A report points out that many of DeCoster’s workers are undocumented immigrants forced to live in filthy, rat-infested housing, as well as breathe dangerous fumes. DeCoster paid fines for violating federal child labor laws and forcing workers to handle chicken carcasses with their bare hands.
There were clues leading up to three major energy disasters this year. The BP Deepwater Horizon spill, Massey Energy’s coalmine explosion in Virginia and Enbridge’s pipeline spill in Michigan all happened on top of stacks of safety violations the companies had lodged against them.
The nation’s top offshore energy regulator said Monday that the federal government’s ban on deep-water drilling could be lifted for certain kinds of rigs before it expires on Nov. 30.
U.S. federal regulators blasted SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment yesterday for allowing animal trainers to work with killer whales without adequate protection, concluding a six-month investigation into the violent drowning of a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando.
Federal mine-safety officials this weekend launched an experimental program designed to reduce the backlog of contested mine-safety violations — a backlog federal officials say has hampered their efforts to protect the nation’s miners.
Months after Arizona politicians passed S.B. 1070, the controversial and now delayed immigration law, the right wingers are going on the attack against not just hispanic workers, but all workers.
The report from Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH), this state’s workplace safety enforcement agency, cites the Department of Juvenile Services for five serious safety violations in the aftermath of Ms. Hannah Wheeling’s murder at the hand of one of her students (“Employees broke safety protocol the day teacher was killed,” Aug. 21). Yet the recommendations to DJS might as well be stamped “Keep Up Business as Usual”.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a preview of a safety video Tuesday, detailing its findings from the the Oct. 7, 2007, fire at Xcel Energy’s Cabin Creek hydroelectric plant near Georgetown, Colo., that left five works dead and another three injured.
The Acadia Hospital is the subject of a federal investigation into high rates of injuries among its employees amid allegations that policy changes, understaffing and inadequate training have led to unsafe working conditions at the Bangor, Maine, psychiatric hospital.
A Miami shooting range was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for knowingly neglecting to protect employees who clean gun ranges from serious overexposure to lead.