Month – September 2014

Better safety rules in oil and gas industry needed to help reduce traffic fatalities

The rising rate of Texas traffic fatalities involving three or more deaths is alarming: 72 such accidents in 2010; 101 in 2012 and 148 last year, according to an in-depth report by the Houston Chronicle. Through mid-July of this year, the newspaper said 81 people had died in triple tragedies on Texas highways, and it […]

Worker hurt in Wyoming natural gas tank blast dies

SALT LAKE CITY — One of four men injured in a blast at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank has died, a Salt Lake City hospital official said Wednesday. Kathy Wilets, a spokeswoman for the University of Utah Hospital, confirmed that Jared Loftiss, 35, died overnight at the hospital’s burn unit. Two other patients […]

Workers Hospitalized Following Chemical Exposure at Marshall County Facility

Four workers have been hospitalized after being burned by a caustic chemical at the Axiall Natrium Facility in Marshall County on Friday afternoon. The employees were injured when they were accidentally exposed to a caustic soda solution. Two of the workers were transported to the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh, one was treated at […]