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WI Firm Fined for Machine Hazards

Koller Industries, operating as Aurora Castings Services, is facing $ 206,291 in fines for continually exposing employees to machine hazards at the facility in Niagara, Wisconsin, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSH …

VMware Clears Vulnerabilities

VMware released updates for its ESXi and vCenter Server to address command injection and information disclosure vulnerabilities. ESXi and vCenter updates address multiple vulnerabilities including: CVE-2017-16544: VMware ESXi command injection vulnerab …

Chemical Fire Sparks Blast at GA Plant

A hazardous chemical fire sparked an explosion at a Georgia manufacturing plant early Friday morning, leaving one person injured and forcing school closures and evacuations across Calhoun County. Calhoun firefighters got the call at 1:15 a.m. for a fir …

Chemical Maker Fined for IL Chem Release

Chemical manufacturer, Flint Hills Resources, will pay a fine of $850,000 stemming from a pollution incident in 2014. The chemical manufacturer reached a consent order with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office Friday that addresses a lawsuit …

Chemical Leak, Vapor Cloud Force Evac

A hydrochloric acid leak at a southeast Lubbock, TX, chemical company produced a vapor cloud, prompting an evacuation and a HazMat response Thursday morning, officials said. At 7:07 a.m. Thursday, Lubbock Fire Rescue (LFR) got the call to Hydrite Chemi …

Gas Leak at CT Plant Creates HazMat Report

A gas leak Sunday at a plant on Spring Street in Naugatuck, CT, closed the street for several hours as officials dealt with a hazardous materials (HazMat) incident. Firefighters got the call to a fire alarm at 162 Spring St., the former YoCrunch plant, …

PA Copper Plant Blast Ruled an Accident

An investigation into an explosion that injured four workers at the Hussey Copper manufacturing facility in Leetsdale Industrial Park in Leetsdale, PA, ended Friday with the incident being ruled accidental. The explosion occurred early on the morning o …

Worker Injured at PA Cement Plant

A worker was sent to the hospital for a leg injury after an incident Friday at a cement plant in Northampton County in Pennsylvania. The incident occurred just after 9 a.m. at Lehigh Hanson’s Lehigh Cement Company in Nazareth, PA. Lehigh Hanson said th …

OH Auto Parts Maker Settles Safety Issues

Faurecia Emissions Control Systems NA LLC reached an agreement that calls for the Franklin, Ohio-based auto parts manufacturer to abate hazards and to pay penalties of $188,329, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) …

Adobe Clears Vulnerabilities in Flash

Adobe issued its September patches and among the vulnerabilities it cleared were three issues in Flash Player. One was Adobe Flash Player Desktop Runtime running 32.0.0.238 and earlier. The second was Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome running 32.0.0 …

Microsoft Clears 2 Zero Days

Microsoft fixed around 80 vulnerabilities, including two Zero Days, as part of the software giant’s September series of security updates. CVE-2019-1214 and CVE-2019-1215 are the case numbers for the Zero Days, which are elevation of privilege (EoP) hol …

Regulator Mishap Leads to Chemical Gas Leak

Residents of Sheffield, AL, were forced to evacuate Sunday morning after a chlorine gas leak at the Sheffield Wastewater Treatment Plant. Residents remained concerned, but Colbert County EMA Director Michael Smith said there is no need to worry. “So be …

HazMat Team Called to CA Metal Processing Plant Fire

A blaze broke out early Monday morning at a metal processing plant in the Miramar area in San Diego, CA, authorities said. The non-injury blaze was reported around 2:30 a.m. at a commercial building on Kenamar Drive, just south of Trade Street, said a …

2 Hurt after TX Petroleum Site Fire

Two workers were injured after a tanker caught fire at the Block T Petroleum site Friday in Henderson County, Texas, officials said. The fire was reported around 8 a.m. on Farm-to-Market road 317 south of Chandler, said Henderson County Sheriff Botie H …

Cisco Fixes Industrial Network Director Hole

Cisco fixed a vulnerability in the “plug-and-play” services component of its Industrial Network Director (IND) that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information on an affected device. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-1976) …

MI Recycling Facility Worker Killed

A 64-year-old Coldwater, MI, man was killed Friday morning in an industrial incident at the Real Alloy Coldwater South recycling facility in Coldwater, officials said. Mark Douglas Weller was struck by a piece of heavy industrial equipment and pronounc …

Fix Ready for Cardiology Product Issue

Change Healthcare recommends users arrange for installation of the supplied patch to handle an incorrect default permissions vulnerability in its Change Healthcare Cardiology, Horizon Cardiology, McKesson Cardiology, according to a report with CISA. Su …

Safety Whistleblower Victims Awarded $1M

Two former employees of a Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer ended up awarded over $1 million in damages after a jury found the company and its owner fired them in retaliation for their participation in a federal safety investigation. On April …

2 Workers Burned by Chemical at Distillery

Two workers suffered serious burns after coming into contact with a chemical liquid at a distillery. Emergency services got the call to the site in Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland, shortly after 4.30 p.m. Wednesday. A 25-year-old man is being treated …

Sulfuric Acid Leak 3M AL Plant

A failed gasket on a pipe led to a sulfuric acid release at the 3M plant in Decatur, AL, earlier this month, officials said. The company spokesperson said 391 gallons leaked, but did not go into the nearby Tennessee River. A 3M spokesperson released a …

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