Incidents

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 …

Safety Incidents Eyed at Scotland Nuke

Hunterston nuclear power station in North Ayrshire, Scotland, has breached radiation safety rules and suffered five other problems with its safety systems, officials said. The latest report from the UK government watchdog, the Office for Nuclear Regula …

Workers Electrocuted at NM Site

Two workers died last Wednesday in an industrial incident south of Malaga, New Mexico, said officials at the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office. Nicholas D. Gerberich, 28, of Roswell, and Storm Hutchins, 24, of Carlsbad, were found unconscious and not breath …

Worker Dies in AL Chicken Plant Incident

A worker died in an industrial incident at a chicken processing plant in Alabama last Tuesday. Carlos Lynn, 39, died while cleaning equipment inside the plant owned by Tyson Foods, which is the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, …

ManageEngine Vulnerability Fixed

Zoho released a security update on a vulnerability affecting its ManageEngine Desktop Central build 10.0.473 and below where a remote attacker could exploit this issue to take control of an affected system. ManageEngine Desktop Central is a unified end …

Coronavirus Used in Malware Attacks

Who didn’t see this coming? The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is being used as bait in email spam attacks on targets around the globe. As the number of those afflicted continue to surge by thousands, campaigns using the dreaded and feared virus as a l …

Valve Leak Spills Produced Water in ND

A faulty valve connection led to a spill of 105,000 gallons of treated produced water in northwestern North Dakota last week, state officials said. The release was reported Feb. 24 at Justin SWD 1 saltwater disposal well, about five miles southwest of …

HazMat Called to MA Wire Company Blaze

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire at a wire production facility that uses hazardous materials in Shrewsbury, MA, Thursday morning. The Shrewsbury Fire Department is conducting an investigation with the Massachusetts Fire Marshal’s Offi …

Cisco Tackling High Rated Vulnerabilities

Cisco is in the process of addressing three vulnerabilities rated in the high risk category that affect products to where a remote attacker could leverage them to take control. In one issue, there is a vulnerability in the SSL implementation of the Cis …

OR Lumber Firm Fined after Amputation

Mid-Columbia Lumber Products is facing a $8,160 fine after a worker at a lumber facility suffered an amputated finger at its Madras, OR, facility, said officials at the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mid-Columbia Lumber Products …

Worker Killed in Lumber Yard Incident

Heavy rain played a role in the death of a worker at a Noxubee County, Mississippi, lumber mill Wednesday morning. Toya Smith, 45, died after being hit by a forklift around 4 a.m. at Shuqualak Lumber Company in Shuqualak, MS, said County Coroner R. L. …

No Standards Violated after Utility Worker Killed

APS (Arizona Public Service) did not violate any safety standards after an underground fire that killed an electrician working on a project in Phoenix last summer. Ricardo “Rico” Castillo, a 12-year employee of the electric utility, was killed in a fir …

5 Hurt in PA Munitions Plant Blast

An explosion at a munitions manufacturer in Greene Township, PA, in mid-February sent five people to the hospital, but it could have been worse, fire officials said. “On one of the production lines there was really a pretty minor explosion of product,” …

WA Chlorine Plant Fire Forces Shelter-in-Place

A fire at a chlorine plant in Longview, Washington, forced officials to warn nearby residents to shelter-in-place because of possible exposure to chlorine bleach vapors. Crews got the call Thursday night to an industrial structure fire at HASA, Inc. an …

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