An explosion and fire this morning at a massive chemical plant in Lampertheim, Germany has killed one person and injured seven others, six seriously. News sources are reported that six people are missing, although they are warn that the incident is still unfolding and new information could become available.
Just weeks after a machine operator suffered third-degree chemical burns to his left foot after falling into an acid-etching tank heated to more than 170 degrees, federal inspectors posted an imminent danger notice at A-Brite Plating when they found workers climbing atop the same acid tanks at the Cleveland auto parts plating facility.
A chopper airlifted a man who had been injured while working on a wind turbine on August 22. The 31-year-old worker had been carrying out repairs on the turbine in the north of Lower Saxony, Germany, when a transport basket came loose from its fastenings and hit the man from behind, flinging him with great force several meters through the air.
Materion Brush, Inc. of Elmore, Ohio was issued a willful safety violation by OSHA, after a worker had three fingers fractured when his right hand became caught in a pinch point as he operated a metal coiler.