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Teen Killed By Fumes At Calif. Plant

October 14, 2011 9:43 am | News | Comments

Authorities say the victim's brother was also critically injured when they were overcome by fumes in the recycling plant where they worked.

Listeria Outbreak Devastates Calif. Cantaloupes

October 14, 2011 7:53 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

"The cantaloupe center of the world" is suffering as consumers and grocery stores alike abandon the fruit over fears.

Offshore Safety Chief Pushes For Heavier Fines

October 13, 2011 8:35 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michael Bromwich says the maximum civil penalty for a violation offshore should be "well into the six figures" per day, per incident.

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Tempe Paint Plant Fined For Waste Violations

October 13, 2011 7:17 am | News | Comments

All Pro Industrial will pay $40,000 for a variety of violations, including open hazardous waste containers and lack of permits.

Accident At TI Plant Kills Worker

October 11, 2011 9:29 am | News | Comments

Firefighters responded to a report of a water purifier explosion at a TI unit in Richardson, where the victim was impaled by some type of glass.

Drug Firms Told To Pay $162M In Hepatitis C Case

October 11, 2011 8:30 am | by Oskar Garcia, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Nevada jury agreed that three companies negligently distributed large vials of an anesthetic to Las Vegas clinics at the center of a 2008 hepatitis C outbreak.

Woman Sues Over Deadly MagnaGrow Accident

October 10, 2011 8:11 am | News | Comments

Rowena Hillebert alleges that MagnaGro and its owner did nothing to prevent an accident that injured her and killed her brother.

Marijuana-Shaped Candy Alarms Parents, Officials

October 10, 2011 6:07 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

"Pothead Lollipops" and other candies, made by Pennsylvania-based Kalan LP, won't get kids high, but anti-drug activists are fuming.

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Japan Grounds F-15s After Fuel Tank Falls Off

October 10, 2011 5:50 am | by Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | Boeing | News | Comments

Japan, the largest foreign user of the U.S.-designed planes, said no jets will fly until the aging fleet's safety is confirmed.

Analyst: Toyota Recovery Could Take Years

October 7, 2011 9:03 am | News | Comments

Toyota's U.S. market share has slid from 17 percent to 11.5 percent last month, largely thanks to recalls over unintended acceleration.

Fiery Ethanol Train Derailment Forces Evacuation

October 7, 2011 7:59 am | News | Comments

A freight train loaded with ethanol crashed and exploded, forcing the 800 residents Tiskilwa, Ill. to flee to the local high school.

Two Injured In Pasta Plant Explosion

October 7, 2011 5:44 am | News | Comments

The employees were performing maintenance at Gilster-Mary Lee's southern Illinois plant when the explosion occurred.

Nordica USA To Pay $214,000 For Defective Skis

October 7, 2011 5:26 am | News | Comments

Nordica USA to pay a civil penalty of $214,000 to settle allegations it knowingly failed to report immediately a safety defect and hazard with its skis.

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VW Recalls 168,000 Cars For Fire Threat

October 6, 2011 10:21 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling 168,275 cars equipped with diesel engines because of a defect in the fuel injection system that could cause fuel leaks and fires.

CPSC Moves To Protect More From Table Saw Injuries

October 5, 2011 8:33 am | News | Comments

With about 10 people losing a finger or mangling a hand in a table saw each day, the agency voted unanimously to make the tools safer.

Indiana Investigating Ammonia Leak At Fertilizer Plant

October 5, 2011 5:05 am | News | Comments

State is investigating an explosion at a fertilizer distribution plant that left three hospitalized, including one critically, and caused an ammonia leak.

IAEA To Help Decontaminate Japan Nuke Plant

October 4, 2011 5:44 am | News | Comments

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency will help plan the massive cleanup of areas contaminated by a radiation-leaking nuclear power plant.

Chemical Mixing Leads To Massive Texas Plant Fire

October 4, 2011 5:22 am | by Jamie Stengle, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fast-moving blaze overwhelmed a sprinkler system and consumed a fire truck, but no injuries were reported from the fire or resulting smoke.

Lettuce Recalled Due To Listeria

October 4, 2011 5:17 am | News | Comments

California farm that issued a voluntary lettuce recall over listeria contamination concerns said its notice has gone out to 19 states and Canada.

Gov't Investigating Saturn Ion Steering Problem

October 4, 2011 5:00 am | News | Comments

Federal government is investigating the Saturn Ion midsize sedan after getting reports of a sudden loss of power steering.

Judge Tosses Toyota Case

September 30, 2011 5:23 am | News | Comments

Federal judge dismissed a case against Toyota that was supposed to be the first to reach trial out of hundreds of sudden acceleration complaints.

Pfizer: Be Wary Of Counterfeit Drugs

September 29, 2011 5:46 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy say counterfeit drugs could contain toxic substances such as rat poison or lead.

Sikorsky Says It Didn't Hide Crash Report

September 29, 2011 4:44 am | by Cain Burdeau, Associated Press | News | Comments

Manufacturer of a helicopter that crashed in Louisiana in 2009 is defending itself against accusations that it hid a damning internal report to conceal its liability.

Cantaloupe Outbreak Deadliest In A Decade

September 28, 2011 5:33 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in over a decade.

Tyson Recalls Ground Beef Due To E. Coli

September 28, 2011 5:24 am | News | Comments

Federal agriculture officials say Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

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