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  • Animal Control Officer Featured In International Magazine

    jackfrAn article written by and about Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer and her K-9 “Jack” was in the latest international magazine, “NACA NEWS” Fall 2014 edition. Printed by The National Animal Care and Control Association, the magazine was distributed to over 4,800 government and nonprofit agencies throughout… Read More +

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  • Inslee to GOP Senators: Bring Solutions On Climate

    insleepulpitGov. Jay Inslee has challenged two Republican senators to "do more than just criticize and mischaracterize actions" being considered to reduce carbon pollution. The governor sent a letter on Thursday to Senators Doug Ericksen, of Ferndale, and Curtis King, of Yakima. In it, Inslee disputed assertions that the Legislature has been… Read More +

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  • Jeanpierre Returns To Add Depth At Center

    seahawksFacing a dilemma at the center position following an injury to Max Unger last week, the Seattle Seahawks were fortunate that former backup Lemuel Jeanpierre was still available as a free agent. The Seahawks re-signed Jeanpierre on Tuesday to provide depth at center following a high-ankle sprain suffered by Unger last week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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'Industrial Accident' at Tesla Motors Plant Injures Three

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-11_6f6e313c60.jpgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images (FREMONT, Calif.) -- An incident at the Tesla Motors plant in Fremont, Calif., is being described as an "industrial accident," with three people hurt with "moderate to serious injuries," according to Fire Captain Dan Cardenas. In a statement, Tesla Motors said, "There was a failure in a low pressure aluminum casting press. Three employees were injured by hot metal from that press. We are making sure that they receive the best possible care."

Cardenas said there was "no fire" at the plant. "It was an industrial accident involving pressurized equipment that they used, which resulted in three patients being treated for burns and they have been transported to a local hospital," Cardenas said.

The incident took place around noon Pacific time, officials said. Cardenas, who has worked with various fire departments for 33 years, said he believed the injuries were "moderate to serious." When asked about the frequency of accidents like that of Tesla's, Cardenas said it was "hard to say." "I've probably come across several different industrial accidents like this where people get injured using machinery that they use at their manufacturing plants," he said. "Whether power or water, there are so many different ways of these things happening."

Just Tuesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reiterated the safety record of the company's latest car, the Model S, which has been under media scrutiny after three different cars caught on fire after high-impact accidents. In all three incidents, none of the drivers were injured.

With 25,000 cars on the road worldwide, Musk said the company's overriding concern is safety. "If fire is your concern, you could not be in a safer car," Musk said in New York City at a conference organized by Business Insider.

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