A worker who was electrocuted after coming into contact with energized electrical parts while trying to restore power to a pumping station was not adequately trained on the hazards of electrical repairs and maintenance on or near energized equipment, according to OSHA, which has cited Halcon Resources Corp. for two willful and seven serious safety violations.
The National Transportation Safety Board is offering courses in disaster response, post-accident communications, and accident investigation in the coming months at its training center just outside Washington:
After a worker an an Illinois concrete manufacturing plant became engulfed in a sand bin and suffered serious crushing injuries, employees at the facility tried for more than an hour to rescue him themselves before finally summoning emergency assistance.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed $594,100 in fines to Manalapan Mining Co. Inc.'s P-1 Mine in Harlan County, Ky., for four violations. The proposed penalties were assessed as a result of an investigation into the June 2011 death of a miner who was fatally injured when a large section of rock fell from the underground coal mine's wall, or rib, and knocked him into a dolly.