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Audit: Louisiana Restaurant Inspections Don’t Ensure Food Safety

Louisiana’s regulators of food safety fail to ensure restaurants and other retail food establishments are complying with health standards and allow violators of safety requirements to continue operations, according to a new audit released Nov. 26. The Office of Public …

Equipment Failure, Training, Inspection Flaws at Fault for Rio-Paris Crash

Pilot error, defective sensors, inadequate training and insufficient oversight combined to send an Air France passenger plane plunging into the south Atlantic in 2009 in the airline’s worst disaster, French investigators said on Thursday. The final report on the Rio-Paris …

City Inspectors Faulted in Indianapolis Flooding

Investigators say May flooding that swamped one of Indianapolis’ entertainment districts unfolded months after city inspectors inadvertently left a pair of flood gates in manual mode during an inspection. The Department of Public Works found January’s inspection oversight allowed trespassers …

Wyoming House Sends Workplace Safety Bill To Governor

A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming through voluntary inspections is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that the Senate gave final approval to the bill on Wednesday. The House previously approved …

North Carolina Defends Workplace Safety Record as Inspections Drop

Twenty years after the worst industrial accident in North Carolina history, there are signs that progress in worker safety made after the deaths of 25 people in a chicken plant fire is beginning to wane. The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday …

Many South Texas Windstorm Inspections Turn Out to Be Bogus

Owners of more than 400 homes and businesses in South Texas will be notified that their windstorm insurance reviews were done by a bogus inspector. The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association says coverage for the Corpus Christi properties is valid unless …