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Texas company to pay nearly $3M for Clean Air Act violations

Sep. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Formosa Plastics Corp. also agreed to improve its risk management program at its...

2 suffer minor injuries in small explosion at Georgia plant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a small explosion at a plant in coastal Georgia, authorities said. Firefighters in Savannah responding to the morning blast found that any flames had already been extinguished by the facility’s fire...

Company probes whether procedures were followed after deaths

Sep. 14, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An eastern North Carolina industrial operation said it is investigating whether safety procedures were followed after an accident that killed two workers over the weekend. Two Valley Proteins workers were found unresponsive Sunday afternoon at...

Exelon: Contract worker killed in accident at nuclear plant

Sep. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A worker at the deactivated Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania died in an accident at the plant last week, officials said. The contract worker was fatally injured at about 11 a.m. Friday “while unloading equipment from a truck at...

Construction workers injured by Las Vegas lightning strike

Sep. 10, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three construction workers were injured in Las Vegas when lightning struck about five feet from where they were eating lunch. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said one worker was taken to a hospital to be checked out but was conscious and talking after the...

Worker killed in industrial accident at Iowa pork plant

Sep. 10, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — A worker died early Friday in an industrial accident at a pork processing plant in north-central Iowa, according to Prestage Foods of Iowa. The incident happened early Friday morning during the overnight shit at Prestage Foods' plant in Eagle...

City worker dies when he falls from dump truck

Sep. 10, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A public works employee died after he fell out of the back of a dump truck on the city waterfront, officials said. Stephen Mathieson, 69, of Montville, hit his head when he tumbled to the ground Thursday morning and was pronounced dead Waldo County...

Ammonia release at chicken processing plant investigated

Sep. 06, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are investigating a release of toxic ammonia gas at a Middle Tennessee chicken processing plant that led to the evacuation of more than 200 residents. Fire officials said the gas leak at a Tyson Foods facility in Goodlettsville early...

Authorities identify chemical in fatal Arizona hazmat case

Sep. 05, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The chemical that apparently led to the deaths of two employees of a commercial truck wash in Avondale has been identified, according to police. They said the two men died Aug. 29 after being exposed to a residual chemical substance known as...

Glacier park black bear killed after taking visitors' food

Sep. 03, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife workers at Glacier National Park trapped and killed a black bear that officials said became a public safety risk after it lingered around a campground. The bear stole apples from an open vehicle trunk while visitors were nearby at the...