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Across the globe, a question of air safety becomes a question of American leadership

March 16, 2019 |

The muddled response by U.S. regulators and the Trump administration to the safety risks of the Boeing 737 Max raised fresh doubt about the international airworthiness not only of a jetliner — but also of American leadership.

Across the globe, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for decades…

L.A. Times – Business

Safety Expert, Asked About Boeing, Gives a Telling Answer

March 12, 2019 |

Two crashes in five months have put the spotlight on the plane involved in both, the Boeing 737 Max 8. On NPR Tuesday, David Greene asked former FAA accident inspector David Soucie whether he’d get on one of these planes, and the answer was telling. “I personally would,” said Soucie,…

‘Rogue’ Email From Grand Canyon Safety Chief Warns About Radiation

February 19, 2019 |

A whistleblower at Grand Canyon National Park has made a startling disclosure in what the Arizona Republic calls a “rogue” email: Three 5-gallon paint buckets of uranium ore were stored for 18 years in one of the park’s buildings, possibly exposing tourists and workers to radiation. In a Feb. 4…

Southern California Gas fined $3.3 million, accused of putting money ahead of safety

February 2, 2019 |

California’s biggest natural-gas utility was slapped with a $ 3.3-million fine on Friday, with state regulators accusing the company of putting its financial bottom line ahead of public safety by refusing to fully investigate a 2017 explosion that injured one person.

The California Public Utilities…

L.A. Times – Business

Virginia abortion bill’s co-sponsor postpones town hall event over ‘safety concerns’

February 2, 2019 |

A town hall meeting scheduled for Saturday, featuring the Virginia state delegate who co-sponsored the state’s controversial late-term abortion bill, has been postponed over “security and safety concerns.”
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Killing 22 hogs a minute, meatpackers test old limits of safety

February 1, 2019 |

In an Illinois town where Abraham Lincoln once toiled as a country lawyer, the slaughterhouse of the future runs at a speed that generations of Midwestern farmers would have dismissed as fantasy.

At other factories, as many as seven government inspectors are stationed along the slaughter line to…

L.A. Times – Business

Government shutdown: FDA does less for food safety than you probably think

January 13, 2019 |

Three weeks into the federal government shutdown, a new worry has emerged: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s food-safety inspections.

On Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted that his agency would work to continue inspections, but subject to limitations. Shortly afterward, he…

L.A. Times – Business

Air Force says it doesn’t have concerns about SpaceX’s processes as NASA launches a safety review

December 15, 2018 |

A U.S. Air Force official said the service does not have concerns about SpaceX’s procedures, just weeks after NASA said it would conduct a study into the workplace safety culture at SpaceX and Boeing Co.

The Air Force has worked “hand in hand with SpaceX to review all of the design” of the company’s…

L.A. Times – Business

Pilots of fatal Lion Air flight may have been befuddled by a safety system designed to prevent fatal errors

December 9, 2018 |

Only moments after taking off from Jakarta, the pilots flying Lion Air 610 realized they were losing control of their 737 Max jetliner, the newest, most fuel-efficient and most automated model of Boeing’s mainstay aircraft.

The jetliner unexpectedly pointed its nose down, sending it into a series…

L.A. Times – Business


Travis Scott Going All Out for Kylie Jenner and Stormi’s Safety on Tour

December 5, 2018 |

Travis Scott isn’t taking any chances with “wifey” and daughter on the road — he’s deploying extreme security measures that would make President Trump feel safe. Sources close to Travis tell TMZ … anytime Kylie Jenner and…