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Wisconsin Corn Mill Officials Indicted For 2017 Fatal Explosion

A federal grand jury has indicted the operator and six management officials of a Cambria, Wisconsin corn mill – where a May 31, 2017, explosion killed five workers and injured 15 others – on nine criminal counts, including two counts …

Workplace Fatalities Fell 10.7% During Pandemic in 2020 But Severe Illness Cases Rose

During the pandemic, worker deaths decreased by 10.7% in 2020 compared to 2019, with 4,764 fatal workplace injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its annual report on workplace fatalities for 2020. This represents the lowest annual number …

Authorities: Explosion at Ohio Plant Leaves 8 Hurt, 1 Missing

One person was killed and eight others were injured in an explosion and fire on April 8 at a paint manufacturer’s plant in Ohio’s capital city, firefighters said. Authorities in Columbus were investigating what caused the explosion shortly after midnight …

Collapse of Stack at ArcelorMittal South Africa’s Steel Plant Kills 3

JOHANNESBURG – The bodies of three workers were found overnight at ArcelorMittal South Africa’s Vanderbijlpark Works, after the collapse of a coke battery stack at the steel plant the previous morning, the company said on Thursday. Africa’s biggest steel producer, …

Indiana Company Fined $14K Following Death of 3 Workers in Manhole

State regulators have fined an excavating company $14,400 for workplace safety violations discovered after three workers, including a father and son, died in August while working on a northeastern Indiana sewer project. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposed …

Texas Rail Services Firm Faces $419K Fine After Oklahoma Workers’ Deaths

A Texas-based rail products and services company has been cited by federal workplace safety officials for violations that resulted in the deaths of two workers at a site in Hugo, Oklahoma. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational …

Cargill Closing Louisiana Salt Mine Where 2 Died in Roof Collapse

Cargill is permanently halting operations at a Louisiana salt mine where a roof collapse in mid-December killed two workers, the company announced, and will close the site by 2024. According to a statement issued by the company, Cargill was already …

DuPont Spinoff Will Contest Charges Over Deadly Gas Leak at Texas Plant

Corteva, a spinoff that took over DuPont’s agriculture division, will contest the charges against DuPont stemming from a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant. A former DuPont employee has also been charged. Four employees …

DuPont, Former Employee Charged in 2014 Fatal Release at Texas Plant

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. Inc. (DuPont) and a former employee have been indicted for knowingly violating requirements of federal safety regulations and negligently releasing an extremely hazardous substance at the company’s plant in LaPorte, Texas. U.S. …

2 Die in Louisiana Salt Mine Ceiling Collapse

Two people died when the ceiling in a salt mine fell in Louisiana, authorities and the mine operator said. A portion of the ceiling in a part of the underground mine on Avery Island came down on Dec. 14. Sixteen …