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HistoryLink.org- the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History

HistoryLink.org- the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History | Khiara's Quest | Scoop.it
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This could have been prevented by replacing or fixing the defective units. If a proper inspection had occurred in 2008 when it was supposed to have been scheduled all these deaths probably wouldn't have happened.

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Another worker killed at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine [UPDATE]

Another worker killed at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine [UPDATE] | Khiara's Quest | Scoop.it
One worker has been killed and another seriously injured at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine.
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Why did it take 2 deaths and a people getting seriously injured for the Department of Mines and Petroleum to step in and make them tighten the safety standards?

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Industrial Accidents - The Dangers of releasing Natural Gas into Work Areas

Dangers of intentionally releasing natural gas into work areas. 5 Feb 2011.
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It's sad that it has taken so long and so many accidents to make it a standard to use non-flammable gas or safer alternatives.

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A Bangladesh Factory Inspector's Grueling Day in the Life

A Bangladesh Factory Inspector's Grueling Day in the Life | Khiara's Quest | Scoop.it
An inspector discovers cracked walls and blocked fire exits
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The Dhaka Development Authority is trying to prevent these disasters from reoccurring, but they aren't getting the funding from the Government. Surely it would be cheaper than paying compensation to families and medical treatment to injured people?

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The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Wasn't an Accident

The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Wasn't an Accident | Khiara's Quest | Scoop.it
Why isn't the American public calling for the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of Donald Adair, the owner of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, where an explosion on April 17 killed 14 people?
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Isn't lying to the Government about what chemicals you store or create, the same as a terrorist not declaring he has a bomb on him in the airport?

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Official foresaw Beaconsfield mining disaster

Official foresaw Beaconsfield mining disaster | Khiara's Quest | Scoop.it
WEEKS before the Beaconsfield mine accident, a frustrated official with Tasmania's mining safety inspectorate warned that the body was so under-resourced that a
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Sadly people are taking advantage of the lack of safety inspectors and people are losing or are at risk of losing their lives.

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Man falls into meat grinder in gruesome workplace accident - YouTube

Industrial accident: Man falls into machine while at work. The fatal accident occurred at a meat processing plant when 41-year-old cleaner Hugo Avalos Chanon...
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This just shows that it's not always the employers fault for employees getting injured/dying.

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Accidents at work: Factory flaws and how to avoid them - Accident Advice Helpline

Accidents at work: Factory flaws and how to avoid them - Accident Advice Helpline | Khiara's Quest | Scoop.it
The last thing you tend to be thinking about is serious accidents at work and tragic fatalities. Read on to learn more and how to gain compensation.
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Simple steps that sadly not everyone bothers to follow and employers don't bother to enforce.

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Bangladesh Collapse: The Garment Workers Who Survived

Bangladesh Collapse: The Garment Workers Who Survived | Khiara's Quest | Scoop.it
It's been 2 1/2 months since the Rana Plaza collapsed on garment workers in Bangladesh, drawing the world's attention to abysmal safety conditions in the country's factories. Two workers who survived the collapse tell their stories.
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If the company has $1200 to pay for compensation for each of the people that died and pay for all their medical treatment they could have afforded to fix the cracks in the walls.

 

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Industrial Accidents - Anatomy of a Major Disaster: BP Refinery Explosion (Texas, 23 March 2005)

Anatomy of a Disaster tells the story of one of the worst industrial accidents in recent U.S. history--the March 23, 2005, explosion at the BP refinery in Te...
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