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Explosion at Dippin’ Dots Production Facility in Kentucky Injures Four

Authorities say an explosion at the Dippin’ Dots production facility in Kentucky has injured four people. Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer says the explosion occurred in a production area around 10 p.m. Friday evening. Fischer said in a release that …

Collapse of Hotel in New Orleans Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Missing

A Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday morning, leaving at least one person dead and three unaccounted for, authorities said. Nearby buildings were evacuated and officials said the building and …

2 Workers Injured in Gas Explosion at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stadium

Authorities say two workers were injured in a gas explosion at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home stadium. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the workers at Raymond James Stadium were taken to a local hospital Thursday afternoon. Tampa police spokesman …

Small Fire Still Burning at Site of Philadelphia Oil Refinery Explosions

Officials say a very small fire continues to burn at a Philadelphia refinery following explosions and a pre-dawn blaze that shook homes and caused some minor injuries. Philadelphia Energy Solutions said Saturday that workers are trying to isolate the remaining …

New Hampshire Governor Signs Workplace Safety Bill

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu was surrounded by the family of a deceased highway department worker as he signed a bill aimed at improving workplace safety for New Hampshire’s public sector employees. Tom Wooten, of Belmont, was working for the …

Workplace Injuries Continue to Decline But Could Rise with Low Unemployment

The number of workplace injury claims continues to decline year after year despite significant changes in workforce demographics that experts thought would increase claims frequency, according to a report by the National Council of Compensation Insurance. The number of workers …

Minnesota Truck Repair Shop Contests OSHA Fines Tied to Explosion Injuries

A truck service shop in North Mankato, Minnesota, is contesting federal fines levied after a natural gas explosion last November that injured two workers. The explosion happened Nov. 14 at Allstate Peterbilt when natural gas that leaked from a garbage …

Ohio Amusement Park Company Fined $142K for Safety Violations

The parent company for Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park has been fined over $140,000 for safety violations. The Blade reports the $142,270 fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration stems from an April 11 incident where an employee was …

Explosion at Brazil Steelmaker Usiminas’ Plant Injures 30

An explosion tore through Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA’s largest plant on Friday, injuring 30 people and shaking the nearby town of Ipatinga, according to the company and firefighters. The company, also known as Usiminas, said none …

Explosion at New York Manufacturing Plant Injures Two Workers

Officials say two workers have suffered serious injuries in an explosion at a Rochester, N.Y., manufacturing plant. City fire officials say emergency crews responded around 12:20 p.m. Monday to a report of a person on fire at the Arconic Fastening …