A garment factory fire in Bangladesh has killed 112 workers. The incident bears a striking resemblance to a famous fire in the U.S. 101 years ago that kicked off the workplace safety movement in this country.
Preliminary numbers from the federal government show the number of workers who died on the job in 2011 declined from the year before. But the report comes with a big asterisk.
A report by the U.S Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) says an Alaskan miner died in a blast because of the company’s failure to adequately train its workers.
Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 miners in 2010. Legal experts who have been watching the case say this means prosecutors are getting closer to potentially bringing charges against top executives who ran Massey Energy.
Federal authorities blamed the Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine disaster that killed 29 miners on “a workplace culture that valued production over safety,” and said the explosion was “entirely preventable.” Haven’t we heard this before about workplace disasters that claimed multiple lives?
An official from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) delivered a stinging indictment of the operators of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in West Virginia where 29 miners were killed in an explosion.
Usually, a business knows it’s being investigated by OSHA, MSHA, or any other safety agency because the inspector comes to the company’s facility. A recent safety citation shows that’s not always the case.
Through Sept. 30, OSHA’s operations should go on mostly unaffected by the new federal budget compromise. OSHA faces a slight budget reduction, but not the large one called for by House Republicans.
One year ago today, 29 miners died in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in West Virginia, owned by Massey Energy. In the last 12 months, what’s been done to make sure a disaster like UBB never happens again?