Workplace Fatality Update

There are 15 new workplace fatalities under investigation in recent weeks. One is reported as being from COVID. Many of the fatalities are classified as “unknown” at present. Two of … Read More »

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Earthquake Early Warning Test

The goal of an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast took a significant step forward earlier this week when the Bay Area Rapid Transit district successfully tested ShakeAlert. … Read More »

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‘Simple Approval’ Disapproved

The Bay Area Rapid Transit’s controversial rail-inspection system known as “simple approval” has been abolished by the California Public Utilities Commission. The move comes after the Oct. 19 death of … Read More »

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BART Tragedy Has 2008 Echoes

The Oct. 19 incident near Walnut Creek that killed on Bay Area Rapid Transit worker and a contractor employee when a train struck them has similarities to a 2008 BART … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Probes Recent Fatalities

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) reports the following fatality investigations begun in recent days. April 19: The DOSH Oakland Elevator Unit was notified of a fatality involving an … Read More »

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