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BP's profits surge in 2017 with brighter future forecast 06 February 2018

BP reported profits in 2017 of $6.2 billion, compared to $2.6 billion the previous year. This was mainly due to higher prices and increased oil and gas output, allowing the company to forecast an end to the downturn that has affected the oil and gas sector over the last three years. The group also said that 2017 saw a reduction in the number of process safety events for the fifth year running....

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UK tanker confirmed taken by pirates off West Africa - Updated 17 January 2018

UK-based tanker owner and operator Union Maritime confirmed on January 17 one of its vessels, MT Barrett, had been the subject of a pirate attack. The vessel was last reported to be at anchor off Benin, West Africa, on January 9. The company said it had alerted the local authorities and was now exploring all possible options to ensure the safety and recovery of the 22 crew members....

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Shop owner charged with causing devastating explosion in north-west England 17 January 2018

A man has been charged with causing an explosion following a blast at New Ferry in the Wirral last year that left more than 30 people injured. Pascal Blasio, 56, of Gillingham, Kent, is charged with causing an explosion likely to endanger life. Contract Natural Gas Limited, an independent gas supplier for business customers, has also been charged with an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act....

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South Wales Police says steel company will not face corporate manslaughter charges for fatal 2015 explosion 05 January 2018

In a statement referring to the blast at steelmaker Celsa Steel UK in Cardiff on 18 November 2015 which killed two workers, South Wales Police said: "Following a thorough joint investigation by South Wales Police and the HSE, the Crown Prosecution Service found insufficient evidence to support gross or corporate manslaughter charges." ...

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Exploding car destroys 1,400 others in Liverpool car park 02 January 2018

Flames from an exploding car spread through all seven levels of the Liverpool Echo Arena multistorey car park in northern England on December 31, destroying 1,400 vehicles and causing at least £10 million worth of damage. Dan Stephens, chief fire officer at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, said the temperature of the blaze was between 800C and 1,000C....

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Happy New Year! 22 December 2017

The Hazardex team would like to wish our readers, advertisers, contributors and other friends a Happy New Year. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see many of you at the Hazardex Conference and Exhibition at the end of February. ...

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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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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report into Nortrader hydrogen explosions makes recommendations 11 December 2017

On 13 January 2017, the bulker Nortrader, anchored off Plymouth with a cargo of unprocessed incinerator bottom ash (U-IBA), suffered two explosions in quick succession. The first explosion was in the forecastle store and the second in the cargo hold. The chief engineer, in the forecastle store at the time, suffered second degree burns requiring four months to recover....

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HSE accepts Crown Censure for “deeply disappointing” Buxton laboratory injury 07 December 2017

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has accepted a Crown Censure after a worker at its laboratory was injured when conducting an experiment at a testing facility. On 4 October 2016 a worker at HSE’s Laboratory in Buxton suffered serious burns while setting up an experimental hydrogen test rig. He has since returned to work....

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HSE releases latest annual injury and ill health statistics for Britain 10 November 2017

The latest annual injury and ill health statistics for Great Britain from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3 million workers were suffering from work related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries in 2016/17. Workplace injury and new cases of ill health cost Britain £14.9bn a year with 31.2 million working days lost....

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