Dept. of Labor census
shows fatal work injuries
Gene Haas Foundation donates $1 million to SME Education Foundation
foundation expects to award 950 to 1,000 scholarships
this year, exhausting the $1 million grant.
Preliminary results from the Bureau
of Labor Statistics’ National Census
of Fatal Occupational Injuries show
a reduction in the number of fatal
work injuries in 2012 compared with
;e Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has made a
gift of $1 million for scholarships in manufacturing and
machining training and education to benefit as many
as 1,000 students in North America and Europe. SME
Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., administers the
;e Gene Haas Foundation was created by Gene Haas,
founder of machine tool builder Haas Automation. ;e
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To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing an associate’s
degree or technology certificate and have a high school
diploma or GED certificate. Displaced workers or people
training for a second career also are eligible. All applicants
meeting the requirements will be awarded a scholarship, as
long as funding is available.
Last year 4,383 workers died from
work-related injuries, down from
4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011.
Based on preliminary counts, the
rate of fatal workplace injuries in
2012 was 3. 2 per 100,000 full-time
equivalent workers, down from a
rate of 3. 5 per 100,000 in 2011.
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“Workers in this country have the
right to return home safe and healthy
at the end of a workday. Despite that
right, poor safety conditions cause
thousands of people each year to
lose their lives at work,” said Secretary of Labor ;omas E. Perez.
“I am greatly encouraged by the reduction in workplace fatalities, even
in a growing economy,” he continued. “;rough collaborative education and outreach e;orts, and e;ective law enforcement, these numbers
indicate that we are absolutely moving in the right direction.
“Employers must take job hazards
seriously and live up to their legal
and moral obligation to send their
workers home safe every single day.
;e Labor Department is committed
to preventing these needless deaths,
and we will continue to engage with
employers to make sure that these
fatality numbers go down further.”
Wila American Vintage Punches are precision
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Patriot Automation CNC
acquires new facility
Patriot Automation CNC Inc. is expanding into a new plant in Daphne,
Ala., that will house manufacturing
facilities and a demonstration lab for
its XY-axis plasma cutting tables and
Motoman robotic welding and cutting cell. Richard Morgan, CEO and
owner, said, “;is is just one step in
Patriot Automation’s goal of having demonstration locations across
Wila American Vintage Dies are precision
ground to a tolerance of +/-.0008”
(.02mm), include hardened working
surfaces, and can be loaded directly into
American style press brakes.
;e company also o;ers equipment for plasma marking, plasma
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