This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Article image
Explosion at South African factory injures at least 11 04 October 2017

An explosion rocked the city of East London in south eastern South Africa, injuring at least 11 people, local authorities said on October 4. The explosion took place at one of the factories at the East London Industrial Development Zone the previous evening, a police spokesperson said. Those injured had been sent to hospital for treatment, she said....

Article image
One dead, 3 injured in explosion at Kurdish steel plant 28 September 2017

An explosion at the Sulaimani Steel Factory in Bazian, Kurdistan, northern Iraq, has killed one Nepali worker and wounded three others. The inured Nepalis were rushed to hospital, according to a local police source....

Article image
Four injured in explosion at Iowa steel plant 22 September 2017

Gerdau Ameristeel's Wilton plant east of Iowa City was hit by an explosion on the night of September 20, injuring three employees and one contractor. A company spokesperson said the blast happened in the steel melting shop and that all operations would be suspended until further notice. ...

Article image
Three injured during explosion at Florida food additives plant 18 September 2017

According to the local fire department, three people suffered chemical burn injuries in a chemical explosion at the Natural Advantage Food Flavorings plant at Lakeland in Florida on September 17. All three are reportedly in a stable condition and around 50 were evacuated from the locality after the incident....

Article image
Four killed in explosion at South Korean shipyard 21 August 2017

Four workers were killed in an explosion at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding plant in Changwon, South Korea, fire authorities said on August 20. The blast occurred as workers carried out painting work inside a 12-metre-deep tank in a 74,000-ton oil tanker. The tanker is on order from Greek company Andriaki Shipping and is due for delivery in October, according to the Yonhap news agency....

Article image
Explosion kills two at steel plant in Brazil 16 August 2017

An explosion at a Brazilian steel plant operated by Gerdau SA killed two people and injured 10 others on August 16, the company and a local metalworkers union said. The blast occurred at a coke oven at Gerdau's plant in the state of Minas Gerais, according to the Metalworking Union of Ouro Branco (Sindob)....

Article image
UK company fined after worker suffers flash burns 14 August 2017

A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms. Pyronix Limited manufactures intruder alarm equipment. Part of the manufacturing process involves dipping Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in Fluorocoat Thin Film Coating, which is a highly flammable substance, to provide humidity protection....

Article image
Tata Steel UK fined after uncontrolled release of toxic substances 11 August 2017

A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe. Hull Crown Court heard on 17 June 2011 a large quantity of Benzole was released at an open site glass in Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe Steel Works. The release resulted in a large flammable vapour cloud that exposed five workers to the risk of serious injury of death had the cloud ignited....

Article image
Indian Army asks Defence Ministry to attribute responsibility for fatal Pulgaon ammunition depot blast 03 August 2017

In a letter to the Indian Defence Production Secretary, Army headquarters has asked for a final adjudication on responsibility for the extensive fire at India’s largest ammunition storage depot at Pulgaon in Maharashtra on May 31, 2016. The incident resulted in the deaths of two army officials, four defence security corps personnel and 13 defence fire safety staff....

Article image
Dekra Insight launches process safety survey and calls for wide participation 02 August 2017

In a bid to improve Process Safety performance in process industries, Dekra Insight is calling for individuals in the sector to participate in the first Global Process Safety Training & Competency Survey. This aims to benchmark challenges and trends across industrial sectors and company size, and shine the light on process safety training needs and competence gaps in process industries....

View Digital Issue & Archive

Most Viewed Articles

Twitter Feed

Videos

CSA Sira Test