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Shell BV Sanctioned Over Another Gas Leak On North Sea Platform

Shell BV Sanctioned Over Another Gas Leak On North Sea Platform

AN OIL company hit with a massive fine over the death of two workers, is at the centre of a new safety scare. In 2005, Shell was fined £900,000 when the men died following a major gas release on a North Sea platform. The oil firm has ...

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CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material

CSB Warns About Danger of Hot Work on Tanks Containing Biological or Organic Material

Earlier this month a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Omega Protein facility in Moss Point, Mississippi, where a tank explosion on July 28, 2014, killed a contract worker and severely injured another. Our team, working alongside federal OSHA inspectors, found that the incident ...

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DuPont Fined $1.3M Over WV Chemical Leak Death

DuPont Fined $1.3M Over WV Chemical Leak Death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million to settle a federal complaint over eight chemical releases from a Kanawha County production facility, one of which killed a worker. The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the settlement announced in a ...

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Report: Canada Railway Audit Inadequate Before Lac-Megantic Disaster

Report: Canada Railway Audit Inadequate Before Lac-Megantic Disaster

LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec, Aug 19 (Reuters) - The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster, which last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called for tougher scrutiny of ...

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USA – Explosion At BP Refinery

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WHITING, Ind. (AP) — An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, … Continue reading

1 Death In Ship Chemical Tanker Fire

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CAPE BLANCO, Ore. (AP) — An engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast, and one crew member has died, … Continue reading

USA – 2 Hospitalized After Hydrogen Tank Gas Explosion

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Nearby buildings shook when a hydrogen tank outside Cimarron Composites at 4912 Moores Mill Rd. exploded Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say it was amazing … Continue reading

Australia – Hazelwood Coal Mine Operator Says Fire Hotspot Undetected

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The operator of Hazelwood coal mine, GDF Suez, says it had not detected a smouldering hotspot before a fire started in the mine last week. … Continue reading

2 Killed And More Injured In Plant Explosion

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A bomb squad has been dispatched to a recycling plant in a St. Louis suburb where an explosion Monday morning killed two … Continue reading

China – 2 Die In Mine Explosion, 25 Still Trapped

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BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing … Continue reading

Mexico Hit By Major Chemical Spill

State of Sonora suffers the worst mining disaster as about 40,000 cubic metres of sulfuric acid leaks into local rivers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=x6oo0p-ihOw Mexican officials say a … Continue reading

West Java – Three Dead In Pipeline Explosion

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As long queues to buy subsidized fuel continued to form across the country, a fire destroyed state oil-and-gas company Pertamina’s pipeline in Subang regency, West … Continue reading

Honeywell Fire Sentry Flame Dectors

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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