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The Navajo Generating Station near Page burns locally mined coal to generate power.

Despite the Trump administration’s ardent support of coal over renewable energy, the percentage of U.S. electricity from renewable sources continued its gradual rise in 2017. Read more»

Each year, close to 4,000 people are killed in the U.S. in crashes involving large trucks and tens of thousands more are hurt, some suffering catastrophic injuries that leave them disabled and in need of expensive lifetime care. Yet for more than three decades, the federal minimum for truck liability insurance has remained stuck at $750,000. Read more»

In the four months since President Trump took office, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four news releases announcing penalties for job safety violations. By the end of May last year, it had issued 199. Read more»

Pedestrian deaths are surging across the nation, and analysts are putting much of the blame on drivers and walkers who are looking at their smartphones. Tipsy walking also is part of the problem, with one in three victims legally drunk when they were struck and killed. Read more»

Six years into the Severe Violator Enforcement Program – the broadest workplace safety initiative launched under President Obama – more than 500 businesses are on its list of bad actors. They include giants such as DuPont and International Paper as well as more than 300 construction firms. But the effort faces an uncertain future under the Trump administration. Read more»

With the hottest months yet to come, 13 young children already have died in unattended cars this year in the U.S., prompting safety groups to warn parents against leaving children in vehicles for even a few minutes. Cars heat up quickly, reaching deadly temperatures in a mere 10 minutes even when the outside level is in the low 80s and a window is slightly open. Read more»

A fatal motorcycle accident in San Diego County on Jan. 30, 2011.

Last year was a bad one for motorcyclists, with a new estimate showing that 5,010 bikers were killed in crashes nationwide — the worst death toll in seven years. Cycle-related deaths remained flat in Arizona, but the state was in the top 10 for the percentage of motorcyclist fatalities, and Tucson is seeing more deadly crashes. Read more»