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April 27, 2017

On This Day in 1978:

A cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000—about $1,700 per worker killed.

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Governor Hogan Signs The More Jobs for Marylanders Act
Posted On: Apr 12, 2017
Apr. 12, 2017  | JOBS | … Manufacturers creating new jobs in Maryland could receive tax breaks under a bill Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law Thursday, the product of a hard-won compromise that came together in the final hours of this year’s legislative session… Hogan said it would “incentivize and encourage manufacturers to create thousands of jobs in the areas of the state that need them most.” For companies to be eligible for the tax breaks, they must offer programs that allow their employees to improve their job skills… baltimoresun.com

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