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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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  • Three injured during explosion at Florida food additives plant

    18 September 2017

    According to the local fire department, three people suffered chemical burn injuries in a chemical explosion at the Natural Advantage Food Flavorings plant at Lakeland in Florida on September 17. All three are reportedly in a stable condition and around 50 were evacuated from the locality after the incident....

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Four killed in explosion at South Korean shipyard 21 August 2017

Four workers were killed in an explosion at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding plant in Changwon, South Korea, fire authorities said on August 20. The blast occurred as workers carried out painting work inside a 12-metre-deep tank in a 74,000-ton oil tanker. The tanker is on order from Greek company Andriaki Shipping and is due for delivery in October, according to the Yonhap news agency....

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Explosion kills two at steel plant in Brazil 16 August 2017

An explosion at a Brazilian steel plant operated by Gerdau SA killed two people and injured 10 others on August 16, the company and a local metalworkers union said. The blast occurred at a coke oven at Gerdau's plant in the state of Minas Gerais, according to the Metalworking Union of Ouro Branco (Sindob)....

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UK company fined after worker suffers flash burns 14 August 2017

A manufacturing firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered flash burns to her face, neck, chest and both arms. Pyronix Limited manufactures intruder alarm equipment. Part of the manufacturing process involves dipping Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in Fluorocoat Thin Film Coating, which is a highly flammable substance, to provide humidity protection....

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Tata Steel UK fined after uncontrolled release of toxic substances 11 August 2017

A steel company has today been fined after the release of toxic and flammable substances from its site in Scunthorpe. Hull Crown Court heard on 17 June 2011 a large quantity of Benzole was released at an open site glass in Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe Steel Works. The release resulted in a large flammable vapour cloud that exposed five workers to the risk of serious injury of death had the cloud ignited....

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Indian Army asks Defence Ministry to attribute responsibility for fatal Pulgaon ammunition depot blast 03 August 2017

In a letter to the Indian Defence Production Secretary, Army headquarters has asked for a final adjudication on responsibility for the extensive fire at India’s largest ammunition storage depot at Pulgaon in Maharashtra on May 31, 2016. The incident resulted in the deaths of two army officials, four defence security corps personnel and 13 defence fire safety staff....

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