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‘Hot Work’ Near Tank Cited in Report on Mississippi Fish Plant Explosion
Aug 27- A fatal explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi Coast happened when sparks ignited a volatile mixture in a tank, safety officials said this week.
Gas leak lands Shell safety warning
Aug 27- Shell has been served with a serious safety warning by UK authorities following a gas leak on its Brent Bravo platform in the northern North Sea.
ExxonMobil agrees to $1.4m spill fine
Aug 26- A unit of US supermajor ExxonMobil has agreed to a pay a $1.4 million fine for a 2012 oil spill in Louisiana, the US Department of Justice said.
CSB releases incident report for Tesoro's Martinez refinery
Aug 25- Loose pipe fittings are to blame for a sulfuric acid release that seriously injured two workers in early February at the alkylation unit of Tesoro Corp.'s 161,000-b/d Golden Eagle refinery near Martinez, Calif., ...
Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
Aug 23- A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.
YPF Mendoza refinery PD climbs to $180mn
Aug 22- Willis has estimated that a fire and explosion at an Argentinian tank farm this year has cost the downstream energy industry $180mn in physical damage (PD) alone.
Loose pipe fittings blamed for sulfuric acid spill at Tesoro’s Martinez refinery
Aug 20- The US Chemical Safety Board released a technical evaluation report on tubing samples taken from the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, California, concluding that a sulfuric acid spill on February 12, 2014, resulted from insufficient tightening between a tube and a compression joint.
EPA investigates Tyson’s chemical pollution accident in Missouri
Aug 15- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new a criminal investigation into a chemical spill in Monett, Mo. from a wastewater facility operated by Tyson Foods. If the EPA charges Tyson Foods, the company could face fines and loss of lucrative government contracts.
Feds Close Probe of Refinery Blast That Killed 7
Aug 15- The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.
St. Marys plant to face fine in deadly explosion
Aug 14, ST. MARYS, Pa. -- Federal safety officials said a worker wrongly put parts coated with flammable materials into an electric oven before it exploded at a Mersen USA plant in Elk County, killing a visiting employee.
No citations for fatal Chevron well fire
Aug 14- Federal authorities will not issue any citations to Chevron for an explosion at a well site in Pennsylvania that killed a worker, despite findings by a state agency that the suggested the death was the result of human error.
BOC to pay £260,000 after explosion injures workers
Aug 11- BOC Ltd, a multinational industrial gas supplier based in Surrey, was sentenced on 7 August at Bristol Crown Court, after an explosion at one of its manufacturing plants in Bristol left one worker with life changing injuries.
Industrial gas supplier fined after plant explosion leaves worker injured
Aug 8- A multinational industrial gas supplier based in Surrey has been fined after an explosion at one of its manufacturing plants in Bristol left a worker with life changing injuries.
Beer maker cited for serious violations at Ohio plant
Aug 5- COLUMBUS -- The company that makes Budweiser and Bud Light beers has been cited for serious safety violations, and a penalty of $92,400 has been proposed.
Argentina Explosion: Fatal Gas Plant Blast Under Investigation
Aug 5- An Argentinian gas processing plant explosion which killed one, injured a few, left thousands without power and slowed production for several industries is under investigation.
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