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CSB Releases Analysis of Rupture and Hydrogen Blast in 2009 Silver Eagle Refinery Accident
Apr 12- A massive explosion and fire at the Silver Eagle Refinery on November 4, 2009, in Woods Cross, Utah, which damaged homes in a nearby neighborhood, was caused by a rupture in a pipe that had become dangerously thin from corrosion,...
Report: Severe pipeline corrosion caused massive Silver Eagle refinery explosion
Apr 10, WOODS CROSS — A segment of a 10-inch pipeline at Silver Eagle Refining that suffered a catastrophic rupture did so because of corrosion and was never inspected in its lifetime, a new report concludes.
RSA leads $500mn Canadian refinery loss
Apr 7- An explosion and fire at the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Saskatchewan, Canada last December is likely to cause a $500mn loss to the RSA-led insurance programme of owner Federated Co-operatives, Inside FAC has learned.
Safety milestone for Laffan Refinery DHT project
Apr 6- Laffan Refinery’s Diesel Hydrotreater (DHT) Project recently celebrated 5mn man-hours without a lost time incident (LTI).
Kitchener treatment plant explosion due to chemical mix-up
Apr 2- Regional officials said a chemical explosion at the Greenbrook water treatment plant in Kitchener posed no risk to residents.
OSHA cites New Windsor plant for explosion and cancer risks
Apr 2- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that workers at Salko Kitchens Inc. in New Windsor were exposed to fire and explosion hazards and a potential carcinogen as the result of deficient safeguards.
Bango Oil Cited For "Serious" Violations In Explosion And Fire
Apr 1, FALLON, NV - Nearly four months ago, an explosion and fire ripped through an oil recycling plant near Fallon.
Oil train concern prompts disaster readiness survey
Mar 26- Delaware fire officials say planning and training workshops based on surveys could begin in 60 days.
Prevent chemical accidents with these Process Safety Management basics
Mar 24- Chemicals are essential to many business operations, but when things go wrong, the impact is often deadly.
Canada Co-op refinery fire to cause $400mn loss
Mar 21- The onshore energy market is set to take a $400mn loss from an explosion and fire at the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Canada last Christmas, Inside FAC has learned.
Cost of poor hydrocarbon process safety tops $34bn
Mar 21- Combined losses from the 100 largest accidents in the hydrocarbon industry are now estimated at more than $34 billion, according to insurer Marsh.
The BP Texas City oil plant blast: What’s changed and what hasn’t
Mar 20, TEXAS CITY, Texas - Nine years ago, on March 23, 2005, the British Petroleum oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, an hour south of Houston, in so many words, blew up.
Haifa refinery fire probe finds hazardous materials responders came late
Mar 18- Firefighters quickly arrived and began fighting the fire 10 days ago at the Gadiv plant of the Haifa Oil Refineries – but hazardous materials responders, under the Defense Ministry’s National Fire and Rescue Authority,...
Probe into Haifa Oil Refineries fire finds hazardous materials responders came late
Mar 18- Firefighters quickly arrived and began fighting the fire 10 days ago at the Gadiv plant of the Haifa Oil Refineries – but hazardous materials responders, under the Defense Ministry’s National Fire and Rescue Authority, took three hours just to get to the scene,...
Calgary firefighters say demolition sparked IKO fire
Mar 17- Calgary fire investigators believe a demolition sparked a three-alarm fire last week at IKO Industries.
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