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OSHA issues citation, penalties in deadly Madill plant explosion
Jul 25, MADILL -- An explosion at a plant in Madill took the lives of two employees in January.
Russia ups crude refining with little regard for safety
Jul 16 - A string of accidents in Russia's oil industry this year is due to industry consolidation, cost cuts and negligence, analysts and industry experts say, warning that any tightening of safety measures without improved staff training will bring little more than temporary relief.
Salford recycling blaze: Company to be banned from running plant after huge fire
Jul 16- Recovered Fuels Shipping Limited to lose licence to operate site after fire, which burned for two weeks and caused major transport problems.
Feds: combustible dust safety guidance needed after 2010 West Virginia explosion that killed 3
Jul 16- A New Cumberland metal recycling plant lacked a safety system to collect combustible dust during a 2010 explosion that killed three people and injured another, according to federal investigators.
High risk contamination in Sandhurst ignored for seven years following chemical explosion
Jul 14- AN AREA of Sandhurst poses “unacceptable” risks to human health following a chemical explosion 14 years ago.
Panel To Discuss West Virginia Explosion That Killed Three Workers
Jul 11- The federal Chemical Safety Board is coming to Charleston next week to release findings about a New Cumberland metal recycling plant explosion that killed three workers in December 2010.
Ex-manager of chemical plant sentenced over fatal accident
Jul 10- The former manager of a chemical company in Northeast China's Liaoning province who didn't assume responsibility for a sulfuric acid leak that left seven people dead has been sentenced to 25 years in prison by Beipiao city court, Legal Daily reported on Wednesday.
Report: Macondo oil 'caused fish illness'
Jul 9- Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies of sickened fish, according to a team of Florida scientists who studied the oil's chemical composition according to a Reuters report.
North Dakota oil facility explosion and fire highlights lightning risk
Jul 9- A July 7 lightning strike caused an explosion and fire that destroyed the saltwater disposal facility of an oil production well pad near the town of Alexander, North Dakota.
Silver Eagle Refinery to pay $10k fine
Jul 7- A woods cross refinery has been ordered to pay a 10 thousand dollar fine for a "noxious" odor that repulsed nearby residents.
Refinery explosion: Six months later
Jun 24, REGINA- Six months ago, on Christmas Eve, an explosion at the Co-op Refinery Complex rocked Regina.
Report: Agency Blocked Urgent Recommendations For Tesoro Refinery Safety
Jun 24- In the months following a deadly refinery explosion in Anacortes, Washington, in April 2010, federal investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board were ready to issue urgent safety recommendations. But management at the agency blocked the release of their urgent alert.
Government releases report on injuries from West fertilizer plant explosion
Jun 24- About one in five people who went to the hospital after the West fertilizer plant explosion suffered a traumatic brain injury or a concussion, according to a newly released report.
UK court says Shell legally liable for spills caused by oil thefts in Nigeria
Jun 23- On June 20 the London High Court ruled that Royal Dutch Shell can be held legally liable for spills caused by oil thefts if it fails to provide reasonable protection for its pipeline infrastructure.
Port Colborne company fined $150,000
Jun 16, PORT COLBORNE - Vale Canada Ltd., a mining and refinery company, has been fined $150,000 after an explosion at a Port Colborne refinery resulted in injuries to five workers.
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