A Sitka seafood processor has recalled two years' worth of product, after a state inspection found monitoring equipment had failed. KCAW reports the recall covers all vacuum-packed smoked fish produced by Big Blue Fisheries for the last two years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall last week.
The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Liggett Group LLC. They wanted the court to consider overturning a $2.5 million Tampa jury verdict in the death of smoker Charlotte Douglas.
Tesla's electric cars are safe, despite a widely-shared video online that showed a Model S in flames, a Jefferies analyst said Monday.The video sent shares of Tesla Motors Inc. down more than 5 percent last week, as investors worried about the safety of its electric cars.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that a pump to inject water into one of the severely damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant halted Monday, possibly due to a problem at a power switchboard. The halt occurred at around 9:47 a.m. But cooling of the No. 1 reactor immediately resumed through a backup pump, the utility known as TEPCO said.
An unidentified worker died of a head injury Friday at CONSOL Energy's McElroy mine in Marshall County, and the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training said it was investigating.The accident happened just before 1 p.m., but it was not immediately clear how the worker was injured.
The family of a northern Idaho teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game is suing the school district and the maker of his football helmet.Robert Clark II and Julie Clark filed the lawsuit in September on behalf of Robert "Bobby" Norman Clark III, the Bonner County Daily Bee reported.
Among other things, federal officials have accused the company of failing to provide workers with adequate hand and eye protection, and exposed employees to crush hazards. The plant's general manager Ken Horton says employees had to overcome a learning curve, and officials say most of the citations were issued in 2009 and 2010.
With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas – a number that is projected to reach seventy percent by the middle of the 21st century – and with climate change and natural disasters posing new challenges, there is a growing market for sustainable, urban infrastructure planning and development.
When debris on a Seattle-area freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners. It also caused rare jitters among investors, who of late have viewed Tesla as nearly invincible.
Adobe Systems Inc. said a cyberattack on its systems has exposed credit-card information of 2.9 million customers. The maker of Photoshop and other software said Thursday that the attacker accessed Adobe customer IDs and passwords on its systems.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that it has received 700 reports of overheating and melting, and 55 reports of property damage from smoke and fire, including $916,000 in fire damage to one home and $750,000 in fire damage to a medical facility.
A Louisiana prosecutor says an explosives company employee is expected to plead guilty in the investigation into alleged improper handling of millions of pounds of military propellant. Quality service manager Michael Kile would be the third Explo Systems Inc. employee to plead guilty in the case.
Kewpie said around 190,000 bags of burdock root salad, around 110,000 bags of pumpkin salad and around 180,000 bags of pickled cucumber are subject to the recall, all of which are on store shelves almost nationwide. The three kinds of products were made at a factory of its wholly owned subsidiary Co-op Foods Co. in Kumamoto city, southwestern Japan.
Company spokeswoman Liz Jarvis-Shean said the fire Tuesday was caused by a large metallic object that directly hit one of the battery pack's modules in the pricey Model S. The fire was contained to a small section at the front of the vehicle, she said, and no one was injured.
Fewer than half the Mine Safety and Health Administration's inspectors are working during the government shutdown, and they're focused on mines the agency knows have a history of hazards. MSHA's shutdown plan furloughs nearly 1,400 of its 2,355 employees nationwide.
Beginning December 1, 2013, OSHA will begin its multi-year roll-out of its mandatory transition toward the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling potentially hazardous chemicals. And the agency claims the system, by endorsing better at-a-glance knowledge of a chemical and its potential hazards, will be able to save a significant number of lives and prevent even more on-the-job injuries.
Chrysler is recalling more than 142,000 pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide because of software glitches that could affect instrument cluster lighting and braking systems. Around 132,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and 10,800 Ram pickup trucks from the 2014 model year are affected.
Once again, fall protection tops the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s most-cited workplace safety violations. The presentation of the Top 10 was given before a crowded group of spectators today on the Expo floor at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.
A Union County man accused of selling thousands of counterfeit airbags has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Prosecutors say Igor Borodin sold more than 7,000 airbags on eBay that he obtained from Chinese manufacturers.
To really make an impression on current and potential customers, most contractors, manufacturers, and industrial service providers recognize the importance of differentiating themselves from the competition. There are plenty of companies out there who can get the job done, and so quality becomes a question of how.
A jury could begin deliberating as early as Tuesday to determine whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be held liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.
By Tuesday, the pipes had been cleaned of the jellyfish and engineers were preparing to restart the reactor, which at 1,400 megawatts of output is the largest boiling-water reactor in the world, said Anders Osterberg, a spokesman for OKG, the plant operator.
The Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists statement followed an Associated Press report last week citing possible European export controls if propofol is used in a U.S. execution. Missouri is the only U.S. state where prison officials plan to use the powerful anesthetic for a lethal injection, citing a shortage in the drugs usually used for executions.
German carmaker BMW is recalling 176,000 vehicles over a problem with the power brake system. The company says in rare cases an interruption in oil supply to a part can mean loss of power braking assist. The brakes will still work but the driver would have to press harder on the pedal.
Allegiant Air says its fleet of MD-80 aircraft is back in service after an overhaul of emergency exit slides. Company spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Monday that service was normal nationwide, with no delays or cancellations because of the maintenance work.