Occupational Health and Safety

Against all odds woman survives Bangladesh factory disaster (1127 dead)
As workers began the grim process of recovering the dead, they heard a faint cry from the rubble. Seamstress Reshma Begum spent more than 16 days trapped in a basement mosque, subsisting on dried foods and small amounts of water.

The real cost of cheap clothes
Americans now buy twice as many items of clothing a year as they did 20 years ago, but they are largely unaware of the environmental and economic costs of doing so.
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British firms face ethical dilemmas in Bangladesh
For the first time, Tesco, one of the largest retailers in the world, opened the doors to its factory in Bangladesh. ITV News visited a production center said to be ethically run. It manufactures many of the 40 million garments made in Bangladesh every year for the supermarket giant Tesco.

(In Bangladesh over 500 deaths from fires. Garments sold in GAP, Kohl's, Tommy Hilfiger. India removed the British rule that Bangladesh and Pakistan are under for the same issue, tyranny. Burning garments, British massacres as they tried to keep control. Canada gave Pakistan nuclear missiles to aim at India when war was a threat with India. Poverty, low wages, dangerous and unsafe buildings, over 1000 dead in one case. The British are the owners of these buildings and clothing corporations in Pakistan and Bangladesh.) - blog

Tommy Hilfiger agrees to safer factories after ABC News investigation.

At least 112 killed in China plant fire
Dozens dead in China poultry plant fire

Four firefighters die in Houston hotel fire
More than 100 firefighters battled the deadly blaze that killed four and injured five others. The five-alarm fire started in a nearby restaurant then spread to the neighboring Southwest Inn.

Roof collapse injures four firefighters

'Unpredictable' storm in Oklahoma turned on three chasers

Storm chasers killed in Oklahoma tornado

Obama to highlight mental health six months after Newtown shooting
President Barack Obama will highlight the issues faced by Americans with mental health problems at a White House conference on Monday, following his promise to start a "national conversation" on the subject after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a school last year

Most police murders involve guns, study finds
Swedler’s team used FBI data to find that 93 percent law enforcement officers murdered between 1996 and 2010 were killed by firearms. Ten percent of these involved the officer's own service weapon, -- “A total of 796 officers were killed in the line of duty between 1996 and 2010,” they wrote. “The most frequent encounter with a suspect prior to a homicide was responding to a disturbance call.” -- “We can use this kind of methodical exploration of the data to inform training,” Swedler said. “Talking about the number of times that officers are killed with their own guns is an important point.” -- One thing that is not clear is whether protective gear helps. The FBI data only gave information about bulletproof vests or helmets about half the time, Swedler says, and in those reports the officers who were killed were wearing protective equipment about half the time. -- How can this toll of gun deaths be reduced?” he added. -- “We believe that research on prevention of firearm violence is an important and necessary part of the solution.” -- Swedler’s team points out that police officers are more likely to die in car crashes than by being shot. But it’s a high-risk occupation – only taxi drivers, gas station and liquor store employees are more likely to be murdered on the job.

Police: Evidence criminal act may have led to Canada train crash
Lac-Megantic, Quebec (CNN) -- Canadian authorities have found evidence that a criminal act may have led to a train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed at least 15 people, provincial police Capt. Michel Forget said Tuesday. -- There have been many questions about the crash and explosion that wiped out a swath of the town 130 miles east of Montreal. As of Tuesday evening, 35 people were still missing, Forget said.

Investigators fear rising death toll from derailed Canadian train
At least five people were killed when a runaway freight train set off a series of explosions in a small Canadian town. Authorities fear the number of dead will rise dramatically when investigators locate the nearly 40 people missing, NBC's Katy Tur reports.

Train derailment sparks 'river of fire' in Quebec town
A runaway train filled with crude oil derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic, where at least 40 buildings were destroyed when five of the train cars exploded. NBC's Katy Tur reports.

At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris, French official says
At least six people were killed and 22 injured in a train derailment on Friday just south of Paris, French President Francois Hollande said. -- The announcement by Hollande revised the death toll down from seven dead in Bretigny-sur-Orge.

At least 6 killed, dozens injured in France train crash
The derailment Friday in a Paris suburb, was France's deadliest train accident in 25 years. NBC's Keir Simmons reports.

Spain train driver boasted about high speeds
Francisco Garzon is now under arrest, as the investigation centers on his role in the crash that killed or injured almost everyone on board.

Spain train investigation focuses on train's drivers
Almost everyone on board the train that hurtled off the rails in Spain was either killed or injured. Five Americans, in Europe for their daughter's wedding, were among the wounded. NBC's Keir Simmons reports.

Watch Spain's deadly train crash
Incredible video shows as an express train derails in northwestern Spain on Wednesday, July 25th.

Arizona firefighters honored during procession
The bodies of the 19 firefighters who died recently battling a fast-moving wildfire were transported home to Prescott, Arizona on Sunday. NBC's Lester Holt reports.

Moving tribute honors Arizona firefighters' sacrifice
In Arizona today thousands attended a tearful memorial service for the 19 firefighters who gave their lives protecting their community from the Yarnell Hill fire.

Investigators piece together clues in jetliner crash landing
Investigators continue to gather clues to explain why a Korean jetliner failed to land safely at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, as recordings of cockpit conversations reveal the crew thought everything was fine until seconds before the crash.


Unstoppable, Workplace Safety and Runaway Train
A movie scene that illustrates a workplace safety scenario that turns into a run away train.
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