Each of the stories about last week’s mine explosion is based on good reporting. And each one could have been written before the Massey mine explosion that killed 29 people.
- What kind of investigation will the Obama administration Department of Labor conduct into the Massey Mine Disaster?
Sometime this morning, investigators from state and federal agencies are expected to gather at the Mine Safety and Health Academy outside Beckley behind closed doors to begin planning their probe of the explosion one week ago that killed 29 coal miners at a Massey Energy mine in Raleigh County, W.Va.
With unemployment in the double digits, many young workers are taking unpaid internships in the hopes of keeping busy and enhancing their resumes. Many are unaware that most unpaid internships at for-profit companies are illegal. Employers can’t evade minimum wage laws just by calling junior employees “interns.”
The first trial against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries stemming from a mass outbreak of hepatitis C at a Las Vegas clinic began Monday. The plaintiff and hundreds of other patients were allegedly infected at the clinic two years ago because nurses reused vials of the anesthetic propofol.
Silane gas has killed and injured workers at cell-making plants. Can the photovoltaic industry live without it?
Plumes of toxic, smog-causing chemicals from Barnett Shale natural-gas operations are so common that inspectors find them nearly every time they look, a Dallas Morning News examination of government records shows.
The window cleaners say they are often forced to risk their lives with outdated ropes and unsafe anchor points. Complaining about working conditions is a sure way to get sent home without pay, they say.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration found six violations, all of them classified as “serious,” at the Massachusetts job site where two men fell when their scaffolding collapsed.
Tuesday’s fiery explosion in a Wood-Mode Inc. sawdust silo is the fourth in seven years, a record that jibes with national research suggesting that combustible dust is a serious industrial hazard.