Monthly Archives: May 2015

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

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Turkey – A Year Since Soma Mine Disaster – Safety Concerns Continue

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On the first anniversary of Turkey’s biggest mining disaster in which 301 people lost their lives, those who survived the disaster — most of whom … Continue reading

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Germany – Fire Extinguished At Shell Refinery Germany

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LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – A fire hit Shell’s 141,000-barrel-per-day Wesseling refinery in Germany on Sunday, but was extinguished the same day, Shell said on … Continue reading

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USA – Fire At Indian Point Nuclear Reactor

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Oil leaked into the Hudson River on Sunday after a transformer fire and explosion a day earlier at the Indian Point nuclear plant north of … Continue reading

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China Sets Up 3 Nuclear Emergency Response Teams

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BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) — Chinese nuclear developers have set up three emergency response teams to handle possible radiological accidents, eyeing a higher level of … Continue reading

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BP Wins Right To Appeal Some Gulf Spill Damages Claims

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A U.S. federal appeals court said on Friday BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in … Continue reading

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Philippines – Dozens killed, Many Missing In Huge Factory Fire

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A fire that engulfed a footwear factory in a suburb of the Philippine capital has killed 72 people, authorities said Thursday. The blaze swept through … Continue reading

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India – Bharat Petroleum Extinguishes Hydrocracker Fire At Numaligarh Refinery

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India’s Numaligarh Refiners Ltd. announced that it has extinguished a fire at the hydrocracker unit at its 60 Mbpd plant in the northeastern state of … Continue reading

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Greece – Number Of Workers In Critical Condition From Refinery Fire Climbs To Five

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Five of six workers injured at the Aspropyrgos oil refinery west of Athens were in critical condition at different hospitals on Friday with extensive burns … Continue reading

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USA – Co-op Refinery Fined $280K After Fire

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For its role in an explosion and fire in October 2011 that injured 52 workers, a provincial court judge sentenced the Regina Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries … Continue reading

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China – Plane Catches Fire On Take Off – 5 Injured

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BEIJING: Over 50 people had a miraculous escape today when a passenger plane skidded off a runway and caught fire while taxiing in a airport … Continue reading

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PSA – Artic Exploration – Establishing Cooperation Between The Safety Authorities (AORF)

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The Arctic Offshore Regulators Forum (AORF), a new cooperative forum with members from the safety agencies of the USA, Canada, Russia, Iceland, Greenland, Finland, Sweden … Continue reading

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Italy – Rome Airport Terminal Reopens After Fire

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Rome’s Fiumicino airport reopened its main international terminal on Friday after a fire damaged the building and forced airlines to cancel dozens of flights. Eighty … Continue reading

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India – Power Station Blast Kills 3

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At least three people were killed and 16 seriously injured in an explosion at the Harduagunj Thermal Power Station at Kasimpur near Aligarh, 100 kilometres … Continue reading

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USA – Tacoma Refinery Fire Spews Huge Column Of Black Smoke

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TACOMA, Wash. – A crude oil fire at the U.S. Oil and Refining Co. burned for almost two hours Wednesday, sending a plume of thick … Continue reading

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Nigeria – Shell Reaches Oil Spill Agreement

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Shell has reached an agreement to clean up a local Nigerian community devastated by two oil spills in 2008. Representatives from the Amnesty International, United Nations … Continue reading

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Mexico: 2 Workers Dead, 10 Hurt in Mexico Oil Rig Accident

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An accident on an oil well-maintenance platform killed two workers and injured 10 off Mexico’s coast on Tuesday, company officials reported, blaming the incident on … Continue reading

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USA – Train Oil Tank Fire Forces Evacuation of North Dakota Town

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A train carrying highly volatile crude oil derailed and erupted into flames on Wednesday morning, forcing the evacuation of a small town in North Dakota, … Continue reading

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USA – 2 Injured In Oil Facility Fire & Explosion

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two workers were injured in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County on Friday while working with … Continue reading

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Indonesia – A Landslide Triggered By A Pipeline Explosion – Four Dead, Nine Missing

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Four people were killed and nine others remain missing after a landslide buried homes on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official … Continue reading

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USA – EPA – Toxic Emissions From Chemical Plant And Refinery Flares Higher Than Previously Thought

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says flares at refineries and chemical plants emit far more pollution than regulators previously indicated. Under the terms of a … Continue reading

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India – Blast At Fireworks Factory ‘Kills Nine’

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At least nine people have been killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, police say. Five others … Continue reading

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USA – 3 Inmates Injured In Blast Seek $48 Million From PG&E

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A lawyer in Central California representing three men who were injured in a gas pipeline blast has filed a claim against a utility and Fresno … Continue reading

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Thailand – Plant Blast Kills Worker, Injures 12

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A worker was killed and 12 others injured in an explosion at a factory in Nonthaburi’s Bang Yai district Monday morning. The explosion also sparked … Continue reading

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USA – Flash Fire Forces Evacuation At Refinery

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A short-lived fire inside a catalytic reformer at Northern Tier Energy’s refinery in St. Paul Park forced an evacuation of employees Monday. Refinery spokesman Paul … Continue reading

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Interschutz 2015 – DYAYAN Ltd. Fire Safety

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Since the creation of DYAYAN Ltd, more than 15 years ago, we strive to apply innovation in the field of fire protection – in the … Continue reading

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Bashkortostan – One Dead In Gazprom Refinery Fire

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A blaze broke out at Gazprom’s Salavat petrochemical plant on Tuesday, claiming the life of one worker. The 160,000 barrel per day plant is operating … Continue reading

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DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal Up to 10,000 Dead & Millions Affected

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Spain – Oil Spill Threatens Canary Islands

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MADRID (AP) — Greenpeace has called on Spain’s government to dedicate more resources to cleaning up an oil spill rising up from a sunken fishing … Continue reading

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USA – Washington State Legislature Passes Oil Train Safety Bill

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Legislature passed a measure Friday to improve the safety of oil transportation amid a sharp increase in the … Continue reading

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China – Gas Explosion Kills Nine Miners

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An explosion at a mine in southwestern China has killed nine miners and wounded 12 more, a report says. Xinhua news agency said that the … Continue reading

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Ukraine – Wildfire Threatens Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

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Wildfires raged out of control Tuesday mere miles from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, threatening … Continue reading

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Turkish Airlines Engine Fire – Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing In Istanbul

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A Turkish Airlines flight from Milan to Istanbul was forced to make an emergency landing at Atatürk Airport on Saturday morning, after the plane’s engine … Continue reading

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Taiwan – Fires Break Out At Third Nuclear Power Plant

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Third Nuclear Power Plant’s (核三) No. 2 reactor’s outdoor transformer was shut down after a fire broke out yesterday morning, an … Continue reading

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Oil & Gas Platforms At Risk Of Cyber Attack – Report

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Cyber assault on industrial or energy platform has potential to cause significant real-world damage. Oil, gas and industrial platforms across the Middle East are vulnerable … Continue reading

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Mexico – Deadly Fire On Pemex Oil Platform To Cost Up To $780 mln

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Losses associated with a deadly explosion on an offshore oil platform owned by Mexican state-run company Pemex will total as much as $780 million, a … Continue reading

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Australia – Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry: Coal Mine Rehabilitation To Be A Focus Of Reopened Investigation

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The state Minister for Energy and Resources says there must be a plan to progressively rehabilitate Victoria’s four coal mines. The State Government will reopen … Continue reading

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Nepal Quake Latest: Towns Near Epicentre ‘Devastated’ – Red Cross – Video

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Nepal Quake Latest: Towns Near Epicentre ‘Devastated’ – Red Cross Towns and villages near the epicentre of Saturday’s earthquake in central Nepal have suffered “almost … Continue reading

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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

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