The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented — and agencies at all levels haven't done enough to change the circumstances that led to the catastrophe, federal officials said Tuesday.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from...
The deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant was accidental, according to a...
Portable multi-gas and single gas detectors and instrument accessories are often the first and last line of defense when working in a potentially hazardous environment. The President and CEO of Industrial Scientific, Justin McElhattan, talks about the company philosophy as a vision to end death on the job, and it’s evident this company takes its responsibilities seriously.
State health officials have ordered a facility in western North Dakota that handles radioactive material to cease operations immediately.
Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored.
A moment of silence at 7:51 p.m. marked the exact time of the leveling blast in a town that is recovering but still has a long way to go. Photos of the 15 victims were shown on a large screen, including one of the several volunteer firefighters killed.
A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others.
There's two ways one can look at this film. First is that it's a remarkable opportunity to instruct people around the world about an event that isn't well-known. The second is that it's exploitative and simply wrong on the facts, whatever those may be...
State safety regulators are proposing a $201,000 fine against Sinclair Oil Corp. for violations stemming from a fire last September at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming.
A West Virginia man has been jailed on charges he phoned in a bomb threat to the southwestern Pennsylvania mine where he worked because he couldn't find a baby sitter to watch his 8-year-old daughter during his shift last week.
An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made killed one person and injured three others.
Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety function – it might be a part-time role, full-time, outsourced, or part of line level employee responsibilities. Unfortunately, despite their critical role, EHS programs are often managed outside a company’s IT network, making them costly, time-consuming and inefficient.
The state fire marshal recommended Monday that 46 facilities storing ammonium nitrate in Texas be required to make structural improvements to prevent another deadly blast like the one that killed 15 people nearly a year ago in West.
An oil pipe leak caused excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in a major Chinese city's water supply, prompting warnings against drinking from the tap and sending residents to queue up to buy bottled water.
The oil boom in the Bakken shale fields has touched off an explosion of growth and wealth on the prairie. Big money is raining down in small towns; oil rigs light up the night sky. But the bonanza has also brought with it a dark side: a growing trade in meth, heroin, cocaine and marijuana, the shadow of sinister cartels and violence.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on telephone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Thursday released the first official findings on the blast at the Silver Eagle Refinery in Woods Cross in a report by an outside consulting group.
Chinese authorities have cut water supplies to a district in a northwestern city after excessive levels of a toxic chemical were found in tap water.
Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year.
A central Indiana automotive glass factory will pay a record $495,500 to settle workplace safety violations that were uncorrected following a worker's 2010 death, the Indiana Department of Labor said Wednesday.
A new state mine safety rule will require coal operators to install detection systems that automatically shut down continuous mining machines when people get too close.
Federal energy regulators improperly allowed widespread access to a sensitive document that outlined specific locations where the nation's electric grid is vulnerable to physical threats, a government investigator said Wednesday.
Indiana economic development officials are renewing talks with developers proposing to build a fertilizer plant in southwest Indiana, one year after the state withdrew its support over national security concerns.
Federal regulators say they will propose requiring at least two crew members on trains transporting crude oil, as well as regulations aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident.
EFSA is urging scientists to make a difference to Europe’s food safety system by joining its teams of risk assessment experts.
Rescuers struggled Tuesday to pump water from a coal mine in southern China where 22 miners have been trapped for more than a day.
Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago.
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