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AirAsia Crash-Jet Stalled After Climb; No Evidence of Explosion

AirAsia Crash-Jet Stalled After Climb; No Evidence of Explosion

Flight 8501 appears to have stalled after climbing steeply, an Indonesian government minister said, while its cockpit voice recorder provided no evidence of terrorism having brought down the plane. The Airbus Group NV (AIR) A320 probably entered a stall, in which the flow of air ...

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NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico

NTSB Report: 2013 Allision and Sinking of the OSV ‘Celeste Ann’ in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its Marine Accident Brief into the causes of the June 2013 sinking of the offshore supply vessel Celeste Ann after it struck an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the NTSB, the OSV Celeste Ann ...

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BP’s Fine For 2010 Oil Spill Capped At $13.7 Billion USD

BP's Fine For 2010 Oil Spill Capped At $13.7 Billion USD

BP Plc will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion under the Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, several billion dollars less than feared, after a judge ruled that it was smaller than the US government claimed. The ruling by federal magistrate ...

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CSB Announces Public Meeting in Richmond, California to Release Final Report and Safety Recommendations Resulting from Chevron Refinery Investigation; Report Released Prior to Meeting

CSB Announces Public Meeting in Richmond, California to Release Final Report and Safety Recommendations Resulting from Chevron Refinery Investigation; Report Released Prior to Meeting

Washington, DC, January 23, 2015 - The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public meeting on January 28, 2015, to present the third and final investigation report and safety recommendations from the August 6, 2012, crude unit fire that occurred at the Chevron ...

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USA – After 2 Workers Injured, 1 Fatally, OSHA Cites MFG Chemical Inc.

USA - After 2 Workers Injured, 1 Fatally, OSHA Cites MFG Chemical Inc.

OSHA has issued MFG Chemical Inc. citations following an incident involving the release of chemical vapors from an over-pressurized reactor, which left one worker hospitalized and another dead from burns in his respiratory system. After a media referral alleged that a chemical release had occurred in ...

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World News

Thailand – Suspicious Fire At Controversial Refinery

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Huay Yai police were called out by the local fire brigade on the afternoon of Thursday, 15th January to attend to a fire that had … Continue reading

UK – Eurotunnel Evacuation After Lorry Fire

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Passengers described how they were rushed into a sealed safe room in a frightening ordeal Eurotunnel  passengers have described their frightening ordeal after their train … Continue reading

India – Blast Kills One And Injures 11 At Chemical Factory In Gujarat

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One person died and 11 others were injured following an explosion caused by a short-circuit at Survival Technologies’ chemical factory in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. According … Continue reading

Brazil – Petrobras Refinery Blast Severely Burns Three

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An explosion that rocked Petrobras’ second largest Brazilian refinery Sunday and left three people seriously burned has sparked work slowdowns amid growing safety concerns. The … Continue reading

USA – Massive Oil Pipeline Leak Affects Drinking Water

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GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Truckloads of drinking water were being shipped to the eastern Montana city of Glendive on Monday after traces of a major … Continue reading

S. Korea – Nuclear Watchdog Steps Up Measures Against Cyber attacks

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South Korea’s nuclear watchdog said Wednesday it will strengthen its ability to fight cyber attacks and expand the size of its cyber security staff to … Continue reading

Japan – Nuclear Plant Worker Dies After Falling Into Fukushima Tank

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TOKYO — A worker at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of … Continue reading

Russia – 3 Dead After Mine Explosion In Ural Mountains

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Three people have been killed in an explosion at a mine in the Ural Mountains, in a blast that investigators believe was caused by an … Continue reading

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Fomtec Is Now Using C6 In All Products

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After years of hard work Fomtec are now all C6. Fomtec has developed formulations from C8 to C6, to secure that we only produce firefighting … Continue reading

Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) Fire And Gas-Safety Controller Now Has An Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP Interface Board (EIB) Option

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The Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) fire- and gas-safety controller now has an Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP interface board (EIB) option, allowing the controller to communicate with … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates RE-HEALING™ Fluorine-Free Foam Provides Enhanced Fire Safety and Environmental Sustainability

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved Underwriters’ … Continue reading

Presidential Award Bestowed on Solberg RE-HEALING™ Foam Named Winner of EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today the company was named a … Continue reading

E2S Publishes An Information Guide To Measuring Sound Levels In dB

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E2S Warning Signals, one of the world’s leading independent manufacturers of high-performance audible and visual signals for commercial, industrial, marine, onshore and offshore hazardous locations, has … Continue reading

Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition to fully C6 based Carbon Chain Fluorosurfactant based AFFF’s and AR-AFFF

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Dr. Sthamer – Hamburg, Europe’s leading independent Fire Fighting Foam manufacture is proud to announce that it has completed its transition from C8 Carbon Chain … Continue reading

E2S – VdS Approval For Rugged Metal Enclosure Fire System Horn Sounders

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E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 305/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. It … Continue reading

INTERSCHUTZ 2015: “Intuition is not enough”

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INTERSCHUTZ 2015 (8–13 June): “Intuition is not enough” – Safety research is gathering momentum in Germany – vfdb President Dirk Aschenbrenner addresses four key issues … Continue reading

E2S Adds SIL 2 Compatibility To Its Horn And Strobe Families

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Safety Integrity Level, SIL, is a measure of safety system performance expressed in terms of probability of failure on demand (PFD). In the oil and … Continue reading

ELMDENE SWITCHES TO STX PSU RANGE WITH ECOCHARGE TO POWER EN54-4 COMPLIANT FIRE SYSTEMS

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Innovative electronic fire and security products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC – announces the launch its STX range … Continue reading