Monthly Archives: June 2013

BOLIVIA, LA PAZ, 10 KILLED, 14 INJURED IN ALCOHOL TANKER TRUCK BLAST

At least 10 people were killed and 14 were injured when a tanker truck loaded with alcohol exploded in Bolivia. The tragedy occurred on the … Continue reading

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Blast, fire rock chemical plant in Shanghai

A petrochemical factory that’s one of the largest acrylic acid producers in China was partly engulfed in fire for nearly three hours yesterday in the … Continue reading

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Explosions at Russian military base cause mass evacuation

A fire triggered a number of blasts at a military depot in southern Russia, injuring about 30 people and causing the evacuation of more than … Continue reading

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Fire breaks out at Slovnaft refinery, one person hospitalised

A fire occurred at the Bratislava-based oil refinery Slovnaft on Monday, June 24. “We started an ethylene unit, and there was a smaller fire during … Continue reading

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U.S. Grain Elevator Dust Blast Kills Worker

UNION MILLS, Ind. (AP) — An explosion Monday inside a grain elevator killed a worker at a sprawling northwestern Indiana farm co-op, authorities said. The … Continue reading

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Kazakh Tanker-Truck Accident Causes Huge Fire In Almaty – Video

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — A traffic accident involving a gasoline tanker truck caused a huge fire in the center of Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty.Kazakhstan’s Emergency Situations … Continue reading

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Chinese Chemical plant blaze blamed on illegal work, unlicensed workers

THE chemical plant, which caught fire on Monday and injured six people in Jinshan District, was running an illegal operation and the people involved in … Continue reading

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Oil theft and explosion forces closure of major Nigerian pipeline

Shell Nigeria said on June 20 that an explosion and fire caused by oil theft have forced it to shut down its Trans Niger Pipeline, … Continue reading

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Geismar explosion, fire released more than 62,000 pounds of toxic chemicals, company reports

GEISMAR, Louisiana — The deadly June 13 explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar released more than 62,000 pounds of toxic … Continue reading

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PSA to investigate gas leak on Oseberg A

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to initiate an investigation of the hydrocarbon leak that took place on the Oseberg A facility on … Continue reading

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Sellafield fined £700,000 after incorrect disposal of radioactive waste

Sellafield Limited has been fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £72,635.34 in costs at Carlisle Crown Court on June 14 for sending several bags of … Continue reading

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Preliminary report says spontaneous reaction to blame for fire at Marathon refinery in Detroit

DETROIT – A preliminary investigation says a spontaneous reaction is to blame for a fire earlier this year in a tank at the Marathon Petroleum … Continue reading

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OSV Sinks in Gulf of Mexico After Striking Oil Platform

112-foot supply vessel sank on Friday after striking an oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, WDSU News in New Orleans reports. The U.S. Coast Guard told … Continue reading

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North sea platform emergency shut down following alarm

  LONDON – The Oseberg oil-field center in the Norwegian North Sea is closed following the activation of an alarm Monday morning, with no indication … Continue reading

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Saudi Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai

Mumbai: A Saudi Airlines flight with 321 passengers on board, made an emergency landing at the Mumbai international airport after the pilot noticed a fire alarm … Continue reading

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CSB deploy team to Louisiana Blast

Chemical Safety Board Deploying to Accident at  Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, Louisiana Washington, DC, June 14, 2013 – An investigative team from the U.S. … Continue reading

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NEW REVISION OF NORSOK C-004 HELICOPTER DECK ON OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

    13.06.2013 | The new revision is edition 2, from May 2013, and supersedes the first edition which was published in September 2004. The main … Continue reading

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Safety at Deadly China Plant ‘Extremely Chaotic’

BEIJING (AP) — China’s workplace safety agency said negligence among factory managers and government inspectors caused “extremely chaotic” work-safety conditions at a poultry plant where … Continue reading

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NASA Technology Improves Safety On Offshore Platforms

A new fiber-optic monitoring system developed through a Space Act Agreement between NASA and Astro Technology Inc. of Houston is helping to increase safety for … Continue reading

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Brazil ‘on alert’ over an oil spill from Ecuador

Brazil is “on alert” over an oil spill that originated in Ecuador and is travelling downstream towards the Brazilian Amazon. In a statement, the Brazilian … Continue reading

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Central China mine blast kills 10, injures 15

CHANGSHA, June 3 (Xinhua) — Ten people have been confirmed dead and 15 others injured in a mine explosion that occurred on Sunday in central … Continue reading

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Argentine Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Chevron

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a freeze on the Argentine assets of Chevron Corp. that had been ordered late … Continue reading

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PSA investigating work accident on Kårstø

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A work accident occurred on Thursday, 30 May, 2013 at Naturkraft’s facility on Kårstø. Two persons were exposed to ammonia in connection with maintenance work … Continue reading

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Chemical leak causes fire on highway

    Firefighters aim water at a van engulfed in fire, which was caused by a white phosphorus leak near Huzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, … Continue reading

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Mexico tanker Blast video

On the 7th May 2013 a speeding tanker truck carrying gas crashed and exploded in a huge fireball along a highway near Mexico City Tuesday, … Continue reading

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European Union Imposes Fresh Regulations on Offshore Oil and Gas Safety

The Council of the European Union has adopted fresh legislation to reduce the risk and impact of major accidents stemming from offshore oil and gas … Continue reading

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NFPA recognizes individuals for accomplishments in fire and life safety with awards presented at NFPA Conference & Expo

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize achievements in fire and life safety today at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo. … Continue reading

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CSB Releases New Free 3-Disc Safety Video DVD Set

  CSB Releases New 3-Disc Safety Video DVD Set; Contains 31 CSB Productions Depicting Variety of Accidents Washington, D.C., June 5, 2013 – The U.S. … Continue reading

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Solberg Launches Firefighting Foam Technology Development

RE-HEALING™ RF3 Provides Enhanced Fire Safety and Environmental Sustainability Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, a global supplier of firefighting foam concentrates and systems … Continue reading

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Standpipe Systems: Hose Connection Clearance

Learning Objective: The student shall be able to state the minimum clearance requirements between a standpipe hose connection and nearby obstructions. http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2013_23.pdf

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Fire/Arson and Explosion Investigation Curriculum: Fire Scene Safety

Learning Objective: The student shall be able to identify the primary atmospheric hazards at fire scenes and explain the recommended personal protective measures to avoid … Continue reading

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Fire Kills 119 at Poultry Plant in Northeast China

      BEIJING  — Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China on Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at … Continue reading

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SKorea Idles 2 Nuke Plants After Faked Cable Tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has idled two nuclear power plants after finding that test results for crucial control cables were falsified in … Continue reading

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Individual Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Id Fraud and Impersonating an Osha Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill

Connie Knight Conducted Fraudulent Hazardous Waste Safety Training for Those Seeking Employment in Oil Spill Cleanup Connie M. Knight, 47, previously of Belle Chasse, La., … Continue reading

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USA. Train Fire & Chemicals Explosion- Serious Injuries.

A hazardous chemical in a rail car was the source of an explosion on a derailed US train that sparked a fire, rattled homes and … Continue reading

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Evacuation After Norwegian Rig Tilts

OSLO – The Island Innovator rig tilted up to four degrees Friday morning at a yard on Norway’s west coast, forcing the evacuation of 63 … Continue reading

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Coal mine gas explosion ‘kills 10′

Beijing: At least 10 miners were killed and 15 others injured when a gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in central China, the latest deadly … Continue reading

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Statoil Accepts $5.1M Fine

Statoil reported Friday that it has accepted a fine of $5.1 million in relation to the well control incident on the Gullfaks C platform in … Continue reading

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Statement from CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on the Death of Senator Frank Lautenberg

BEGIN STATEMENT I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family, colleagues, and constituents of Senator Frank Lautenberg, who passed away today. Senator Lautenberg … Continue reading

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BSEE Creates New Offshore Safety Institute

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced plans to establish an independent Ocean Energy Safety Institute to further enhance safe and responsible operations … Continue reading

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PSA Trends in risk level (RNNP) 2012 – English summary report

The English version of the RNNP 2012 summary report is now available. Figures from the report on trends in risk level in the petroleum activity … Continue reading

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