Monthly Archives: April 2016

11 Missing After Coal Mine Flood In Northern China

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China’s mines have long been the world’s deadliest, but safety improvements have reduced the number of deaths in recent years BEIJING—A coal mine flooded in … Continue reading

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India Power Plant Incident Injures 21

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Some 21 Adani Power workers sustained burn injuries after a boiler pipe burst at the thermal power plant at Mundra in the Kutch district of … Continue reading

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Fire Fighter Killed In China’s Chemical Warehouse Fire

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Fire Fighter Killed In China’s Chemical Warehouse Fire BEIJING: A fire fighter was killed in the major fire at a warehouse storing chemicals and fuel … Continue reading

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Biofuel Manufacturing Plant Catches Fire in Southern India

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HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A biofuel manufacturing plant caught fire in southern India, triggering explosions in biodiesel tanks and forcing around 150 workers to flee … Continue reading

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Italian Port Authorities Declare Emergency After Oil Spill

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Authorities in the Italian port of Genoa declared a state of emergency on April 23 after hundreds of tonnes of oil from a refinery spilled … Continue reading

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One Killed In Tanker Fire In Caspian Sea – VIDEO

A Russian oil tanker caught fire in the Caspian Sea on Saturday killing one crew member. Here’s some more video from the Ministry of Emergency … Continue reading

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Fire At Saudi Petrochemical Plant Kills 12

A fire next to the Libyan cement factory is seen during clashes between military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government, and the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, in Benghazi

Twelve people were killed and 11 others were injured with six in a critical condition after fire broke out in a petrochemical factory in Saudi … Continue reading

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Death Toll Climbs to 32 in Mexican Petrochemical Blast, 8 Still Missing

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HSE Business Plan 2016/17 To Focus On Low-Frequency, High-impact Catastrophic Incidents

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The Health & Safety Executive’s latest business plan, published in April, has low-frequency, high-impact catastrophic incidents as one of its particular areas of focus. The … Continue reading

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Ukraine Marks 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

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Final death toll ranges from 9,000 to 90,000 depending on the source KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With flowers, candles and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked … Continue reading

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USA – No Injuries Reported in Refinery Fire

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USA – No Injuries Reported in Refinery Fire HOUSTON (AP) — A fire at a Houston-area refinery has been extinguished after it sent a large … Continue reading

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Explosion, Fire Controlled at Pennsylvania Petroleum Plant

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Explosion, Fire Controlled at Pennsylvania Petroleum Plant PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) — A fire at a western Pennsylvania petroleum processing plant is under control, though 911 … Continue reading

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Two dead, one injured by Texas pipeline pressure release

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Two dead, one injured by Texas pipeline pressure release Two contractors were killed on Tuesday and another was injured after a pressure release accident at a … Continue reading

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Samoa – One Dead After Fuel Tank Fire

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One Dead After Fuel Tank Fire In Samoa One person is dead as a major fire continues to burn in Samoa’s capital Apia The Samoa … Continue reading

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Mexico explosion: Three Dead In Veracruz Oil Plant

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Mexico explosion: Three Dead In Veracruz Oil Plant BBC – A large explosion at an oil facility in the south-east Mexican state of Veracruz has … Continue reading

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USA – Nuclear Plant 25,000 Gallon Oil Spill

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Nuclear Plant 25,000 Gallon Oil Spill An investigation and cleanup continued Monday at a southwest Michigan nuclear plant after a transformer failure spilled about 25,000 gallons … Continue reading

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Mayalasia – One Dead, Five Injured As Fire Causes Explosion On Board Chemical Tanker

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Mayalasia – One Dead, Five Injured As Fire Causes Explosion On Board Chemical Tanker. GEORGE TOWN: One crew was killed while five other suffered injuries … Continue reading

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Two Dead In Explosion At Chinese Chemical Plant

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Two Dead In Explosion At Chinese Chemical Plant Two people have been killed and a further five injured after wastewater treatment equipment exploded at a … Continue reading

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South Africa – Five miners Die In Blasting Accident

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South Africa – Five miners die in blasting accident JOHANNESBURG – Five people have died in a blast during illegal mining activities at the Klipwal … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia – Fire at Chemical Plant Kills 12, Injures 11

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency says a fire at a chemical plant in the kingdom’s east has killed 12 people and … Continue reading

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s Investigation into the Macondo Disaster Finds Offshore Risk Management and Regulatory Oversight still Inadequate in Gulf of Mexico

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s Investigation into the Macondo Disaster Finds Offshore Risk Management and Regulatory Oversight still Inadequate in Gulf of Mexico Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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SOLBERG® Achieves MIL-SPEC Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates ARCTIC 3% and 6% AFFF Are U.S. Military Specification MIL-F-24385F Certified

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Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved U.S. … Continue reading

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Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Video, Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Company Explosion and Fire

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Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Video, Detailing Report Findings and Recommendations on 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Company Explosion and Fire Washington, DC – Today … Continue reading

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Germany: 2 Killed In Explosion Aboard Tanker

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Germany: 2 killed in explosion aboard tanker BERLIN (AP) — Police say two people have been killed in an explosion aboard a tanker at a … Continue reading

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Insured Catastrophe Losses Up Slightly; Tianjin Explosions Set A Record For Asia – $3.5 Billion

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Insured catastrophe losses up slightly; Tianjin explosions set a record for Asia – $3.5 Billion Insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters totaled $37 … Continue reading

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North Sea – Oil Platform Gas Leak Caused By ‘Catastrophic’ Failure Of Pipework That Hadn’t Been Checked For 32 Years

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Oil platform gas leak caused by ‘catastrophic’ failure of pipework that hadn’t been checked for 32 years WORKERS on Brae Alpha installation in North Sea … Continue reading

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Philippines – Chemical Leak Injures 31

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Philipines – Chemical Leak Injures 31 Davao City – Thirty one residents, including 10 children, in Lasang, Davao City were downed when liquid chlorine from … Continue reading

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Three Feared Dead In Agip Oil Pipeline Explosion

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Three Feared Dead In Agip Oil pipeline explosion The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has confirmed another pipeline blast at an oil … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s Efforts To Prevent Ship Oil Spill

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Taiwan’s efforts to prevent ship oil spill A salvage operation has been launched to drain the tank of a cargo ship grounded off the coast … Continue reading

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US and China Create Largest Nuclear Security Center in Asia-Pacific

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US and China Create Largest Nuclear Security Center in Asia-Pacific China and the U.S. launched the State Nuclear Security Technology Center, the largest nuclear security … Continue reading

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