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Armor Fab Fined for Safety Issues

Point Blank Enterprises Inc., operating as The Protective Group in Miami Lakes, Florida, is facing $92,820 in fines for exposing employees to amputation and other safety hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA …

2 Injured in Casting Plant Blast

Two workers at a titanium casting manufacturing facility in Albany, OR, suffered injuries in an explosion Thursday. The fire broke out at Selmet Inc. just before 8 a.m. Thursday, said officials at the Albany Fire Department and Tangent Rural Fire Distr …

NY Food Packager Hit with Safety Fines

Arbre Group Holding, doing business as Holli-Pac Inc., is facing $200,791 in fines for willful and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at its Holley, New York, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Admin …

1 Hurt in Fire, Blast at ID Gas Facility

One worker suffered injuries after gas cannisters caught fire at the Norco facility in Boise, Idaho, Thursday morning, officials said. The fire was reported at the Norco facility off of Gowen Road at about 5:15 a.m. Employees were handling several empt …

Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation

Homes ended up evacuated until crews were able to stop a leak that sent plumes of anhydrous ammonia into an area around Collins, Iowa, Tuesday, officials said. Hazardous materials crews got the call around 11 a.m. Tuesday to Landus Cooperative, where a …

IN Chem Tank Facility Blast Leaves 3 Hurt

A flash explosion at a chemical tank cleaning business in northwestern Indiana Wednesday left three workers injured and the building destroyed, officials said. The blast occurred at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at T.A.C. East Inc. in an industrial area of East …

Comment Sought on PA Nuke License Renewal

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will meet in Delta, PA, Sept. 12 to discuss the agency’s draft Environmental Impact Statement on Exelon Generation Company’s application for an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station U …

MS Poultry Plant Fined after Workers Fall Ill

Wayne Farms LLC is facing $119,341 in fines for exposing employees to hazardous chemicals, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Wayne Farms is a poultry processing company in Laurel, Mississippi. On January 27, 12 …

Safety Fines for GA Countertop Maker

Atlanta Kitchen LLC is facing $132,604 in fines for exposing employees to amputation, silica, and other safety and health hazards at its Decatur, Georgia, manufacturing facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA …

GA Cabinet Maker Faces Safety Fines

Optima Stantron Corp., a subsidiary of Elma Electronic Inc., is facing $161,020 in fines for exposing employees to amputation, combustible dust, and other safety and health hazards at the Lawrenceville, Georgia, manufacturing facility, said officials a …

Worker Dies in Compactor Incident

A worker died August 2 when he fell into a compactor at Sustainable Solutions in Allen County, OH, officials said. Daryl W. Lucas, 69, of Delphos, was working at Sustainable Solutions, 160 N. Defiance Trail, when he fell into a compactor just after 9 a …

Worker Dies in Industrial Incident

A man fell from a machine and died at a construction facility in Falls Township, NJ, late last month. The incident occurred at Mount Industries in the 100 block of Pipe Mill Road in the Keystone Industrial Port Complex around 1:30 p.m.. Medics from the …

Worker Dies when Trapped Under Wood

A 19-year-old worker died after he became trapped under wood panels at a facility in Aurora, IL, Aurora Police said. The incident occurred Thursday morning just after 9:30 a.m. when police and Aurora Fire responded to a 911 call for an employee trapped …

Exxon Faces Another Suit after TX Plant Fire

The lawsuits continue to pile up. This one is another environmental suite filed against ExxonMobil after 20 million gallons of contaminated water used to fight a fire at the Baytown plant spilled into the Houston Ship Channel. The lawsuit claims during …

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 …

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