Man injured in explosion at auto repair business

from http://www.thenewsdispatch.com/news/article_9a40f3cb-6f6a-577e-931e-9c5e2e6a2b83.html   MICHIGAN CITY — One man was injured Thursday morning after an explosion rocked a car repair business at Longwood Drive and U.S. 20. The owner of Lakeside Autowerks was welding in the back of the building at 628 Longwood Drive when a nearby 50-gallon oil drum somehow ignited and exploded, according to Michigan

True Value facing $54K penalty; lack of Hazmat training cited

from https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=22474&omniRss=press_releasesAoc&cid=102_P_R January 19, 2018 Contact: Kathleen Bergen Phone: 404-305-5100; Email: kathleen.bergen@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against True Value Company of Jonesboro, Ga., for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on May 10, 2017, True Value offered a four-liter metal

OSHA cites Goodyear $69K for endangering employees

from https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osha/osha20180124-0 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued seven serious citations against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for exposing its employees to burn, hazardous energy, amputation, and caught-in safety hazards. The company faces proposed penalties of $69,058. OSHA investigators inspected Goodyear’s Social Circle facility in August 2017, and found that

Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

from; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-takata/ford-urges-2900-pickup-owners-to-stop-driving-after-new-takata-death-idUSKBN1F02GN January 11, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts. The second largest U.S. automaker said it