Occupational Safety And Health
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — The U.S. Department of Labor is fining a petroleum refinery in Great Falls for unsafe working conditions.
Long after a wildfire's flames die down and its last burning embers cool, the effects of a fire remain a threat.
SHELBY — Toole County authorities say a 20-year-old Sunburst man died in an oilfield accident.
Another tough, dry wildfire season is most likely right around the corner.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Big Piney High School remains closed after a mercury spill led officials to evacuate the building Thursday.
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.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — The Sinclair Oil refinery east of Rawlins is facing more safety violation citations and nearly $260,000 a fines.
CASPER — Wyoming workplace fatalities dropped a second straight year in 2012, according to preliminary state data.
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.
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.
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…
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?
CASPER, Wyo. — A man hurt in a fire at the Sinclair Oil Corp. refinery near Rawlins late Sunday night was treated and released.
CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead was in Evansville on Tuesday looking for help.