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Prevent Accidental VRC Descent

May 9, 2014 3:53 pm | by Wildeck, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Looking for that added layer of safety and peace-of-mind in your vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC), then the SafeLock system from Wildeck is the perfect solution, says the company.

Ford Recalls Over 692K Vehicles

May 9, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling more than 692,000 Escape small SUVs and C-Max gas-electric hybrids in North America to fix two safety problems.                                   

Camera Tricks On Future Cars

May 8, 2014 1:47 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Car manufacturers like Nissan and Land Rover are looking at ways to make your car safer using cutting-edge camera technology to eliminate blind spots.                             

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Father Commends Remington For Recall

May 8, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Montana man who sued Remington Arms Co. said the manufacturer should be commended for recalling the model rifle he claims was responsible for the death of his 9-year-old son.                     

Recalls Challenge GM, Frustrate Customers

May 8, 2014 12:10 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Experts say eight simultaneous recalls covering 7 million vehicles is too much for any organization to handle quickly, even one as big as GM.                               

Curtain Walls Contain Dust, Help Improve Air Quality

May 8, 2014 10:03 am | by Zoneworks by Rite-Hite | Product Releases | Comments

Zoneworks SCL Curtain Walls by Rite-Hite make up a highly flexible and adaptable fabric wall system that makes it easy to contain dust, smoke, or fumes, while improving air quality by dividing the interior space of industrial facilities. 

Gov't: No Need To Park Recalled Cars From GM

May 8, 2014 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

There's no need to tell owners of recalled General Motors small cars to stop driving them, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.                              

Smart Gun Technology Sparks Outrage

May 7, 2014 2:08 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Find out why one gun store received backlash after planning on being the first in the country to sell the new firearm.                                      

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New Plea Expected In Salmonella Outbreak Case

May 7, 2014 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A man charged in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanuts that killed nine people plans to enter a new plea.                                      

FAA Keeping Commercial Drones In Check

May 6, 2014 2:49 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Anybody can buy and operate drones, but it's illegal to make money using one. That's leading to frustration among businesses big and small.                                

Some Shipments From Los Alamos Lab Halted

May 5, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shipments of certain kinds of nuclear waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a temporary storage facility in West Texas have been halted while investigators try to identify the cause of a radiation release.            

GM Begins Talks To Settle Lawsuits

May 5, 2014 1:48 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Kenneth Feinberg confirmed that he met for four hours Friday with Robert Hilliard, a Texas lawyer who said he represents families of 53 people killed and 273 injured in crashes of defective GM vehicles.              

GM Recalls 50,000 Cadillac SUVs

May 2, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling more than 50,000 luxury SUVs to fix a computer error that can delay acceleration for three or four seconds.                                  

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Gas Plant Partially Operating After Fire

May 1, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Wyoming natural gas processing plant is operating at about 40 percent of its typical seasonal level just over a week after an explosion and fire.                              

States Afraid They Will Lose Power To Regulate Chemicals

April 30, 2014 10:14 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Legislation to create national standards for regulating chemicals has generated opposition from some states, who fear the bill would curtail their authority to take action against chemicals they deem harmful.       

7 Injured In Texas Plant Explosion

April 28, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion has rocked a plywood manufacturing plant north of Houston, injuring seven workers and causing a fire that took hours to extinguish.                               

Management, Safety Cited For N.M. Radiation Release

April 25, 2014 2:11 pm | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance, and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago.  

GM: Securities Regulators Probing Recall

April 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM also confirmed for the first time that the U.S. Attorney's office in New York and an unidentified state attorney general are also conducting investigations.                            

Sudden Acceleration Considered In Day Care Crash

April 25, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Florida Highway Patrol says it is looking at the role of sudden acceleration in a car crash into a day care center that killed a 4-year-old girl.                             

Wyoming Town Evacuated After Gas Explosion

April 24, 2014 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.                        

A Year After Tragic Factory Collapse, Bangladeshis Suffer

April 24, 2014 9:28 am | by Julhas Alam, Associated Press | News | Comments

One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.                

Labor Department Cuts Coal Dust Levels

April 23, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.                              

Grandfather Builds Safe Gun Tech After Sandy Hook

April 23, 2014 1:53 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

After his 6-year-old grandson was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, Carmen Lobis is crowdfunding and applying for a Silicon Valley grant to build potentially life-saving gun technology.                   

Does It Matter If We Beat The Recall Record?

April 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Blogs | Comments

Do these massive recalls point to quality problems in our cars and trucks? And is the car parked in your driveway still safe to drive?                                  

Feds Investigating Chevy Impala Brakes

April 23, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning.                          

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