Atlas CopCo bringing 50 jobs to Franklin County

Atlas CopCo, a manufacturer for fracking parts, is consolidating operations from Texas and Utah and build a new plant in Fort Loudon, PA, on the western part of Franklin County.   Atlas CopCo already has a machine shop in Fort Loudon and plans to expand next to that location.  The Swedish based company plans to add 50 jobs at the new location. The local project is estimated to cost $4.6 million with up to $2 million coming from a Pennsylvania Industrial…

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OSHA reports on first year of injury reporting

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has reported on its first year of the severe work injury reporting program.  All Employers throughout the country are required now to report severe work place injuries.  Specifically,  Now, under a requirement that took effect Jan. 1, 2015, employers must report to OSHA within 24 hours any work-related amputation, in-patient hospitalization, or loss of eye Of the injuries reported last year, here is the breakdown provided in the OSHA report. "Employers reported 10,388…

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PA Justice Michael Eakin resigns over porn emails

The porn email scandal in Pennsylvania has now claimed a second Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice.  Justice Michael Eakin, who has been under suspension by the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board, has retired amid the scandal.  Eakin was suspended back in December. The Judicial Conduct Board, an ethics panel for judges, in a complaint last year said Eakin, 67, a Republican, “detracted from the dignity of the office.” The 52-page complaint said messages Eakin sent or received included a video about busloads…

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