Your one-stop web resource providing safety and security information to manufacturers

Incidents

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 …

Company Owner Killed by Steel Beam

The owner of Colonial Surface Solutions in Columbus Grove, Ohio, died in an industrial incident after a steel beam struck him, officials said. Darren E. Langhals, 53, of Columbus Grove, died when workers moving a steel beam struck him in the head aroun …

Worker Trapped at FL Warehouse

A worker was seriously injured in an industrial incident Friday morning at the C&S Wholesale Grocers distribution center near Baldwin, FL, said officials at the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. Firefighters got the call just after 7 a.m. to the …

Worker Critical after Shock from Machine

A DeKalb Molded Plastics worker is in the hospital after suffering an electric shock while maintaining a machine, officials said. Larry Griffin Jr. remained in critical condition after the 1:30 p.m. incident Thursday at DeKalb Molded Plastics in Butler …

Apple Fixes Holes in Multiple Products

Apple released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products where a remote attacker could leverage them to take control of an affected system. In the fix, the company handles 44 flaws in macOS Mojave, 37 in iOS, 23 in Safari, 32 in …

Main Break Leads to Spilled Raw Sewage

There was a sewer main break in Swansboro, NC, at 7:30 a.m. Monday where a washed out ditch bank had eroded and undercut the sewer main resulting in 15,000 gallons of sewage to leak, officials said. Line technicians found the washed-out ditch bank alon …

All OK after CA Refinery Flaring Incident

Firefighters and other first-responders are monitoring a flaring incident at the Marathon refinery in Contra Costa County, CA. Source: Facebook A flaring incident at a refinery sent a large plume of smoke over central and east Contra Costa County, CA, …

Pin It on Pinterest