Oil and gas industry may sue OSHA over new rule

Posted on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 2:09 pm    

The oil and gas industry is upset by the new requirement set in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that states that all oil and gas industry workers must wear flame resistant clothing on well drilling rigs. A large industry group, the Association of Energy Service Companies is looking into its options to […]

Man injured in accident in Washington County

Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 11:45 am    

A West Virginia man was injured in a car accident in Washington County on Monday night. The 44-year-old man was traveling on Route 22 when his vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle driven by a 19-year-old male. Both drivers exited the vehicles along with two passengers that were in the second vehicle and an altercation […]

New regulations put in place to protect athletes from brain injury

Posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 at 11:22 am    

The Secondary School Activities Commission has put new regulations into place to make it clear whether a student athlete who suffers a concussion should be able to play again. This new regulation will require that a student that suffers a head injury must be looked at by a doctor or healthcare professional immediately. This never […]

Woman killed in a truck accident in Franklin County

Posted on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 12:41 pm    

A woman was killed after a truck accident in Franklin County. The woman was riding a motorcycle when the driver of the dump truck backed up without seeing her and collided with her. According to officials, the accident occurred on the 100 block of Commerce Avenue when the driver of the dump truck missed a […]

Three killed Virgina car accident

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 at 12:40 pm    

Police officials have identified the victims that were killed in a Virginia car accident. The accident occurred when a Dodge Caravan was traveling southbound on Interstate 95 when it rear-ended the vehicle driving in front of it. The collision caused the second vehicle to run off the road and strike the guardrail and caused the […]

Toy rattles and baby monitors recalled

Posted on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at 10:57 am    

Wooden toy rattles and baby monitors that were sold nationwide have been recalled after reports of a choking and a burning hazard. The Wooden toy rattle that is manufactured in China and distributed in Ohio. They were sold in June and July across the nation in gift stores. There is a choking hazard if the […]

Police identify man killed in car accident

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 10:35 am    

A pursuit that began in West Virginia after a traffic stop ended with one man dead in a reckless driving car accident. A 39-year-old man left the scene after police pulled him over for a traffic stop. The man continued to travel on U.S. 340 and traveled through three different counties before his vehicle swerved, […]

Truck accident causes liquid spill, road closure

Posted on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 11:45 am    

A truck accident on W. Va 16 caused a spill of a non-hazardous liquid material that backed up traffic for hours while emergency crews work to clean up the site. According to officials, a tractor-trailer that was carrying  multiple 250-gallon containers of silylated polyurethane resin lost control and overturned spilling the liquid all over the […]

OSHA proposes new legislation for workplace safety

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 pm    

A proposed bill that OSHA is trying to pass states that human resource executives could be held responsible and be criminally liable for workplace safety violations. The bill is expected to be voted on soon and will have the most change on the Occupational Safety and Health Act throughout its 40-year history. Officials with OSHA […]

Hit-and-run accident injures seven people

Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 6:45 am    

Seven people from West Virginia were injured in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 77. The 55-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck them is facing multiple charges such as hit-and-run, reckless driving and malicious wounding. According to state officials, the man was driving a black truck when he ran into seven motorcyclists on the roadway. […]