Inspections of Bangladesh garment factories under a new safety initiative have found cracked support beams, substandard building materials, and exposed electrical cables chewed by rats.
Boeing is no stranger to media coverage, but the past several days have seen this aerospace giant’s name in the news under less-than-positive circumstances.
The head of the organization that monitors the nuclear test ban treaty says he has asked its experts to see if they detected an explosion at high altitude of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.
About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the pact.
Boeing's much-delayed 787 Dreamliner has hit another production snafu. Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built.
People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste — much of it radioactive — at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota.
Questions about what caused the leak, the extent of the contamination, and the future of the federal government's national nuclear cleanup efforts have been swirling for weeks now.
The German manufacturer of a roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death is blaming Six Flags for the accident.
The drive to clean up China's industry has added impetus to the government's campaign over the past several years to reduce excess production capacity in the polluting steel and cement industries.
In this issue, we visit Colson Caster, a domestic manufacturer that uses a vertically integrated approach to compete with low-cost offshore alternatives. We also talk to experts about preventing OSHA's top ten violations, review readers' insights into energy efficiency issues, and explore how a reliability-centered strategy can create quick ROI.
A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository reopens after a radiation leak.
U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors turn over documents detailing what the company knew about a dangerous ignition problem that has been linked to 13 car-crash deaths.
The new CEO of General Motors is reassuring employees after an embarrassing recall of 1.6 million small cars, telling them that an internal review will bring improvements and prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.
U.S. safety regulators won't be pushing for a recall of thousands of Volkswagens that have the same electric fuses as a model that was recalled.
The federal government is closing an investigation into 1.6 million Ford vehicles that can lose engine power after Ford agreed to a remedy.
Redesigned for a seventh time since the midsize family sedan made its debut in 1985, the latest Sonata model is Hyundai's answer to a flurry of safety issues and customer complaints at home and abroad.
Engine maker Cummins Inc. and its joint venture Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 engines because cold weather could cause a sensor to fail, resulting in an exhaust fire.
Each year, 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room to treat a workplace eye injury. In total, all workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment, and worker compensation.
Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall a total of 40,672 units of two motorcycle models commonly used for mail delivery in Japan over concerns about potential brake malfunction.
The company says 589,000 Caddy vehicles may be fitted with a damaged pin that holds on the gas-pressure dampers that slow the closing of the rear hatch-type door. If the pin becomes detached, the company says the door can fall unexpectedly.
Elevated radiation levels have been detected in the air around the plant, but officials have said the readings are too low to constitute a public health threat.
New cutting-edge technology could help you reclaim the security of your smartphone. Chip Reid reports on the Blackphone, which runs on a customized operating system that is entirely encrypted.
The European Parliament on Wednesday voted for tougher anti-smoking rules that will make health warnings on cigarette packs larger and include mandatory pictures of rotting teeth or cancer-infested lungs.
Republican lawmakers blasted the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.
The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to 13 deaths and a massive recall of small cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the authority to fine the company at least $35 million for not being forthcoming with information.