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Removing Hydraulic Fluid Stains

Question: How can I get hydraulic fluid stain out of a green shirt that still has lots of wear left? I don’t want to ruin it by using a harsh bleach or detergent, but am unaware of any other stain removal options.
- KK



Answer: If the clothes have been dried, the dye has been driven into the fabric which makes it near impossible to remove – considering the pants are colored. Red is considered a loose dye, and will bleed out of fabrics regardless of the age of the clothing. I would suggest that you try soaking the pants overnight in a solution of detergent and oxygen bleach (sodium perborate). This could pull the red splotches – most likely only a 50/50 chance of success though.

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Employee Crushes Hand on Ironer

SOMMERVILLE, Mass. — A commercial laundry has been fined by OSHA after an employee’s had was crushed while lubricating the chain of an ironer that was running. The OSHA inspection found that the machine was not de-energized prior to the maintenance that was attempted. Royal Institutional Services Inc., has been cited by OSHA for four alleged violations of workplace safety standards. The laundry, owned by Angelica Corp., faces a total of $49,935 in proposed fines.