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Five people sentenced to death for pipeline explosion in Egypt 30 March 2020

A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced five people to death for their role in an oil pipeline explosion that killed nine people and injured 13. The explosion in November 2019 happened near Itay al-Baroud in the northern province of Bahira, a village located halfway between Cairo and Alexandria. The pipeline transports oil between the two cities....

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Hazardex 2020 event review video 27 March 2020

Hazardex 2020 was a great success for the industry, facilitating essential knowledge sharing amongst global peers. It has been heralded as one of the best Hazardex events to date. Take a look at the 2020 event review video now and we look forward to seeing you next year at Hazardex 2021!...

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UK HSE warns Ithaca Energy for exposing workers to potentially explosive atmosphere 26 March 2020

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has warned oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy after it exposed workers to the risk of injury from fire or explosion on one of its floating storage vessels in the North Sea....

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Working from home? Get your print copy of Hazardex magazine redirected! 26 March 2020

If you are working remotely, you can now get your monthly print copy of Hazardex delivered to your home address or a new location for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Update your details now!...

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CSB releases new animation on 15th anniversary of BP Texas City refinery explosion 25 March 2020

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Identification Board (CSB) released an updated animation video on March 23 to mark the 15th anniversary of the significant hydrocarbon release and ensuing explosion at the BP Texas City refinery which killed 15 people and injured 180 others. The massive explosion was a landmark investigation for the CSB and revealed safety gaps at refineries across the US....

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Hinkley Point C construction to continue, but workforce reduced to half 25 March 2020

EDF Energy has said it will reduce the size of its workforce at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in Somerset, UK due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. From March 24, the workforce at Britain’s largest construction site will drop from 4,500 to around 2,000 as remaining skilled workers concentrate on critical areas and work in shifts with extra transport and staggered breaks to minimise contact....

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China restricts new mine tailings dams to improve safety, reduce environmental risk 24 March 2020

China’s Ministry of Emergency Management has said that the country will limit the number of new tailings dams built from mining projects in order to reduce environmental and safety risks. The use of existing tailings dams would also be limited, the ministry said in a notice posted online on March 20....

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French chemical company charged over 2019 plant fire 23 March 2020

The French subsidiary of US chemical company Lubrizol has been charged with pollution and failing to meet safety standards after an explosion and fire at its plant in Rouen, northern France. The blaze at the lubricant plant in September and October 2019 produced a thick black cloud for several days that spread across the region and caused nausea, headaches, and vomiting amongst locals....

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Eight dead, nine injured after fireworks factory blast in India 23 March 2020

An explosion at a fireworks factory killed eight people and injured nine others on March 20. The incident occurred near Sattur in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu....

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Coal mine explosion kills seven, injures three in Pakistan 23 March 2020

Seven miners were killed and three were injured on March 20 after an explosion at a coal mine 60 miles (100 kilometres) outside of Quetta, western Pakistan. Mining authorities have opened an investigation into the incident while local media reports the blast was likely caused by a build-up of methane gas....

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