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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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Explosion at South African factory injures at least 11 04 October 2017

An explosion rocked the city of East London in south eastern South Africa, injuring at least 11 people, local authorities said on October 4. The explosion took place at one of the factories at the East London Industrial Development Zone the previous evening, a police spokesperson said. Those injured had been sent to hospital for treatment, she said....

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One dead, 3 injured in explosion at Kurdish steel plant 28 September 2017

An explosion at the Sulaimani Steel Factory in Bazian, Kurdistan, northern Iraq, has killed one Nepali worker and wounded three others. The inured Nepalis were rushed to hospital, according to a local police source....

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Four injured in explosion at Iowa steel plant 22 September 2017

Gerdau Ameristeel's Wilton plant east of Iowa City was hit by an explosion on the night of September 20, injuring three employees and one contractor. A company spokesperson said the blast happened in the steel melting shop and that all operations would be suspended until further notice. ...

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