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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.
OSHA investigating deadly Omega Protein plant explosion
Aug 1, MOSS POINT, MS - WLOX News just received a statement from the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point.
OSHA wants to fine Austin Powder's East Camden plant $178,400 for safety violations
Aug 1- Austin Powder Co.’s East Camden facility has been cited for 22 serious and one repeat safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA fines Tonawanda Coke for January explosion
Jul 31- Tonawanda Coke Corp. and Kirchner LLC face a total of $161,100 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration following an explosion that occurred Jan. 31 in Tonawanda.
One year anniversary of Blue Rhino plant explosion
Jul 29- It's been one year since the massive explosion at the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares. Seven people were injured. Five workers were treated for critical injuries.
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.
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