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Veolia Canadian subsidiary and manager acquitted of criminal negligence charges over fatal 2014 explosion 08 January 2018

Veolia Environmental Services and one of its managers have been acquitted of criminal negligence charges over a 2014 workplace explosion at a plant in Sarnia, Ontario, that killed one worker and injured five others. The manager concerned is Anthony Lavoratore, Industrial Services Area Manager at the company....

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India metal plant blast claims four lives 08 January 2018

A boiler explosion at a metal plant in Surampalli near Vijayawada in the southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed four workers, with five more listed as critical with between 70% and 15% burns. Local police said the blast, at GS Alloys and Castings, was due to steam pressure build up in one of the plant’s boilers....

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South Wales Police says steel company will not face corporate manslaughter charges for fatal 2015 explosion 05 January 2018

In a statement referring to the blast at steelmaker Celsa Steel UK in Cardiff on 18 November 2015 which killed two workers, South Wales Police said: "Following a thorough joint investigation by South Wales Police and the HSE, the Crown Prosecution Service found insufficient evidence to support gross or corporate manslaughter charges." ...

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Worker killed in explosion at UK metal plant 12 December 2017

An inquiry has been launched after a man was killed in an explosion at a metal factory in Birmingham. Police said the incident happened at the Timet UK metal smelting plant on the Witton Industrial Estate. West Midlands police launched an investigation and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) started a full inquiry. ...

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Four injured in Vermont aerospace plant dust collector explosion 11 December 2017

An outdoor dust collector exploded at the UTC Aerospace Systems plant in Vergennes, Vermont, on December 8, injuring four workers inside the facility, emergency response officials told local news organisations. Four workers were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, with one of these treated for burns....

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Hose company faces legal action over explosion at Minnesota truck company 30 November 2017

Swagelok Co., an Ohio-based company that assembles and sells hoses and fittings, has been named in a series of lawsuits filed by representatives of five employees who were seriously injured in an explosion at the McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing plant in Dodge Center, Minnesota, on January 11....

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Arizona plant blast injures five 10 November 2017

The Tucson Fire Department said five employees from the Desert Whale Jojoba Company were hospitalised after an explosion at the company’s factory late at night on November 8. Three of the injured are in critical condition. The company grows jojoba and produces jojoba oil for use in cosmetics and skin care products, according to its website....

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Turkish textile factory explosion kills five, wounds 16 09 November 2017

A blast at a textile factory in northwestern Turkey killed five people and wounded 16 others on November 10, according to the country’s Ministry of Labour. The force of the explosion in the paint shop of the factory, in the Gursu district of the northwestern Bursa province, caused the roof to collapse and left extensive damage to nearby vehicles....

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Molten iron ore injures 15 in Indian metal plant 07 November 2017

At least 15 labourers were injured when a crane broke and the molten iron ore it was carrying rained down on workers in a factory in Haridwar district, 200 km north east of New Delhi, police said on November 6. Five of the injured in the incident are said to be critical....

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South Korean shipyard fatal explosion investigators seek arrest warrants for five 17 October 2017

On October 16, investigators sought arrest warrants for five people in connection with an explosion at the shipyard of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in August that claimed the lives of four workers. Yonhap said Coast Guard investigators requested the warrants for the five — four of them STX workers and the other the head of a partner firm. ...

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