Two American Refining Group (ARG) employees were injured in January when an electrical arc flash occurred as they were working on electrical equipment at the plant, according to the Bradford Era in Bradford, New York.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) today named Jack Reiter, president and CEO of Machine Safety Management, the winner of the 2015 Award for Innovation in Occupational Safety Management for creating software that reduces machine guard accidents.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced that a natural gas explosion that destroyed two five-story buildings in the East Harlem section of New York City was caused both by a defective pipe joint that allowed gas to leak from a gas main into the building, and an earlier breach in a sewer line that caused the gas main to sag and overstress the defective joint.
KCI Inc., Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant cited in employee's death
June 16, 2015
The death of a 52-year-old contractor, crushed by a conveyor carriage weighing nearly 4 tons at an automotive assembly plant, could have been averted if his employer followed federal safety standards, OSHA investigators determined.
The death of a 52-year-old contractor who was crushed to death at a Missouri automotive assembly plant was preventable, according to OSHA inspectors. The incident occurred in December 2014 when a weld failure caused a temporary support safety pin to disengage on an assembly line conveyor carriage at KCI, Inc.’s Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo.
Formica Construction's willful disregard led to worker’s death
June 3, 2015
The life of a 46-year-old demolition worker, killed in a building collapse in November 2014 at a Staten Island auto dealership, could have been spared if his employer had not disregarded federal safety rules.
We still don’t have the settings right and we need to get this filling machine running yesterday.” The lead technician yells out as if someone was there listening, but he’s working alone. Steven, a line mechanic with more than 25 years’ experience has seen this problem before, but this time it’s more difficult to identify the root cause and fix.