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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tainted Peanut Butter / Toxic Spills

Missoulian: Tainted peanut butter leads to $11.2M penalty a decade later
May 20, 2015: ConAgra Subsidiary Agrees to Enter Guilty Plea in Connection with 2006 through 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Poisoning Related to Peanut Butter
“ConAgra Grocery Products LLC, a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods Inc., today agreed to plead guilty and pay $11.2 million in connection with the shipment of contaminated peanut butter linked to a 2006 through 2007 nationwide outbreak of salmonellosis, or salmonella poisoning, the Department of Justice announced today.  ConAgra Grocery Products LLC is based in Omaha, Nebraska, with a manufacturing facility in Sylvester, Georgia.”

This map indicates the number of estimated chemical incidents by state. The colors on the map indicate the concentration of counts in each of the states, so the audience can visualize quickly where the high concentration of events are happening across the nation. Maps contain the last 11 years data or you can query by specific year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Workplace accidents

"“The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides annual information on the rate and number of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics. These data are collected through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).”