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Industrial Accident

Man Found Dead Inside Fortune Cookie Dough Mixer

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Police in Texas are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man who investigators believe perished inside an industrial fortune cookie dough mixer. ...

After Explosion, Texas Adopts a 'Fertilizer Happens' Policy

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

They're still not sure what caused the explosion or how to prevent another one, but Texas officials are united on who should be held responsible. They all want the federal government to pay up.

Millions Of Gallons of Sewage Burst From Tenn. Treatment Plant

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green

GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- A holding tank at a sewage treatment plant in a Smoky Mountains tourist town gave way early Tuesday, leaving two workers missing ...

The Oil Spill Catastrophe: Biggest Ever? Not Close.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The oil spill is a catastrophe, but risks that are catastrophic scare us more than those that are chronic -- even though in many cases, the chronic risks are far bigger threats.