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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 30: Killer whale 'Tilikum' appears during its performance in its show 'Believe' at Sea World on March 30, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. 'Tilikum' is back to public performance March 30, the first time since the six-ton whale has performed since killing trainer 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau at the marine park on February 24 2010, after Sea World Parks & Entertainment president Jim Atchinson signed off on the decision this week. (credit: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

SeaWorld Drops Appeal Of OSHA Violation

SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale.

08/20/2014

The entrance sign to BNSF railway corporate headquarters campus in Fort Worth.

OSHA Orders BNSF To Reinstate 2 Workers, Back Pay

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were illegally fired after reporting they suffered a back injury at work.

05/20/2014

Massive Chemical Fire Rages Near Dallas

North Texas Chemical Company Having Safety Issues

Three times in the last two months, chemical trucks operated by Waxahachie-based Magnablend have been involved in hazardous material spills that have required state intervention.

05/16/2013

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Contractor Cited In Fatal UT-Dallas Crane Collapse

Federal officials have cited a Dallas-area contractor with six serious safety violations after a tower crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas campus killed two workers.

11/20/2012

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BP Agrees To Pay $13M For Texas Refinery Penalties

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $13 million to settle charges of failing to fix safety violations at its Texas City oil refinery after a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers.

07/12/2012

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Carrollton Company Cited For Safety & Health Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Carrollton company for 15 safety and health violations — two considered willful and 13 others deemed serious.

05/17/2012

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TCEQ Concludes Massive Chemical Fire In Waxahachie Could Have Been Avoided

A report just released by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality concludes that last October’s massive fire at the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie could have been avoided.

04/25/2012

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Magnablend Chemical Co. Cited By OSHA Over Explosion, Fire

OSHA cited the Magnablend Chemical company for seven serious violations and and levied a $45,000 fine for last year’s explosion and fire at the company’s Waxahachie factory.

03/30/2012

Rescue crews in Fairview worked to recover two people from a sewer trench on November 3, 2011. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

OSHA Investigating Company Behind Fairview Sewer Accident

The fatal sewer accident in Fairview this week has led to an investigation by OSHA. And NewsRadio 1080 has learned it’s not the first time.

11/05/2011

Dallas Man Killed In Fall From Water Tower in Indiana

Rodolfo Vazquez was in Kokomo to service a water tower when he fell early Thursday evening. 

09/10/2010