Monthly Archives: July 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Colombia – Coal Mine Explosion Kills Five

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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French Minister Says Chemical Plant Blast Was Criminal Act

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Indonesia Transport Plane Crash Death Toll Rises

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Indonesian officials say 141 bodies have been recovered after a military transport plane crashed in a residential area of Medan on Tuesday. The military says … Continue reading

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Indonesia – Fire Breaks Out As Container Ship & Tanker Collide

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A 23,333 dwt LPG tanker owned by Navigator Gas collided with a container ship in waters off Gresik, nearby the Port of Tunjung Perak in … Continue reading

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PSA – Personal Injuries On The Norwegian Continental Shelf 2004-2014 – Report

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The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has published its statistics on the number of personal injuries on fixed and mobile facilities with figures updated for 2014. … Continue reading

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Taiwan – Fire Injures More Than 500

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TAIPEI— More than 500 people have been sent to hospitals in Taiwan with burns after a fire broke out at a water park party late … Continue reading

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Aden Oil Refinery Fire Still Raging

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A fire triggered by shelling at an oil refinery in Yemen’s restive port city of Aden risked getting out of control yesterday as firefighters struggled … Continue reading

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California Oil Spill Gushed Like Hose ‘Without a Nozzle’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a Central California beach last month didn’t take long to realize a spill had … Continue reading

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DuPont Contesting OSHA Violations In Quadruple Fatality

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DuPont is continuing to contest all violations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with last year’s chemical leak that killed four … Continue reading

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Nigeria – Oil Tanker Explosion Kills 6

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A oil tanker accident yesterday resulted in the death of six people in Zuru local government area of Kebbi State. The accident also resulted in … Continue reading

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China Sets Up Oil Spill Fund

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China has established a national compensation fund for oil spills caused by ships. “This marks a new milestone for China’s compensation mechanism for ship-caused oil … Continue reading

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UK Offshore Safety Performance Report Shows Improvements

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There have been further improvements in the management of major safety hazards offshore, according to Oil & Gas UK’s Health & Safety 2015 Report published … Continue reading

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Turkey – Oil Tanker Collides With Cruise Ship

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An oil tanker collided with a cruise ship off the Gallipoli coast in the Dardanelles Strait late Friday. Fortunately, no one was harmed in the … Continue reading

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