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Seven Marines killed in training accident

Army depot also used for storing ammo
March 19, 2013

Seven U.S. Marines were killed and at least seven other people injured during a training exercise in western Nevada last night, Marine Corps officials announced today. The Marines, members of a ground combat unit based in Camp Lejeune, N.C., died in an explosion.


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Worker dies after 15 foot fall

M.R. Asphalt, Inc. cited for failure to provide fall protection
March 14, 2013

An employee checking asphalt levels from the top of a tank died after falling 15 feet and hitting his head on a concrete structure supporting the tank. The September 2012 accident at Corvallis, Mont.-based M.R. Asphalt Inc. resulted in 16 safety and health violations, including one willful for failing to provide a guardrail or fall protection on the working surface.


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A worker's fall costs company $62k

Construction sector is one of New Zealand's most dangerous
March 6, 2013

A Wellington, New Zealand company has been fined over a subcontractor's five-and-a-half metre fall at work, according to TVNZ. The worker received a broken pelvis and facial injuries in the fall while installing plant and equipment at Silver Fern Farms' Te Aroha freezing works following significant fire damage in January last year.


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ASTM releases Standards for Accident and Disaster Control

January 14, 2013

A new compilation, ASTM Standards for Accident and Disaster Control, is now available on CD-ROM from ASTM International. The compilation includes 185 of the latest ASTM standards for accident and emergency management from ASTM Committees E54 on Homeland Security; F12 on Security Systems; F32 on Search and Rescue; and F30 on Emergency Medical Services.


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NTSB looking into tanker-Bay Bridge collision

Damage adds up to a "major marine casualty"
January 8, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it is investigating a collison Monday between the oil tanker Overseas Reymar and one of the supports of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


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NTSB determines cause of fatal train/truck collision

December 17, 2012

An inattentive driver and faulty brakes due to an improperly maintained vehicle were the probable cause of an accident in which a heavy commercial truck struck a California-bound Amtrak passenger train in the Nevada desert last summer killing six and injuring 16, the National Transportation Safety Board has revealed.


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NTSB to Coast Guard: Raise post-accident alcohol, drug testing standards

November 28, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that the U.S. Coast Guard increase its post-accident drug and alcohol testing standards to the level of those required of merchant mariners.
 


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NTSB looking into veteran’s parade accident in Midland, Texas

November 19, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating an accident in Midland, Texas, in which a Union Pacific freight train struck a flatbed semi-trailer being used as a parade float at a grade crossing last week.


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BP to pay largest ever settlement in Deepwater Horizon tragedy

Public Citizen calls it “a slap on the wrist”
November 15, 2012

In a settlement announced this afternoon by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, BP has agreed to pay approximately $4.5 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion led to the largest oil spill in U.S. history.


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New Mexico refinery to pay highest state penalty ever following worker deaths

“Inexcusable” accident
October 31, 2012

The New Mexico Environment Department says it’s reached a settlement with Navajo Refining of Artesia for citations issued by the Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, or New Mexico OSHA.


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