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Malaysian venture capitalist killed by charging mobile phone 21 June 2018

Nazrin Hassan, the CEO of a Malaysian venture capital fund, died after one of his cellphones reportedly caught fire while it was charging next to him in his bedroom. Conflicting reports attributed his cause of death to blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation, but authorities said they needed more time to investigate exactly what happened. ...

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French factory explosion injures three 08 June 2018

On June 7 an explosion at the Soprema plant in Saint-Julien-du-Sault, 25 km from Sens in central France, injured three workers, two seriously. The cause was initially attributed to two contractors using a grinder near a tank where solvents were stored. The subsequent fire was quickly extinguished by company personnel....

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Canadian company claims breakthrough in transforming CO2 into liquid fuel 08 June 2018

A Canadian company is making liquid fuel that is carbon neutral, low cost, and made by combining CO2 sucked from the air with hydrogen made by breaking down water through renewable energy. British Columbia-based Carbon Engineering is aiming to keep the costs below $100 for each tonne of CO2 removed from the atmosphere, against $600 and above up until now....

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Two killed in South Korea munitions plant blast 29 May 2018

On May 29, two people were killed and three others seriously injured in a fire that broke out at the Hanwha plant in Daejeon, South Korea, according to the Yonhap news agency. All of the injured have been transferred to a nearby hospital....

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Worker killed in explosion at Procter & Gamble plant in Louisiana 29 May 2018

According to local media, a man was reportedly operating a fork lift vehicle at the P&G Alexandria plant in Pineville, Louisiana, when an explosion occurred. A spokesperson for the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office said that the explosion was contained to the fork lift and that no fire was reported. All other workers on the site were sent home....

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Blast at Turkish explosives plant kills one 28 May 2018

A blast at a state-owned explosives factory in the Elmadag district on the outskirts of the Turkish capital Ankara killed one worker and injured four others, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on May 24....

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Michigan magnesium company had history of safety violations before explosion - Updated 14 May 2018

The automotive parts factory where an explosion injured two workers on May 2 has a history of recent safety violations, according to local media. State safety documents show the violations included separate incidents in which employees suffered burns at the Eaton Rapids plant, which is owned and operated by Meridian Magnesium Products of America....

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Michigan magnesium plant fire injures two 04 May 2018

Two people were injured and nearly 150 workers were evacuated from an auto parts plant in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, on May 2 after a fire and a series of explosions. The blaze at Meridian Magnesium, the city’s largest employer, was extinguished within 24 hours but the main building suffered serious damage, with part of the roof blown off....

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Blast at Japanese steel plant leaves one dead, one injured 30 April 2018

One man was killed and another injured on April 29 after an explosion at a Kyushu Steel Corp. plant in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, police said. The blast killed a 28-year-old employee who was investigating the cause of smoke coming from the basement area. More than 10 workers were at the plant when the accident occurred, but no other injuries were reported....

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Colombia paint factory explosion injures 25 26 April 2018

Twenty firemen, four civilians and the local disaster management chief were injured in an explosion in a burnt-down paint factory in Medellin, Colombia’s second city, according to local authorities. The explosion occurred when firemen and the government official were inspecting the interior of the building believing a fire that had been raging at the site was under control....

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