Two people were injured and thousands of gallons of fuel were spilled when southbound Canadian National train struck several Wisconsin & Southern Railroad cars at a rail crossing. Some 100 people who live near the crash site were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.
The blast occurred Thursday night at the Flint Hills Resources plant in Arthur, Iowa. Flint Hills spokesman Jake Reint says the explosion occurred in a grain dryer. It is unknown when the plant, which employs about 50 people and operates 24 hours a day, will re-open.
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds are forecast to descend on wildfire-stricken Washington state, helping firefighters battle flames that have been growing unfettered for a week and have covered hundreds of square miles throughout the state.
An international law enforcement operation has struck a major blow against the gang behind Shylock, one of the world’s most dangerous financial Trojans. The takedown, which was led by the UK National Crime Agency, resulted in the seizure of a command and control (C&C) servers, in addition to domains that Shylock uses for communication between infected computers.
Internaitional SOS reported a huge increase in requests for information about Ebola Virus after the outbreak, but said the risk is low for business travelers to become infected is low if they follow proper procedures and exercise caution
Nearly 23 million private records of New Yorkers have been exposed in data security breaches reported by more than 3,000 businesses, nonprofits and governments over the past eight years. Deliberate hacking was responsible for 40 percent of the 5,000 incidents.
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) hosted its monthly meeting with an online audience, which featured presentations on Incident Command System integration and children in disasters, on Tuesday, July 8.
Ms. Michael Redmond, CEO of Redmond Worldwide, discusses the importance of creating an Emergency Preparedness Plan. She also talks about implementing the plan and what steps should be taken before and after an emergency situation
Firefighters have built a partial line around a fast-growing wildfire in southern Oregon that has destroyed structures and led to dozens of evacuations. The last measurement estimated the blaze at about 4 1/2 square miles according to officials
A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. The leak involved an estimated 24,000 barrels, or 1 million gallons, of saltwater and condensate, byproducts of oil and gas production.
Authorities say a 30-year old Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges was also found to have hacked into computers at restaurants in Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses and even the Phoenix Zoo.
Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs. An incident at one of the closed Atlanta labs could have accidentally exposed workers in three labs to anthrax last month. A second, previously undisclosed problem earlier this year involved deadly bird flu.
Steve Ross, Executive Principal for Riskmasters Inc., discusses the importance of being prepared for interruptions caused by cyber attacks and why business continuity professionals should put more effort into planning for such attacks
An accident at a chemical plant in Dalton injured a worker Monday and briefly caused authorities to close roads and warn residents in nearby apartments to stay inside. The accident marked a third serious safety incident for MFG Chemical Inc.
The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Freedom Industries $7,000 for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight. On Jan. 9, roughly 10,000 gallons of MCHM leaked from one of the tanks and through the riverside diked wall and left 300,000 residents without clean water for days.