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Bad planning blamed for deaths in Qingdao pipeline blasts
Nov 29- The local government has been called to account for explosions of a crude oil pipeline in the Huangdao district of Qingdao in eastern China's Shangdong province which has killed at least 55 people,...
Ensign hit with fine for 2010 death
Nov 27- Canadian oilfield services company Ensign Energy Services has been slapped with a C$325,000 (US$308,000) fine after admitting to negligence in the death of a worker at a drilling site in Alberta.
Honeywell Reduces ‘Nuisance’ Alarms That Can Lead To Billion-Dollar Losses In The Process Industries
Nov 21- According to the Abnormal Situation Management® (ASM®) Consortium, ineffective management of nuisance alarms can lead to incidents that cost the process industry billions of dollars, and pose an increased risk of fatigue and ...
OSHA Hits Tyson Foods with $121,720 in Fines for Safety Violations at Buffalo Plant
Nov 19- Tyson Foods Inc. is facing $121,720 in fines for alleged repeat and serious violations of OSHA standards at Tyson's manufacturing facility in Buffalo, N.Y.
Texas A&M center to manage Ocean Energy Safety Institute
Nov 18- The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has selected a Texas A&M University center to manage the Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), ...
Citgo ordered to investigate refinery fire
Nov 8, CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow have obtained a court order that requires Citgo to investigate last month's fire at its suburban Chicago refinery and ...
Honeywell showcases innovations for industrial controls, safety and security
Nov 4- Honeywell Process Solutions is showcasing its latest innovations for industrial controls, safety and security at its 25th annual Honeywell User Group (HUG) conference in Nice, France, November 4-7.
Black Elk faces another blast lawsuit
Oct 30- A worker injured last year in a deadly blast at a platform operated by Black Elk Energy is suing the Houston-based company for alleged negligence that led to the accident.
0,6980499.story?track=rss, Officials: Fire at Lemont refinery caused by leak
Oct 30- A leak of combustible fluid from blistering hot machinery is viewed as the likely cause of last week's fire at Citgo Petroleum Corp.'s refinery in Lemont, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
OSHA finds unsafe conditions at S. Indiana base
Oct 28, CRANE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana military base where an explosion and fire injured five workers earlier this year has made safety improvements and continues to work with regulators on other changes, a spokesman said Monday.
Arkansas Nitric Acid Plant Explosion Claims Settled
Oct 25- LSB Industries, Inc., a manufacturing and marketing company, previously reported that it filed an insurance claim for losses and damages in connection with the May 15, 2012,...
Process Safety Management Improves Worker Safety, Focusing on Avoiding Incidents in Oil Refineries and Chemical Plants
Oct. 24, CHICAGO -- A string of disasters in oil refineries and plants that produce materials such as fertilizer and chemicals has drawn increased attention to the industry's safety practices.
Oklahoma company receives $113 million insurance payout after blast
Oct 22- Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. will get a $113 million insurance payment after a May 2012 explosion damaged one of its chemical plants in south Arkansas.
Cal/OSHA Takes Emergency Action to Fund PSM Program
Oct 15- Cal/OSHA, the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health, has emergency regulations that would implement a methodology for determining and collecting an annual assessment to fund its Process Safety Management Program.
Tavares residents sue Blue Rhino after massive explosions
Oct 7, TAVARES — Massive blasts at the Blue Rhino propane depot rattled a couple next door who filed a lawsuit against the plant's parent company after twisted metal shards rained down on their property.
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