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Pasadena chemical plant explosion due to equipment failure, fire marshal says
Feb 3- The Harris County fire marshal said in a recently released incident report that faulty equipment caused an explosion at a chemical plant in Pasadena that killed one worker and injured three others.
Waste management company fined $135,000 over blast and fire which injured three workers
Feb 2- A waste management company was fined $135,000 on Tuesday over a worksite blast which injured three of its workers.
$6.9M lawsuit filed over cleanup of chemical plant fire that caused major fish kill
Feb 2- An environmental remediation company has filed a $6.9 million federal lawsuit, claiming it hasn't been fully paid for the clean-up from a June 2015 fire at an Adams County chemical plant that caused a major fish kill.
Paper Mill Fined $150,000 After Worker Burned in Dust Explosion at Idled Plant
Jan 29- Resolute FP Canada Inc., operator of a paper mill, pleaded guilty and has been fined $150,000 after a worker was burned following an explosion of wood dust.
OSHA investigating incident at local refinery
Jan 28- An incident involving a Valero employee is being investigated by OSHA.
Report: Basically Nothing Has Changed Since West Fertilizer Blew Up
Jan 27- After the West Fertilizer Plant explosion on April 17, 2013, there were many promises to change things, to ensure that something so horrific would never happen again, to alter our rules and our systems so that dangerous chemicals like ammonium nitrate would be properly stored and squirreled away only in places where the stuff could do as little harm as possible.
Explosion, fire in sewage plant blamed on mechanical failure
Jan 27- Investigators have determined that an explosion and fire in a sewage treatment facility near Boston that injured five workers was caused by the mechanical failure of an industrial circulation fan.
Federal report on West explosion faults plant, lack of training
Jan 25- A 265-page report released Monday by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the findings of its investigation of the deadly West explosion says the town’s fertilizer plant lacked safety features that could have prevented the blast and says first responders weren’t adequately trained on how to respond to the fire that triggered the detonation.
Sunrise Propane, directors fined $5.3M for deadly explosion
Jan 25- A fiery explosion at a Toronto propane plant that forced thousands out of their homes in the dead of night and claimed the life of an employee caused "unprecedented" devastation, an Ontario judge ruled in imposing $5.3 million in fines against the company and its directors.
HSE says gas leak could have caused major explosion on ConocoPhillips offshore rig
Jan 25- The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) alleges that the lives of 66 workers were put at risk on ConocoPhillips’ Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering System (LOGGS) platforms 70 miles off Mablethorpe in the North Sea in November 2012.
L&I Fines Phillips 66 Refinery $324,000 for Unabated Hazards
Jan 22- Washington state's Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has fined the Phillips 66 refinery in Ferndale $324,000 after its inspection found it had failed to correct serious violations that put refinery workers "at great risk in case of a fire or explosion," according to the agency.
Zodiac fined $1.3M for explosion
Jan 20- Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support has been fined more than $1 million for workplace safety and health violations following the investigation of an explosion that rocked the Newport facility and injured 17 workers last July.
Investigation Finds Series Of Leaks Led To Torrance Refinery Blast
Jan 20- In February 2015 an explosion ripped through an Exxon Mobil refinery based in California. In January an investigation concluded that a series of gas leaks led to the blast.
Marathon Petroleum sued in Texas court over Jan. 11 refinery fire: lawyer
Jan 19- A work crew supervisor filed a lawsuit against Marathon Petroleum Corp for injuries received in a Jan. 11 fire at the company's massive Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City, Texas, according to a statement from his attorney.
Latest chemical plant explosion adds to string of accidents
Jan 18- Saturday's deadly explosion at a Pasadena plant was at least the 10th such incident in the greater Houston region since the DuPont tragedy 14 months ago.
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