Firefighters report that they had been to the Illinois steel plant that had an explosion last week on previous occasions due to workplace accidents, but this was the worst they had responded to. The Occupational and Safety Health Administration is investigating the industrial accident that injured at least nine employees, but preliminary reports indicate it may have been an explosion of natural gas.
With higher safety rates the end goal in mind for all, there has been much debate recently over whether or not the most common type of rail tanker, called the DOT-111, should be retrofitted to increase safety. Continue reading “Illinois train workers could be at risk”
Even when careful safety precautions are taken, accidents can still happen on the job. An eruption of natural gas at a worksite has taken the life of one man and harmed three others. The workplace accident happened in a state outside of Illinois at a highly productive natural gas site. Continue reading “Work explosion kills worker and injures 3 others”