Fishermen here and in other small communities dotting the southern marshes and swamplands of Barataria Bay are getting sick from the working on the cleanup, yet BP is assuring them they don’t need respirators or other special protection from the crude oil, strong hydrocarbon vapors, or chemical dispersants being sprayed in massive quantities on the oil slick.
Two refineries owned by oil giant BP account for 97 percent of all flagrant violations found in the refining industry by government safety inspectors over the past three years, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows.
Since April 5, when the Massey-owned Upper Big Branch mine exploded, killing 29 workers inside, Patriot’s 11 underground coal mines in Appalachia have racked up roughly 350 safety violations, according to a review of federal records by TWI.
Working 10 hours or more a day may harm the heart, according to a study of more than 10,000 British civil servants.
Whether it’s a failure to protect your workers against carbon monoxide, the silent killer, or a sleep-deprived employee getting into a fatal car accident on the drive to work, every job comes with potential hazards.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Lobo Tortilla Factory Inc. with one alleged willful, 22 alleged serious and two alleged other-than-serious violations following a safety and health inspection at the company’s worksite in Dallas. Penalties total $123,200.
Okeelanta Corp. faces fines totaling $45,775 for safety violations that raised the risk that workers would sustain cuts and amputations, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Friday.
The state has fined Santa Clara’s highly touted utility for safety violations connected with an unprecedented five-month closure of a power plant.
Herbert Redding was about 30 feet above the ground when he fell. He was wearing safety equipment, but investigators think that there may have been some rotting in the middle of the tree that gave way.
An electrician doing work at a Downtown Jersey City high-rise was rushed to the hospital early today with life-threatening second- and third-degree burns after power was restored to an electrical switch he thought was turned off, officials said.