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  • Two die, 20 trapped after rock burst in China coal mine

    22 October 2018

    Two people have died and 20 remain trapped following a rock burst in a water drainage tunnel on October 20 at a coal mine in east China's Shandong Province. Xinhua said 334 people were working underground at the time of the incident, and rescuers brought 312 to safety. ...

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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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  • US company recalls 1.4 million toilets over potential explosion risk

    19 October 2018

    Flushmate, a division of US group Sloan Valve Company, is recalling about 1.4 million Flushmate pressure-assisted toilets after receiving 1,446 reports of the toilet exploding, including 23 injury claims. The recall involves the Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing system....

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  • Southern Chile oil leak is largest ever in Tierra del Fuego

    19 October 2018

    A leak from an oil processing plant on the island of Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost region of in Chile, has affected an area of at least 6,000 square meters according to the country’s National Emergency Office. The estimated 720,000 litres of crude spilled from the Cullen plant, owned by Chile’s National Oil Company (ENAP) and operated by YPF of Argentina close to the Chile/ Argentina border on the island....

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  • Thousands evacuated near San Francisco after fire threatens gas pipeline

    19 October 2018

    A fire in an underground natural gas storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted the evacuation of thousands of Contra Costa County residents on October 17 because of the possibility the fire could set off an explosion in a nearby gas pipeline. The evacuation order was issued for about 1,400 homes near the pipeline in Bay Point with about 4,000 people affected....

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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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Industry calls for UK to stay in European health & safety regime post-Brexit – survey 17 October 2018

Britain’s manufacturers are calling for the current health & safety landscape to be maintained when the UK leaves the European Union, with existing worker production and legislative requirements continuing to be transferred into UK law to avoid cost and disruption to business. The call is made in a report into the UK’s health & safety landscape by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and leading health & safety group Arco....

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Hazardex & PPTex 2019 exhibitors and sponsors 15 October 2018

The Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. The event will be sponsored by PR Electronics & Trolex with many more companies (listed below) confirmed to exhibit. Spaces are now limited, so get in touch soon if you wish to take a stand at the original and longest established specialist hazardous area operations event....

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Two injured as F-16 fighter explodes at Belgian airbase 12 October 2018

On October 11, Belgian news sources reported that two aircraft technicians were injured when an F-16 fighter exploded at Florennes airbase in Namur province. The incident took place as the aircraft stood parked at the end of a runway and two other aircraft standing nearby were slightly damaged. ...

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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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