Australia Appoints Stuart Smith as New CEO of NOPSEMA

Australia Appoints Stuart Smith as New CEO of NOPSEMA

The Australian Government has appointed Stuart Smith as the new CEO of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said Thursday. “NOPSEMA is Australia’s safety and regulatory body which oversees the operations of offshore oil and gas projects. Its role ...

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Turkey – Gross Negligence Led To Soma Mine Disaster

Turkey - Gross Negligence Led To Soma Mine Disaster

A new expert report on a mining disaster that killed 301 miners in the western town of Soma in May has revealed that the necessary safety measures were not taken to prevent the disaster. The report identified 20 instances of gross negligence that led to the ...

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Statement from CSB On Decision From The US Court of Appeals Affirming CSB Authority To Investigate Macondo Blowout & Explosion In The Gulf Of Mexico

Statement from CSB On Decision From The US Court of Appeals Affirming CSB Authority To Investigate Macondo Blowout & Explosion In The Gulf Of Mexico

On September 18th, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the CSB’s authority to investigate the tragic April 2010 blowout and explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.  The Court affirmed U.S. District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal’s March, 2013 decision that ordered ...

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Australia – EPA Investigates Hazelwood Coalmine Operator

Australia - EPA Investigates Hazelwood Coalmine Operator

The EPA has started collecting formal witness statements as part of its investigation into the long-running Hazelwood coalmine fire. The EPA's inquiry into the mine fire started months ago, but moved to a new phase this week as investigators began collecting witness statements from operators at the ...

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World News

USA – NTSB Report – Broken Rail Blamed For Fiery Train Derailment

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment, explosion and spectacular fire that damaged a bus … Continue reading

China – Fireworks Factory Explosion Kills 12

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A blast at Nanyang Export Fireworks Factory in southern China killed 12 people and injured 33 others in the city of Liling in Hunan province, the … Continue reading

USA – Natural Gas Tank Blast Injures 4

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said. The blast occurred as a … Continue reading

Nigeria – 3 Killed In Petrol Tanker Explosion

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THREE persons were on Wednesday killed following an explosion that occurred after a tanker fully loaded with petrol exploded close to Eburutu Barracks axis of … Continue reading

Germany – 4 Injured In Oil Well Explosion

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BERLIN (AP) — Police say four people have sustained severe burns in an explosion at an oil well in northwestern Germany. The explosion at the … Continue reading

USA – Steel Plant Blast Kills One, Injures Two

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An explosion at US Steel’s Fairfield Works outside Birmingham, Alabama, killed one worker  and seriously burned two others on September 21, local sources reported. The … Continue reading

Mexico – Storm Water Causes Toxic Mine Spill

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CANANEA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated … Continue reading

China – 5 Dead, One Injured In Chemical Plant Fire

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Five people were confirmed dead and one was seriously injured in a fire that broke out at a barium nitrate plant in central China’s Hunan … Continue reading

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Product News

E2S Publishes An Information Guide To Measuring Sound Levels In dB


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



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


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

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


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


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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