Monthly Archives: September 2015

USA – Ethanol Tanker Catches Fire After Train Derails

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Seven ethanol tanker cars derailed and at least one caught fire Saturday in southeastern South Dakota, according to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The company … Continue reading

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Austria – Explosion Kills Chemical Plant Employee

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A 54-year-old worker has been killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in Linz. The man, who worked for Nufarm, was working on a … Continue reading

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South Sudan – At Least 182 Dead in Fuel Truck Explosion

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Authorities said late this week that at least 182 people died following a fuel truck explosion in South Sudan. Officials also said that the toll … Continue reading

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China – Final Death Toll Set At 173 In Tianjin Explosion

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BEIJING (AP) – Chinese authorities say they’ve ended the search for the remaining missing in a massive chemical warehouse explosion last month. The move sets … Continue reading

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Mexico – Pemex Extinguishes Fire At Tula Refinery – Workers Injured

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The fire occurred at a heater within the refinery’s Hidros 1 plant, a hydrotreater that uses hydrogen to remove impurities in the refining process, Pemex … Continue reading

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China – Ammonia Leak Injures 20

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BEIJING (AP) — An ammonia leak sickened 20 people in central China on Friday, including five with severe symptoms, local officials said. No deaths were … Continue reading

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Report – Firm in China Chemical Blast Skirted Safety Rules

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Chemicals in the Tianjin explosion exceeded permitted amounts and were stored improperly The recent blast in Tianjin port and other Chinese chemical plant accidents have … Continue reading

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Report – Was The Fukushima Meltdown Avoidable?

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A newly released study attributed the meltdown of a Japanese nuclear plant following a 2011 tsunami to a “cascade of industrial, regulatory and engineering failures.” … Continue reading

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Spain – 1 Dead, 3 Injured in Chemical Factory Blasts

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MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials say one person has died and at least three others are seriously injured after two explosions at a chemical and … Continue reading

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Russia – Fire At Rosneft’s Komsomolsk Oil Refinery Extinguished

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MOSCOW: A fire at Rosneft’s Komsomolsk oil refinery in Russia’s Far East has been extinguished, the refinery’s press service said in an emailed statement on … Continue reading

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China Detains 11 Over Deadly Warehouse Explosion

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan – Footage Shows Moment Huge Explosion Rips Through Gas Pipeline

Footage has emerged showing the moment a massive blast at a natural gas pipeline tore through the outskirts of Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent. https://youtu.be/ttkP-rGpf7A Terrified drivers … Continue reading

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Nine Injured In Another Chinese Chemical Plant Explosion

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The fire on Saturday night was put out after about five hours and authorities said no contamination has been detected, Xinhua said. The cause of … Continue reading

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1 Dead After Chemical Tank Explosion at Fertilizer Plant

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BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died following a chemical tank explosion at a fertilizer plant in southwest Georgia. Bainbridge Public Safety officer Jerry Carter says … Continue reading

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Series of Explosions Rocks Texas Oil Field

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CONROE, Texas (AP) — A series of explosions rocked an oil filed chemical supply company north of Houston on Friday, setting off a fire that … Continue reading

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Statement from Newly Appointed Chemical Safety Board Chairperson Vanessa Sutherland

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I am honored to begin my five year term as Chemical Safety Board Chairperson and Member.  I look forward to a highly productive and collaborative … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil Fined Following Probe Into Refinery Explosion

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California agency that investigates workplace accidents has cited and fined ExxonMobil more than $560,000 for workplace safety and health violations … Continue reading

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China Says Will Report Pollution Information From Tianjin Blast Site

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Environment Ministry has put in place a 24-hour monitoring system for pollutants from explosions this month at a port and will … Continue reading

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Colombia – Gas Explosion Kills 4 Miners

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BOGOTA – Four miners were killed in an explosion caused by an accumulation of methane gas at the San Patricio mine in Socha, a city … Continue reading

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Two Dead In Petrobras Brazil Fuel Depot Blast

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An explosion rocked a Petrobras fuel depot at Brazil’s Port of Tubarão on Wednesday and left two workers dead. According to Reuters, the blast occurred … Continue reading

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Korea – Two dead, seven injured after Daewoo shipyard blaze

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A blaze erupted at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s yard in Okpo, South Korea on Monday, killing two workers and injuring seven others. The … Continue reading

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USA – BA Plane Fire Report Suggests Engine Casing Breach

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An initial report on a British Airways plane which caught fire at a Las Vegas airport suggests engine parts flew out and landed on the … Continue reading

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Spectrex – Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detector

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The SafEye Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detector is a high performance, high reliability gas detector, providing continuous monitoring for combustible hydrocarbon gases such as … Continue reading

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E2S Warning Signals launches two new product families at ADIPEC 2015

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ADIPEC, Abu Dhabi, is a premier global show for the oil and gas industry and certainly the most important platform in the Middle East. E2S … Continue reading

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