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OSHA cites Cargill Meat Solutions.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. for 23 violations at its Milwaukee production plant. The agency is proposing fines of $146,400. OSHA said Cargill failed to develop “normal operating procedures” for starting ammonia refrigeration systems and conduct equipment inspections and testing at required times, among other things. Cargill said there were no employee injuries, ammonia releases, or food safety issues associated with the alleged violations. A Cargill spokesman said the alleged violations center primarily on documentation. He said the company has an emergency response plan in place to address ammonia releases.

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NHTSA recall notice – Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan wheel studs.

Ford announced a recall December 5 of 128,616 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles equipped with 17-inch steel wheels and built from April 1, 2009 through April 30, 2009, and from December 1, 2009 through November 13, 2010. The wheel studs may fracture, potentially causing a wheel to separate. While driving, multiple stud fractures could occur at the wheel location, and the operator may experience vibration and/or wheel separation, increasing the risk of a crash. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake disc surface for flatness and replace the discs as necessary. Additionally, the wheel lug nuts will be replaced on all four wheels.

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FHA: Inspectors misjudged Sherman Minton cracks.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has determined that cracks in a key weight-bearing beam on the Sherman Minton Bridge between Indiana and Kentucky were improperly classified by inspectors for years before the span carrying Interstate 64 traffic over the Ohio River was ordered closed in September, a report said December 10. An FHA memo updated within the past week said cracks in welded areas were detected at least 30 years ago and should have been deemed “critical” in inspection findings, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Also, the most recent company hired to inspect the bridge gave Indiana “incorrect advice” about the cracks’ condition, the newspaper quoted the memo as saying. Indiana and federal officials said the cracks were not severe enough to warrant closing the bridge.

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