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NJ Chem Plant Catches Fire, Again

A fire broke out at the Alden Leeds chlorine plant where a similar type of blaze started up in May. A fire broke out at the same chlorine plant that was the scene of a fire in May, said firefighters in Kearny, NJ. The Kearny Fire Department responded t …

Fire at MN Coal Processing Site

A small fire broke out at the United Taconite coal processing site Wednesday afternoon in Forbes, MN. United Taconite’s owner, Cleveland-Cliffs, said the fire occurred in a coal mill on one of the company’s furnace lines. RELATED STORIES Environment Hi …

Adobe Fixes Security Holes

Adobe’s July Patch Tuesday updated its Bridge CC, Dreamweaver, and Experience Manager. Experience Manager patched three vulnerabilities, while Bridge and Dreamweaver each updated one. RELATED STORIES Adobe Clears Critical Holes Adobe Releases May Secur …

Cisco Update ASA, FTD Software

Cisco has an update available to mitigate a vulnerability in the cryptographic driver for Adaptive Security Appliance Software (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause the device to …

IL Metal Treating Firm Faces Safety Fines

Glendale Heights, IL-based Hudapack Metal Treating of Illinois Inc. is facing $181,662 in fines for 21 serious health and safety violations, said officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Investigators inspected the compa …

2 Hurt in Chem Spill at AL Chicken Plant

A Wayne Farms processing plant in Dothan, Alabama, evacuated its 500 workers after a chemical spill. A commercial supplier delivering and handling industrial chemicals June 26 accidentally caused a chemical reaction to occur in a building adjacent to t …

Evac Ordered after Chemical Release

Residents of two apartment buildings on Monitor Street were temporarily evacuated late Saturday after a chemical release from the Airgas facility in LaCrosse, WI, officials said. The La Crosse Fire Department responded to a possible chemical leak at 11 …

CA Fruit Processing Firm Fined

SFFI Company, Inc., also known as Simply Fresh Fruit, is facing $79,245 in fines after a worker’s hand was crushed while cleaning a rotating auger at its Vernon, CA, facility, said officials at California Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( …

VT Lumber Company Faces Safety Fines

Cersosimo Lumber Company, Inc., is facing $93,126 in fines after a worker was seriously injured when his foot became entangled in the unguarded chain and sprocket of a trim saw he was trying to unjam, said officials at the Vermont Occupational Safety a …

Cisco Updates Series of Vulnerabilities

Cisco released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple Cisco products where an attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. Of the 18 vulnerabilities, 10 rated as high, seven where medium level and o …

VMware Handles SACK Issues

VMware cleared several vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel implementation of TCP Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) which may allow a malicious entity to execute a Denial of Service attack. There are two identifiable vulnerabilities associated with the L …

Google Patches Critical Android Holes

Google released the July set of patches for the Android operating system, handling 33 vulnerabilities, including 9 rated critical. The most severe of these is a critical security vulnerability in the Media framework that allows a remote attacker using …

3 Workers Hurt after Ammonia Leak

Three Union Pacific workers were taken to the hospital last Friday after an ammonia leak in the Cheyenne, WY, rail yard. UP spokeswoman Kristen South says the incident occurred around 6 p.m., when the pressure-relief valve on a tank car of anhydrous am …

HazMat Call at MA Food Plant

A hazardous materials incident forced evacuations from a food manufacturing plant Monday night in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Firefighters responded to Monogram Gourmet Foods on Ballardvale Street where a HazMat team was on the scene as a precaution. RE …

Water Plant Worker Suffers Chemical Exposure

A worker was rushed to the hospital after being exposed to a chemical at the city Department of Environmental Protection water-treatment facility in Oakwood on Staten Island, NY, last Tuesday morning. “The employee was treated and released from the hos …

Evac Lifts after CA Plane Parts Maker Chem Fire

The presence of 650 gallons of nitric acid at a burning Simi Valley, CA, manufacturer last Tuesday prompted evacuations and shelter-in-place orders. It was unclear if the chemical ever caught fire at RSA Engineered Products, 110 W. Cochran St., but aut …

Cisco Clears 2 Critical DCNM Vulnerabilities

Cisco released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. RELATED STORIES Cisco Clears Multiple Holes, In …

Decryption Tool Stops Gandcrab Ransomware

A new decryption tool released last week for the latest version of the most prolific ransomware family GandCrab. This tool allows victims of ransomware to regain access to their information encrypted by hackers, without having to pay demanded ransoms. …

GA Wood Distributor Faces Safety Fines

Woodgrain Millwork Co. – operating as Woodgrain Distribution Inc. – is facing $125,466 in fines for exposing employees to chemical and struck-by hazards at the company’s distribution facility in Lawrenceville, Georgia, said officials at the Occupationa …

Renewable Fuel Contractor Killed at IN Plant

A contractor performing maintenance on a large auger was killed in an industrial accident at the Valero renewable fuel plant in Bluffton, IN. Ryan West, 42, of Bainbridge, Ohio, died in the incident last Wednesday, said the Wells County coroner. RELATE …

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