Monthly Archives: November 2015

PSA Norway – Investigation of the fire in a HVAC unit on Petrojarl Knarr

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The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has completed its investigation of a fire on Petrojarl Knarr during 24 March 2015. A number of breaches of … Continue reading

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Brazil: Authorities and Company In Charge of Mine Still Don’t Know What Caused The Collapse of Dams

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It has been more than five days since two dams collapsed and Brazilian authorities still don’t have much to say about the cause of the … Continue reading

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Fire at chemical complex sends thick smoke over Dutch town

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Students were kept late at school and residents were warned to stay inside and shut their doors and windows Monday … Continue reading

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1 killed, 7 injured in fire at shipyard in southern S. Korea

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GEOJE, South Korea, Nov. 10 (Yonhap) — A fire broke out inside a gas tanker being built in a shipyard in southeastern South Korea Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Pakistan – Five killed in Oil depot Explosion

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LAHORE: At least five workers were killed and four others sustained injuries on Monday when an oil tanker of a factory in Lahore caught fire. Jamil … Continue reading

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Five injured in Chemical factory explosion in Romania

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Five people were injured in an explosion at a factory in the central Romanian city of Brasov late on Thursday and firefighters were trying to … Continue reading

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Russian plane crash probe prompts calls for new era of airport security

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A fundamental overhaul of global aviation security is required in the wake of the Russian passenger plane crash, senior industry experts said, amid fears that … Continue reading

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China – Plans to prosecute Tianjin port chief after deadly blast

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SHANGHAI – China has fired the president of Tianjin Port Group and plans to prosecute him for dereliction of duty, state media said on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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USA – 2nd Train Derails in Wisconsin in 2 Days, Spills Crude Oil

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WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed Sunday, spilling less than 1,000 gallons of crude oil and prompting evacuations in Wisconsin, the … Continue reading

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10 Confirmed Dead In East China Coal Mine Gas Blast

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All 10 miners trapped after a gas explosion at a coal mine on Oct. 9 in east China’s Jiangxi Province have been confirmed dead on … Continue reading

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HSE Slams Marathon Oil After North Sea Gas Leak

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The UK HSE has issued Marathon Oil with an improvement notice, after a gas leak on the offshore operators Brae Alpha North Sea platform earlier … Continue reading

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MSA G1 PremAire® Cadet Escape Receives NIOSH Approval

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Introducing the latest addition to the G1 SCBA family — the G1 PremAire Cadet Escape Respirator! This combination supplied-air respirator with escape cylinder offers a … Continue reading

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Dubai Airshow: Emergency Services Jetpacks Finally Set For Lift Off?

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Are jetpacks about to move from the realms of fantasy and adventure to serious practical application? A deal between Dubai’s civil defence force and New … Continue reading

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Egypt – Explosion Likely Brought Down Russian Airliner, Sources Say

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Evidence suggests an explosion — and not a mechanical malfunction — brought down the Russian passenger jet over Egypt, two sources told FD on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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India – Gas Leak At Bombay High Oil Rig Off The Mumbai Coast Contained

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India – Gas Leak At Bombay High Oil Rig Off The Mumbai Coast Contained A gas leak on one of ONGC`s unmanned platforms at Bombay … Continue reading

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USA – Leak Contained at Exxon Refinery

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TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A leak at a Southern California oil refinery prompted warning sirens to go off in the surrounding community before it was … Continue reading

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Japan – Explosion at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. Plant.

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Japan – Explosion at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. Plant. A explosion has occurred at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company in Kamisu, Japan, according to reports. There … Continue reading

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USA – Federal Investigators Seek Cause Of Passenger Plane Fire At Florida Airport

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USA – Federal Investigators Seek Cause Of Passenger Plane Fire At Florida Airport The National Transportation Safety Board started investigating the jet fire that injured … Continue reading

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INDIA – Offshore Helicopter Crash – Pilots Missing.

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INDIA – Offshore Helicopter Crash – Pilots Missing. The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC), has reported that a helicopter has crashed shortly … Continue reading

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Animation of Chemical Release at DuPont’s La Porte Facility

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Animation of Chemical Release at DuPont’s La Porte Facility CSB animation of the accident at DuPont’s La Porte facility, located east of Houston, which killed … Continue reading

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China – 9 Killed in Another Blast at Chemical Plant

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China – 9 Killed in Another Blast at Chemical Plant BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China on Wednesday killed … Continue reading

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Russia – Rosneft Fire at Yugansk Reservoir Not Out

Russia – Rosneft Fire at Yugansk Reservoir Not Out Oil output at Yuganskneftegaz, Rosneft’s largest oil producing unit, has not been affected by a fire … Continue reading

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North Sea Gas Leak ‘Would have caused a significant explosion’ Says UK Safety Watchdog

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North Sea Gas Leak ‘Would have caused a significant explosion’ Says UK Safety Watchdog Shell has been ordered to make improvements following an undersea gas … Continue reading

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China – 10 Confirmed Dead In Coal Mine Gas Blast

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China – 10 Confirmed Dead In Coal Mine Gas Blast All 10 workers trapped after a gas explosion at a coal mine last month in … Continue reading

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