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 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.
South Korean construction companies have strong economic ties to troubled Libya. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Suzanne Malveaux talks to the family of a worker whose son was born after he died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
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.
Sen. Patty Murray blasted BP on Thursday for failing to attend her subcommittee's hearing on oil and gas worker safety.
President Barack Obama says the current laws surrounding oil are inadequate and need to be updated.
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.
"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."
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 orders a review of mines with poor safety records after last week's fatal mine explosion.
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.
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.
Tragedy struck at a Pennsylvania circus Friday after a startled elephant stomped its trainer to death, police said.
Air inside a West Virginia coal mine remains too dangerous for rescue crews to enter where four miners may be trapped.
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.
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.
Chinese officials blamed poor management and inadequate precautions for an explosion at a mine that killed 104 people, state-run media said Monday.
The Labor Department fined oil giant BP a record $87 million for failing to fix safety problems at a refinery in Texas.
Eight days after they were trapped in an underground mine in northwest China, three coal mine workers were rescued early Sunday, state media said.
Twenty-six people were killed in a mine accident in central China's Hunan Province, state-run China Daily reported.
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.
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.
Hispanic workers continue to suffer fatal work injuries at higher rates than others, but the gap is closing, according to federal statistics.
The singer arrives in Marseilles with her children David and Mercy in show of support
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The last of 3,200 gold miners trapped by a power failure reached the surface late Thursday after nearly two days underground, witnesses reported.
CNN's Robyn Curnow reports workers trapped for more than a day underground are excited to return to the surface.
Relatives of those lost in the Crandall Canyon mining disaster tell Congress about their loss.
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.
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.
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?
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 statement
Families of the trapped six miners accused those in charge of rescue efforts of having "given up" on the missing men.
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.
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'
More than 10 days after the disaster, six Utah miners are still trapped and three rescuers are dead. What went wrong?
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
a second cave-in killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach them
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 mine
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.
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
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 continues
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
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.
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 rescue
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 mine
Anxious moments at Utah mine
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."
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.
Six miners were trapped Monday when an underground coal mine collapsed less than 20 miles from epicenter of a minor earthquake
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
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.
A Pennsylvania coal mine accident killed at least one worker Monday morning, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Rescue teams reached the face of a West Virginia coal mine Friday but found no sign of two missing miners, officials said.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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