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Meeting planned over safety improvements at Indiana State Fairupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 21:36:00

Indiana workplace safety regulators will meet with representatives of the Indiana State Fair sometime in the next two weeks to discuss safety improvements in the wake of last August's fatal stage collapse just before a Sugarland concert, a Department of Labor spokesman said Friday.

South Korea trying to get almost 1,400 workers out of Libyaupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 23:44:00

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak held a special meeting Thursday morning to discuss an urgent plan to evacuate South Korean construction workers in Libya. There are 1,398 South Koreans in the country working on almost 300 building sites.

S. Korean business hit hard by Libyaupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 23:44:00

South Korean construction companies have strong economic ties to troubled Libya. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

'Spider-Man' musical to open with new safety measuresupdated: Sun Dec 26 2010 07:34:00

State lawmakers and safety advocates met with crew and cast members of the troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," which will resume its performances Thursday night.

'Spider-Man' musical to resume after performer's accidentupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 13:24:00

Performances of the troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" are scheduled to resume Thursday evening after a performer was injured during a show, a spokesman said.

Report: Prison recycling program posed health threat for yearsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:54:00

An electronic waste recycling program, designed to provide inmates in federal prisons with jobs and skills, posed a serious health threat to inmates and prison staff for several years, a new Justice Department report says.

Time right to resume deepwater drillingupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 14:59:00

Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar lifted the moratorium on deepwater drilling almost two months before it was set to expire. It was the right decision at the right time, because developments over the last three months, including new rules and regulations, will make deepwater drilling far safer than it was before.

CNNMoney: BP pays $50 million to settle safety citationsupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 17:09:00

Federal regulators said Thursday that BP will pay a record $50.6 million fine for failing to correct safety issues at its Texas City refinery, where an explosion in 2005 killed 15 workers and injured scores more.

Latest developments on the Gulf oil disasterupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 04:22:00

Here are the latest developments on the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which unfolded after the oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20:

Rig victim's baby will never meet dadupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 21:05:00

Suzanne Malveaux talks to the family of a worker whose son was born after he died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

New estimate: Up to 40,000 barrels a day was coming from BP wellupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 21:05:00

Scientists now estimate the leaking BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was releasing 20,000 to 40,000 barrels -- or 840,000 to 1.7 million gallons -- per day through last week, the head of the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.

Senator: 'Outrageous' for BP to skip safety hearingupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 14:25:00

Sen. Patty Murray blasted BP on Thursday for failing to attend her subcommittee's hearing on oil and gas worker safety.

Obama: Oil crisis at top of our listupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 14:25:00

President Barack Obama says the current laws surrounding oil are inadequate and need to be updated.

Kentucky miners found deadupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 18:30:00

Rescue teams have found the bodies of two miners killed in an underground collapse at a western Kentucky coal mine, state and federal safety officials said Thursday.

Toughen safety so no coal miner sacrificed to profitsupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 17:18:00

"Hi Deb and Sara. I'm still OK at 2:40 pm. I don't know what is going on here and outside. We don't hear any attempts at drilling or rescue. The section is full of smoke and fumes so we can't escape. We are all still alive at this time."

Safety official pledges stronger enforcement of mine regulationsupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 20:38:00

A top federal mine safety official said Tuesday that existing laws and regulations have not been properly enforced but pledged that his agency will now use all its powers after the West Virginia mine disaster that killed 29 people.

President Obama speaks about mine safetyupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 14:54:00

President Obama orders a review of mines with poor safety records after last week's fatal mine explosion.

Obama criticizes mine owner, orders safety reviewupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 14:54:00

President Obama on Thursday ordered a review of mines with poor safety records and criticized the owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 people last week.

Gov. Manchin: Let's honor miners Friday with safety reviewupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 22:08:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin asked his state's miners to put down their tools on Friday and use the day to re-evaluate safety procedures rather than to produce coal.

Elephant kills trainer at Pennsylvania circusupdated: Sat Apr 10 2010 04:17:00

Tragedy struck at a Pennsylvania circus Friday after a startled elephant stomped its trainer to death, police said.

More air testing neededupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:19:00

Air inside a West Virginia coal mine remains too dangerous for rescue crews to enter where four miners may be trapped.

Mining disaster raises questions about effectiveness of safety lawsupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:19:00

Two West Virginia mining accidents within 17 days in January 2006 killed 14 people and prompted Congress to pass the most sweeping mine safety legislation in 29 years.

CNNMoney: Coal mining safety: Better but still perilousupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 13:25:00

As this week's explosion in a West Virginia mine proved, coal mining is still a very dangerous job. The mining accident in Upper Big Branch Mine killed 25, making it the worst coal mining disaster in 25 years.

Management blamed in China mine blast that kills 104updated: Mon Nov 23 2009 03:58:00

Chinese officials blamed poor management and inadequate precautions for an explosion at a mine that killed 104 people, state-run media said Monday.

CNNMoney: BP faces record $87 million fineupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 12:06:00

The Labor Department fined oil giant BP a record $87 million for failing to fix safety problems at a refinery in Texas.

Three trapped Chinese miners rescued after 8 days undergroundupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 05:44:00

Eight days after they were trapped in an underground mine in northwest China, three coal mine workers were rescued early Sunday, state media said.

Mine accident kills 26 in Chinaupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 00:09:00

Twenty-six people were killed in a mine accident in central China's Hunan Province, state-run China Daily reported.

Chinese mine explosion deaths climbupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 05:00:00

Rescue operations unfolded at a mine in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after a gas explosion killed at least 37 people and left dozens missing, state-run media reported.

Dozens killed in mine explosion in Chinaupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 04:35:00

Rescue operations were under way at a mine in eastern China's Henan province, where at least 35 people had died and 44 were missing after an explosion early Tuesday, state-run media reported.

Labor report: Hispanic workplace deaths declineupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 19:30:00

Hispanic workers continue to suffer fatal work injuries at higher rates than others, but the gap is closing, according to federal statistics.

People.com: Madonna Visits Workers Injured in Stage Accidentupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 11:48:00

The singer arrives in Marseilles with her children David and Mercy in show of support

Undocumented workers awarded $3.85 million in accidentsupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 00:15:00

Two undocumented workers from Mexico and one from Ecuador have reached court settlements in recent weeks for a total of $3.85 million in damages for New York construction-site accidents, an attorney for the men announced Wednesday.

SI.com: Michael McCann: Legal issues in Cowboys' facility collapseupdated: Mon May 04 2009 17:03:00

So far, public reaction to the tragic collapse of the Dallas Cowboys' indoor practice facility has understandably reflected sadness, shock and genuine empathy for the 12 injured persons, particularly scout Rich Behm, who was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

13 detained after deadly landslide in Chinaupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 22:43:00

Authorities have detained 13 people after a mud and rock slide that may have killed several hundred people in northern China, state-run media reported.

Feds blame mine operator for fatal collapseupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 21:26:00

The U.S. government Thursday announced its highest penalty for coal mine safety violations, $1.85 million, for a collapse that killed six miners in Utah last year.

Coal company fined $420K for 'flagrant' violationsupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 13:41:00

Federal authorities on Thursday ordered Andalex Resources Inc. to pay $420,300 in fines for "flagrant violations" at a coal mine it operates in Price, Utah.

Witnesses: All gold miners freed from South Africa mineupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 16:54:00

The last of 3,200 gold miners trapped by a power failure reached the surface late Thursday after nearly two days underground, witnesses reported.

Gold mine rescueupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 16:54:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports workers trapped for more than a day underground are excited to return to the surface.

Seeking mine answersupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 10:27:00

Relatives of those lost in the Crandall Canyon mining disaster tell Congress about their loss.

Congressman: Utah mine collapse appears a 'preventable tragedy'updated: Thu Oct 04 2007 10:27:00

Relatives of the six dead Utah miners told a House committee Wednesday that their loved ones were victims who had voiced safety concerns prior to the August 6 collapse.

Mine rescue: 1,000 out, 2,000 waiting to be freedupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 05:12:00

Hundreds of workers from a South African gold mine returned to the surface Thursday morning after power to the mine was restored, following an accident that kept them underground for more than a day, the company operating the mine told CNN.

Families of trapped miners question safety of Utah mineupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 22:19:00

With six trapped coal miners all but left for dead in a crumbling mountain, families and friends vented their frustration at the mine's owner Tuesday and asked: Was it too dangerous to be working there in the first place?

Mine too unstable to keep digging, experts sayupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 08:51:00

A panel of experts said the Crandall Canyon coal mine is so unstable that it would be "unacceptable" to resume digging through it to save six trapped miners.

Mine families statementupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 23:52:00

Mine families statement

Miners' families blast officials, saying, 'We have not lost hope'updated: Sun Aug 19 2007 23:52:00

Families of the trapped six miners accused those in charge of rescue efforts of having "given up" on the missing men.

Crews finish drilling fourth hole into Utah mineupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 08:24:00

Rescue crews will once again be looking for signs of life in Utah's Crandall Canyon mine Saturday after drilling a fourth hole into a mountain where six men have been trapped for more than a week.

Tunneling halted after three Utah mine rescuers killedupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 08:13:00

Underground efforts to rescue six trapped Utah miners were halted indefinitely Friday after a collapsing tunnel wall killed three rescuers, including a federal mine safety officer.

'These men died as heroes'updated: Sat Aug 18 2007 08:13:00

'These men died as heroes'

Time.com: How a Mining Rescue Went Wrongupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 17:00:00

More than 10 days after the disaster, six Utah miners are still trapped and three rescuers are dead. What went wrong?

Time.com: Utah Miner Search Suspendedupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 15:00:00

The desperate underground drive to reach six trapped miners was suspended indefinitely after a catastrophic cave-in killed three rescuers inside a mountainside mine that keeps shaking

Time.com: 'Seismic Bump' Blamed for Mine Deaths updated: Fri Aug 17 2007 02:00:00

a second cave-in killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach them

Rescue workers hurt in Utah mine after 'seismic activity'updated: Thu Aug 16 2007 23:12:00

At least nine workers were hurt in Utah's Crandall Canyon mine Thursday evening where rescuers have been trying to reach six men trapped deep under ground.

Helicopters dispatched to mineupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 23:12:00

Helicopters dispatched to mine

Unknown noises from mine shift drilling planupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 08:11:00

Rescue workers said they detected a noise Wednesday night -- though it's unclear what it was -- deep inside the Utah mine where six men have been trapped for nine days.

Time.com: Frustrated Mine Rescue Continuesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 09:50:00

Efforts to free six coal miners trapped when a Utah mine collapsed nine days ago plodded forward Wednesday, with mine officials hoping to break through a third bore hole

Mine boss: Still hope for finding miners aliveupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 23:28:00

Rescuers have found no signs of the six men trapped in a Utah mine for more than a week, but the mine operator's CEO insists there is still hope of finding them alive.

Search for miners continuesupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 22:22:00

Search for miners continues

Time.com: Search For Utah Miners Deepensupdated: Sun Aug 12 2007 20:00:00

A search for six missing miners moved Tuesday toward the back of the mine, where officials hoped the men sought refuge in search of an air pocket

Camera lowered into mine cavity shows 'survivable space'updated: Sat Aug 11 2007 22:03:00

Rescue workers trying to reach six men trapped in Utah's Crandall Canyon mine found survivable space Saturday after punching a second, wider hole into a cavity where the workers are believed to be trapped and lowering a camera, a federal official said.

Former mining official: We need to reach miners fasterupdated: Sat Aug 11 2007 21:41:00

The federal official who oversaw mine safety in the 1990s expressed dismay Saturday that it took five days before the first drilled hole reached the area of Utah's Crandall Canyon mine where six men are believed to be trapped.

Seeking better mine rescueupdated: Sat Aug 11 2007 21:41:00

Seeking better mine rescue

Three construction workers killed at Indiana mineupdated: Fri Aug 10 2007 02:37:00

Three construction workers replacing an air shaft at a southwestern Indiana coal mine were killed in an accident Friday, authorities said.

Fatal accident at Indiana mineupdated: Fri Aug 10 2007 02:37:00

Fatal accident at Indiana mine

Anxious moments at Utah mineupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 21:31:00

Anxious moments at Utah mine

Utah mine operator: We are back at square oneupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 21:31:00

Efforts to reach six men trapped in a collapsed coal mine in Utah were "wiped out" Tuesday by what the mine operator's CEO called continuing "seismic and tectonic activity."

Crews 'using every means known to mankind' to reach minersupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 22:40:00

Rescue crews in central Utah know exactly where six trapped miners are located, but were forced to turn around late Monday because of "impassable conditions," the mine's operator said.

Time.com: 6 Miners Trapped After Utah Quakeupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 13:00:00

Six miners were trapped Monday when an underground coal mine collapsed less than 20 miles from epicenter of a minor earthquake

Tonight's facts updated: Tue Jul 31 2007 06:10:00

Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. Red Storm Rising Chinese Import Scandal Demonstrates FDA Failings, Congress Told CSPI Urges New Money for FDA, Ultimately Single Food Safety Agency WASHINGTON -- While all imported meat and poultry products are visually inspected at the border and subject to microbial and chemical testing, 99 percent of imported seafood, produce, animal feeds, and grains pass through U.S. borders uninspected. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, that's because meat and poultry products are regulated by the well funded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and most other foods are regulated by the woefully underfunded Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CSPI food safety director Caroline Smith DeWaal, testifying before the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight today, said that even when USDA and FDA are operating at the same port, they don't share

CNNMoney: BP faces disaster report from Baker panelupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 07:42:00

A safety panel headed by the former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III will release its report Tuesday on one of the most serious workplace accidents in decades: BP's multi-fatality explosions at a Texas refinery in 2005.

One killed in Pennsylvania coal mine accidentupdated: Mon Oct 23 2006 13:35:00

A Pennsylvania coal mine accident killed at least one worker Monday morning, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.

Whitewater laws vary greatlyupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 10:58:00

An informal survey of safety laws in 15 states where people have drowned on commercial whitewater rafting trips in the past four years shows different approaches to protecting the public.

Whitewater deaths surge in U.S.updated: Tue Sep 05 2006 10:47:00

Fifty people have drowned this year in accidents during trips down whitewater rivers in the United States, where state-by-state safety laws can be spotty.

Five killed in Kentucky coal mine blastupdated: Sat May 20 2006 12:32:00

An explosion at an eastern Kentucky coal mine killed five miners Saturday, but a sixth survived and walked out on his own, a Mine Safety and Health Administration official confirmed.

Sago miners' kin seek truth, solutionsupdated: Tue May 02 2006 13:17:00

Relatives of coal miners killed in January's Sago Mine disaster spoke of heroes and heartbreak Tuesday as they asked an investigative panel to look for ways to ensure others don't endure similar pain.

CNNMoney: BP fined $2.4M for refinery safety problemsupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 18:11:00

Federal officials fined BP Products North America Inc. more than $2.4 million Tuesday for what it said were unsafe operations at a company refinery in Ohio, and compared flaws there to deficiencies that were implicated after another of the company's refineries exploded last year, killing 15 people.

CNNMoney: Report: Small fines for dangerous minesupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 06:27:00

Federal government fines for coal mine safety violations are far below the level imposed by other government agencies and may not be offering incentives for mine companies to fix safety problems, according to a published report.

Mine deaths spur call for 'stand-down'updated: Thu Feb 02 2006 09:02:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has called on all mines in his state to halt operations until thorough safety checks are made, following the deaths of two miners on Wednesday.

Survivor of mine explosion leaves hospitalupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 19:26:00

After being treated with respirators, feeding tubes, dialysis and even a couple of hours in a hyperbaric chamber, the sole survivor of the Sago Mine explosion has left the care of doctors who have skippered his recovery efforts over the past three weeks.

Doctor: Miner no longer in coma updated: Wed Jan 25 2006 18:39:00

The doctor treating Randy McCloy, the lone survivor of the Sago Mine disaster earlier this month, said Wednesday that McCloy "can no longer be described as being in a coma."

Fire chief: Crew told to wait outside burning mineupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 22:02:00

Firefighters arrived last week at the Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 blaze within four minutes of being notified, only to be threatened with arrest and forced to wait more than three hours for a rescue team, their chief said Monday.

West Virginia passes mine-safety billupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 17:52:00

Following the deaths of 14 West Virginia miners in less than three weeks, state lawmakers on Monday approved legislation aimed at improving the chances of survival for miners trapped underground.

Bodies of miners foundupdated: Sat Jan 21 2006 06:32:00

The bodies of two miners who were trapped after an underground fire broke out at Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 were found Saturday, mine officials said.

Rescuers find no trace of 2 missing minersupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 04:31:00

Rescue teams reached the face of a West Virginia coal mine Friday but found no sign of two missing miners, officials said.

So much for the CEO administrationupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 14:46:00

Boy, you really can't take your eyes off this bunch for a minute, can you? If they're not screwing up one thing, then they're screwing up another -- busy little beavers. And then there are the administrative nightmares they have created all by themselves: The new Medicare prescription-drug benefit is such a disaster area, four states took it over in less than a week just to make sure poor people received their drugs.

Grief, anger as all but one miner found deadupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 01:19:00

Joy turned to sorrow in three short hours Wednesday for relatives of a dozen men who were found dead in a West Virginia coal mine. A false report that the miners had survived was blamed on miscommunication.

Managers urged to put safety firstupdated: Wed Dec 14 2005 06:55:00

Younger workers are at a far greater risk than older staff of suffering accidents in the workplace, providing a challenge for managers to ensure proper safety supervision, the European Union said.

Sight saved by stem cell surgeryupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 09:32:00

Edward Bailey, 65, lost the sight in his left eye following a workplace accident. After two unsuccessful corneal transplants, he underwent a pioneering stem cell operation that restored his vision. Here is his story:

CNNMoney: BP to pay record $21M safety fineupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 05:47:00

BP PLC will pay a fine of $21.3 million to settle government claims of more than 300 safety violations after a March explosion and fire at its huge Texas City, Texas refinery that killed 15 and injured more than 170.

CNNMoney: BP: Employees caused deadly blastupdated: Wed May 18 2005 05:31:00

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Fortune: What Really Happened In IBM's Clean Room? Some 250 former workers are suing the computer giant, saying they were poisoned while updated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

In real life, what could be called Erin Brockovich moments occur very rarely. Lawsuits by injured victims are common enough. But they almost never make it to trial. Rarer still is the tingling mome...

Fortune: Becton Dickinson Takes A Plunge With Safer Needles By gearing up to make devices like these, the company is giving its profits aupdated: Mon Oct 01 2001 00:01:00

Last November, when President Clinton signed the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, health-care workers mentally stood and applauded. But in the Franklin Lakes, N.J., headquarters of Becton Dic...

FSB: Live Wireupdated: Fri Jun 01 2001 00:01:00

Now that Congress has repealed the ergonomics standard, are small businesses off the hook? Not exactly. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration can still levy fines and demand workplace c...

FSB: The Landmarksupdated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

The market and the state have always been allies and enemies. The industrial revolution made that paradox greater. At the turn of the 20th century, government trustbusters were becoming heroes. But...

Fortune: Why people are slipping on rugs, how to contribute to Lyndon LaRouche, Congress vs. teenagers. UNSAFE IN WASHINGTONupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

About one American worker in 10,000 dies in an on-the-job accident. Cooks in restaurants have higher mortality rates than firemen. Federal regulations on formaldehyde exposure result in expenditure...

Fortune: Finding nuts in the forest, the story they dare not print, and why workers are safe under capitalism. THE $100 MILLION WORKERupdated: Mon Jan 29 1990 00:01:00

The news from Washington is that the Bush Administration is making with the meat-ax in this year's budget planning, and yet OSHA will get the 6% increase it boldly requested. The news stories expla...

Fortune: SAFETY FIRSTupdated: Mon Jul 04 1988 00:01:00

If all the hands severed last year in industrial accidents were joined thumb to pinkie, how high would they stretch? Higher, possibly, than a ten-story building. ''Possibly'' is about as accurate a...

Fortune: Carbide agonistesupdated: Mon Apr 28 1986 00:01:00

Trouble seems to come in bunches for Union Carbide. The latest setback: a $1.4-million fine by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for alleged violations at Carbide's Institute, West ...

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