“Massive Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant”

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Lange CAMBRIA, Wis. – Numerous fire crews raced to the scene of a large explosion and fire in a corn milling plant in this village north of Madison, Wisconsin, reports CBS Madison affiliate WISC-TV. It happened at Didion Milling, whose president, Riley Didion, said, "We are praying for our team. There's a … Continue reading “Massive Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Corn Milling Plant”

What To Do If You Get A Letter From OSHA Regarding Your DART Rate In 2013 – Check Your Numbers!

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) develops an annual target list for inspections. OSHA’s current list includes over 1,300 Illinois and Wisconsin locations. Many of these are recognizable companies. Not all will be inspected. However, many will be subject to an inspection, and since the penalties handed out by OSHA in the last few … Continue reading What To Do If You Get A Letter From OSHA Regarding Your DART Rate In 2013 – Check Your Numbers!

Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts Carbon Monoxide Exposures Inspections/Code enforcement Smoke Alarms Sprinklers Wildland Fire Safety Fire safety tips and reminders Other Safety News Smoke Alarm Saves Sprinkler Saves International News Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities Hundreds attend WISH-TV Fire Safety Event (Indiana) Fremont Fire Department seeking volunteers for smoke detector program Promoting prevention … Continue reading Fire Prevention Weekly Update – November 14, 2012

OSHA Calls for $72,000 Fine at Wisconsin Dairy Products Company After Dust Explosion

Did you know that dust can explode? That is to say any organic material—wood, paper, rubber, fiber, food, tobacco, etc.—can create dust given the right conditions. Milk Specialties Company of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with three safety violations, including one willful violation for combustible … Continue reading OSHA Calls for $72,000 Fine at Wisconsin Dairy Products Company After Dust Explosion

OSHA Accuses Illinois Company of Grain Bin Violations in Wisconsin

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has accused an Illinois company of five safety violations at a grain-handling facility in Wisconsin. The agency says in one case the company knowingly disregarded safety laws. OSHA has proposed fines of $84,000 for Bloomington, Ill.-based Growmark. The company owns the facility in Ixonia, Wis., 25 … Continue reading OSHA Accuses Illinois Company of Grain Bin Violations in Wisconsin

OSHA Fines Wisconsin Power Company Nearly $200,000 for Worker Death

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited North Central Power Co. Inc. of Radisson, Wis., following an investigation into the death of a lineman who was electrocuted while working to repair a 7,200-volt power line on Aug. 8, 2010, near Winter, Wisconsin. The company has been issued citations for willful … Continue reading OSHA Fines Wisconsin Power Company Nearly $200,000 for Worker Death

Benefit at Okauchee tavern to honor slain officer Jenny Luick of the Oconomowoc Police Department, Wisconsin

A benefit in honor of a Town of Oconomowoc police officer who was fatally shot outside a Jefferson tavern early Sunday will be held next week at a tavern in Okauchee. Jennifer K. Luick, 37, and her companion, Gregg T. Peters, 40, were shot and killed during a quarrel with Andrew J. Wirth, according to … Continue reading Benefit at Okauchee tavern to honor slain officer Jenny Luick of the Oconomowoc Police Department, Wisconsin