OSHA http://nhpr.org en Ten To Twenty Years For Operator Of Colebrook Plant That Exploded, Killing Two http://nhpr.org/post/ten-twenty-years-operator-colebrook-plant-exploded-killing-two <p>A Vermont man found responsible for the 2010 explosion in Colebrook that killed two men and injured a third is going to prison for at least ten years.</p><p>Late in October a jury found Craig Sanborn guilty of two counts of manslaughter and Wednesday in Coos Superior Court he was sentenced.</p><p>“The court sentenced Mr. Sanborn to five to ten years incarceration on each manslaughter charge to be served consecutively for a total of 10 to 20 years,” said Stephen Murray, the assistant Coos&nbsp;County attorney.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:35:48 +0000 Chris Jensen 39229 at http://nhpr.org OSHA Fines Hampton Textile Firm For Safety Violations http://nhpr.org/post/osha-fines-hampton-textile-firm-safety-violations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Hampton textile &nbsp;firm Foss Manufacturing Company is facing $115,000 in fines, according to the state’s Department of Labor.</span></p><p>That’s after a federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation discovered 21 safety hazards, following an employee complaint.&nbsp;</p><p>Investigators found a substantive probability of injury or death from electrocution, burns, and amputation injuries, as well as confinement in oxygen-deficient spaces.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 01:25:59 +0000 Emily Corwin 38095 at http://nhpr.org OSHA Claims Some Berlin Biomass Contractors Put Workers At Risk http://nhpr.org/post/osha-claims-some-berlin-biomass-contractors-put-workers-risk <p>Federal officials say six companies building a biomass plant in Berlin have put workers at risk by not following safety regulations.</p><p>The Occupational Health and Safety Administration proposes fining the companies&nbsp;about $280,000&nbsp;for thirty-one “willful, serious and repeat violations of workplace safety standards.”</p><p>“These hazards included potential cave-ins, falls, scaffold collapse, crushing, exposure to lead and electrocution hazards,” said OSHA spokesman Ted Fitzgerald.</p><p>Fitzgerald said there were no serious injuries or deaths.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:16:28 +0000 Chris Jensen 37131 at http://nhpr.org Trial Monday Over Explosion That Killed Two North Country Men http://nhpr.org/post/trial-monday-over-explosion-killed-two-north-country-men <p>A Vermont man will go on trial Monday in connection with the deaths of two men in an explosion in Colebrook more than three years ago.</p><p>Sixty-four year old Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vermont is scheduled to appear in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster.</p><p>Sanborn owned the Black Mag factory - which made a gun powder substitute &ndash; when it exploded in May 2010, killing two workers and injuring a third.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:47:33 +0000 Chris Jensen 35692 at http://nhpr.org Trial Monday Over Explosion That Killed Two North Country Men OSHA Cites Ten Contractors from Merrimack Outlet Construction http://nhpr.org/post/osha-cites-ten-contractors-merrimack-outlet-construction <p>The Department of Labor&rsquo;s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking more than 173,000 dollars in fines against 10 construction contractors who worked on building the Merrimack Premium Outlets.</p><p>The contractors came from six different states to work on the Merrimack Outlet construction. OSHA&rsquo;s Concord Area Office conducted the investigation starting in January, according to New Hampshire area director Rosemarie Ohar.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:32:53 +0000 Ryan Lessard 10241 at http://nhpr.org Trial Set For Man Accused In Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two http://nhpr.org/post/trial-set-man-accused-colebrook-explosion-killed-two <p>A trial date has been set for Craig Sanborn, the man accused of negligent homicide and manslaughter in the deaths of two North Country men who worked at his Black Mag factory in Colebrook&nbsp;when it exploded almost two years ago.</p><p>Jury selection is set to begin on January 11, 2013 in Superior Court in Lancaster for the trial&nbsp;of&nbsp;Sanborn, 62,&nbsp;of Maidstone, Vermont.</p><p>Earlier this year Sanborn &ndash; whose company&nbsp;operated the facility - was indicted in the deaths of Jesse Kennett and Donald Kendall.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:44:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 2449 at http://nhpr.org Trial Set For Man Accused In Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two Criminal Charges in Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two http://nhpr.org/post/criminal-charges-colebrook-explosion-killed-two <p>The owner of a Colebrook plant that exploded in 2010 faces criminal charges. NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Coos County&nbsp;Attorney Robert Mekeel says a grand jury has indicted&nbsp; Craig Sanborn the owner of the Black Mag plant in Colebrook.</p><p>He faces manslaughter and negligent homicide charges for an explosion that killed Jesse Kennett and Donald Kendall.</p><p>A third man was badly injured.</p><p>The indictments came down late Friday.</p><p>Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have said they were not aware of the plant before the explosion.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:14:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 1273 at http://nhpr.org Criminal Charges in Colebrook Explosion That Killed Two