The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of $99,000 against Williams Olefins for a June explosion that killed two workers and injured 80.
OSHA on Wednesday cited the company for six process safety management standard violations, including one willful. OSHA says a willful violation is one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with indifference to worker safety.
New Orleans made the first round of cities that will ultimately be selected by the Rockefeller Foundation for its 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. The international non-profit says New Orleans offers more than just water management ideas.
The City of New Orleans activated its Freeze Plan for the homeless today, in advance of wintry weather that will affect the region Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Weather forecasts indicate temperatures and wind chill factors will dip to 35 degrees or lower on the nights of Nov. 27 and 28, Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said in a press release. Since exposure to near freezing temperatures and strong winds can cause serious health problems, the city will assist local institutions in providing shelter free of charge.
Officials dedicate interactive signs at Bayou Bienvenue viewing platform.
A viewing platform on the edge of the Lower Ninth Ward can now offer visitors a chance to see the damage done to wetlands by saltwater intrusion. They can also watch through new interactive signs as restoration projects try to repair the damage at Bayou Bienvenue.
The Port of New Orleans is in its third consecutive record-breaking year.
A week after telling President Obama what the Port of New Orleans needs to succeed, Port President Gary LaGrange told maritime interests that its future is bright. The port is zeroing in on the White House direction to boost exports.
The New Orleans Police Department's traffic division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department said in a press release.
The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Nov. 14, and last until about 5 a.m. the next morning. The NOPD says motorists should only experience minimal delays, and should have the proper documentation if requested, including a driver's license and proof of insurance.
"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the press release.