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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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Ghana fish cannery blast kills two 13 June 2017

An explosion at a fuel pump at the Pioneer Food Cannery (PFC), a tuna canning company, killed two persons and left five others with burn injuries on May 11, according to local sources. A fuel pump that connects the steam boiler facility at the company‚Äôs production plant developed a fault and was being replaced when sparks from welding work ignited fuel leaking from the pump. ...

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Wisconsin corn milling plant explosion kills three 05 June 2017

An explosion and fire on May 31 at the Didion Milling corn mill and ethanol plant in Cambria, Wisconsin, killed three workers and injured 13. Local authorities said that 16 staff had been in the plant at the time of the explosion, and that some of the injured had serious burn injuries. ...

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August gas plant explosion causes Christmas shortage of whipped cream across USA 21 December 2016

An explosion that killed one worker at the Airgas plant near Pensacola, Florida, on August 28, has resulted in a country-wide shorted of canned whipped cream and other popular toppings over the Christmas break, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The explosion destroyed two tankers and a large tank containing nitrous oxide, which is used as a preservative and a propellant in canned whipped products....

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