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Apple Releases Security Update

If it was good enough to fix one time, why not twice as Apple fixed a flaw for a second time after it accidentally reintroduced a vulnerability in a software update. iOS 12.4.1, which released Monday, contains a security fix that was patched in May in …

TVA Reinstates Fired Safety Whistleblower

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) must reinstate a former employee who ended up placed on paid administrative leave, and then later terminated in retaliation for raising nuclear safety concerns, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Admin …

Mining Incident Kills Worker Down Under

A worker died after a wall collapse at a mine in Australia’s Northern Territory with industry officials warning further risks remain at the site. The 59-year-old was buried under rock and soil while working at the Bootu Creek manganese mine, about 110 …

Worker Killed in Machining Incident

A Rose Corp. worker died Thursday in a work-related incident involving heavy machinery at the Reading, PA, facility, officials said. Wilfred Santiago, 75, of West Reading, PA, died at the scene, officials said. The incident is under investigation, and …

Bitdefender Clears Antivirus Hole

Bitdefender resolved an untrusted search path vulnerability in the ServiceInstance.dll library versions 1.0.15.119 and lower, as used in Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2020 versions prior to 1.0.15.138, which could allow an attacker to load an arbitrary DL …

Chem Leak Caught Before it was Noticed

An anhydrous ammonia leak at Reddy Ice in Shreveport, LA, triggered a massive response from Shreveport HazMat crews Tuesday afternoon. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is still monitoring the building periodically, according to the Shrevep …

Cisco Clears Multiple Vulnerabilities

Cisco released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, Unified Computing System (UCS) Director, and UCS Director Express for Big Data. A remote attacker could exploit these vulner …

IL Plant Cyanide Leak Leads to Fish Kill

A blast furnace failure led to a toxic wastewater chemical release from the ArcelorMittal facility last Monday that killing off fish in the east branch of the Little Calumet River, officials said. As a result, the steelmaker is conducting ongoing sampl …

MI Steelmaker Fined after Worker Falls in Vat of Acid

A South Lyon, MI-based steel manufacturer is facing a $32,500 fine after a worker fell into a vat of sulfuric acid and later died. Michigan Seamless Tube LLC is facing the fine after the Feb. 9 incident that led to the death of Daniel Hill, 54, said of …

Worker Dies at WI Produce Factory

A 53-year-old man died in an industrial incident at the Heartland Produce factory late last month in Kenosha, WI, officials said. David Unsinn of Kenosha died after an incident when he was performing a maintenance procedure at 9:15 a.m. July 30, Kenosh …

Machining Worker Dies in Incident

A Calgary man was killed in a workplace incident at Inland Machining Services (IMS) Friday, said officials at Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Bhupinder Singh Ubhi, 58, died in the incident which occurred at noon, OHS officials said. Ubhi …

WI Bakery Products Maker Faces Heavy Safety Fines

Choice Products, also known as Choice Bakery Products, is facing $782,526 in fines for willful, repeat and serious violations at its Eau Claire, WI, facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The baker product …

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 …

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