Massachusetts flammable incident reports

Tom Nash filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Incident reports related to flammable goods production in Massachusetts from the years 2002-2012.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Nash

From: Miller, Darlene - SOL

Mr. Nash:

Your request has been assigned to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) with tracking number 702669. When MSHA begins processing your request, you will be able to track its progress at If you need to contact them about the request for any reason, please submit your inquiry through of phone them at 202-693-9424. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission to the agency or to have it available at the time of your call.

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From: Awiszus, Ann - OSHA

Mr. Nash,

I am in receipt of your FOIA request looking for incident reports
related to flammable goods production in Massachusetts for the years

The letter is not specific enough to search for any records. What kind
of flammable goods are you referring to? And to further that, are you
looking for specific safety and health issues that occur at these
facilities? I would need to know the NAICS (North American Industrial
Classification System) code for the type of manufacturing facilities you
are looking for.

From: Awiszus, Ann - OSHA