| 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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — The health and safety of California workers are being threatened because of an inadequate number of state workplace inspectors, a new report says.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a nonprofit whistle-blower group...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
The parents of a disabled Bolingbrook High School student filed a lawsuit against Valley View School District 365U and three staff members last week, alleging that the staffers forced the wheelchair-using student to mop up blood in a bathroom and that one...
| Mar 25, 2014
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:57 AM
A federal investigation is being launched into a freak accident that took place at a performance on Sunday of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., that resulted in the injury of nine performers.
Eight female performers...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:01 PM
An explosion Tuesday at a tanker truck company in Corona killed a 50-year-old man and sent a second man to the hospital, authorities say.
The identity of the dead man has not been released because notification to relatives has not been made.
| May 7, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Riverside County authorities Wednesday identified the man killed in an explosion at a tanker truck company in Corona as Samuel Enciso, 51, of Santa Fe Springs.
Enciso was welding a petroleum tanker truck Tuesday inside National Distribution Services in...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Some companies run from California's strict regulatory standards on air pollution and emissions. Not Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., where the executives can't imagine being anywhere else.
CDTi manufactures and distributes vehicle emissions control...
| May 14, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Blue Rhino for violating 26 safety violations, some serious, in the wake of the fiery explosion on July 29 that severely burned five workers and left one in a coma for a month. It levied a fine of...