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Concrete Pumping and Injury to Workers

In the last couple of decades, the prevalence of concrete pumping trucks has become more frequent within the construction industry. Concrete pumping trucks significantly reduce the manpower and time needed to move concrete from the mixing truck to where it is needed in the construction site. Concrete pumping trucks have a pump mounted on the…

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Over 270 Hazardous Chemical Incidents Have Occurred in the United States

Working in the petrochemical industry poses various dangers to workers due to the hazardous nature of the materials and processes involved. One of the primary risks is exposure to toxic chemicals, which can lead to serious health issues such as respiratory problems, skin irritation, and even long-term illnesses like cancer. Additionally, the potential for fires,…

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Kubota Tractor Recalls Utility Vehicles Due to Crash and Collision Hazards

Recently, Kubota Tractor recalled their “Sidekick” utility vehicle due to ongoing crash hazards. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) listed a recall on their website for model number RTV-XG850. The CPSC’s website states “Components of the steering shaft/steering system could have been improperly assembled which can lead to loss of control, posing crash and collision…

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Explosion Triggers Large Fire at Chemical Plant in Shepherd, Texas

Figure 1: The fire raging at the chemical plant in San Jacinto County, Texas. Photo credit: www.NBCNews.com. According to the San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management, a plant explosion and chemical fire occurred on the morning of November 8, 2023. Geoff Harfield, the president of Sound Resource Solutions, said during a press briefing that…

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Polaris Recalls Recreational Off-Road Vehicles (ROV) Due to Crash Hazard

Recently Polaris recalled some models of the RZR Recreational Vehicles from the years 2021 to 2023. The recall affects over 23,230 units. According to Polaris, their Turbo R4 vehicles and Pro XP 4 can develop a fuel leak in the pump assembly joint on the fuel tank. The fuel leak is near a hot surface…

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