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Pipeline Blast Kills 5 in Mexico

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Pipeline Blast Kills 5 in Mexico 5 people were killed and five others were injured on August 19 when an illegally tapped oil pipeline exploded … Continue reading

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MSHA – US Mining Deaths Down To Record Low In 2016

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MSHA – US Mining Deaths Down To Record Low In 2016 According to data compiled by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), part of … Continue reading

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Two Workers Killed In Incident At US Power Plant

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Two Workers Killed In Incident At US Power Plant A FirstEnergy spokeswoman said two workers were killed and four others injured at the utility’s Bruce … Continue reading

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Putin Pardons Imprisoned Director of Russian Mine Where 110 Were Killed In 2007 Mine Disaster

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Putin Pardons Imprisoned Director of Russian Mine Where 110 Were Killed In 2007 Mine Disaster President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to pardon the former … Continue reading

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Fukushima Operator Hit By Second Multi-Billion Dollar US Lawsuit

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Fukushima Operator Hit By Second Multi-Billion Dollar US Lawsuit Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (Tepco) said another lawsuit had been filed in a … Continue reading

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British Bulk Carrier Carrying Explosive Fertiliser On Fire

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British Bulk Carrier Carrying Explosive Fertiliser On Fire According to Spanish sources, a British bulk cargo carrier owned by the UK’s Bibby Line Ltd is … Continue reading

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Four Killed In Explosion At South Korean Shipyard

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Four Killed In Explosion At South Korean Shipyard Four workers were killed in an explosion at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding plant in Changwon, South … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – Shahjalal Airport Fire Controlled

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The fire that broke out at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday afternoon has been brought under control, reports UNB. Director (Operation) of Fire Service … Continue reading

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China – LPG Explosion Kills Two, Injures 55

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China – LPG Explosion Kills Two, Injures 55 A liquefied petroleum gas canister explosion devastated three restaurants in the eastern China city of Hangzhou on … Continue reading

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Germany – Five People Injured in Explosion at Chemical Facility

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An explosion took place at a chemical facility in the German town of Marl in North Rhine-Westphalia state, according to local media. Five people have … Continue reading

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Pakistan – Five Killed In Kashmir Coal Mine Explosion

Pakistan – Five Killed In Kashmir Coal Mine Explosion A coal mine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has suffered a fatal explosion on August 6 with five … Continue reading

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Russian Investigators Begin Inquiry Into Alrosa Mine Flood; 8 Still Missing

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Russian Investigators Begin Inquiry Into Alrosa Mine Flood; 8 Still Missing A criminal investigation has been started to look into a flooding incident last Friday … Continue reading

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Nederlands – Shell Restarts Europe’s Largest Refinery After Fire Causes 10-day Outage

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Nederlands – Shell Restarts Europe’s Largest Refinery After Fire Causes 10-day Outage On August 9, Royal Dutch Shell said it would begin the phased reintroduction … Continue reading

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South Korea’s Caltex Shuts Heavy Oil Unit After Fire

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South Korea’s Caltex Shuts Heavy Oil Unit After Fire SEOUL, (Reuters) – GS Caltex, South Korea’s second-largest oil refinery, said it has shut a heavy … Continue reading

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Pakistan – Shell Fined $2.4m For Fatal Tanker Blast

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Pakistan – Shell Fined $2.4m For Fatal Tanker Blast Pakistan’s oil and gas regulator has ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about … Continue reading

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CSB Releases New Animation Detailing Events Leading to 2016 Fire at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA – VIDEO

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CSB Releases New Animation Detailing Events Leading to 2016 Fire at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, LA – VIDEO July 26, 2017, Washington, DC … Continue reading

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UK – Oil Platform Improvement Notices Issued Over Gas Detection Equipment

UK – Oil Platform Improvement Notices Issued Over Gas Detection Equipment An oil company failed to install gas detection equipment first recommended 14 years ago, … Continue reading

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UK – HSE Served Prohibition Notice On Shell Over Brent Charlie Gas Leak In May

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UK – HSE Served Prohibition Notice On Shell Over Brent Charlie Gas Leak In May Shell was served with a Prohibition Notice by the UK … Continue reading

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USA – Five Hurt In Explosion At Michigan Steelworks

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USA – Five Hurt In Explosion At Michigan Steelworks At least five employees were injured after an explosion at United States Steel Corp.’s Great Lakes … Continue reading

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USA – Fire & Explosion At Gas Plant

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USA – Fire & Explosion At Gas Plant No one was injured Monday night in explosions and a fire at a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi, authorities said. Jackson … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines Engine & Wing Catches Fire – Emergency Landing – No Casualties – VIDEO

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Singapore Airlines Engine & Wing Catches Fire – Emergency Landing – No Casualties – VIDEO A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire … Continue reading

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29,000 Gallons of Crude Spews From California Pipeline

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29,000 Gallons of Crude Spews From California Pipeline VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled from an underground coastal pipeline in Southern California, … Continue reading

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USA – Black Elk – Deadly 2012 Oil Platform Fire Settlement

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USA – Black Elk – Deadly 2012 Oil Platform Fire Settlement NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A settlement Monday brought an abrupt end to a complex … Continue reading

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China – 131 Hospitilized by Shangdong Chemical Leak

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China – 131 Hospitilized by Shangdong Chemical Leak A diketene leak at a chemical plant in eastern Shandong Province has sent 131 people to hospital, … Continue reading

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Indonesia – Five Wounded in Coal Mine Explosion

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Indonesia – Five Wounded in Coal Mine Explosion TEMPO.CO, Padang-A coal mine of PT NAL in Parambahan, Talawi Sub-district, Sawahlunto City, West Sumatra, around 97 … Continue reading

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Suspected Daesh Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens At Istanbul Airport

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Suspected Daesh Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens At Istanbul Airport ISTANBUL (AP) — Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul’s … Continue reading

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USA – Three Missing After Train Collision Triggers Massive Fireball

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USA – Three Missing After Train Collision Triggers Massive Fireball Three crew members were missing Tuesday and a fourth was injured Tuesday after a head-on … Continue reading

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Canadian & Malaysian Refinery Fires Under Control

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Canada – Ontario Refinery Fire Imperial Oil expects operations at its 121,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, to quickly return to normal after a brief … Continue reading

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France – Deadly Fire Engulfs Chemical Plant

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France – Deadly Fire Engulfs Chemical Plant A body has reportedly been found in the rubble of a fire at a chemical plant on the … Continue reading

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Chemical Safety Board Deploying to Fire at Gas Processing Plant

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Chemical Safety Board Deploying to Fire at Gas Processing Plant Chemical Safety Board Deploying to Fire at Enterprises Product Partners Washington, DC, June 28, 2016 … Continue reading

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Turkmenistan – Huge & Deadly Blast At Refinery

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Deadly Blast At Turkmenistan Refinery Internet connections have been down in large parts of Turkmenistan following a reported fatal explosion at an oil refinery in … Continue reading

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Myanmar Plane Debris & Bodies Found After Search

A military officer gestures by the wreckage of a Myanmar military aircraft that crashed in an area close to the airport in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A number of military personnel were feared dead after a small aircraft went down in a field near the airport. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar Plane: Debris & Bodies Found After Search The Burmese army says debris and bodies have been found after a military plane went missing with … Continue reading

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Coal Mine Explosion In Northern Iran Kills At Least 35

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Coal Mine Explosion In Northern Iran Kills At Least 35 The Iranian Fars news agency said on May 4 that the death toll in a … Continue reading

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8 Killed In East China Chemical Plant Explosion

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8 Killed In East China Chemical Plant Explosion Eight people were killed and nine injured in an explosion and fire Monday at a chemical plant … Continue reading

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5 Workers Exposed To Radiation At Japan Nuclear Lab

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5 Workers Exposed To Radiation At Japan Nuclear Lab TOKYO (AP) — Five workers at a Japanese nuclear facility that handles plutonium have been exposed … Continue reading

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Chinese Authorities Punish More Than 30 Over 2016 Power Plant Explosion

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Chinese Authorities Punish More Than 30 Over 2016 Power Plant Explosion According to a report by the Xinhua news agency, more than 30 people have … Continue reading

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CSB: Steam System Leaked In Days Before Fatal Blast

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CSB: Steam System Leaked In Days Before Fatal Blast St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a “Factual Investigative Update” on … Continue reading

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US – One Dead, Three Injured In Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion

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US – One Dead, Three Injured In Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion One person died and three were injured Thursday in an oil tank fire in Weld … Continue reading

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Australia: Major Fire At BHP Pilbara Mine

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Australia: Major Fire At BHP Pilbara Mine One of BHP Billiton’s (AU:BHP) major iron ore operations was hit by a major fire on Thursday, shutting … Continue reading

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South African Refinery Blast Injures 11

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South African Refinery Blast Injures 11 On May 22, a blast at the Natref oil refinery injured 11 people, according to a statement by plant … Continue reading

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US Dust Explosion: Milling Plant Explosion Kills Three

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US Dust Explosion: Milling Plant Explosion Kills Three An explosion and fire on May 31 at the Didion Milling corn mill and ethanol plant in … Continue reading

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SINGAPORE – Fire At Oil Refinery On Jurong Island

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SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a crude oil refinery on Jurong Island on Tuesday (June 13). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the fire … Continue reading

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London Fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’

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Police have warned they may never be able to identify all of the people who died in the fire that engulfed a west London block … Continue reading

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Belgium – Entire Village Evacuated Following Nitric Acid Tank Leak

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Belgium – Entire Village Evacuated Following Nitric Acid Tank Leak The provincial disaster plan has been declared in the hamlet of Zevekote (Gistel – West … Continue reading

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Five Dead In Oil Refinery Blast In China

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Five Dead In Oil Refinery Blast In China Five people have died in an explosion at an oil refinery in Anhui province in eastern China, … Continue reading

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CSB Investigators Deploying to Explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company in Saint Louis, Missouri

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CSB Investigators Deploying to Explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company in Saint Louis, Missouri Washington, DC, April 6, 2017 – A three-person investigative team from … Continue reading

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Fukushima Internal Radiation Levels At Highest Level Since 2011 Meltdown, Cost Reach $150 BILLION

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Fukushima Internal Radiation Levels At Highest Level Since 2011 Meltdown, Cost Reach $150 BILLION Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear … Continue reading

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PEMEX Fuel Storage Facility Blast Injures Eight

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PEMEX Fuel Storage Facility Blast Injures Eight At least eight people were injured on March 15 by an explosion at a Pemex fuel storage and … Continue reading

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PSA – New Report: How To Define “Worst Credible Process Fire”?

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PSA – New Report: How To Define “Worst Credible Process Fire”? Sintef has been commissioned by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to perform a mapping … Continue reading

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Evacuation From Sakhalin Platform Due To Gas Leak

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Evacuation From Sakhalin Platform Due To Gas Leak Gas leak was detected from Lunskaya-A platform in Lunskoye offshore field on 9 nautical miles from Sakhalin … Continue reading

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