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  • Third explosion in one month at US grain processor injures three

    04 February 2019

    An explosion and fire on January 31 at the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) soybean processing plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, resulted in the hospitalisation of three workers with non-life threatening injuries, fire officials told local media. Earlier in the month a firefighter was killed in a blaze at an ADM grain facility in Clinton, Iowa, and there was a separate explosion at an ADM corn processing plant in Decatur, Illinois. ...

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  • Four killed in Paris bakery explosion

    14 January 2019

    A powerful explosion at a bakery in the Rue de Trevise in the 9th arondissement in Paris killed four and injured dozens more on January 12. Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist died, as well as a women in a flat above the bakery. Around 55 people were injured, nine of them seriously, including several foreign tourists....

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  • US food processing group ADM reports explosions at two separate plants over two days

    08 January 2019

    Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) reported explosions at two separate plants over the weekend of January 4-5, one of which resulted in the death of a firefighter and a critical injury to another.A fire at an ADM grain facility in Clinton, Iowa, on January 5 led to an explosion that resulted in the death of 33-year-old Lt. Eric Hosette....

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  • Consortium develops advanced pipeline leak detection system

    19 October 2018

    A European consortium is developing a new generation of small chemical sensors that use light and sound to detect gas leaks from pipelines. Fitted to an autonomous patrolling robot, the photo-acoustic gas sensors can be part of a wireless network that continuously monitors pipelines and instantly identifies petroleum, hydrogen sulphide and other toxic gases....

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  • French grain silo explosion injures four

    06 June 2018

    At least four people have been injured following an explosion at a grain silo in Strasbourg, eastern France on June 6. Police said eleven were on site at the time of the incident. The grain storage facility is owned by the Comptoir Agricole group, a major French agricultural cooperative, and had a storage capacity of 40,000 tonnes....

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CSB gives update on fatal Wisconsin grain mill blast 02 May 2018

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) held a news conference on April 30 to give an update on its investigation into a grain dust explosion in May 2017, which killed five workers and injured 14 others at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin....

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Four killed and 11 injured in Indian food factory blast 23 February 2018

Police have arrested one of the directors of Himalaya Fresh Protein in Ghanaur, Punjab, where four workers were killed and 11 injured on February 21 in a huge gas cylinder explosion which led to a leak from an ammonia tank on the factory site. Local residents were evacuated from around the plant, some claiming to be suffering breathing difficulties....

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Texas distillery explosion sends three to hospital 07 November 2017

An employee was taken to hospital by helicopter with severe burns on November 6 after an explosion at B.J. Hooker's, a spirits distillery in the northern suburbs of Houston, Texas. Two more workers were taken to area hospitals with less serious injuries....

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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....

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Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills French lifestyle blogger 22 June 2017

A prominent lifestyle blogger in France has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser. Rebecca Burger's death was announced on Facebook in what her family called a domestic accident. French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the device exploded and struck her chest, despite receiving prompt medical attention....

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