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Howard Berkes

Howard Berkes appears in the following:

A Woman's Prayer Makes Mormon History

Monday, April 08, 2013

Jean Stevens became the first woman to recite a prayer at a general session of the faith's semiannual conferences, which Mormons consider the most important religious gatherings of the year.

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New Federal Scrutiny In Wake Of NPR Grain Bin Reports

Friday, March 29, 2013

Officials say the Department of Justice is reconsidering criminal charges in an incident that killed two teenagers.

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Why Grain Storage Bin Rescues Are Risky And Complex

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Grain bin entrapments are so common that some rural fire departments have specially trained teams and customized equipment to rescue victims. When corn or grain trap workers, it is difficult to extract victims, and rescuers have very technical ways to proceed.

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Simple Strategies Can Prevent Grain Bin Tragedies

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A series on worker deaths in grain bins continues with a trip inside a grain bin — stepping into thousands of bushels of corn — to demonstrate the power of corn and the safe grain bin entry methods that are required by law.

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Enforcement Of Penalties Weak In Grain Bin Deaths

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nearly 500 farmers and workers have suffocated in grain storage bins in the past 40 years. The worst year on record was 2010, with 26 people dying. Hefty fines and criminal charges are possible for negligent employers. But NPR and The Center for Public Integrity found that enforcement is weak, even as workers continue to die.

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Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The persistence of grain bin entrapments and a horrific 2010 incident expose weaknesses in worker safety laws and enforcement. An NPR and Center for Public Integrity analysis has found that among 179 deaths since 1984, fines were reduced 60 percent of the time.

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Should Grain Bins On Farms Be Regulated, Too?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

When it comes to regulating worker safety for grain bins, OSHA only oversees the commercial industry. There's debate on whether that should also extend to private farms.

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Studying Oscar Pistorius: Does The 'Blade Runner' Have An Advantage? [Video]

Monday, July 30, 2012

South African Oscar Pistorius will run on artificial legs in the 400-meter Olympic sprint preliminaries in London Saturday. Pistorius is a double amputee who runs world-class times on his carbon-fiber limbs. Some question whether he has an unfair edge — so a lab studied his running motion.

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