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  • Pacific Gas & Electric stock price falls ahead of lawsuits by California fire victims

    15 November 2018

    The admission by California’s biggest power company that it may be to blame for at least one of the deadly fires ravaging the state sent company stock prices crashing by more than 20% compared to its pre-fire level. PG&E told the US Securities and Exchange Commission on November 13 that its equipment may have sparked the Camp Fire in Northern California, the worst fire in the state’s history in terms of fatalities....

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  • Australia power plant arc flash kills worker

    15 November 2018

    A worker died after suffering significant burns to most of his body in an explosion at a major power plant in Victoria, Australia. Initial reports indicate the Yallourn Power Station employee was working on a generator unit after an outage when a high-voltage circuit breaker exploded and the man suffered serious injuries as a result, including widespread burns to his upper and lower body....

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  • Three killed in Spanish firework factory explosion

    15 November 2018

    An explosion at a fireworks in Guadix near the southern Spanish city of Granada killed three of the six workers in the factory at the time. The other three were treated for smoke inhalation but were otherwise uninjured. The specific cause of the blast is not yet known, local authorities said....

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  • Montana trucking company owner jailed for his part in 2012 oil plant explosion

    14 November 2018

    A Montana trucking company owner has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after being convicted of criminal charges stemming from an explosion at an oil processing plant. A US District court also ordered Donald Wood of Woody's Trucking to pay $1.3 million in penalties and restitution after three workers were seriously injured in the 2012 explosion at Custom Carbon Processing Inc. near the town of Wibaux....

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  • Canadian railway researching concept of bitumen bricks as safer alternative for oil transport

    13 November 2018

    Canadian National Railway (CN) recently filed a patent for a new technology that could help make oil transportation by rail safer. The process involves mixing and wrapping bitumen, one of the products extracted from Canada’s oilsands, with a layer of polymer, transforming the heavy crude into solid bricks that are easy to transport and will not leak or sink in water....

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Hazardex & PPTex 2019 - Conference speakers and presentations 13 November 2018

The majority of speakers for the Hazardex and PPTex 2019 Conference, to be held on February 27th & 28th 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, have now been confirmed. The full final programme will follow shortly....

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Two killed in Utah potash plant incident 12 November 2018

Two men were electrocuted on November 10 and a third man was critically injured in an industrial accident in Utah. The three men were working at the Intrepid potash plant south of Moab in San Juan County when the industrial equipment they were operating touched a power line, the local sheriff's office reported....

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Two Vietnamese killed in factory explosion in South Korea 12 November 2018

An explosion at a plant in eastern South Korea on November 10 killed two Vietnamese and injured two other Vietnamese workers, Yonhap reported. The two dead workers are presumed to have been killed inside a tank, a fire official said. The company, Foosung Precision Industry Co. in Wonju, which is 130 kilometres east of Seoul, makes fluoropolymer-lined tanks, pipes and valves....

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China chemical plant blasts kill twelve 12 November 2018

An explosion at a chemical fertiliser plant in Xinle city in North China's Hebei Province left six dead and seven injured on November 7. A gas furnace at the Hebei Jinwantai Chemical Fertilizer LLC exploded at about 3:10 p.m., according to a statement on Weibo by the local information office....

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South Africa chemical plant explosion injures four 09 November 2018

Four people were injured on November 8 after an explosion at a chemical factory in Boksburg, Johannesburg. Parts of the factory were completely destroyed and local fire services said five fire engines and about 25 firefighters were on the scene until the subsequent blaze was contained. ...

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