January 2014 Archives

2 dead, 10 injured on the job in feed factory blast

Employers in agriculture-heavy states may worry more about farm- and ranch-related safety concerns. Oklahoma business owners know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides special programs for protecting workers in grain silos and other agricultural structures. Despite all of the programs in place to prevent a workplace accident, agricultural employees are still frequently injured at work. In one recent case, two Nebraska workers died during an explosion at an animal feed processing plant on Jan. 20.

Oklahoma State Police crack down on drunk drivers

The holidays are known for fun times with family and friends as people celebrate and ring in a new year. However, it is also a time when car accidents increase, and many of those accidents are alcohol-related. Ponca City readers might have been aware that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol cracked down on catching drunk drivers during the holidays.