warehouse News

Huge Fire Breaks Out at Beirut Port a Month After Explosion

BEIRUT — A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, sending up a thick column of black smoke and raising new panic among traumatized residents after last month’s catastrophic blast at the same site killed nearly 200 …

Sources: Insured Losses From Beirut Blast Seen Around $3 Billion

Insured losses from the Beirut port warehouse explosion are likely to total around $3 billion, similar to those from an explosion at the Chinese port of Tianjin in 2015, industry sources and analysts say. The blast on Tuesday, the biggest …

Amazon Tells Staff Hand-Washing Time Won’t Be Held Against Them

Amazon.com Inc. told employees at a New York warehouse, where workers have sued and gone on strike over safety concerns, that they won’t be punished for insufficient productivity or extra time washing their hands. In a message Amazon sent recently …

Warehouse Fire Devastates San Francisco’s Fishing Industry

SAN FRANCISCO — A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen …

Probe Into LA Explosion Begins as Firefighters Recover

LOS ANGELES — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven …

Forklift Operator Escapes Harm from New Jersey Sinkhole

Officials are trying to determine what caused the floor of a northern New Jersey warehouse to open up, swallowing a forklift and the man who was running it. Authorities say Danny Rodriguez of Bronx, N.Y., managed to escape serious injury …

UK Robbers Make Off with Rare Champagne Worth $31K

It’s time to pop open a bottle of bubbly for the holiday season – and it seems some people are willing to risk going to jail to get their hands on some. British police say that thieves have broken into …

Georgia Warehouse Goes Up in Flames

Authorities say an Atlanta warehouse was destroyed in a ferocious fire that was fueled by welding materials and tanks that exploded. Fulton County firefighters fought the blaze, which broke out Tuesday at Tie Down Engineering on Selig Drive in southwest …

Arizona Man Sentenced in Warehouse Break-ins

A Tucson man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for breaking into four warehouses last year. Pima County prosecutors say 47-year-old Wesley Shane Wallace and two other men cut through the roll-up door of a business in October …

Indiana Insulation Warehouse Burns into Night

A fire at an insulation warehouse in Fort Wayne burned through the night after firefighters stopped spraying it with water in order to limit the spread of chemical-contaminated runoff. The blaze at Momper Insulation was reported late Sunday morning, sending …