“Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injuries”

Recall date: November 4, 2016 Name of product: Samsung top-load washing machines Hazard: The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact. Consumer Contact: Samsung toll-free at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or online at http://www.Samsung.com and click on the … Continue reading “Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injuries”

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“U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Video, “Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas,” Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Company Explosion and Fire “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdDuHxwD5R4 January 29, 2016, Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013, fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, more than 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when … Continue reading “U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Video, “Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas,” Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Company Explosion and Fire “

OSHA NEP Conflicting With Fire Service Combustible Dust Fire Response

Wheel Alignment or New Tire? Earlier this year a combustible dust fire and explosion at a North Carolina fiber recovery facility resulting in four injuries has safety professionals scratching their heads and wondering why OSHA continues to ignore the multitude of manufacturing sub-sectors (NAICS) in the OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program ((NEP). For instance, … Continue reading OSHA NEP Conflicting With Fire Service Combustible Dust Fire Response

1 Person Killed & 10 Injured at Arens Controls, Arlington Heights, Illinois Plant

By Jamie Sotonoff and Melissa Silverberg, Daily Herald Police confirmed that the one person killed in an explosion at Arens Controls in Arlington Heights is an Itasca man. Investigators will be back Wednesday to try to determine what caused the explosion in the company’s electronics testing area Tuesday that also injured 12 other people, including … Continue reading 1 Person Killed & 10 Injured at Arens Controls, Arlington Heights, Illinois Plant

Off Topic News – Amateur Footage of 1986 Challenger Explosion Found

Twenty-six years after the devastating explosion of the space shuttle Challenger during launch, new amateur footage of the event has surfaced, offering a new perspective of that tragic day. The January 28, 1986 disaster was captured by then-19-year-old Jeffrey Ault with a Super 8mm camera while visiting Florida, and has now been made available to … Continue reading Off Topic News – Amateur Footage of 1986 Challenger Explosion Found

OSHA Fines Gun Powder Manufacturer $1.2 million After Deadly Explosion Two workers killed; 54 citations issued.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 54 citations with proposed penalties reaching $1.2 million to Black Mag LLC, following a deadly explosion in May at the company’s site in Colebrook, N.H. Two workers were killed. Both were on the job for less than a month. The company received four egregious willful, 12 willful, 36 … Continue reading OSHA Fines Gun Powder Manufacturer $1.2 million After Deadly Explosion Two workers killed; 54 citations issued.