Questions surround recently acquired Lamborghini in deadly SpeedVegas crash

A recently acquired Lamborghini Aventador was the vehicle involved in a crash that killed two people at SpeedVegas, raising new questions about whether the vehicle capable of reaching speeds of 200 mph was ready for the track. Among the questions investigators may consider: Whether the Aventador was ready for use and whether the car was […]

911 logs shed more light on deadly liquid nitrogen leak

Augusta, Georgia’s 911 logs give more details on the events involving a liquid nitrogen gas leak earlier this month that killed a sheriff’s deputy and hospitalized a company employee. The incident led to Xytex Cryo International and its nitrogen supplier Airgas Inc. being investigated for using tanks without proper permits and inspections. Augusta Chronicle

Fed-OSHA investigating fire, explosion that injured three at Pennsylvania lab

Fed-OSHA is investigating what police called a minor chemical explosion Thursday that injured three workers in a semiconductor lab at the Tek Park campus in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. The employees of CyOptics Inc. were changing out canisters containing what is believed to be the chemical trimethylindium when the explosion took place, according to a […]

Maine mill workers hospitalized after gas leak

Eighteen workers at Woodland Pulp Mill’s bleach plant in Baileyville, Maine were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after being exposed to chlorine oxide gas during a planned maintenance outage. Chlorine oxide is a potent chemical used in water treatment and bleaching. A Woodland Pulp spokesman said the chemical was accidentally released and quickly contained, […]

Plea agreement reached in fatal circus tent collapse

Walker International Events has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $25,000 fine to resolve all criminal charges against it in the 2015 fatal circus tent collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire. A father and daughter were killed and scores of people were injured when the tent went down during a show. The tent collapsed shortly […]

Listen up: Restaurants are too loud!

The number one complaint Bostonians have about restaurants is noise, according to the 2016 Zagat State of American Dining report. It also tops the list for diners in New York, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. In 2014, The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, measured the decibel levels of popular restaurants. More than a […]

Austal allowed use of ‘widow maker’ tool it knew was dangerous

Since 2011, dozens of workers at the Austal ship manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama, have been maimed by a dangerous cutting tool that management had referred to as the “widow maker.” Between January 2011 and March 2015, 53 workers were injured by the tool, suffering gashes to face, neck and arms, while some even lost […]

‘It is unconscionable:’ Officials tell Navy to fire dangerous shipbuilders

The former head of Fed-OSHA is calling on the U.S. Navy to stop doing business with dangerous shipbuilders following an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. David Michaels’ sharp criticism of the Navy came in response to the recent Reveal investigation, which found that the Navy and Coast Guard’s seven major private […]