Halliburton and BP knew weeks before the fatal explosion of the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico that the cement mixture they planned to use to seal the bottom of the well was unstable but still went ahead with the job, the presidential commission investigating the accident said on Thursday.
In 2002, drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC sent one of its quality-assurance managers, Cheryl Eckard, to Puerto Rico to help clean up a mess at one of its biggest manufacturing plants. U.S. authorities had just cited the plant for several violations, including making a contaminated ointment used to treat skin infections on children.
A GOP-led House would—spurred by its Chamber of Commerce paymasters—certainly slash enforcement funds even as OSHA’s current dedicated leadership is facing steep obstacles in achieving reform.
A Rehobeth, Ala., man faces multiple felony charges after police say he passed himself off as a potential home buyer and safety inspector as part of a theft of property scheme.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited C & F Packing Company Inc. of Lake Villa, Ill., with two alleged willful and 12 serious violations for failing to ensure lockout procedures and guarding devices were applied to machinery. Proposed fines total $140,700.
A New York businessman has pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to conduct an inspection before an asbestos removal project, exposing workers and neighbors to deadly asbestos fibers.
The death of a Notre Dame junior who fell from a tower while filming football practice is being investigated by Indiana’s workplace safety agency.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and police officials are trying to determine why an automated tram at the Bush Intercontinental Airport hit two men working along the track on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., as reported by the Houston Chronicle.