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Texas Court Erases $13M From Jury Award for Offshore Oil Well Claim

A Texas appellate court shaved $13.6 million off of a jury’s award against Lloyds’ of London syndicates to the owner of a Gulf of Mexico oil well and platform that was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005. The 1st District …

OSHA Cites Mississippi Shipyard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard for 50 safety violations and has proposed penalties of $176,444. OSHA officials say in a news release that the penalties against Huntington Ingalls Industries and five subcontractors come …

Group Wants Action to Prevent N.C. Farmworker Deaths

A farmworker advocacy group is calling on North Carolina officials to be more consistent in inspections and penalties for operations that violate safety laws. The Farmworker Advocacy Network highlighted its concerns by hosting an event Tuesday based around the Day …

SeaWorld Fights OSHA Findings in Trainer’s Death

SeaWorld Orlando is fighting $75,000 in penalties from a federal job safety agency following last year’s death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged under water. A hearing is set for Monday before an administrative …

Fire Restrictions Start Wednesday in Arizona

Fire-use restrictions go into effect this week throughout the Prescott region and other parts of Arizona. In an unusual move, the higher-elevation Coconino and southern Kaibab national forests started fire restrictions on Friday ahead of the ones for the Prescott …