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LyondellBasell sees $20-$30 million damage from fire at French
Jul 28- LyondellBasell Industries NV estimated damage costs at $20 million to $30 million on Tuesday from a fire earlier this month at two hydrocarbon tanks at its Berre cluster petrochemical plant near Marseilles, France.
NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error
Jul 28- The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.
Plateau hospital discharges 113 water treatment explosion victims
Jul 27- Plateau Specialist Hospital has discharged 113 of the 121 victims of water treatment plant accident in Jos.
Report shows history of health, safety lapses at PACC
Jul 25- Inspections of Pima Animal Care Center conducted over several months last year showed numerous health and safety hazards and a general lack of safety protocols.
Increased hours, decreased safety
Jul 23- Long hours may even lead to catastrophic results. The Chemical Safety Board identified long hours and worker fatigue as a likely contributor in the 2005 oil refinery explosion in Texas City, TX, that killed 15 workers and injured nearly 200 others.
Compensation settled for 32 killed in Kaohsiung gas explosions
Jul 18- The three parties responsible for the July 31 gas explosions in Kaohsiung a year ago signed an agreement Friday that the families of each of the 32 people killed in the accident will receive compensation of NT$12 million (US$386,100).
Safety lifecycle management can prove challenging for upstream assets
Jul 14- Even though mandated by functional and process safety standards such as ISA-84 and ISA/IEC 61511, many automation and safety instrumented systems (SIS) vendors do not provide safety lifecycle management software that extends beyond the initial work performed to commission the SIS logic solver
Probe reveals negligence at heart of Hanwha explosion
Jul 13- The investigation into the deadly explosion at Hanwha Chemical Corp. is pointing to long-established negligence and lax safety management as the cause of the deadly accident.
OSHA adds DuPont to severe violator list after leak
Jul 13- DuPont has been labeled a "severe" violator of federal workplace safety standards following a second inspection of the La Porte, Texas, plant where four employees were killed in a massive gas leak last year.
New OSHA Penalties for DuPont After Deadly Leak
Jul 9- Just weeks after blasting DuPont for safety violations following a deadly chemical plant incident last November, federal regulators now say the chemical manufacturing giant's problems reach even further than they originally thought.
Chevron fire sent U.S. Chemical Safety Board into a tailspin
Jul 4- Smoke from a Chevron Oil refinery fire in 2012 fills the sky above Richmond. It sent thousands to hospitals seeking treatment.
Just how damaging has the Gulf of Mexico disaster been to BP?
Jul 3- The deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill was a disaster for BP in the boardroom, its bank balance and reputation.
Entergy Report: Insulation Failure Sparked Transformer Fire At Indian Point
Jun 30- A transformer fire that shut down Indian Point nuclear power plant in May was caused by a failure of insulation, according to an internal investigation.
Asbestos risk for WA Alcoa workers 'low'
Jun 23- ALCOA has been directed to improve its asbestos management procedures after workers were potentially exposed to it at two refineries in Western Australia.
Bulgaria fines Lukoil's refinery $58,000 over petrol spill
Jun 18- Bulgaria's environment ministry said on Thursday it had fined LUKOIL's Neftochim Burgas refinery 100,000 levs ($58,282) after a petrol spill into a lake near the Black Sea city of Burgas.
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