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TÜV SÜD Faces Group Claim In Germany Over 2019 Brazil Dam Collapse

LONDON — German industrial inspector TÜV SÜD is facing a claim for “significant damages” in the first civil lawsuit on German soil over its alleged role in the deadly collapse of a dam in Brazil two years ago. A group …

California Boat Captain Indicted in Fire That Killed 34

LOS ANGELES — The captain of a scuba diving boat that caught fire and sank off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people who were trapped below deck, was indicted Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges for one of …

Manager of McDonald’s Franchise in Peru Says Faulty Drinks Machine Caused Deaths

LIMA — The general manager of the company that operates McDonald’s restaurants in Peru told local television that the beverage machine at the restaurant where two employees were fatally electrocuted last weekend had experienced an electrical fault but it was …

Michigan Fails to Inspect Dairy Farms, Groceries

Auditors say a Michigan agency failed to routinely inspect dairy farms, grocery stories and food processing plants for safety. An audit released Thursday also found that the state didn’t do enough mandatory follow-up inspections at sites with safety violations. Michigan’s …

Legoland Florida Rides Won’t be Regulated by State

Officials say the roller coasters and other rides at Legoland Florida won’t undergo state safety inspections. That’s because the theme park, scheduled to open in Polk County next month, qualifies for an exemption that officials say was written into Florida …

Strike Force Inspections Remove 289 Unsafe Passenger Buses and Drivers

U.S. DOT officials announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and its state and local law enforcement partners across the nation recently conducted 2,782 surprise passenger carrier safety inspections over a nine-day period that resulted in 289 unsafe …