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Fines Appealed After Nitrogen Kills Six at Georgia Plant

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Three of four companies are appealing federal workplace safety fines following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry processing plant. The U.S. Department of Labor says plant owner Foundation Food …

Pandemic Set Off Deadly Rise in Speeding That Hasn’t Stopped

Motorists put the pedal to the metal during the pandemic and police are worried as roads get busy with the final stretch of summer travel. The latest data shows the number of highway deaths in 2020 was the greatest in …

Most U.S. Firms Hit With Covid-19 Safety Fines Aren’t Paying Up

U.S. workplace safety regulators have announced more than $4 million in penalties on more than 300 employers they say put workers at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. But about two-thirds of these employers aren’t paying up. Only 108 companies had …

New Zealand Files 13 Safety Charges After Volcano Killed 22

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities filed safety violation charges on Monday against 10 organizations and three individuals after a volcanic eruption at White Island last year killed 22 people. The island had been a popular tourist destination before …

Texting Crackdown on Kansas Drivers Nets 56 Citations

A recent 10-day statewide crackdown on drivers who send or receive text messages on their cell phones resulted in dozens of citations, but officials say there are some gray areas that make enforcing the law a challenge. The Kansas Highway …

Higher Fine for Phone Use in Car Approved by Delaware House

A proposed increase in the first-time penalty for using a handheld cell phone or other electronic device while driving is making progress in the Delaware General Assembly. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the House of Representatives approved a …

More Than 1K Traffic Citations Issued in I-95 Crackdown

Delaware troopers were busy this past weekend cracking down on traffic violations during a multistate enforcement safety initiative along Interstate 95. The Drive to Save Lives initiative was a one-day effort involving police in all 15 states along the I-95 …

Schwan’s Georgia Plant Gets 32 Health and Safety Citations

An Atlanta branch of a Minnesota-based food production company was slapped with 32 health and safety violations, federal regulators announced Wednesday. The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration describes the citations for Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc. as …

Traffic Cameras Bring Tiny Ohio Village to a Stop

This little village had a big problem. Each day, thousands of cars – sometimes as many as 18,000 – rolled along Elmwood Place’s streets, crossing the third-of-a-mile town to get to neighboring Cincinnati or major employers in bustling suburbs or …

Surprise Sweep of Washington Work Sites Uncovers Unregistered Contractors

In the fourth surprise sweep in Washington state since August, construction compliance inspectors with the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) visited 63 work sites in Chelan and Douglas counties this past weekend, citing 11 contractors for either lacking a …