Stairwell Collapse in Houston Leaves 3 Workers Dead and 1 Injured

The 15-story building had been inspected hours before the accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #marathon-oil-corporation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Fix Boeing 737 Max Safety Lapses

The measure seeks to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration and impose tougher penalties on corporate executives who undermine regulators.

#accidents-and-safety, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defazio-peter-a, #federal-aviation-administration, #graves-sam, #house-committee-on-transportation, #larsen-rick, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mine Disaster in China Kills at Least 16

A fire led to excessively high levels of carbon monoxide, officials said. The site had previously been fined for safety violations.

#accidents-and-safety, #carbon-monoxide, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #mines-and-mining

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Subway Derailment Injures 3, Officials Say

Three people had minor injuries after a northbound A train jumped the tracks at the 14th Street Station, officials said.

#a-train, #accidents-and-safety, #derailment, #manhattan-nyc, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways, #transit-systems

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Facing Impossible Obstacles Together

Two years ago, an oil field accident left Dillon Dreher with burns over 65 percent of his body, but with the support of Derae Caro, he is slowly recovering.

#accidents-and-safety, #colorado, #weddings-and-engagements

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Crane Accident in Austin Injures at Least 20 People

The authorities in Austin, Texas, said that 16 people had been taken to a hospital after two cranes became entangled at a construction site.

#accidents-and-safety, #austin-tex, #derricks-and-cranes

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Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers

Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fines-penalties, #jbs-sa, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #overhill-farms-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Rescue Dog and Hopes of a Miracle Captivate Ravaged Beirut

A search squad from Chile and its dog Flash discovered what appeared to be a heartbeat underneath debris from the Aug. 4 port blast.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #chile, #rescues

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10 Months After New Orleans Hotel Collapse, Third Body Recovered From Rubble

The body of Jose Ponce Arreola, a 63-year-old construction worker, was recovered almost a year after a Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapsed.

#accidents-and-safety, #cantrell-latoya, #demolition, #hard-rock-hotel-inc, #new-orleans-la, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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U.S. Contractor Knew of Explosive Material in Beirut Since at Least 2016

An American contractor spotted and reported the potential danger at least four years ago, but U.S. officials denied they were aware of the findings until last week, after the blast.

#accidents-and-safety, #ammonium-nitrate, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #united-states-international-relations

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Baltimore Gas Explosion Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

Three homes were destroyed in the blast, the Fire Department said. Videos showed rubble and debris strewn across the street.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental

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Beirut Blast Hit 3 Disparate Neighborhoods. Now They’re United in Rage.

The demands for a change in Lebanon’s leadership are growing louder.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hezbollah, #lebanon

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After Beirut Explosion, Funerals and Fury

International rescue teams raced to Lebanon to help in the search for survivors of a huge explosion. But with evidence that government negligence played a role, public anger swelled.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #mediterranean-sea

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As Smoke Clears in Beirut, Shock Turns to Anger

As residents picked up the pieces, many saw the explosion as the culmination of years of mismanagement and neglect by Lebanon’s political leaders.

#accidents-and-safety, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #politics-and-government, #ships-and-shipping

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The Beirut Explosions: It Sounded Like the World Was Breaking Open

After the explosions at the Beirut port, an immense rage rises against the corrupt and incompetent political class that has ruled for so long.

#accidents-and-safety, #aoun-michel-1935, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #corruption-institutional, #hezbollah, #politics-and-government, #shortages

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopening: The Whole Country Is Watching

The city’s low infection rate has raised hopes that students can return to classrooms next month. But many obstacles remain.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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What Caused the Beirut Explosion? What We Know

More than 100 people were killed, and the second blast was felt in Cyprus. An investigation and a search for survivors are underway.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #deaths-fatalities, #lebanon, #politics-and-government

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Explosions Rock East Beirut

Buildings were damaged in the Lebanese capital and many people were wounded. The source of the explosions was unclear.

#accidents-and-safety, #beirut-lebanon, #lebanon

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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration Is Bittersweet

Built in less than two years to replace the collapsed Morandi bridge, the new span is already a point of pride for Italy. But residents fear it will not be enough to revive their aging port city.

#accidents-and-safety, #architecture, #autostrade-spa, #bridges-and-tunnels, #buildings-structures, #genoa-italy, #infrastructure-public-works, #piano-renzo, #politics-and-government, #restoration-and-renovation, #roads-and-traffic, #viaducts

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1 Marine Dead, 8 Missing After California Amphibious Vehicle Accident

The group was assigned to a unit based at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, and the episode involved an amphibious vehicle, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #california, #camp-pendleton-calif, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-marine-corps

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To Land Perseverance Rover in One Piece, NASA Made Improvements

The United States has an unparalleled record of success on the red planet’s surface, but NASA’s engineers aren’t resting on their laurels.

#accidents-and-safety, #mars-planet, #perseverance-mars-rover, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

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How PG&E Is Racing to Improve Safety as Fire Season Approaches

The utility, which recently emerged from bankruptcy, is upgrading power lines, trimming trees and making other changes to prevent another big fire.

#accidents-and-safety, #bankruptcies, #california, #california-public-utilities-commission, #calistoga-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #napa-calif, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #wildfires

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1 Dead and 3 Injured as Rig Holding Workers Plummets in Manhattan

The rig was suspended high outside a Murray Hill apartment building when it suddenly came crashing down.

#accidents-and-safety, #manhattan-nyc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Southern Iraq’s Toxic Twilight

Burning Gas and Poisoning the Air

#accidents-and-safety, #basra-iraq, #cancer, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #iraq, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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‘I Thought I Would Die’: Inside Myanmar’s Risky Pursuit of Jade

A survivor was swept away by a wave of mud and water after the wall of a mine collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 200 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #global-witness, #hpakant-myanmar, #kachin-independence-army, #kachin-state-myanmar, #landslides-and-mudslides, #mines-and-mining, #myanmar, #rain

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3-Story Building in Brooklyn That Housed Gym Suddenly Collapses

The building’s owner had been fined at least eight times for violations, most recently for a “dangerously bulging” side. There was no immediate word of injuries.

#accidents-and-safety, #brooklyn-nyc, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc

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Live Mexico Earthquake News Updates

The 7.5-magnitude quake, centered in the state of Oaxaca, caused buildings to sway in Mexico City, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

#accidents-and-safety, #earthquakes, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

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Powerful Earthquake Jolts Southern Mexico

The 7.5-magnitude quake, centered in the state of Oaxaca, caused buildings to sway in Mexico City, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

#accidents-and-safety, #earthquakes, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

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PG&E Ordered to Pay $3.5 Million Fine for Causing Deadly Fire

A judge approved a plea agreement between the California utility and a prosecutor after hearing from people whose lost loved ones were killed in the Camp Fire.

#accidents-and-safety, #bankruptcies, #butte-county-calif, #crime-and-criminals, #electric-light-and-power, #fines-penalties, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #sentences-criminal, #wildfires

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Making Home Safe for Kids This Summer

Experts identify common hazards in the home and what can be done to prevent accidents.

#accidents-and-safety, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #summer-season

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Fire Destroys Warehouse at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

One firefighter was injured in the four-alarm blaze at Fisherman’s Wharf early on Saturday morning, officials said.

#accidents-and-safety, #buildings-structures, #fires-and-firefighters, #fishermans-wharf, #pier-45, #san-francisco-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #ss-jeremiah-obrien-ship

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‘Way Too Late’: Inside Amazon’s Biggest Outbreak

A warehouse in the foothills of the Poconos has had more known Covid-19 cases than any of Amazon’s others after missing early opportunities to protect workers.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hazleton-pa, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Los-angeles-fire-explosion

The fire department said more than 230 firefighters responded to the scene.

#accidents-and-safety, #fire-department-los-angeles, #fires-and-firefighters, #los-angeles-calif

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Coronavirus Is No Reason to Shield Businesses From Liability

A heedless rush to protect businesses from the legal system endangers workers, customers and everyone else.

#accidents-and-safety, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Amazon’s Showdown in France Tests Its Ability to Sidestep Labor

The pandemic has intensified the push-pull between labor and the retail giant, which is required by European law to deal with unions — and has prospered anyway.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #europe, #france, #organized-labor, #sud-solidaires-france, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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As India Reopens, Deadly Accidents Break Out

A group of laborers trying to get home were run over by a train a day after a disaster at a plastics factory.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #india, #quarantines, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Gas Leak in India at LG Factory Sickens Hundreds

An apparent gas leak at a factory owned by South Korea’s LG Corp. in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh has left at least 3 dead and 1,000 ill.

#accidents-and-safety, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #india, #union-carbide-corp

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An Amazon Vice President Quit Over Firings of Employees Who Protested

Tim Bray, an engineer who had been a vice president of Amazon’s cloud computing arm, said the firings were “evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture.”

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #bray-tim-1955, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Houston Police Helicopter Crash Kills 1 Officer and Injures Another

The officers were investigating a report of bodies in a bayou when the helicopter crashed near an apartment building, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #acevedo-art-houston-tex-police-chief, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #helicopters, #houston-tex, #police, #turner-sylvester

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Antarctica vs. Science

For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.

#accidents-and-safety, #antarctic-regions, #engineering-and-engineers, #ice, #meteors-and-meteorites, #research, #science-and-technology, #south-pole, #your-feed-science

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‘We Are Not Learning Lessons’: South Korea Mourns an Avoidable Disaster

Major fires, many of them linked to lax safety standards, have plagued South Korea for decades. The latest, on Wednesday, killed 38.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #fires-and-firefighters, #moon-jae-in, #south-korea, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Coronavirus Killed Two of My Colleagues in a Meatpacking Plant

In a meatpacking plant, changes were made too late.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #haiti, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #jbs-sa, #language-and-languages, #meat, #meat-packers-and-butchers, #pennsylvania, #quarantines, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #souderton-pa, #trump-donald-j, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Fire at Construction Site Kills 36 in South Korea, With More Feared Dead

The blaze comes as President Moon Jae-in has struggled to make good on his pledge to put an end to the man-made disasters that have convulsed the country.

#accidents-and-safety, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #moon-jae-in, #south-korea, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Coronavirus and the Price of Trump’s Delusions

A cult of personality is no match for a pandemic.

#accidents-and-safety, #azar-alex-m-ii, #bright-rick-a, #chernobyl-ukraine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #midnight-in-chernobyl-the-story-of-the-worlds-greatest-nuclear-disaster-book, #news-and-news-media, #nuclear-energy, #quarantines, #redfield-robert-r, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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Chipotle to Pay $25 Million Fine for Tainted Food

The charges in the case stemmed in part from incidents related to norovirus outbreaks, prosecutors said.

#accidents-and-safety, #california, #chipotle-mexican-grill-inc, #deferred-prosecution-agreements, #fines-penalties, #food, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #justice-department, #norovirus, #united-states

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PG&E Will Plead Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Camp Fire

The California utility faced felony charges in connection with a 2018 wildfire that killed more than 80 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #bankruptcies, #california, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #paradise-calif, #wildfires

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