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Three workers injured in explosion at South Korea petrochemical plant 31 October 2019

Three people were injured in a blast on October 30 at a petrochemical plant in Ulsan, South Korea, according to the Korea Herald. An oil storage tank at the Kolon Industries petroleum resin facility exploded at about 8:25 a.m....

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Chief Nuclear Inspector recognises improvements across UK nuclear sector, but says more must be done 29 October 2019

In his first Annual Report on the UK’s nuclear industry, Chief Nuclear Inspector (CNI) Mark Foy said that although the sector had overall continued to meet the high standards of safety and security required to protect workers and the public, there remained room for improvement....

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Utility under fire again as California faces blackouts and wildfires cause mass evacuations 29 October 2019

Close to 200,000 Northern California residents, many of them left in the dark by a third power shutdown in a month, have been ordered to leave their homes as high winds fuelled an explosion of wildfires in the San Francisco Bay Area....

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US company fined $1.59 million for May 2019 explosion 28 October 2019

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Chicago-area silicone factory $1.59 million for safety violations that were uncovered following a blast in May 2019 that killed four workers....

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Oil drilling plant explosion kills eight in China 28 October 2019

Eight people have died and five injured after an explosion at a Chinese oil drilling plant on October 28. The blast occurred at the Qilicun plant in the northeastern province of Shaanxi. Three people who were initially missing following the explosion were later found dead....

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University researchers say gravity energy storage could be significantly cheaper than li-ion batteries 23 October 2019

A system that stores excess renewable energy in weights suspended above disused mineshafts could be cheaper than lithium ion batteries, according to a report by independent analysts at Imperial College London....

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Workers evacuated from North Sea platform after structural inspection 23 October 2019

A North Sea oil platform was shut down and all 115 workers evacuated after a subsea structural inspection. The platform operator, EnQuest, said it evacuated the Thistle platform, about 200 km north-east of Shetland, in a precautionary move on October 22....

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Hazardex 2020 Conference - PROGRAMME DETAILS 23 October 2019

CLICK HERE FOR the Hazardex 2020 Conference & Exhibition, co-located with PPTex, will take place on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate in north-eastern England. The organisers are pleased to announce the papers to be presented at this renowned process safety and hazardous operations conference. ...

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Offshore robot development team expands, develops new capabilities 22 October 2019

The OGRIP offshore pilot robot project has announced major key developments, including the addition of new members to the joint industry project (JIP) team....

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Concrete pump explosion injures four on Australian construction site 22 October 2019

Police and other emergency services were called to a skyscraper under construction in Melbourne after an incident involving a concrete pump resulted in multiple injuries on October 19....

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