Wyoming News

Wyoming Workplace Fatality Bill Endorsed by Lawmakers

Lawmakers have  advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths. Members of the Joint Labor, Health and …

Cloud Seeding Can Increase Snowpack, Says Wyoming Study

State-funded research in Wyoming suggests that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year, has negligible environmental effects – and almost no impact on precipitation in surrounding areas. In a nearly decade-long study, researchers found the …

Wyoming Needs More Workplace Inspections, Official Says

Wyoming needs to hire more workplace safety inspectors and allow police to pull over and ticket drivers not wearing their seat belts, the state’s outgoing workplace safety epidemiologist said. Wyoming had the worst workplace fatality rate of any state five …

Workers Inhaled Uranium at Wyoming Mine, NRC Says

Six workers at a Wyoming uranium mine inhaled the radioactive element while cleaning up a spill inside a processing building just days before the mine delivered its first shipment last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The workers’ urine …

Wyoming Up Nearly Double So Far From Last Year

Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013. Wyoming Highway Patrol figures show that 135 people have died as of last week this year in highway crashes. At the same point …

Hydraulic Leak Contributed To Wyoming Coal Mine Death

A hydraulic leak and the failure to use a safety block contributed to the crushing death of a contractor at a Wyoming coal mine. The Mine Safety and Health Administration investigated the June 6 death of 25-year-old Joshua L. Wishard …

$28M Verdict Upheld in Wyoming Carbon Monoxide Case

A federal judge has upheld a jury’s $28.2 million damage award to a woman who suffered a permanent brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty furnace in the apartment she was renting in Casper, Wyo. Amber Lompe …

Wyoming Offers Drive Sober App

A new smartphone app gives people who have had too much to drink in Wyoming another way to find a ride home. The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving announced the launch of the Drive Sober Wyoming app this past week. …

High Earthquake Probability for Yellowstone Region

A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought, a geophysicist says. “The new maps show how Yellowstone has had a relative increase in …

Wyoming County OKs Settlement in Solar Array Collapse

The Teton County, Wyoming, commissioners have accepted a $100,000 settlement from the designers of a solar array atop the Teton County-Jackson Recreation Center that collapsed in November. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported county officials say insurance could cover …