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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findingsĀ from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
  • Investigation to be launched into Ringling Bros. circus accident

    A federal investigation is being launched into a freak accident that took place at a performance on Sunday of theĀ Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., that resulted in the injury of nine performers. Eight female performers...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Investigation: Sheriff Will Leave Question of Criminal Charges to D.A.

    Wayne County Sheriff John Carter said that his office will not pursue their own criminal charges stemming from the Feb. 21 train trestle accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," but will instead present the case to the district attorney to determine if...
  • 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...
  • Investigators looking at carabiner in circus accident that injured 9

    Investigators are focusing on a failed carabiner designed to connect a team of acrobats to the ceiling to explain why a popular circus act abruptly ended with nine people injured in Rhode Island. The inquiry into the accident is being led by the federal...
  • 'Spider-Man' Helmer Marc Webb and Chef Suzanne Goin Join Forces for Earth Day

    In celebration of Earth Day April 22, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" director Marc Webb and Chef Suzanne Goin teamed up to host a Be Amazing event at Larchmont Charter School in West Hollywood. At the event, kids from the Anderson Munger Family YMCA -- all...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Star Pulls Out of Movie After Fatal Accident

    William Hurt has pulled out of his starring role in "Midnight Rider," in which he was set to play musician Gregg Allman. Production on "Midnight Rider" was halted after second camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed in a Feb. 20 train accident in...
  • Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety

    Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety
    The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
  • Letters: Long hours on film sets must change

    Re "Spotlight on film safety," March 22 The father of Sarah Jones, who was killed last month after being struck by a train during a film shoot in Georgia, told me he prays that his daughter's death will not be in vain. He said no film or TV show is...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Location Manager Lawyer Defends 'Conduct'

    More than a month after the fatal accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," a key question for the homicide investigation is whether the production had been granted permission to film on the Georgia railroad tracks and trestle where camera assistant...