Incidents

Worker Killed, Another Hurt in Scissor Lift Incident

One worker died and another one was critically injured in an industrial incident Thursday morning in northeast Oklahoma City, OK, officials said. The incident occurred inside a building that was under construction near Northeast 78th Street and the I-3 …

Google Updates Chrome Browser

Google’s Chrome browser stable channel version 80.0.3987.116 for Windows, Mac, and Linux will roll out to users over the coming days. The update includes five security fixes contributed by external researchers. Three of the vulnerabilities were labeled …

Adobe Fixes 2 Critical Vulnerabilities

Adobe released security updates to address two critical vulnerabilities in After Effects and Media Encoder where an attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. There is one critical out-of-bounds write vulnerabilit …

RAT Goes After Endpoints

A malware campaign utilizes malicious Microsoft Office documents (maldocs) to spread a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) called “ObliqueRAT.” These maldocs use malicious macros to deliver the second stage RAT payload, said Cisco Talos’ Asheer Malhotra in a po …

Safety Fines for GA Mulch Maker

Specialty mulch maker, Garick LLC, operating as Smith Garden Products, is facing $148,867 in fines for exposing employees to safety hazards at its Cumming, Georgia, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). I …

DE Rail Car Cleaning Facility Faces Safety Fines

Dana Rail Care is facing $371,276 in fines for workplace safety and health hazards at its facility in Wilmington, Delaware, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA initiated an inspection of the tank rail car cl …

VMware Patches vRealize Vulnerabilities

VMware released patches to handle multiple vulnerabilities in vRealize Operations for Horizon Adapter where a remote attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. In one issue, vRealize Operations for Horizon Adapter …

Cisco Clears Default Credential Vulnerability

In a series of vulnerability fixes, Cisco cleared one critical issue in its High Availability (HA) service of Cisco Smart Software Manager On-Prem that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access a sensitive part of the system with a high …

Pipeline ‘Source Water’ Spill in ND

A damaged gasket led to a spill of “source water” from a pipeline in Bowman County, North Dakota, Saturday, state officials said. Source water is fluid that is saltier than fresh water but less salty than “produced water,” which is an oil industry term …

Chemical Leak at IA Food Plant Forces Evac

More detail emerged from a HazMat incident at West Liberty Foods in West Liberty, Iowa, earlier this month that forced an evacuation of nearby residences. An employee at the food processing plant smelled an unusual odor outside of the building on its n …

Second Blast at Chesapeake Well Sites

There was an explosion at a Chesapeake well site in South Texas early Saturday morning after a nearby resident reported a series of loud bangs, officials said. The source of the noise was an over-pressured empty tank that exploded, according to an inci …

2 Workers Die after Pipeline Purging at Chem Plant

After a high pressure nitrogen hose ruptured and then caught fire, two workers died from burns from the blaze at a chemical plant on Jurong Island in Singapore earlier this month. A Singaporean and Indian national were among a group of workers who were …

MA Pharma Plant Reopens Day after Blasts

PCI Synthesis reopened for business Friday in Newburyport, MA, in its industrial park after a series of explosions caused by a chemical reaction that blew a hole through the roof a day earlier, officials said. No one was injured by the explosions early …

Fatality at VA Steel Fabricator

An Augusta County, VA, worker died in an industrial incident at a Verona workplace earlier this month. Thomas Breeden, 36, was attempting to slide tandem axles on a flatbed trailer Feb. 10 at Liphart Steel Co. in Verona when he became pinned, said offi …

Machine Kills CA Mushroom Plant Worker

A worker was found in a piece of equipment and died from his injuries at a local mushroom processing plant, said officials at the Monterey County, CA, Sheriff’s Office. Jose Fierros, 62, of Watsonville, CA, died after he was somehow caught in a piece o …

NY Cookie Maker Faces Safety Fines

Nonni’s Foods LLC is facing $221,257 in fines for exposing employees to falls and other hazards at its Ferndale, New York, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company is facing two willful, two seri …

Adobe Fixes Critical Vulnerabilities

While Microsoft cleared a huge amount of vulnerabilities, Adobe’s Patch Tuesday was almost as intense with its 40 security fixes that cleared a bunch of critical holes. The majority of the fixes were for its Adobe Framemaker, a document processor, acco …

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday Clears IE Zero Day

February’s Patch Tuesday has come and gone, but its memories will has for quite some time as it was one of the largest vulnerability fixing months in history, and it even included clearing a Zero Day in Internet Explorer. Microsoft fixed 99 vulnerabili …

GA Farm Fined after Worker Fatality

A Georgia farm is facing $128,004 in fines for safety violations after a worker was fatally injured in a forklift accident. The worker was pinned between a forklift load and a metal railing while doing maintenance work on a conveyor system at a Pearson …

CA Refinery Flaring Forces Worker Evac

A “process upset” at Chevron’s Richmond, California, refinery Monday morning triggered a flaring incident that forced the evacuation of less than 100 workers from the plant, said officials at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The employees e …

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