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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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Texas asphalt plant explosion injures contractor 24 April 2018

An explosion at the US Polyco Plant asphalt plant in Ennis, Texas, seriously injured a contractor who was using a cutting torch to dismantle a storage tank, damaged in an earlier explosion in February. The earlier incident did not cause any casualties....

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Three injured in explosion at 3M plant in Minnesota 13 April 2018

Three people were injured on April 13 as a result of an explosion at 3M’s Hutchinson manufacturing site in southern Minnesota. Local media said one of those affected had serious injuries and the other two minor injuries. There was no fire, and no release of hazardous materials....

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UK company fined after workers suffer serious burns 12 April 2018

Two employees of BAS Castings Ltd suffered serious burns from an electrical flashover, with company shortcomings judged to be a causative factor by a court. The company, of Pinxton, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 (3) and Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. It was fined a total of £ 60,000 and ordered to pay costs of £ 1,354....

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Seven people injured in India steel plant explosion 06 April 2018

A blast at the SS Steel plant situated near Chanalo village at Sirhind, Punjab, injured seven workers on April 5. Four labourers including one with 20% face burn injuries were admitted to hospital and the other three discharged after first aid....

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CSB releases animation of Louisiana pulp and paper mill explosion 06 April 2018

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new animation detailing the events of the February 8, 2017, explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America’s DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill that killed three contract workers and injured seven others. The explosion occurred during hot work activities during the facility’s annual shutdown....

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Three killed in north China factory explosion 03 April 2018

Three people died and three others were injured when an explosion hit a workshop of an aluminum company on April 3 in north China's Shanxi Province. The blast happened in the early morning at Yunhai aluminum company in Yongji City, according to Xinhua....

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Employee dies after Utah automotive equipment plant explosion 27 March 2018

One man was killed and several others wounded in an explosion at a factory in northern Utah early on March 26. According to a statement from Box Elder County Sheriff's Office, the explosion at the Autoliv Facilities plant in the town of Promontory seriously injured the employee, who later died in hospital. ...

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US Department of Homeland Security issues report detailing Russian cyber attacks on critical control systems 20 March 2018

Alert (TA18-074A) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued on March 15, gives details of Russian Government cyber activity targeting energy and other critical infrastructure sectors in the USA. Analysis by DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resulted in the identification of distinct indicators and behaviors related to this activity....

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Rain leaking into US metal plant causes explosion on contact with molten aluminium 02 March 2018

On March 1 after two days of heavy rain, water leaked into the Smelter Service Cooperation plant at Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, and came into contact with molten aluminium, causing a large explosion. Maury County Emergency Management Director Mark Blackwood confirmed one person with severe burns was taken by air ambulance to hospital, and another received minor injuries....

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