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Occupational Safety And Health

Safety advocates call for increased fines, more inspectors as workplace safety deaths hit 5-year high

Safety advocates call for increased fines, more inspectors as workplace safety deaths hit 5-year high

CASPER, Wyo. — The bell at the state Capitol tolled 35 times, once for every worker killed in 2012.

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CHS Inc. fined $211K for violations at Montana grain facilities

A Minnesota-based agriculture company was fined $211,000 by federal safety regulators who said Wednesday it had repeatedly failed to ensure workers weren’t exposed to grain-dust hazards in Montana.

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Doctor: DEQ employees not at risk of lead exposure

HELENA — Blood tests done on 97 state employees who had worked in the former National Guard Armory in Helena indicated they were not at risk of overexposure to lead, according to a doctor hired by the state.

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Wyoming's 2014 fire season is anyone's guess

The same infernos that engulfed Wyoming and the West in 2012 were expected for 2013. Governments planned and firefighters prepared for what they feared could be a repeat of the worst fire season on record.

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DEQ seeks comments on proposed mine expansion

DEQ seeks comments on proposed mine expansion

Comments are being taken on a proposed 15th amendment to the 1975 operating permit for the Golden Sunlight Mine, which would allow for the expansion of one pit and the creation of a new one.

September 28, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Great Falls refinery hit with OSHA fine

HELENA — The U.S. Department of Labor is fining a petroleum refinery in Great Falls for unsafe working conditions.

August 08, 2013 12:36 pmLoading…

Post-fire burn areas in Wyoming primed for erosion, flash floods

Long after a wildfire's flames die down and its last burning embers cool, the effects of a fire remain a threat.

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Coroner names Sunburst man killed in oilfield accident

SHELBY — Toole County authorities say a 20-year-old Sunburst man died in an oilfield accident.

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Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Big Sky EDA: Be prepared for a potentially difficult fire season

Another tough, dry wildfire season is most likely right around the corner.

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Event remembers workers killed on the job

Wyoming’s workplace death rate dropped last year, but each of the 23 people killed on the job in 2012 has a face and a story. That’s what organizers of Workers Memorial Day wanted to share at their second annual gathering in Casper on Monday as part of a push to improve safety at work.

April 29, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Mercury spill results in Big Piney school evacuation

CASPER, Wyo. -- Big Piney High School remains closed after a mercury spill led officials to evacuate the building Thursday.

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Troy Mine could reopen this spring; miners work to solidify walls

Troy Mine could reopen this spring; miners work to solidify walls

MISSOULA — After scaling back production and then shutting down in early December due to rockfall, the Troy Mine in northwestern Montana is tentatively scheduled to reopen this spring, officials with Revett Minerals Inc. said.

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Sinclair refinery issued safety citations

Sinclair refinery issued safety citations

RAWLINS, Wyo. — The Sinclair Oil refinery east of Rawlins is facing more safety violation citations and nearly $260,000 a fines.

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Wyoming worker deaths decrease again in 2012

Wyoming worker deaths decrease again in 2012

CASPER — Wyoming workplace fatalities dropped a second straight year in 2012, according to preliminary state data.

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Wind, luck and defensible space: 2 different fates for Casper Mountain homes

Wind, luck and defensible space: 2 different fates for Casper Mountain homes

CASPER, Wyo. -- In 1988, Gary George poured a slab of concrete onto his Casper Mountain property, in the hopes of one day building on land he had already owned for eight years.

September 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming worker safety seeks $60K after Sinclair fire

CASPER — The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Sinclair Oil Corp. $60,250 for violations stemming from a fire at a Wyoming refinery in late May, the agency announced Friday.

September 21, 2012 4:13 pmLoading…

Air outside may actually be cleaner than inside many buildings, houses

With daily exposure of environmental toxins and pollutants, all of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about normal activities. Some risks are simply unavoidable, and some we have the opportunity to make informed choices about and avoid. Indoor air pollution is one risk that yo…

September 11, 2012 11:35 pmLoading…

In an emergency, be prepared to sustain family for 72 hours

How many Montanans could be able to sustain themselves and their families for 72 hours in an emergency? Probably not many. If you and your family are prepared, does your plan include your pets?

September 04, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Man hospitalized after Sinclair refinery emergency

CASPER, Wyo. — A man hurt in a fire at the Sinclair Oil Corp. refinery near Rawlins late Sunday night was treated and released.

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Mead encourages refinery reps to join forces for safety

Mead encourages refinery reps to join forces for safety

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead was in Evansville on Tuesday looking for help.

August 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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