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Tour Bus Crashes in California. Eight Dead.

Posted on February 4th, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

On Sunday, a tour bus went out of control while traveling down a Southern California mountain road.  The bus struck a car, then flipped, and went into a pick up truck.  Eight people were killed and 38 people were injured. The crash occurred on State Route 38, approximately 80 miles..
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Facebook Class Action

Posted on January 31st, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Facebook has agreed to pay a $20 million settlement, which might include Facebook readers reading this. some of that cash.  The class action claims Facebook took user-names and photos to help “sponsored stories.” Facebook denies any wrong-doing  but has agreed to pay a total of $20 million toward the settlement. ..
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Why do Ryan’s Lies Matter?

Posted on September 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

Why does it matter that Paul Ryan has such trouble with the truth? The Republican’s want this Presidential election to be about the economy, as they through their lies, will define it.  They think that because things are bad, if they make a bunch of promises about how cutting taxes..
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Injured Gas Rig Worker Wins $4.1 Million Jury Award

Posted on June 30th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

A worker who was injured on the job at a gas drilling rig in Colorado was awarded $4.1 million by a federal jury in Denver in June, according to the Post Independent. The verdict went to Von Phathong, now 42, who was born in Laos but is now a..
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Soaring Oil-Field Fatalities In Oklahoma Alarm Safety Officials

Posted on June 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

I’m not the only one alarmed over the surge in work-related deaths in the booming oil industry. Officials have taken note of the problem in Oklahoma. Nine people have died, and three were hospitalized for burns, in oil-field related incidents in Oklahoma since October, which is when the federal fiscal..
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Federal Regulators Issue Safety Alert For Silica In Fracturing Operations

Posted on June 21st, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

Add another item to the list of mishaps and dangers that oil workers face. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Thursday issued a hazard alert to make sure that employers in hydraulic fracturing operations take..
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Three Die In Explosion From Arkansas Oilfield Accident

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

Three men were killed Monday in an oilfield accident west of El Dorado, Ark., when there was an explosion as they were taking apart an old oil containment vessel, according to the Magnolia Reporter. The fatal accident is under investigation, but authorities suspect that the victims died when they..
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Oil Rig Worker Dies In 90-Foot Fall From Louisiana Derrick

Posted on May 14th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

An oil rig worker fell 90 feet to his death from a derrick last week in Louisiana, according to KSLA News 12. Zachary “Ty” Stewart, 22, was flown to Louisiana State University in Shreveport, La., after the accident on the derrick in south Caddo Parish, KSLA reported. He died..
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Four Workers Hurt In Wyoming Oil Refinery Fire

Posted on May 10th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

Four workers were hurt, with three in critical condition in a burn center, following a fire at the Sinclair Oil Corp. refinery in Wyoming, according to Wyoming The fire started shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday in the refinery’s gas recovery unit, which is a few miles from Rawlins,..
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Oil Industry To Address Safety Issues At Houston Conference

Posted on April 29th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

Houston Chronicle columnist Loren Steffy Saturday offered a thoughtful, and critical, column about the U.S. oil industry and its unwillingness to take responsibility safety issues. Ostensibly, the column was a preview of a major trade show that starts this week in Houston, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). But Steffy..
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