BP, Massey Energy and Tesoro all have hauled out plaques celebrating safety achievements to deflect allegations of corporate recklessness in the aftermath of explosions in April that killed 47 of their workers.
It is difficult enough forecasting the oil price. But modeling potential disaster is in another league altogether.
With thousands of people engaged in oil spill cleanup throughout the state, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants workers to know the risks and workers’ rights involved in such work.
Imagine being sent to get a second medical opinion about your fatal lung disease from the same doctor you went to the first time. Then imagine having the differences of opinion between multiple doctors about your fatal condition resolved by someone who is not a doctor.
Over the past three decades, more than 680 Kansans have been killed on the job. Nearly one in 10 died while working at a grain elevator.
Police said a cleaning man was taken to a hospital after being sucked into a machine at a sausage-making company in Danvers, Mass.
A bullet narrowly missed a Port Authority bus driver Sunday afternoon when it struck the windshield of a 6B Spring Hill bus at an angle in Pittsburgh’s Northview Heights housing complex and passed through the front door.