A roof collapse probably caused by a blizzard has killed nine people at a food processing factory in northeast China, state media and an official said Tuesday.The nine people were killed during the lunchtime collapse at the plant in Mudanjiang city in Heilongjiang province on Monday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
General Electric said on Monday that it is close to a solution for engines that are losing power for a few seconds after ingesting ice chunks as big as a half-gallon. The problem came to light over the weekend after Japan Airlines said it will stop using its new Boeing Co. 787s on some routes.
Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes, has died in Mississippi, decades after he joined the fight that forever changed perceptions of smoking.
The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.The repeal means patients will no longer have to enroll in a special registry to be eligible to receive the drug.
With more news about food and beverage recalls, there’s a growing concern that the industry won’t be able to keep up with new regulation that allows the FDA to trigger mandatory recalls at food distributors. In order to get some more details on the rules, and how companies are going to deal with the changes, we got in touch with Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales for VAI.
In the lawsuit, Philip Berger claimed he developed inflammation of the lung after breathing contaminants from a chemical used to cool cutting tools at Copeland Scroll Compressors, a firm owned by Ferguson-based Emerson Climate Technologies.
A federal appeals court has tossed out a more than $6 million award to the family of a North Carolina teenager who died after being shocked with a Taser.In a 2-1 ruling Friday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond upheld a jury's finding that Taser International was negligent in the 2008 death of 17-year-old Darryl Wayne Turner.
It is unclear whether the company or its executives will face criminal charges. Several lawyers who represent victims in lawsuits say health care companies charged with selling contaminated drugs often reach settlements with the federal government and agree to pay large fines.
Boeing is alerting airlines about possible engine icing problems on some of its new planes. It is recommending that planes with a specific General Electric engine avoid flying near thunderstorms that might contain ice crystals.Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said Saturday that Boeing issued the advisory after ice crystal formation in some instances diminished engine performance.
Chief executive Elon Musk said the fires, which occurred when metal road debris pierced the underbody of the cars at highway speeds, are extreme cases. He doesn't expect a recall and said his engineers are not working on any fixes for the battery-powered cars.
The leaked oil triggered two huge blasts, one of them tearing up concrete along a city road in Qingdao. Photos posted online showed ripped slabs of pavement, bodies, overturned vehicles and shattered windows in nearby buildings. Black smoke rose above gigantic fuel silos and darkened much of the sky.
Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others.Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said in a statement that the commission was proposing greater in-flight access to mobile broadband.
A jury Thursday found manufacturer Advance Cast Stone mainly responsible for the collapse of a Milwaukee parking garage panel that killed a teenager and injured two others in 2010 and awarded $39 million in damages.The civil jury also found that Advance Cast Stone intentionally concealed and misrepresented a defect or deficiency in its installation of concrete panels.
California on Thursday adopted new flammability standards for furniture and other products that would allow manufacturers to stop using chemical flame retardants. Gov. Jerry Brown said the new standards were a badly needed update to nearly 40-year-old rules that led to the widespread use of chemicals known as PBDEs to treat the foam found inside furniture.
Oregon workplace safety officials have cited a Springfield meat company for safety violations after a machine fractured an employee's fingers. The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health said on Thursday it fined Bright Oaks Meat Inc. $7,850.
Angelcare Monitors Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600,000 baby monitors following the death of two infants due to strangulation. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that a cord attached to the sensor pad placed under the crib mattress poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib.
Officials say Bangladesh will begin inspecting its export-oriented garment factories to assess the building structures and how safe they are from fire and electrical accidents. The Labor Ministry said Thursday that the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology will inspect the factories using standards accepted by the government, factory owners and international buyers.
Kia Motors Corp. is recalling nearly 80,000 minivans in the U.S. because a suspension part can break and cause drivers to lose control of the vehicles. The recall affects Sedona minivans from 2006 through 2012. They were sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.
A woman from Hawaii's Big Island is suing two companies who made and sold a dietary supplement that was pulled from shelves as state health officials investigate links to cases of hepatitis and liver failure.Lawyers for Everine Van Houten, 33, of Keaau, said Wednesday that she bought and used OxyELITE Pro, then began experiencing abdominal pain, fatigue and nausea one month later.
The new guidelines stress that NHTSA doesn't give crash-test ratings higher than five stars. The agency says automakers who claim ratings higher than that are misleading the public. Companies that don't follow the guidelines could see "buyer alert" warnings from the government. They could also be kicked out of the ratings program or be referred to other agencies for further, unspecified action.
Federal regulators say they will require that new tour buses and buses that carry passengers on scheduled routes between cities be equipped with seat belts. It's a safety measure sought by accident investigators for nearly a half century.
A Spanish court has ordered a German pharmaceutical company to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards born with disabilities after their mothers used the drug thalidomide during pregnancy decades ago. Madrid's provincial court Tuesday ordered the Gruenenthal Group in Spain to pay $26,300 for each percentage point of disability of victims recognized by Spain's Health Ministry.
Food safety is seen as the single most important issue among manufacturers, and the demands to document information relating to food sourcing, material flow, traceability and more present an ongoing challenge. These complex demands have a real cost, one very critical to bottom-line profitability as major food retailers take on a larger role in controlling.
The federal Occupational and Safety Health Administration alleges workplace safety violations at a Tyson Foods Inc. plant in Buffalo, N.Y. OSHA said Tuesday that inspectors found that plant workers are exposed to electrocution, burns and potential falls. The agency is proposing a $121,720 fine.
Johnson & Johnson said late Tuesday that it will pay $2.5 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by hip replacement patients who accuse the company of selling faulty implants that led to injuries and additional surgeries.