worker safety http://www.kplu.org en After son's death, father criticizes lack of fishing industry oversight http://www.kplu.org/post/after-sons-death-father-criticizes-lack-fishing-industry-oversight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 66 Washingtonians who died on the job in 2012 were honored at a memorial on Tuesday. A memorial bell was rung 66 times, once for each victim who died of a job-related illness or injury.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the father of a 22-year-old commercial fisherman who died says not enough has been done; he voiced frustration over what he called a lack of government oversight of the fishing industry.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:04:30 +0000 Ashley Gross 8527 at http://www.kplu.org After son's death, father criticizes lack of fishing industry oversight Sick Hanford workers say safety still not a priority http://www.kplu.org/post/sick-hanford-workers-say-safety-still-not-priority <p>About 50 workers from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation complained about health and safety issues at a meeting in Richland on Tuesday night. The conference was organized by <a href="http://www.hanfordchallenge.org/">Hanford Challenge</a>, a watchdog group.</p><p>Most who attended the meeting complained they aren&rsquo;t being compensated adequately for their health problems. They also said Hanford contractors and the federal government aren&rsquo;t keeping workers safe in places like the nuclear waste tank farms.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:06:55 +0000 Anna King 1813 at http://www.kplu.org Sick Hanford workers say safety still not a priority Suit filed over deaths at Tesoro Refinery http://www.kplu.org/post/suit-filed-over-deaths-tesoro-refinery <p>The families of six Tesoro&nbsp;Corporation refinery workers killed in an explosion at an&nbsp;Anacortes&nbsp;site last April have filed a wrongful-death suit against the company Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p><i>The Seattle Times'</i> Jim Brunner reports the suit alleges Tesoro was negligent in addressing the conditions that resulted in the blast, which killed seven people. In addition to the six families, a contractor injured in the explosion has also joined the suit.</p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 02:05:18 +0000 KPLU News Staff 758 at http://www.kplu.org Suit filed over deaths at Tesoro Refinery