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Investigation Underway into Cause of Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion
Jul 19- Investigators are looking into the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion on the King Ranch.
City Releases Investigation Findings of Treatment Plant Accident
Jul 19- City staff has concluded the initial investigation into the accident that occurred at River Road Waste Water Treatment Plant on July 2, 2016.
Oil Giant Tesoro to Pay $10.4 Million Fine Over Toxic Pollution
Jul 18- The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West.
OHSA Cites Pennsylvania Insulation Manufacturing Facility for 7 Safety Hazards
Jul 15- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an insulation manufacturing company in Pennsylvania for safety violations. The company now faces $66,000 in penalties for exposing workers to combustible dust and other hazards.
California announces major regulatory proposal for refineries
Jul 15- The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has announced a landmark set of regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state.
California announces major regulatory proposal to improve safety at oil refineries
Jul 14- The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) today announced a landmark set of regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state.
OSHA Fines Manufacturer $197k for Explosion, Fire Hazards
Jul 13- A Queensbury, NY manufacturer is facing $197,820 in fines from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after inspectors found that the company exposed its employees to uncorrected explosion hazards and recurring fire and fall hazards, the agency announced Wednesday.
Washington County chemical fire causes $200,000 damage
Jul 9- A fire Saturday at a Washington County chemical plant caused about $200,000 in damage, fire officials say.
OSHA cites Tonawanda Coke after fatal January accident in plant
Jul 7- The Tonawanda Coke Corporation has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), who says the company could have prevented the January death of an employee.
Burnet FD: Plant fire caused by operator error
Jul 7- The fire at a plant near Burnet on Wednesday night was due to operator error, according to the Burnet Fire Department.
EPA is prosecuting Shell over Corrib gas flaring incident
Jul 6- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is prosecuting Shell E&P Ireland for breaching its emissions license at the Corrib gas refinery in north Mayo.
Torrance fire chief: Human error caused crane collapse at refinery
Jul 1- Human error caused the collapse of a 300-ton crane last week at the now former ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery that injured three workers, Torrance Fire Chief Martin Serna said Friday.
'Fatigue crack' blamed for Norway crash
Jun 29- A helicopter accident off Norway in which 13 people died was most likely caused by a gearwheel crack due to fatigue that would not have been detected by the aircraft’s warning systems, according to preliminary findings of a probe into the crash.
Chemical Safety Board sending team to investigate natural gas fire in Pascagoula
Jun 28- An investigative team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is on its way Pascagoula to study the scene of the blaze that erupted at the Enterprises Product Partners late Monday night.
OSHA cites Newark company Arboris for safety violations
Jun 22- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited food additive manufacturer Arboris for 41 safety violations and proposed fines of $180,000 stemming from a December explosion at its Tamarack Road facility.
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