3 Injured in Texas Scaffold, Construction Elevator Accident

Article 0 Comments Authorities say one person has been critically hurt and two others suffered lesser injuries in a scaffolding and construction elevator accident in a North Texas business district. Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Mike Drivdahl says it appears a construction elevator on the outside of a building partially […]

Texas Metal Recycling Co. Cited for Employee Injury, Fined $311.5K

Article 0 Comments Federal safety officials have cited Venture Metals LLC – based in Dallas, Texas – for exposing employees to crushing hazards after a stack of pipes fell and crushed a worker, leading to his hospitalization. The company faces $311,580 in penalties imposed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s […]

Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Disposal Well Injures 3

Article 0 Comments Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well south of Oklahoma Highway 33. The wells are used […]

Woman Injured in Explosion at Missouri Pyrotechnics Plant

Article 0 Comments An employee has been seriously injured in an explosion at a pyrotechnics plant in southwest Missouri. KSPR-TV reports that a fire subsequently broke out on July 3 at the AM Pyrotechnics plant in Pleasant Hope, which supplies big fireworks shows. Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jake Agee […]

2nd Worker Dies From Injuries in Texas Hospital Explosion

Article 0 Comments A second worker has died from an explosion at a Central Texas hospital that left more than a dozen injured. Police reported the death of 36-year-old Filiberto Morales of Round Rock, Texas, who died June 28 after being injured in an explosion on June 26 at Coryell […]

Missing Worker Presumed Dead After Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

Article 0 Comments The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on March 15 has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions. Cresson Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Saturday that fires were still burning at the 15,000-square-foot (1,400-square-meter) Tri-Chem […]