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  • Explosion and blaze at Israeli munitions factory injures one

    20 June 2017

    An explosion and fire at an arms development site in central Israel left one person injured on June 1. The incident, at the Israeli Military Industries factory in Ramat Hasharon near Tel Aviv, was caused by an explosion on a production line according to an initial investigation reported in the Times of Israel....

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  • India firework factory blast kills 25

    09 June 2017

    At least 25 people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on June 8. The blast occurred when a blaze engulfed the factory in Balaghat district. Balaghat Police Chief Amit Sanghi said. the blast was so powerful that it could be heard five kilometres from the site....

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  • Dust explosion follows major toxic waste leak at Taiwanese-owned steel plant in Vietnam

    31 May 2017

    A dust explosion rocked Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group's new steel plant in Vietnam on May 30, a day after it resumed test operations for the first time since taking responsibility for one of the country's worst environmental disasters last year. The explosion was caused by the combustion of fine dust particles in the air as a result of an equipment malfunction, the company said. ...

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  • Explosions kill six at Colombia shipyards

    18 May 2017

    Colombian police are investigating explosions at two shipyards in Cartagena that killed at least six people and injured 22 others. The blasts occurred within about 30 minutes of each other on May 17 at two industrial facilities that are at least six kilometres apart. Black plumes of smoke rose into the sky from the scene of each blast. Some of the injured were seriously burned....

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  • Explosion at ball-bearing plant in Germany injures 13 people

    16 May 2017

    Thirteen people were injured, four of them seriously, in an explosion on May 15 at a German factory operated by ball-bearings manufacturer Schaeffler, local police said. The blast at a cleaning facility for industrial salts at the plant in Eltmann, Bavaria, caused a fire that was fought by 120 firefighters as well as police and a large contingent of rescue staff....

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Chemical factory explosion in Spain injures 36 08 May 2017

A fire and several explosions at a Spanish facility that handles hazardous waste and solvents injured 36 on May 4, three seriously, according to local news sources. The incident at the Requimsa facility in Argando del Rey east of Madrid, broke windows and caused damage to neighbouring buildings....

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Fatal Norway helicopter crash witnesses saw explosion in the sky 02 May 2017

One year after the helicopter crash near Turøy, Norway, on 29 April 2016, the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) has published a preliminary report giving the latest evidence on the incident. The Airbus Helicopters EC 225 LP, en route from the Gullfaks B platform in the North Sea to Bergen Airport, came down after the main rotor head detached, killing all 13 people on board....

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Two injured in Pennsylvania steel plant blast 28 April 2017

Two people were injured in an explosion on April 27 at the Damascus Steel Casting steel plant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The local fire service said one of the victims was severely burned in the incident and was flown by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, while the other was treated in a local medical facility....

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Japan steel factory blast leaves one dead, five injured 27 April 2017

An explosion at a steel factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, on April 25 killed the manager and left five people injured, police and firefighters said, according to the Kyodo News Agency. The explosion at the Hiyama Iron Works occurred near a furnace after melted steel may have inadvertently come into contact with the coolant water and triggered a vapour explosion, the police said....

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Three injured in Australian abattoir explosion 10 April 2017

Police, paramedics, fire and rescue crews were called to the JBS Australia Dinmore abattoir near Ipswich, west of Brisbane, after an electrical explosion at the site. Paramedics treated three people with burns, and two others for smoke inhalation following a reported electrical explosion, Queensland Ambulance said....

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