by Paige Boldt on 04/24/2013
At an afternoon press conference yesterday, officials ruled out a toxin-filled railcar as the cause of the April 13, 2013 West, Texas explosion. Just days ago, however, on Monday, Bryan Shaw, the chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, suggested that a rail car filled with ammonium nitrate may have caused the Texas explosion.
Shaw’s statement came along with a New York Post article mentioning that a White House official said the explosion may have been set off...
by G. Joseph Barrientos on 04/21/2013
Automobile accidents remain the biggest cause of unintentional death for American teenagers. However, the number of teenagers being killed in accidents has been on the decline. This is at least partly due to the fact that more teenagers are being responsible by buckling up at the wheel than ever before.
State Farm and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently released a new teenage driver safety report titled Miles to Go: Focusing on Risk for Teen Driver Crashes. The...
by Francisco Guerra, IV. on 04/19/2013
As of midday today, officials let the media know that 12 bodies have been recovered from the fertilizer plant explosion site in West, Texas. An additional 60 people remain unaccounted for at this time. As fellow Texans, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of West, and we hope that many more of the missing are found alive and safe. So far, over 200 people have been injured by the blast, and at least 50 homes have been destroyed. The overall number of casualties remains...
by Mikal C. Watts on 04/18/2013
The West Fertilizer Plant in the small Texas town of West, Texas exploded yesterday, damaging buildings, injuring workers and local residents, and sadly killing first responders and others caught in its wake. West, Texas is a small community located just north of Waco, Texas.
The magnitude of the explosion was so severe, that it required the entire town of 2,800 residents to be evacuated. The explosion registered as a 2.1 magnitude quake according the USGS.
According to ABC...
by Linda Leibfarth on 04/17/2013
Across the country, workers in poultry processing plants are exposed to a high risk of injuries, mainly because they are forced to work at high speeds at processing lines. According to some reports as many as 59% of poultry workers develop dangerous injuries like repetitive stress injuries, because of the high-speed work. The risk to such workers is likely increase because the Department Of Agriculture is all set to implement new rules that would allow poultry factories to speed...