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Safety Probe at UK Nuke after 4 Incidents

Investigations launched into four safety incidents at the Hunterston B nuclear power station in North Ayrshire, UK, said the country’s nuclear watchdog. The plant’s operator, EDF Energy, is examining three incidents that took place between April and Ju …

Cisco Fixes 2 Critical, 5 High Vulnerabilities

Cisco has fixes ready to go for two critical and five high vulnerabilities where an attacker could exploit them and take control of an affected system. The two vulnerabilities rated critical are Small Business 220 Series Smart Switches Remote Code Exec …

Chrome Updates with 4 Security Fixes

Google added a new version of Chrome to the stable channel with 76.0.3809.100 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which will roll out shortly the coming days/weeks. The update includes four security fixes, two of which ended up contributed by external researc …

Mixer Leak Leads to NC Asphalt Plant Blaze

An over-pressurized mixer leaked 1,500 gallons of liquid asphalt, causing a fire at the Statesville, NC, Maymead plant Monday night. As a result, operations at portions of the plant have ceased indefinitely as of Tuesday, said area manager Mary Katheri …

Worker Suing Exxon after Baytown Blaze

A contractor badly burned in last Wednesday’s explosion and fire at an ExxonMobil refinery in Texas said he’s suing the company. When the fire erupted at the Baytown refinery, 38-year-old contractor Alvaro Coronel got caught by the flames. “I thought I …

VMware Clears Pixel Shader Holes

VMware cleared pixel shader out-of-bounds read/write vulnerabilities in its VMware vSphere ESXi (ESXi), VMware Workstation Pro/Player (Workstation), and VMware Fusion Pro/Fusion (Fusion). VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain out-of-bounds read/w …

Barrel Maker Fined for Repeated Amputations

Missouri Cooperage Company LLC, a subsidiary of Independent Stave Company, is facing $413,370 in fines for exposing employees to amputation, noise, and other safety and health hazards at the spirits and wine barrel-making facility in Lebanon, Missouri, …

Chlorine Leak Forces Water Plant Evac

There was a hazardous materials (HazMat) incident Thursday morning when a Town of Bath, WV, water treatment facility worker, during a normal chlorine cylinder change, noted the odor of chlorine. Workers followed the facility safety procedure to check f …

Cosmetics Maker Fires Force HazMat Cleanup

A two-day cleanup operation ended Thursday at a Reading, PA, private label shampoo and cosmetics maker after two fires melted plastic drums containing chemicals which allowed them to mix resulting in the release of noxious fumes. The investigation into …

Cisco Fixes Switch Software Buffer Overflow

Cisco fixed a vulnerability in the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) subsystem of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Mode Switch Software could allow an adjacent, unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial of service (D …

Google Releases Latest Chrome

The Chrome 76 web browser moved to the stable channel for all supported platforms. Google Chrome 76.0.3809.87 is now available and it contains bug and security fixes. The update includes 43 security fixes, including these holes found by outside researc …

Crushed Vehicle Causes CA Recycling Center Fire

A fire started inside a compactor in the process of crushing a vehicle Saturday at a Santa Maria, CA, recycling center, fire officials said. The fire broke out Saturday morning at SA Recycling, located in the 1600 block of W. Betteravia Rd. Firefighter …

Blasts Hit IL Metal Scrap Yard

A metal recycling facility in Belleville, IL, suffered from explosions and a fire Saturday, fire officials said. Thinking an old car or a gas tank exploded, fire crews got the call to John Paule Metal Recycling’s scrapeyard in Belleville just after 2 p …

Ammonia Leak from Faulty Valve Forces Evac

An ammonia leak at Taylor Farms in Salinas, CA, forced evacuations Sunday afternoon. An ammonia system was being worked on and the cause of the leak was due to a valve failing, said Salinas acting fire battalion chief Keith Emery. A cloud of ammonia wa …

Blaze at OR Plastic Recycling Facility

A fire broke out at the ORPET plastic recycling facility in St. Helens, OR, Sunday. Several bins that hold plastic for recycling caught fire, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air, said officials at the Columbia River Fire & Rescue. The fire was mostly contained to large stacks of plastic squares for recycling consisting of plastic, such as soda and water bottles.

WI Lumber Mill Fined after Fatality

Pukall Lumber Company Inc. – a lumber mill in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin – is facing $348,467 in fines for exposing employees to multiple safety hazards following a worker fatality, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

Safety Fines for Fabric Product Maker

U.S. Nonwoven Corp. – a home and personal care fabric product manufacturer – is facing $287,212 in fines for repeat and serious safety violations after an employee suffered a fractured hand at the plant in Hauppauge, New York, said officials at the Occ …

OH Glass Plant Faces Big Safety Fines

Fuyao Glass America is facing $724,380 in fines for nine repeated and 13 serious violations at its Moraine, OH, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Violations include exposing employees to electrical sa …

Mobile Surveillanceware on Android

Monokle is a sophisticated set of custom Android surveillanceware tools developed by the Russia-based company, Special Technology Centre, Ltd, (STC) which was sanctioned by the U.S. Government related to interference in the 2016 US presidential electio …

Huge Botnet Hits Victim Firm

A massive botnet attack hit an entertainment industry user earlier this spring, said officials at security provider, Imperva. It was the largest Layer 7 DDoS attack Imperva has ever seen with the botnet coordinating 402,000 different IPs, lasting 13 da …

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