Fire Flattens TX Oil Tanks

One oil tank exploded and ignited a fire in another sending a huge plume of dark smoke over part of Liberty County, TX, Tuesday. Little is left of the tanks following the fires after the blaze broke out 11 a.m. along County Road 2018 near Daisetta. RELATED STORIES Fire Destroys NJ Paper Plant 2 Hurt […]

Fire Destroys NJ Paper Plant

A massive blaze that appeared to have started in a warehouse burned for hours at a New Jersey paper plant Wednesday. Fire crews got the call to the Marcal Paper Mills in Elmwood Park Wednesday afternoon, as raging flames visible from miles away consumed the building. RELATED STORIES 2 Hurt in Electrical Fire at TX […]

AL Nuke gets Confirmatory Order

A confirmatory order ended up issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Co.’s Farley nuclear power plant near Columbia, AL. The order issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is the result of an agreement reached during an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mediation session completed Sept. 22, involving the handling of safeguards documents containing restricted plant security […]

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