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Worker’s Arm Amputation Brings Safety Fines

Jimmie Crowder Excavating and Land Clearing Inc. is facing $81,833 in fines for exposing employees to amputation and other safety hazards at the company’s facility in Tallahassee, Florida, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administra …

Packaging Maker Fined after Worker Burned

Graphic Packaging International LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based paper product manufacturer, is facing $211,400 in fines for exposing employees to hot steam, and failing to ensure the use of proper hazardous energy control methods, said officials at the …

Cisco Clears Critical, High Vulnerabilities

Cisco released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products where a remote attacker could exploit them and take control of an affected system. In all Cisco updated nine vulnerabilities, one of which was labeled critical, three were …

AK Seafood Firm Faces Repeat Safety Fines

Westward Seafoods, Inc. is facing a fine of $91,852 for exposing workers to machine guarding and struck-by hazards, said officials at the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Alaska OSHA). The company is facing two repeat and three ser …

OK Saw Maker Fined for Workplace Hazards

HE&M Inc., a Pryor, Oklahoma-based metalworking band saw manufacturer, is facing $187,533 in fines for exposing employees to fall, machine guarding, struck-by, and electrical hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

Gas Main Break Secured

Homes were evacuated after a high pressure gas main break on Chicago’s South Side. A hazardous materials incident on the South Side of Chicago ended up secured after a gas main break Thursday morning forced an evacuation, officials said. Construction c …

Chem Fire Forces Shelter-in-Place

There was poor visibility around the former Beaver Alkali Products property in Rochester, PA, because of a chemical release. A shelter-in-place order forced Rochester, PA, residents inside after a chemical fire broke out and then rekindled at a former …

Welding Blast Kills Oilfield Services Worker

A worker for an oilfield services company died Sunday morning after an oil tank exploded at a location in El Reno, OK. Shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday, Travis Farley, 48, was killed while he was working on a tank when combustible vapors inside caused an e …

NJ Chem Plant Catches Fire, Again

A fire broke out at the Alden Leeds chlorine plant where a similar type of blaze started up in May. A fire broke out at the same chlorine plant that was the scene of a fire in May, said firefighters in Kearny, NJ. The Kearny Fire Department responded t …

Fire at MN Coal Processing Site

A small fire broke out at the United Taconite coal processing site Wednesday afternoon in Forbes, MN. United Taconite’s owner, Cleveland-Cliffs, said the fire occurred in a coal mill on one of the company’s furnace lines. RELATED STORIES Environment Hi …

Adobe Fixes Security Holes

Adobe’s July Patch Tuesday updated its Bridge CC, Dreamweaver, and Experience Manager. Experience Manager patched three vulnerabilities, while Bridge and Dreamweaver each updated one. RELATED STORIES Adobe Clears Critical Holes Adobe Releases May Secur …

Cisco Update ASA, FTD Software

Cisco has an update available to mitigate a vulnerability in the cryptographic driver for Adaptive Security Appliance Software (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the device to …

IL Metal Treating Firm Faces Safety Fines

Glendale Heights, IL-based Hudapack Metal Treating of Illinois Inc. is facing $181,662 in fines for 21 serious health and safety violations, said officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Investigators inspected the compa …

2 Hurt in Chem Spill at AL Chicken Plant

A Wayne Farms processing plant in Dothan, Alabama, evacuated its 500 workers after a chemical spill. A commercial supplier delivering and handling industrial chemicals June 26 accidentally caused a chemical reaction to occur in a building adjacent to t …

Evac Ordered after Chemical Release

Residents of two apartment buildings on Monitor Street were temporarily evacuated late Saturday after a chemical release from the Airgas facility in LaCrosse, WI, officials said. The La Crosse Fire Department responded to a possible chemical leak at 11 …

CA Fruit Processing Firm Fined

SFFI Company, Inc., also known as Simply Fresh Fruit, is facing $79,245 in fines after a worker’s hand was crushed while cleaning a rotating auger at its Vernon, CA, facility, said officials at California Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( …

VT Lumber Company Faces Safety Fines

Cersosimo Lumber Company, Inc., is facing $93,126 in fines after a worker was seriously injured when his foot became entangled in the unguarded chain and sprocket of a trim saw he was trying to unjam, said officials at the Vermont Occupational Safety a …

Cisco Updates Series of Vulnerabilities

Cisco released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple Cisco products where an attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Of the 18 vulnerabilities, 10 rated as high, seven where medium level and o …

VMware Handles SACK Issues

VMware cleared several vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel implementation of TCP Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) which may allow a malicious entity to execute a Denial of Service attack. There are two identifiable vulnerabilities associated with the L …

Google Patches Critical Android Holes

Google released the July set of patches for the Android operating system, handling 33 vulnerabilities, including 9 rated critical. The most severe of these is a critical security vulnerability in the Media framework that allows a remote attacker using …

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