Safety and OSHA News

No criminal charges in Imperial Sugar explosion that killed 14 workers

A U.S. Attorney has said there’s insufficient evidence to seek criminal charges against Imperial Sugar or its executives in connection with the 2008 explosion that killed 14 workers and hospitalized 40 more. The case shows just how difficult it is to bring these sort of charges under current U.S. laws. [Read more…]

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Combustible dust regulation on the fast track

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and OSHA interim administrator Jordan Barab have said that a new combustible dust regulation is one of their rulemaking priorities at OSHA. [Read more…]

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Fatal sugar explosion caused by poor maintenance, housekeeping

A government agency says the February 2008 explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar plant in Port Wentworth, GA, that killed 14 workers and injured 36 others, was caused by poor equipment design, maintenance and housekeeping. [Read more…]

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Imperial Sugar workers had little emergency exit training

A federal investigation appears to show that Imperial Sugar Co. didn’t train many workers at its Port Wentworth plant about how to escape during an emergency. [Read more…]

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