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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Dancer who died wanted to 'touch people with art'

    Dancer who died wanted to 'touch people with art'
    A lucky encounter with a dance troupe in Mexico nearly a year and a half ago opened the doors for Marco Antonio Huicochea Gonzàlez to come to Chicago, where he could turn his passion for dance into a career. DanceWorks Chicago, a small dance company, was...
  • Omaha fire chief: Fatalities at animal feed plant accident

    Omaha fire chief: Fatalities at animal feed plant accident
    A fire and structural collapse at an animal feed processing plant killed some people and injured at least 10 workers, four critically, the Omaha fire chief said Monday.  Officials had said earlier that the fire at the International Nutrition plant may...
  • 2 killed and 10 injured in accident at Omaha feed plant

    A fire and structural collapse at an animal feed processing plant killed two people and injured 10 others, four critically, Omaha authorities said Monday. Officials had said the fire at the International Nutrition plant could have been precipitated by...
  • Family of SeaWorld trainer killed by whale distances itself from critical documentary

    Family of SeaWorld trainer killed by whale distances itself from critical documentary
    Relatives of Chicago-area native and former SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau have weighed in on "Blackfish," issuing a statement that distances the family from the controversial documentary about the treatment of killer whales in captivity. The...
  • Crews resume search for fire's cause and second body at Omaha plant

    Investigators returned to an Omaha animal feed plant Tuesday searching for a second body and investigating the cause of the blaze and partial building collapse that killed two and injured at least 10 employees. [Updated 3:36 p.m.: Authorities...
  • Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill

    Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill
    The recent publication of Elmer J. Hall's "A Mill on the Point: One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Steelmaking at Sparrows Point, Maryland," marks the last of his quartet of books chronicling the work and social history of the once heavily...
  • Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday

    Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday
    It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year. With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
  • Agency considers rule that could affect coal slag blasting at shipyards

    Agency considers rule that could affect coal slag blasting at shipyards
    WASHINGTON — The federal agency responsible for workplace safety on Friday contemplated tighter regulation of the toxic metal beryllium, which exists in small amounts in coal slag, a product used as a blast abrasive to prepare the hulls and tanks of...
  • Death of civilian diver at APG ruled accidental

    Death of civilian diver at APG ruled accidental
    The U.S. Army has concluded that the death of a civilian diver at Aberdeen Proving Ground earlier this year was accidental, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press. George H. Lazzaro Jr., 41, died Jan. 30 while performing routine...
  • SeaWorld's whale trainers given additional safety equipment

    SeaWorld's whale trainers given additional safety equipment
    Whale trainers at SeaWorld Orlando started wearing safety vests at the theme park's “One Ocean” killer-whale show Monday. The air vests inflate and become buoyant when their cords are tugged, and they include a small scuba tank. The...
  • Oil well explosion kills two workers, injures nine in West Texas

    Oil well explosion kills two workers, injures nine in West Texas
    Two oil well workers died and nine suffered minor cuts and bruises Wednesday after a high-pressure explosion in a West Texas county that is lightly populated but richly saturated with oil. The two bodies were found about 20 feet from a wellhead that was...