Engineer – Driver In Fatal Spanish Train Crash Is Arrested

By SILVIA TAULÉS and DOREEN CARVAJAL Published: July 26, 2013 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — The train driver did little to hide his taste for speed. He posted a photograph of a locomotive speedometer needle stuck at 200 kilometers per hour, or about 125 miles m.p.h., on Facebook last year, boasting that the reading “has … Continue reading Engineer – Driver In Fatal Spanish Train Crash Is Arrested

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Insurers Taking Closer Look At Refinery Risks After Venezuela Blast That Killed 42 Workers

AP PHOTO - An explosion and fire rocked Venezuela's largest refinery late last month. The fire and explosion that killed 42 and injured more than 100 at a Venezuela oil refinery late last month added to a growing trend of onshore energy losses and may lead to greater scrutiny of all refinery risks by underwriters. … Continue reading Insurers Taking Closer Look At Refinery Risks After Venezuela Blast That Killed 42 Workers

Safety Overseas Series: “In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad”

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/01/25/business/100000001313019/made-in-china.html By CHARLES DUHIGG and DAVID BARBOZA - Published: January 25, 2012 Color China Photo, via Associated Press An explosion last May at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China, killed four people and injured 18. It built iPads.   A JOB TURNS DEADLY Aluminum dust from polishing iPads caused the blast at Foxconn's plant in … Continue reading Safety Overseas Series: “In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad”