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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Lawsuit filed against DuPont over deaths at Texas plant
Nov 17- A prominent Texas trial lawyer said he filed a lawsuit against DuPont and Co on Monday on behalf of a woman whose mother was one of four people killed in an accident on Saturday at the company's La Porte, Texas chemical plant.
Delek To Pay Fine Over Fatal 2008 Refinery Pipe Rupture
Nov 14- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday reached a $475,000 settlement in its suit against Delek Refining Ltd.
Tesoro's East Bay refinery fined $260000 for air violations
Nov 14- Tesoro Corp. has agreed to pay $260,000 in fines for nearly two dozen violations at its Contra Costa County refinery in 2011, air-quality regulators said Friday.
Chemical Safety Board proposes changes to refinery regulation
Nov 14- A federal agency that reviews chemical accidents has proposed changes to the way refineries are regulated in California.
Enhancing operational safety
Nov 12- Many of the world’s oil and gas processing facilities are upwards of 40 years old. They need to remain safely operational well into the future,...
CSB releases final report on Chevron Richmond refinery fire
Nov 11- The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has issued the final regulatory report on its investigation of the August 2012 pipe rupture and ensuing fire at Chevron Corp.’s 257,000-b/d Richmond, Calif., refinery, ...
After fire and 3 spills, state seeks court remedy for Clear Horizons manure plant
Nov 11- Complaints about a troubled manure-processing plant near Waunakee have been referred to the state Department of Justice for enforcement action, officials said Tuesday.
Sterecycle fined £500,000 over ‘preventable’ worker death
Nov 10- Failed autoclave specialist Sterecycle (Rotherham) Limited has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter and fined £500,000 following the death of an employee at the firm’s plant in South Yorkshire in January 2011.
Investigation points to overheating as cause of Córdoba explosion
Nov 9- An official report by Córdoba province’s fire department points to the overheating of a machine as the cause of the explosion of the Rigoni chemical plant that injured 66 and resulted in serious damage to about 20 buildings in the provincial capital on Friday.
Alcoa pleads guilty to safety breach after workplace death at Wagerup refinery
Nov 4- Resources company Alcoa has pleaded guilty to breaching safety laws after the death of a 50-year-old worker at its Wagerup alumina refinery, about 130 kilometres south of Perth.
Bhopal Lessons, Post-Injustice
Nov 3- Former Union Carbide chief Warren M Anderson, wanted by India to stand trial for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, died on September 29 at a nursing home in Florida at the age of 92.
Cost of occupational accidents and diseases is roughly equivalent to 4% of world GDP
Nov 3- ...Under the main theme 'Reinventing HSE DNA', the first of the three-day event, which includes a full day of two interactive workshops on the third day, ...
Pennsylvania zinc plant explosion lawsuit settled for $3.5 million
Nov 3- According to TimesOnline, the families of two men killed in a July 2010 explosion at the former Horsehead Corp zinc plant in Potter Township, north west of Pittsburgh,...
UK fatal workplace injuries fall from 150 ...
Oct 31- Figures published on October 2014 show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, many workers are still being injured or made ill by work.
Horsehead explosion lawsuit settled for $3.5 million
Oct 31- The families of two men killed in a 2010 explosion at the former Horsehead Corp. zinc plant in Potter Township have settled a lawsuit for $3.5 million.
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