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  • Canada scrap-metal plant ordered to shut down over explosions

    23 November 2018

    The New Brunswick provincial government has ordered an explosion-plagued metal recycling facility at the Port of Saint John to cease all operations immediately. The American Iron & Metal Company Inc. has been the scene of numerous blasts in recent weeks and continued operations, despite a September order from the landowner to cease operations after any explosion. ...

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  • Three killed in Spanish firework factory explosion

    15 November 2018

    An explosion at a fireworks in Guadix near the southern Spanish city of Granada killed three of the six workers in the factory at the time. The other three were treated for smoke inhalation but were otherwise uninjured. The specific cause of the blast is not yet known, local authorities said....

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  • Two Vietnamese killed in factory explosion in South Korea

    12 November 2018

    An explosion at a plant in eastern South Korea on November 10 killed two Vietnamese and injured two other Vietnamese workers, Yonhap reported. The two dead workers are presumed to have been killed inside a tank, a fire official said. The company, Foosung Precision Industry Co. in Wonju, which is 130 kilometres east of Seoul, makes fluoropolymer-lined tanks, pipes and valves....

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  • Canada concrete plant dust explosion injures three

    06 November 2018

    A November 5 dust explosion at the Quality Concrete plant in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, resulted in three minor injuries, according to CBC. The explosion blew the roof off a fly ash silo, propelling it hundreds of metres where it fell on a parked vehicle. Fly ash is an extremely fine powder that is mixed with cement in the production of concrete....

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  • Four killed in Russian pyrotechnics plant explosion

    22 October 2018

    At least four people died and several more were injured on October 19 in an explosion at a fireworks factory outside St. Petersburg. The explosion occurred at the Avangard factory in Gatchina, a town 25 kilometres south of the Russian city, regional authorities said on October 20. There may be further casualties under the rubble, the authorities said....

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Eleven killed, 12 injured in explosion at India steel plant 10 October 2018

A blast and fire at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh in eastern India killed eleven employees and injured 12 on October 9, police said. The explosion at the state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) plant took place in a gas pipeline. The injured, most in a serious condition, were taken to hospital....

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Dust explosions reported in Minnesota and Texas 21 September 2018

On September 19, two workers were injured in an apparent dust explosion and fire in Minneapolis, Minnesota, local media reported. The Minneapolis Fire Department said that the explosion occurred in a metal dust collector at the Metal-Matic Inc. facility in the city, and that the victims received significant injuries during the incident....

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Five killed in explosion at aluminum plant in eastern China 28 August 2018

Five people were killed by an explosion at an aluminum plant in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on the morning of August 28, China News reported, citing local authorities. The blast occurred at around 2 a.m. local time in the city of Jiangyin, at a plant belonging to a company named as Yize Aluminium, according to the report....

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Industrial gas leaks sicken 250 in central Chile 28 August 2018

Some 250 people have been affected by industrial gas leaks in the towns of Quintero and Puchuncaví, 100 km northwest of the Chilean capital, Santiago, and local authorities confirmed that 19 have been hospitalised. On August 23, the Interior Ministry’s National Emergency Office (ONEMI) declared a ‘Yellow Alert’ in the two towns and has increased monitoring activities to discover the source of the leaks....

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Five injured in explosion at Ohio iron casting facility 22 August 2018

Five people were injured on August 21 in an explosion and fire at the Liberty Casting Company in Delaware, Ohio, local officials said. The blast occurred In the foundry area of the factory and the fire department will handle the investigation into the cause of the incident....

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