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Hot work accident kills worker in Mississippi

Another severely injured
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“Telltale signs” of microbial activity were found by investigators in a storage tank that exploded earlier this year, killing a contract worker and severely injuring another. The July 28 incident at the the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi involved hot work being done on or near a tank containing eight inches of a slurry of water and fish matter known as “stickwater,” which was thought to be nonhazardous.


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Wash. teen dies on second day on the job

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A Washington state teenager died on his second day on the job Monday when he fell into an auger. Nineteen-year-old Bradley Hogue was killed in a work site accident in what he’d considered his dream summer job, according to his mother, who told news sources her son was looking forward to earning good pay and working promised overtime.


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Teenage worker killed after one week on the job

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David Kimberl hadn’t even earned his first paycheck from a Florida construction company when he was killed while dismantling a section of a bridge in Larchmont. The 18-year-old, who had never worked in bridge construction, was crushed to death when a bridge panel weighing nearly 1,800 pounds fell on him.


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Weekly news round-up

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A PtD update, tree trimmer fatalities and the ASSE gets a new president. These were among the EHS-related news stories featured on ISHN.com this week.


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Workplace accidents costly elsewhere, too

Greek Labour Minister calls for greater investment in OSH
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 The Labour Minister of Greece said workplace accidents cost his country more than a billion euros a year – and that doesn’t include the cost of treatments and permanent disability benefits. 


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Welder dies when electrocuted while welding feed bunker wagon

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On August 6, 2003, a 44-year-old male farmer was welding a feed bunker wagon when he was electrocuted. The portable 240-volt plug-in cord-connected Hobart welder was in disrepair. The power cord and the cables had damaged insulation exposing the conductors. The welder lead cables were at least 10 years old and were 12 feet long.


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