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Added: July 23, 2018, 8:10 am
A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during …
Added: July 23, 2018, 4:34 am
An Oregon State University professor is using federal funds to conduct research on how embers form and spread during devastating wildfires. Assistant professor David Blunck’s team is testing variables such as temperature, wind speed, timber species and branch diameter to …
Added: July 23, 2018, 4:27 am
Residents and visitors to one San Juan neighborhood recently noticed an alarming new smell coming from a parking lot near Puerto Rico’s forensic sciences department, raising concerns that it could be the bodies of those who perished in the tumultuous …
Added: July 23, 2018, 4:24 am
New York City had sandbags at the ready Friday night to barricade the site of a Manhattan steam-pipe explosion against possible heavy rains that could complicate the cleanup of asbestos-laced debris. Hundreds of residents in Manhattan’s Flatiron District were shut …
Added: July 23, 2018, 4:22 am
More than 2,300 comments flooded the U.S. Commerce Department when it solicited public input on its investigation into whether auto imports pose a threat to national security. Buried among the doom and gloom predicted by automakers and their parts suppliers …
Added: July 23, 2018, 3:38 am
Duck boats like the one that sank in Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people, have a long history of safety problems and have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people since 1999. The deadly sinking in Missouri brought …
Added: July 23, 2018, 3:25 am
Workplace interventions can be helpful in reducing injuries while on the clock. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, low back strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other soft-tissue musculoskeletal injuries are the most frequent causes of missed workdays in the …
Added: July 20, 2018, 8:10 am
An investigation has found that the U.S. government’s highway safety agency failed to act quickly on a consumer complaint, and that could have delayed recalls of dangerous Takata airbag inflators. A report by the Transportation Department’s Inspector General also found …
Added: July 20, 2018, 4:32 am
A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said. The newly built, two-lane stretch of road …
Added: July 20, 2018, 4:30 am
A deadly tornado that recently struck a western North Dakota city has prompted state and local officials to call for increased safety standards for RV parks that often house oilfield workers and families. McKenzie County leaders expect to meet with …

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