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CSB Says Poorly Designed Dust Collection System Led to Plant Fire
Jan 24- An investigative report from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board concludes that a flash fire that burned seven workers at a US Ink production plant in East Rutherford, N.J., in October 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust ...
Refinery company pleads guilty to charge in explosion
Jan 23- Regina Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Ltd. will be back before a provincial court judge in May after pleading guilty to one of five charges stemming from a massive explosion at the company's refinery site more than three years ago.
Report faults Chevron safety, regulators, in 2012 refinery fire
Jan 23- Federal investigators are blaming company safety culture, flawed emergency response and inadequate federal regulations for a 2012 fire at a Chevron Corp. refinery in California.
Chemical safety advocates want accident prevention plan enacted
Jan 23- Henry Clark remembers growing up in the shadow of the huge Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. Leaks, fires and all manner of incidents were a common part of life.
Company cited after worker’s death at GM stamping plant
Jan 20- A company has been cited after the death of a worker at the General Motors Metal Stamping Plant this summer.
MFG Chemical fined after worker dies
Jan 16- The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined speciality chemical company MFG Chemical nearly $90,000 (£59,000) after a worker died when hazardous vapours released ...
Chemical board issues safety bulletin on Alabama plant ammonia release
Jan 15- The US Chemical Safety Board today released a safety bulletin intended to inform industries that utilize anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations on how to avoid a hazard referred to as hydraulic shock.
DuPont workers had been exposed to potentially lethal chemical for years, records show
Jan 12- DuPont reported regular malfunctions with a multimillion-dollar exhaust and ventilation system inside its La Porte pesticide plant that exposed workers to potentially dangerous fumes for years ...
At least 16 drilling industry workers died in fires, explosions last year
Jan 12- It was a few minutes before 8 on a cool spring morning at an oil well in West Texas last year when truck driver Roberto Magdaleno walked over to the site supervisor to get some papers signed.
Tire fire costs Louisville company $40,000 fine
Jan 9- The southwest Louisville tire-shredding facility that burned for more than 30 hours in early November, sending up a noxious plume of smoke that could be seen for 10 miles, has agreed to pay a $40,000 fine following an investigation by state regulators.
After 2 Workers Injured, 1 Fatally, OSHA Cites MFG Chemical Inc.
Jan 9- OSHA has issued MFG Chemical Inc. citations following an incident involving the release of chemical vapors from an over-pressurized reactor, which left one worker hospitalized and another dead from burns in his respiratory system.
Blast at Washington natural gas plant costs $69M in repairs
Jan 6- Williams Northwest Pipeline is spending $69 million to repair damage from an explosion that injured five people at a natural gas facility last March in eastern Washington.
Faulty gauge led to explosion at La Crosse asphalt plant
Dec 19- A faulty gauge led to an explosion last month that destroyed a large storage tank at an asphalt plant in La Crosse.
US fines Puerto Rico power company after explosion
Dec 16- A U.S. federal agency has fined Puerto Rico's public power company $359,000 following a July plant explosion that killed two workers and seriously injured two others.
Fuel firm fined £25,000 after Walkden tanker explosion caused horrific burns to workers
Dec 16- A national oil and environmental services company has been fined £25,000 after two workers from Greater Manchester were badly burned in a tanker explosion.
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