DYER | Federal labor officials are fining a Dyer-based company $195,570 for six safety violations inspectors found at an Illinois plant last year, but the business is appealing.
HAMMOND | Warehouse workers who protested having to work in bitter subzero cold say the company has since fired, disciplined, suspended and threatened them.
MERRILLVILLE | A former welder's helper who overcame a near-fatal workplace accident and went onto to be a inspiration speaker will keynote a local safety conference.
Emergency situations can bring out the best in people, and there was no truer example than the way our community responded in the aftermath of the recent Interstate 94 motor vehicle accident.
LAPORTE COUNTY | A seven-month pregnant woman was recovering Friday following a head-on collision west of LaPorte.
BURNS HARBOR | A Portage man was airlifted Monday afternoon following a crash on U.S. 12 between Oak Hill and Allegius roads.
PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Fire Department has approximately 240 smoke alarms for the deaf/hard of hearing.
HOBART | A 25-year-old Hobart man fled the scene after he crashed his car into the bedroom of a sleeping toddler, police said.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the demolition of a home along the Little Calumet River.
EAST CHICAGO | Two contractors who were injured during a fatal accident at an East Chicago steel mill remain hospitalized.
A Valparaiso man who was working as a contractor at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West steel mill in East Chicago was killed in an accident Wednesday morning. Two other contractors were injured.
Injuries and illnesses suffered at Indiana workplaces fell by 7 percent last year, marking the first time the rate has declined since 2009.
PORTAGE | A Canadian couple were killed Saturday morning after their car hit an embankment, went airborne and dropped 30 feet off the interstate near Portage, police said.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a chili dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Fire Station, 1876 Fairview.
HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center is conducting a mock disaster drill from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, officials said.
MUNSTER | The lives of the seven family members killed in an Interstate 65 crash were celebrated Thursday with music and video clips.
Indiana workplaces have gotten safer, with the fewest fatalities on record last year, but state officials would still like to lower the number of fatal vehicle crashes.
MERRILLVILLE | An estimated 500 employees of Enbridge Energy Partners LP would swarm into Hobart if the company's new Line 6B oil pipeline ever started leaking into the Deep River.
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