DENVER, Colo. – Relaxed state requirements for asbestos cleanup and removal have paved the way for a speedier recovery for homeowners and businesses affected by the devastating floods. But cleanup professionals say the trade-off could be putting people at risk.
“You can’t see it, taste it or smell it. There’s no way you’ll know without having a certified person come in and test for it,” says an industrial hygienist and state-certified asbestos inspector whose name we have withheld because he fears retaliation for speaking out.
A 22-year veteran of the Georgia Pacific Port Hudson Operations in Zachary, died early Saturday, Aug. 31.
Leon Boudreaux, 53, was found in a warehouse at the mill about 3 a.m. and was unresponsive, according to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office investigators who were called to the scene after the accident.
A FIRE that ripped through a historic pub in Royal Wootton Bassett has been described as an accident by investigators.
The roof of the Cross Keys, in the High Street, caught fire during the afternoon of Sunday, July 21, and has since been covered by scaffolding and tarpaulin while investigators worked on the cause of the blaze.
According to Occupational Health and Safety, the 48-year-old man was driving a semi-trailer end dump at the time of the accident. A second, 53-foot triple-axle dump truck was dumping its load at the construction site, when it toppled over.
The truck fell, landing on the cab of the semi-trailer. The driver of the semi-trailer was declared dead on the scene,
A stop-work order has been issued, and investigators from OHS and the RCMP are on the scene.
The prime contractor of the project is Flatiron Construction Corp. The sub-contractor is Stony Valley Contracting. $51 million
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a Friday accident that claimed the life of a local man, and sent 15 emergency workers and civilians to the hospital after carbon monoxide fumes overcame them.
Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland said a caller on Aug. 2 reported to 911 at 7 p.m. that two men were found unconscious – one slumped over the wheel of a forklift and one on the floor in a refrigerated room at Norton Creek Farms on Prentiss Bridge Road. The call suggested there was a possible gas leak in the produce farm’s refrigerated building.
Signal Maintainer Louis Moore, who was fatally struck by a northbound E train outside the 46th Street station in Queens April 24, was at fault for failing to stop working when he knew a train was coming, Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigators said July 29.
MONTREAL – Investigators are studying the cause of an aquatic collision between a cargo ship and a tugboat in the city’s port Saturday.
Sometime Saturday a cargo ship called the M / V Heloise, collided with the Ocean Georgie Bain tugboat.
via Investigators studying crash between cargo ship and tugboat | CTV Montreal News.
A secret report obtained by PotteriesEYE has revealed concerns over health and safety monitoring at events involving Stoke-on-Trent City Council as well as financial irregularities.
The report into the council’s corporate events management was only released after the intervention of the Information Commissioner’s Office after the council ignored a Freedom of Information request by PotteriesEYE investigators.
A Westcountry fishing boat which sank, claiming the life of its skipper, was overloaded with catch and taking even more on board when it was struck by a large wave, investigators have concluded.
Exmouth skipper Geoff Ingram died when the Sarah Jayne capsized off Berry Head last year though his body was not recovered until nine days later when friends staged an unofficial operation.
via Capsized fishing boat the Sarah Jayne was ‘overloaded’ | This is Cornwall.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A forklift accident inside a local business led to a spill of more than 100 gallons of weed killer.
It happened at 3:30 a.m. Thursday at 9026 N.E. 13th Ave. Firefighters arrived, assessed the situation and worked to ensure the leak was contained until a hazardous materials cleanup crew arrived.
Investigators said a forklift punctured a container holding 240 gallons of weed killer. Firefighters estimated about half of it leaked out.
Fox 12 To Go: Forklift accident leads to weed killer spill
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