| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:18 AM
After six workers were killed in a massive gas explosion at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown four years ago, federal investigators tallied hundreds of violations at the site and issued $16.6 million in penalties against more than a dozen companies...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
— Carla Whitebread avoids driving by the grain bin where her son Wyatt died.
And when she comes to this tiny northwest Illinois town, Annette Pacas tries to do the same. She hates looking at the giant metal structure where her eldest, Alejandro,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:49 PM
First of two parts.
Is this 2014, or is it really 1914?
The question sprang to mind after reading reports last week about what caused the July explosion at the Blue Rhino propane plant that nearly obliterated a chunk of south Tavares from the map....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:09 AM
After a 2 1/2-week trial, a Carroll County jury on Thursday awarded $8 million each to the families of two teens who died in a 2010 grain bin accident in northwestern Illinois.
The jury of nine men and three women deliberated for 8 hours before...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:32 PM
State regulators cited a Bay Area-based adult film company over workplace safety violations, assessing fines of more than $78,000.
Cal-OSHA opened an investigation into San Francisco-based Kink Studios, which runs a network of sites, in August, in...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
State regulators have fined two subcontractors who planned the implosion of an old power plant in Bakersfield last summer that sent shards of debris into a crowd of spectators, severing one man's leg and injuring others.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A day or so of careful reading and cogitation by the media has begun to turn the tide on what had been the Congressional Budget Office's most widely misunderstood finding about the Affordable Care Act.
It is now recognized that, no, the CBO didn't say...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Tavares city leaders expressed concerns Thursday about the Blue Rhino propane depot after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company for 26 workplace safety violations stemming from the explosion at the plant last summer....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:28 AM
A former SeaWorld killer-whale trainer who participated in the filming of "Blackfish," the damning documentary that condemns SeaWorld's treatment of killer whales, is now critizing the movie and its makers
In an interview posted to the website Micechat....