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US Labor Department’s OSHA cites T & D Metal Products in Watseka, Ill., with 4 safety violations after 2 workers suffer amputations.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited T & D Metal Products LLC of Watseka, Illinois, with four safety, including three willful, violations, after two workers suffered amputation injuries at the company’s metal stamping facility. The incidents occurred on two separate press brakes, January 10 and January 18. “T & D Metal Products failed to ensure machine guarding and safety procedures were in place to protect employees, even after a worker was injured. This negligence contributed to a second worker being injured on the same type of equipment eight days later,” OSHA’s area director in Peoria said.

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Stolen radioactive testing device turns up in scrap metal haul.
A construction industry testing device stolen in New York that contained very low levels of radioactive material was discovered in a truckload of scrap metal at a Sayreville, New Jersey steel mill recently after it set off radiation alarms. The stolen device, according to a July 21 report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) incident report Web site, was a moisture density gauge used by construction companies.

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Radioactive rocks found in Indy home.
Two sisters discovered “Radioactive Ore” while searching through their father’s attic July 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana. They came across a box with the words, “Uranium Thorium/Detection Corporation North Hollywood California.” According to reports, one woman opened the box and found nine plastic wrapped rocks in layers of cotton. She quickly closed the box; they evacuated the house, and called 911. Indianapolis firefighters and the hazardous materials tactical team arrived at the home to assess the material. Both women received a positive reading on their MSA radioactive meter, but the amount of radioactive material was very small. Due to the positive reading, the haz-mat team decided to take the box and pack it for disposal.

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