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French Minister Says Chemical Plant Blast Was Criminal Act

French Minister Says Chemical Plant Blast Was Criminal Act

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says a double blast in two huge fuel tanks at a petrochemical plant in southern France is of criminal origin. Bernard Cazeneuve told lawmakers on Wednesday that "the motive has not been established" to explain the explosions Tuesday at the ...

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Colombia – Coal Mine Explosion Kills Five

Colombia - Coal Mine Explosion Kills Five

Five mineworkers have died following an explosion in a coal mine in Samaca municipality of central Columbia. According to local reports on July 2, the explosion occurred the previous day due to an accumulation of methane gas at the Los Laureles mine owned by Carbones Andinos. Rescue ...

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China - Huge Blaze After Blast Rocks Petrochemical Plant (VIDEO)

A dramatic video has been released capturing the moment when a huge explosion broke out at a petrochemical factory in east China's Shandong Province triggering a massive fire. Over 130 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze, local media reported. https://youtu.be/qbsmWg5bCWg The fire broke out on ...

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Azerbaijan – Oil Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures 19

Azerbaijan - Oil Plant Explosion Kills One, Injures 19

An explosion at the Telemekhanika plant in the city of Shirvan, Azerbaijan, has killed one and injured a further 19, according to the Turan news agency. The Ministry of Health said one of the injured was in a critical state, six have serious burns, and ...

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BP Settles 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Claims With US States For Record $18.7bn

BP Settles 2010 Gulf Oil Spill Claims With US States For Record $18.7bn

BP has reached an agreement to settle claims for the worst offshore spill in US history BP will pay a record $18.7bn in damages the US government and five Gulf states related to the worst offshore oil spill in American history. A record $5.5bn of ...

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World News

Ghana – petrol Station Explosion Kills More Than 200

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At least 200 have been killed in Ghana’s capital, Accra, after a huge explosion at a petrol station where dozens were sheltering from torrential rains … Continue reading

USA – Locomotive Rear-Ends Train; 18 Cars Derail, Large Oil Spills

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Norfolk Southern says more than 20,000 gallons of lube oil spilled after a freight train was struck from behind by another train traveling in the … Continue reading

UK – HSE Opens Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) To Public

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The UK Health & Safety Executive’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) external website is now open to the public. Businesses will be able … Continue reading

Two Die At Petrobras Terminal; Fire Hits Offshore Platform

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Two workers died at a construction project at a Brazilian oil terminal operated by state-run Petrobras on Tuesday, adding to a string of fatal and … Continue reading

Oil Rig Repairer Accused of Human Trafficking Files For Bankruptcy

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Warning that it could face as much as $200 million in verdicts for mistreating Indian guest workers, oil rig repairer Signal International of Mobile, Alabama, … Continue reading

Nigeria – Twelve Killed In Pipeline Explosion

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Twelve people died and three were injured in an explosion on July 9 during repair work on a pipeline in Bayelsa state operated by the … Continue reading

Indonesian Chemical Factory Blast Kills Five, Injures 46

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Five people were killed and 46 injured on July 10 after an explosion started a huge fire in a chemical factory outside the Indonesian capital … Continue reading

OSHA: DuPont’s ‘Failed’ Safety Program Responsible For Chemical Plant Deaths

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Federal regulators on Thursday alleged that DuPont maintained a failed safety plan at a Texas plant where four workers died in November 2014. The Occupational … Continue reading

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Gielle Fire Fighting Systems Announce VdS Approval of Components and Systems

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GIELLE valves are designed and manufactured in fullest compliance with the strictest international standards and Fire Protection Certifications and Approvals in order to offer the … Continue reading

Solberg Expands RE-HEALING™ Foam Product Line – Company to Introduce New Foam Concentrates at Interschutz 2015

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Industries around the world are changing faster than ever before. Advances in technology, new manufacturing processes, environmental issues, stricter regulations, and improved safety standards pose … Continue reading

SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates ARCTIC™ 3×6% ATC™ – AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification

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ARCTIC™ 3X6% ATC™ AR-AFFF Foam Achieves UL/ULC Product Certification Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and … Continue reading

New Compact High Output D2x Explosion Proof Horn Sounders & Horn/Beacon Units From E2S

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The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals, the world’s largest independent warning device manufacturer, is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone … Continue reading

Spectrex SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector

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The SharpEye 40/40M Multi IR Flame Detector is unique in being able to detect both hydrogen and hydrocarbon flames simultaneously. Each type of flame has … Continue reading

Spectrex – H2S AND AMMONIA DETECTION

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While toxic gases have a wide variety of uses in a range of industries, they can be very dangerous at high concentrations. In particular, ammonia … Continue reading

SOLBERG® RE-HEALING™ Foam Product Line Expanded Company Introduces Low Viscosity and Multipurpose Foam Concentrates at Interschutz 2015

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Industries around the world are changing faster than ever before. Advances in technology, new manufacturing processes, environmental issues, stricter regulations, and improved safety standards pose … Continue reading

E2S Warning Signals Gains Additional Global Approvals For The E2x Series Of Signals

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The E2x series of high performance non-sparking alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobe beacons and combined devices from E2S, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of warning … 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