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4 plaintiffs awarded $13.6M in Geismar plant explosion
Sep 27 - A Louisiana jury awarded a total of $13.6 million to four men injured in the 2013 explosion at the Williams Olefins Geismar plant.
Cause, names released in Pulaski Co. grain elevator explosion
Sep 27- Pulaski County authorities released the names of the two men badly injured in a grain elevator explosion that happened Monday afternoon.
Blast of Alaska’s Westward Seafoods blamed on fishmeal dust
Sep 23- An explosion at a processing plant belonging to Westwards Seafoods in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, was caused by the ignition of fine fishmeal dust, reports the Alaska Dispatch News.
China chemical accidents kill almost 200 in 2016: Greenpeace
Sep 21- Chemical accidents have killed nearly 200 people in China so far this year, environmental group Greenpeace said Wednesday, calling on Beijing to overhaul the “appallingly under-regulated” industry.
Refining the refinery: Last year’s ExxonMobil explosion could lead to big changes at Torrance plant
Sep 21- The blast energized Torrance residents, prompting families to organize into dedicated advocacy groups. Now, with regulators and politicians paying increasingly close attention, critical changes to the refining process ...
ExxonMobil unit to pay U.S., Montana $12 mln to settle 2011 oil spill
Sep 21- An Exxon Mobil Corp affiliate has agreed to pay $12 million in natural resource damages to the federal government and the state of Montana to settle claims over a 2011 crude oil spill from one of its a pipeline...
Natural gas explosion caused by pipe leak, SaskEnergy says
Sep 21- SaskEnergy says an explosion that left flames shooting into the sky for several days at a Saskatchewan natural gas storage facility two years ago was caused by a leak in a section of steel pipe.
Tyson Foods plant fire possibly caused by equipment failure
Sep 15- Fire officials continue to investigate if equipment failure was to blame for Tuesday’s three-alarm blaze at the Tyson Foods meat processing plant in Wallula.
Baytex says combo of factors caused oil tank fire, explosion
Sep 14- A Calgary-based oil sands producer has released information about a fire and explosions at its site in northwest Alberta on July 27.
Death Toll in Dhaka Factory Fire Rises to 33; Owner, Managers On the Run
Sep 13- A police case has been filed against the owner of Tampaco Foils and seven other top managers of the food and cigarette packaging plant near Dhaka who have gone into hiding, as the death toll from a fire at the factory over the weekend rose to 33 late on Monday.
Valero fined £400k after worker was injured in fall
Sep 12- David Thomas, 55, fractured both legs and needed a knee replacement after the access tower he was using at Valero Energy UK Ltd gave way in 2012.
Oklahoma, EPA shutter 32 wells in new earthquake-prone area
Sep 12- A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other unknown faults that could be triggered by oil and gas wastewater that's being injected deep underground.
‘Serious safety concerns' over UK nuclear plant at Sellafield
Sep 7- AN investigation into the UK's most hazardous nuclear site has revealed a host of 'serious safety concerns', including the risk of a radioactive plume spreading over western Europe.
Arsenal: Mechanical failure cause of August explosion
Sep 7- The Radford Army Ammunition Plant says an August explosion, which produced flames but no injuries, was caused by a “minor mechanical failure.”
OSHA seeking feedback on draft Process Safety Management Standard guidance
Sep 6- OSHA is seeking public comment on three chemical facility safety guidance documents regarding the agency’s Process Safety Management Standard. The documents pertain to pyrotechnics manufacturing, small businesses and storage facilities.
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