There are 180 left at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, fighting against lengthening odds to prevent large amounts of radiation from leaking out. Experts say they can only guess what radiation doses these workers are absorbing.
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey has reintroduced the FRAC Act designed to protect Pennsylvanians and create jobs in the state by increasing disclosure and regulation of hydraulic fracturing chemicals used to drill for natural gas, improving worker safety and promoting job training.
Our nation’s official count of work-related deaths is a census of fatal traumatic injuries. It does not include deaths from occupational illnesses.
The California utility whose gas line explosion in September killed eight people has disclosed that it is unable to find 8 percent of the key safety records required for monitoring its high-pressure pipelines.
Before Enron was publicly exposed as a financial house of cards, a whistleblower tipped the Internal Revenue Service that the company was using abusive tax shelters to generate fictitious income, a law firm representing the informant said Tuesday. Now, more than a decade later, the IRS has paid that whistleblower a $1.1 million reward, the law firm said.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gavilon Grain LLC in connection with the death last September of a 20-year-old worker in Morral, Ohio, who was caught in a discharge auger while cleaning out a grain bin. Gavilon was cited for 46 safety and health violations with penalties totaling $465,500.
Cal/OSHA, the state agency concerned with worker safety, is investigating the incident at the San Diego Zoo in which the female giant panda Bai Yun bit a keeper.
Federal investigators are looking at workplace safety issues at a manufacturing plant in Middleton, Mass., where a chemical explosion Sunday injured four workers.
D.C. Fire reports a woman died this morning in a construction accident at the Leavey Center at Georgetown University. The worker was pinned by forklift at an underground work site, officials say.
“Triangle: Remembering the Fire,” produced by filmmakers Daphne Pinkerson and Marc Levin, will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the deadly fire and the significance it had on the workplace when the documentary premieres on HBO on March 21.