- SPECIAL REPORTS
SPRINGFIELD, MO—Regal Beloit’s electric motor assembly plant here has operated more than 1,000,000 hours without a lost-time injury. It’s the first time in the 42 year history of the plant that this milestone has been achieved.
DHAKA, Bangladesh—In the latest blow to Bangladesh’s garment industry, seven workers died Saturday after a fire swept through a factory here not long after seamstresses had returned from a lunch break. Workers said supervisors had locked one of the factory exits, forcing some people to jump out of windows to save their lives.
BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, PA—A 29-year-old man was electrocuted Saturday while trying to steal scrap metal from an auto parts assembly plant here.
ARLINGTON, TX—Firefighters this morning rescued a GM worker whose foot became pinned under a piece of equipment on the assembly line.
KANSAS CITY, KS—A worker at a tractor assembly plant here was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a falling piece of equipment.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—More than 300 workers fainted at an apparel factory here due to poor nutrition, forced overtime and poor occupational health and safety.
PRINCETON, WV—Three people were injured at the Conn-Weld assembly plant here when a machine caught fire and exploded during an attempt to put the fire out.
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