Incidents

Concrete Factory Faces Safety Fines

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands-based High Quality Concrete is facing $90,217 in fines for crushing and other hazards following an employee fatality on Sept. 6, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA cited the c …

Trojan Jumping on Pandemic Bandwagon

A banking Trojan that acquired the ability to insert fake text messages into the inbox of a regular SMS app back earlier this month, now picked up a new functionality that attempts to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic. Once downloaded on a vic …

Adobe Fixes Cloud Application

Adobe released a security update to address a vulnerability in Creative Cloud Desktop Application where an attacker could exploit it to take control. Adobe’s suite of design apps for Windows is vulnerable to a Time Of Check To Time Of Use (TOCTTOU) rac …

Worker Killed in Pipeline Replacement Project

A worker died on a sub-contracted jack-up accommodation barge Seafox Deema when one of the vessel’s cranes collapsed into the water off the Qatari coast, said officials at Italy’s Saipem and Dutch contractor Seafox. “While the detailed investigation is …

HazMat Call to NY Manufacturing Facility

A bulging drum of hydrogen peroxide at Knowles Manufacturing in Madison County, New York, prompted a hazardous materials response last Wednesday. The Syracuse Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Response Team(HazMat) ended up called to assist after t …

Workarounds for Microsoft RCE Attacks

Microsoft released workarounds to help fend off limited targeted attacks that could leverage un-patched vulnerabilities in the Adobe Type Manager Library. Two remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Windows when the Windows Adobe …

NJ Food Maker Faces Safety Fines

D.O. Productions LLC is facing $77,184 in fines for lockout/tagout violations after unguarded machinery caused severe hand injuries to an employee at the frozen food manufacturer’s Lodi, New Jersey, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety a …

Filament Maker Fined for Machine Hazards

Arcola, Illinois-based Monahan Filaments LLC is facing $258, 271 in fines for violations of machine safety standards after an employee suffered severe injuries, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The manufacture …

Cisco Fixes SD-WAN Issues

Cisco released fixes to address multiple vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN Solution software, where an attacker could leverage them to take control of a system. Cisco fixed three issues rated high and two rated medium. There is one vulnerability in Cisco S …

Adobe Clears Critical, Important Vulnerabilities

Adobe released security fixes in at least four products suffering from critical vulnerabilities where an attacker could potentially exploit some of them to take control of a system. The critical vulnerabilities are in: Acrobat and Reader ColdFusion Bri …

Plant Injuries Lead to Safety Fine

An Ontario, Canada, contractor taking on a renovation project at an industrial plant in Kitchener, Ontario is facing a $55,000 fine for an incident that left two workers with fall-related injuries in July 2018. Ball Construction Inc. pleaded guilty in …

NC Rendering Plant Blast Hurts 5

An explosion at a Valley Proteins animal rendering plant in Rose Hill, North Carolina severely injured five workers. The workers were airlifted to the burn center at a local hospital after the March 11 blast. Rose Hill is about 90 miles south of Raleig …

Worker Dies after being Hit by Machine Part

A worker died after an industrial incident at Progress Rail in McCook, IL, last week. Matt Barr, 37, an employee of North Mankato, MN-based Kato Engineering, was working at Progress Rail on Tuesday morning when he was struck by a machine part, accordin …

Plant Operator Hurt in Chemical Exposure

An IXOM plant staff member suffered serious injuries when he was hurt by chemical exposure during a routine procedure, officials said. In spite of the injury, the plant is operating as normal after the incident at the Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, faci …

Microsoft Update for SMB RCE Issue

Microsoft released an out-of-band security update to address a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3). In the vulnerability (CVE-2020-0796), a remote attacker could exploit the issue to take control of an af …

VMware Patches Holes in Product Lines

VMware released security updates to handle an address use-after-free and privilege escalation vulnerabilities. Products suffering from the issues include: VMware Workstation Pro/Player (Workstation) VMware Fusion Pro/Fusion (Fusion) VMware Horizon Clie …

HazMat Chemical Fire at Canadian Potash Mine

A chemical fire at the Vanscoy Nutrien Potash mine site is out, but regular operations have been discontinued for now, officials said. At the time of the Saturday night fire, Vanscoy was operating at half capacity, said Nutrien spokesman Will Tigley. “ …

HazMat Release at SC Adhesives Plant

A minor incident at a Simpsonville, SC, plant led to an odorous smell releasing out into parts of the city Saturday, but officials said there is no danger to the public. Residents around the facility said the odor smelled like garlic, while others repo …

Suncor Refinery Fined after CO Vapor Release

Commerce City, CO-based energy refinery company, Suncor, reached a $9 million settlement with the State of Colorado over air quality violations. Suncor Commerce City Refinery experienced an issue in December at one of its units setting off the vapor re …

Contractor Killed at LA Refinery

A contractor working for Turner Industries Group died following a workplace incident Monday at the Citgo refinery in Sulphur, LA. The Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office said the employee was transported to a local hospital after the incident where the w …

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