Passengers on a plane that crash landed in Poland last year when its landing gear failed to deploy have sued Boeing and the firm that inspected the airliner before it departed New Jersey, claiming physical injuries and lasting emotional distress.
Chrysler is telling U.S. owners of more than 46,000 midsize cars to take them to dealers to fix a problem that can make the engines stall. Owners of Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers from the 2011 model year are getting notices from the company. The cars have 3.6-Liter V-6 engines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating in June after getting complaints from drivers.
Chrysler is recalling more than 919,000 older-model Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs worldwide because the air bags can inflate while people are driving them. The recall affects Grand Cherokees from the 2002 through 2004 model years and Libertys from model years 2002 and 2003, according to documents posted Friday on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of industrial accidents. Plant managers and operators should remain aware of the devastating impact these accidents can have on the victim and the plant. While not every accident is preventable, many of the causes of slip-and-fall accidents can be offset through the implementation of a safe floor matting system.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 11,200 Scion iQ vehicles to inspect the front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) weight sensor cables and install new protective covers over the sensors.
That Lawrence Jones targeted a handful of his co-workers at a chicken-processing plant, killing two of them execution-style, was evident, authorities said. But why he did it remained unclear. The unsuspecting victims had on ear protectors as they worked just feet apart in the deboning room and the grinding room at Valley Protein. The gunshots were drowned out by the machinery.
Verizon has recently released its fifth annual Data Breach Investigations Report, which investigates the various ways that attackers — both internal to a company or external, both intentional and accidental — breach security systems and gain access to sensitive data. This year, Verizon’s RISK team decided to take a closer look at the data in the effort to discover trends in attacks related directly to intellectual property.
One person died and four others, including a suspected gunman, were wounded Tuesday when he opened fire at a food service company in Fresno, Calif., police said. The shooting occurred at the Apple Valley Farms plant in the central part of the city.
Hurricane Sandy has, without a doubt, already caused an enormous toll on human life and businesses alike. As with all major events, it is important to track the road to recovery. This is where, for the time being, IMPO will compile news about Hurricane Sandy, its aftermath, and how that will affect American manufacturing. This will be consistently updated as more news arrives, so check back often.
An executive at a California airplane repair company has pleaded guilty to endangering aircraft by cutting corners with replacement parts not certified by regulators. The U.S. attorney in Sacramento said Tuesday that Jerry Edward Kuwata, of Granite Bay, admitted to using uncertified parts and falsely certifying that the Federal Aviation Administration approved their use in aircraft repair.
German automaker BMW is recalling some of its 7-Series luxury cars due to reports of transmission control problems that can cause parked vehicles to roll away. The NJTSA said that the problem has caused at least 14 crashes and possibly 5 injuries. The recall involves cars with model years from 2005 to 2008 that have push-button start and electronic transmission controls.
Electrical equipment that has been submerged or comes into contact with water must be replaced, though there are exceptions to this rule for larger equipment, which may be able to be reconditioned. Equipment should be inspected carefully by a qualified person to determine whether moisture has entered the enclosure. If any signs of moisture or damage exist, the equipment should be replaced or repaired.
Federal safety regulators are investigating some older-model Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable sedans because the throttles can stick. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 50 complaints about sticky throttles in the cars from the 2000 through 2003 model years. The probe affects an estimated 310,000 cars that have four-valve, three-liter V-6 Duratec engines. No crashes or injuries have been reported.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the vehicles may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification. The vehicles were made from May 10 through July 26.
Workers at an Alberta plant at the centre of a massive beef recall and E. coli scare have been laid off again as food safety officials review whether the facility can reopen. The 800 workers were called into work Tuesday to finish cutting beef carcasses as part of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency assessment of how the XL Foods Inc. plant operates.
Electronically managed steering that completely bypasses the mechanical link of a clutch is among the new safety technology from Japanese automaker Nissan. Other vehicles are smart enough to park themselves. And some swerve automatically to avoid pedestrians.
Workplace safety investigators and a grieving family on Monday searched for an explanation of how a worker was cooked to death at a Bumble Bee tuna processing plant. Tony Melena said his 62-year-old father, Jose Melena, was killed in an accident last week at the Santa Fe Springs plant but the company has given the family no information about how he died.
Ford is recalling more than 154,000 Fiesta subcompacts to fix a problem with the side air bags. The company says that if the front passenger seat is empty, the side air bag won't inflate to protect rear-seat passengers in some crashes. Ford says it doesn't know of any crashes or injuries linked to the problem.
“Disaster can strike at any moment, leaving employees afraid and confused amidst chaos,” said John Amann, Vice President of First Aid & Safety, Cintas. “However, if safety directors prepare workers beforehand, they can ensure they’re ready for a potential emergency. Understanding common mistakes businesses make in preparing for emergencies is an important step in emergency planning and training.”
U.S. safety regulators are investigating a steering problem in Hyundai Santa Fe sports utility vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a fastener can come loose, causing the steering shaft to come apart and drivers to lose control of the vehicle.
U.S. safety officials are investigating brake problems in the Honda Pilot SUV. The probe covers nearly 88,000 Pilots from the 2005 model year. Investigators will determine if the problem is bad enough for Honda to recall the SUVs.The Pilot is a big seller with families because of its space and reputation for quality.
Toyota executives were unfazed Thursday by the overnight recall of 7.43 million vehicles over faulty power window switches that can cause fires, calling it a sign the Japanese company had learned from its mistakes and was becoming quicker and more transparent.
Only 0.1 percent of the U.S. vehicle fleet is believed to be affected, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement. But industry officials briefed by the government said tens of thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit air bags. NHTSA testing has shown most of the counterfeit bags don't inflate or fail to inflate properly.
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch — the latest, massive quality woes for Japan's top automaker. The recall announced Wednesday affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010.
Authorities say seven workers suffered burns when an explosion occurred at an ink manufacturing plant in northern New Jersey. Workers at the U.S. Ink plant in East Rutherford were mixing newspaper ink in a vat when a carbon compound apparently ignited around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, sparking an explosion and a fire in the building's ductwork.