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California Refinery Unit Was Down With Problems Before Blast
Feb 20- A California oil refinery unit that was damaged by an explosion was already offline for unplanned maintenance when the fire occurred, industry analysts said Thursday.
Citgo final report on 2009 fire ‘not realistic’
Feb 18- A federal agency tasked with investigating chemical accidents as a preventive measure for future mishaps last month voted to terminate a five-year probe on a fire at the Citgo East Refinery.
UPDATE: Federal Investigation Into Derailed Train Begins
Feb 17- Fires caused by leaked crude oil from derailed train cars began to die out Tuesday. Now, federal investigators are looking into what caused the crash near Montgomery on Monday.
Tata sentenced over workers’ burns in molten metal fire
Feb 16- Global steel giant Tata has been prosecuted after three employees suffered serious burns when tonnes of molten metal spilled onto the factory floor and ignited.
Refinery operator charged for January 2013 incident at plant
Feb 13- Representatives of Shell Canada made a brief court appearance in Sarnia on Friday on environmental charges the company faces following an incident Jan. 11, 2013 at its plant near Corunna.
Honeywell UniSim Competency Suite
Feb 11- ...Customisable competency model that aligns and assists in improving critical requisite skills and behaviours; tracks operator progress; built from Abnormal Situation Management Consortium’s research into operator competency to help businesses define, deploy and manage a structured competency program...
Chatham County remembers the Imperial Sugar Refinery anniversary
Feb 6- Saturday is the seven year anniversary of the sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth, Ga.
Safety flaws led to deadly Dupont leak
Feb 5- It was DuPont's third deadly U.S. accident in five years and the deadliest of them all. On November 15th, a chemical leak in LaPorte took the lives of four workers, including two brothers.
CSB issues 11 recommendations in report on Chevron refinery fire
Feb 2- Chemical Safety Board members unanimously approved a set of recommendations as part of the agency’s third and final report on a fire and vapor release that affected thousands of residents near a Chevron refinery in 2012.
CSB Urges OSHA For Combustible Dust Regulations in Wake of Ink Plant Fire Report
Jan 29- It took just minutes for a flash fire near a bag dump station inside a New Jersey ink plant to set off an orange fireball that engulfed seven workers. All of the workers were burned, one of them seriously.
Report: Chevron Richmond refinery fire response flawed
Jan 29- The August 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond was made worse by a flawed emergency response as well as lax safety attitudes at the plant, according to a report approved Wednesday night by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
Omega Protein fined after fatal plant explosion
Jan 28- US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Omega Protein along with other three companies in regards to the explosion at the company's pant in Moss Point, Mississippi.
OSHA fines 4 companies after fatal fish plant explosion
Jan 27- Fines totaling $187,620 have been proposed against four companies related to a deadly explosion at Omega Protein last year.
Firm fined $4,800 for massive fire
Jan 27- Speedway International, whose facility was destroyed by a massive fire and explosion in St. Boniface in 2012, has been fined $4,800.
Injured Co-op refinery workers plea case to WCB
Jan 26- Workers who were hurt in a massive explosion at Regina’s Co-op Refinery more than four years ago are asking the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) for the right to sue for damages.
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