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January 2014 Archives

OSHA investigation starts after feed supplement factory collapse

Tennessee work safety advocates may have heard that the body of a worker killed at a Nebraska manufacturing facility was recovered by authorities. The workplace accident, which killed two people and injured another 17, was being investigated by agents from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Investigators braved extremely cold temperatures and an unstable structure to determine what happened at the three-story International Nutrition plant in Omaha. The factory manufactures nutritional goods added to feed eaten by poultry and livestock.

Laxatives cause side effects, deaths

Oral and rectum sodium phosphate laxatives have been linked to 54 cases of illnesses, including 13 deaths. On Jan. 8, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the dangerous side effects related to these products and the need to follow instructions on the labels. A number of dangerous side effects, such as dehydration, dizziness, a decrease in urination and blood sugar level changes, are associated with these types of laxatives.

Land Rover recall involves air bag connector

Some Land Rover owners and lessees in eastern Tennessee may be receiving recall notices that involve an airbag connector. Supplemental Restraint System connectors in both the driver's and the front passenger's seat may become disconnected due to a lack of sufficient clearance within the connector housings. Should such a SRS connector become disconnected, the air bag cannot deploy in a collision, thereby increasing the risk of injury.

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