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Tank Maker Faces $161K for Hazards

ROTHSCHILD, WI—Combustible painting conditions and hazardous levels of hexavalent chromium have landed a Wisconsin storage-tank manufacturer in trouble with federal authorities.

Permit Lack Seen in Fatal Tank Blaze

Unpermitted welding by three workers inside a "dilapidated" storage tank below a Dallas skyscraper apparently ignited the blaze that led to their deaths, authorities say.

Welder Killed in Storage Tank Explosion

One worker is dead and three are injured after a storage tank exploded during welding work at a fish processing plant in Mississippi, authorities say.

Fire Collapses Bridge onto Interstate

A fire sparked by a blowtorch and fueled by strong winds has wiped out nearly two months of construction work on a $59 million California interstate project.

Director Sacked after 2nd Shipyard Fire

The director of a large Russian shipyard is getting axed after a nuclear submarine caught fire during maintenance operations, injuring 15 people.

Suits Claim Shipyard Guest Worker Abuse

A new series of federal lawsuits accuses shipbuilder Signal International of swindling and mistreating hundreds of Indian guest workers recruited for work in the United States.

Hull Holes Laid to Coating Damage

Coating damage and inadequate cathodic protection caused the corrosion that left holes in the hull of a brand-new $500 million Coast Guard cutter, an internal investigation has concluded.

Shortcuts Revealed in Fatal FL Collapse

Five contractors are being blamed for a variety of shortcuts—from skipped inspections and welds to ignoring construction plans—in a Florida building collapse that killed four workers last fa...

Firms to Pay $21M for O’Hare Problems

Walsh Construction of Chicago and six other contractors will pony up a total of $21 million to settle years of litigation with that city over problems with a terminal facade project at O'Har...


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