Drowned in Corn: Grain Bin Deaths Hit Record & Feds Step Up Inspections After Accident that Killed 2 Illinois Teens

The three young workers sank into a funnel of corn that pulled them down like quicksand toward the bottom of the giant grain bin. Wyatt Whitebread, 14, started screaming as the kernels moved past his chest, up his chin and over his head within a matter of seconds. "We're going to die," moaned Alejandro "Alex" … Continue reading Drowned in Corn: Grain Bin Deaths Hit Record & Feds Step Up Inspections After Accident that Killed 2 Illinois Teens

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EHS Today- March 22, 2011 – Free Live Webinar: Are You NFPA 2112 Compliant?

Interest in compliance with NFPA 2112 increased significantly since the publication of a memo by OSHA in the Spring of 2010 to clarify OSHA’s policy for citing the general industry standard for PPE for the failure to provide flame-resistant clothing in workplaces where a flash fire hazard exists. The memo acknowledges that the use of … Continue reading EHS Today- March 22, 2011 – Free Live Webinar: Are You NFPA 2112 Compliant?

Additional News Update on Brazilian Blowout Hazard

Contributor: Sharon Chen Email: newstips@sandiego6.com   Hair Straighter under federal investigation SAN DIEGO - Running her fingers through long, straight and smooth locks, Jennifer Wright has every girl's dream hair "I didn't even do too much to it today," squeals Wright. Her Hollywood hair is the kind Amber Dare can only dream of, "My hair … Continue reading Additional News Update on Brazilian Blowout Hazard

Houston Firm Fined $79,400 for Worker Fatally Struck by Machine

OSHA's Houston South Area Office began its investigation on Sept. 14, 2010, at the company's South Freeway facility, where an employee died after a pallet-pulling machine came loose and struck him on the head. OSHA has cited Seaboard International Inc. with 24 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations following the death of a worker at … Continue reading Houston Firm Fined $79,400 for Worker Fatally Struck by Machine