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Indonesia police to charge 2 Chinese nationals in furnace explosion at Chinese-owned nickel plant

Feb. 12, 2024 08:47 AM EST

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Monday named two Chinese nationals as suspects in the explosion of a smelting furnace at a Chinese-owned nickel plant on Sulawesi Island that killed 21 workers and injured dozens of others. Four Chinese and nine Indonesian workers died...

A Mississippi poultry plant is being sued by a woman whose 16-year-old son died working there

Feb. 06, 2024 20:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a 16-year-old who died in a workplace accident at a Mississippi poultry factory is suing the companies that hired and employed him, accusing them of failing to follow safety standards that could have prevented his death. In court papers filed at...

Norfolk Southern is 1st big freight railway to let workers use anonymous federal safety hotline

Jan. 29, 2024 16:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 1,000 engineers and conductors who work for Norfolk Southern will soon be able to report safety concerns anonymously through a federal system without any fear of discipline. Norfolk Southern is the first of the six major freight railroads to follow through...

Alaska Airlines says the grounding of some Boeing planes will cost the airline $150 million

Jan. 25, 2024 13:10 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Alaska Airlines said Thursday that the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners will reduce full-year profit by $150 million and slow down the airline's planned growth. The planes have been grounded since shortly after the midflight blowout of a panel in the side...

Recovering from natural disasters is slow and bureaucratic. New FEMA rules aim to cut the red tape

Jan. 19, 2024 12:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone who has lived through a natural disaster and then applied to the federal government for assistance knows that it can be a lengthy, frustrating and bureaucratic process. New rules announced Friday by the federal agency in charge of emergency management aim to simplify and...

Tata Steel announces plans to cut 2,800 jobs in a blow to Welsh town built on steelmaking

Jan. 19, 2024 12:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Indian firm Tata Steel announced Friday it will close both blast furnaces at its plant in Port Talbot, Wales, eliminating 2,800 jobs, as part of plans to make its unprofitable U.K. operation leaner and greener. Tata plans to switch from coal-fired blast furnaces to an...

A blast at a tire and explosives factory in Serbia kills 1 person and injures 4

Jan. 16, 2024 04:50 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A blast Tuesday at a Serbian factory that produces tires, protective gear and industrial explosives killed one person and injured four, police said. The explosion occurred around 9a.m. at a fuel strip production unit of the Trayal Coorporation factory in the...

100 New Jersey firefighters battle blaze at former Singer sewing machine factory

Jan. 05, 2024 17:54 PM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Over 100 firefighters battled a blaze Friday at a New Jersey industrial park that was home to the Singer Sewing Machine factory for more than a century. A passerby reported the fire around 5:30 a.m., Mayor J. Christian Bollwage said. No one was...

The death toll rises to 18 in a furnace explosion at a Chinese-owned nickel plant in Indonesia

Dec. 26, 2023 06:55 AM EST

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll following the explosion of a smelting furnace at a Chinese-owned nickel plant on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island rose to 18 on Tuesday, as police ordered the plant to stop operations until an investigation is completed. The blast, which occurred...

Furnace explosion at Chinese-owned nickel plant in Indonesia kills at least 13 and injures 46 others

Dec. 24, 2023 22:58 PM EST

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — A smelting furnace exploded Sunday at a Chinese-owned nickel plant on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 13 workers and injuring dozens of others, police and a company official said. It was the latest in a series of deadly incidents at nickel...