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USA – Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

USA - Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules. Since 2008, 10 significant derailments have occurred in the U.S. and Canada in which ...

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CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks; Leak in Bottom of Tank that Contaminated Charleston, WV, Drinking Water

CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks; Leak in Bottom of Tank that Contaminated Charleston, WV, Drinking Water

CSB Investigation Finds No Record of Inspections on Freedom Industries Chemical Storage Tanks; Leak in Bottom of Tank that Contaminated Charleston, WV, Drinking Water Resulted from Corrosion Caused by Water Seeping through Holes in Tank Roof   Charleston, West Virginia, July 16, 2014— In an update ...

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Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Final Report on AL Solutions Metal Dust Explosion and Fire that Killed Three in West Virginia Leads CSB to Reemphasize Call for OSHA Combustible Dust Standard

Charleston, WV, July 16, 2014 – Today the US Chemical Safety Board released its final report, safety recommendations and accompanying safety video into a fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia. As presented to the Board ...

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U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration agrees to pay $1 Million To Settle Lawsuit

U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration agrees to pay $1 Million To Settle Lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths of two miners in a 2006 fire at an underground coal mine in West Virginia, according to court documents. Under the proposed ...

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World News

Italy – Three Die, Three Injured In Factory Blast

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An explosion at the Pirotecnica Paolelli fireworks factory in Tagliacozzo near L’Aquila in central Italy on July 9 killed three staff members, including the son … Continue reading

Poland – Power Plant Fuel Leak Threatens River

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say a malfunction at a coal power plant has caused a leakage of fuel, and emergency officials are working to make … Continue reading

USA – Chevron: Ruptured Pipe Not Cause Of Refinery Fire

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Chevron is disputing an assessment by fire officials that a burst crude oil processing pipeline at its Richmond refinery led to a fire there early … Continue reading

Norway – Collision Shuts Statoil Oseberg Platform

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Statoil shut its oil platform at the Oseberg East field offshore Norway after a collision with a supply vessel but production was expected to restart … Continue reading

Japan – Japanese Nuclear Plant Is First to Get Go-Ahead Under New Rules Since Fukushima

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TOKYO — A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday that could make it the first nuclear facility to restart … Continue reading

USA – Chemical Leak Starts Fire, Injures One

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A chemical fire injured one man and created quite a scare for hundreds of people on Chattanooga’s North Shore Friday. It happened just before 9 … Continue reading

India – Fire Breaks Out At Mittal-HMEL Bathinda Refinery

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KANAKWAL/BATHINDA: A major fire broke out at Rs 19,000 crore Mittal- Hindustan Petroleum ( HMEL) refinery on Friday morning after a blast in the vacuum … Continue reading

South Korea – Search Helicopter Crashes, Kills Five

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A helicopter that had been involved in the search for missing passengers from the sunken Sewol ferry has crashed in the South Korean city of … Continue reading

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ELMDENE TO ILLUMINATE IFSEC 2014 WITH INNOVATIVE AND APPROVED EN54-23 FIRE ALARM BEACON

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Innovative electronic fire and security products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Electric Signal, LLC – is bringing to market an EN54-23:2010 … Continue reading

SharpEye 40/40I Protects Brussels International Airport Hangars

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Three adjacent aircraft hangars at Zaventem Brussels International Airport have recently been equipped with SharpEye 40/40-I Triple IR Flame Detectors. The brand new JetAirFly JetAirport … Continue reading

RAE Systems Introduces First Wireless, 4-Gas Pumped and Diffusion Monitor For Real-time Industrial, Oil & Gas and Emergency Response Gas Detection

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RAE Systems Inc., the leader in wirelessly connected gas and radiation detection solutions, today introduced the industry’s first wireless, portable, 4-gas pumped and diffusion gas … Continue reading

Safer Systems delivers free chemical emergency response smartphone app

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Safer Systems, a leading chemical emergency response solutions provider has announced the debut of Safer Mobile Response, a smartphone and tablet supported application integrating the … Continue reading

Hazard prevention at the focus of INTERSCHUTZ 2015

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Hannover/Germany: The countdown for INTERSCHUTZ 2015 in Hannover has begun. Exhibitors from 38 countries have already registered. Even with about a year left to go, … Continue reading

Solberg Introduces RE-HEALING™ Foam System Upgrade Program Initiative Replaces Fluorine-based Foam Concentrates in Foam/Water Sprinkler Systems

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today a program to replace fluorine-based … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals creates a library of technical bulletins

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E2S Warning Signals creates a library of technical bulletins E2S designs and manufactures high performance audible and visible signalling devices for use in industrial, marine … Continue reading

GROUND-BREAKING TOTAL FLOODING SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AWARDED UL LISTING

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, USA. 9th June 2014: Firetrace International has achieved UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Listing for its “next generation” E4 clean agent total room fire suppression … Continue reading

Bronto Supply New hydraulic platform for BP Gelsenkirchen

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Bronto Skylift deliver a 44-meter hydraulic platform to petrochemical plant BP in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bronto’s F 44 RPX SE is a specially designed ‘Super Extinguisher’ … Continue reading

New LNG Training Facility For Falck Risc

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Falck Risc in the Netherlands, provider of education and training in preventing and fighting incidents in the industrial sector and for public services, has extended … Continue reading