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  • Four killed and 11 injured in Indian food factory blast

    23 February 2018

    Police have arrested one of the directors of Himalaya Fresh Protein in Ghanaur, Punjab, where four workers were killed and 11 injured on February 21 in a huge gas cylinder explosion which led to a leak from an ammonia tank on the factory site. Local residents were evacuated from around the plant, some claiming to be suffering breathing difficulties....

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  • Mexico ferry explosion injures 25

    23 February 2018

    At least 25 people were injured when a ferry exploded alongside a pier in Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Caribbean coast. Local officials said 20 Mexicans, three Canadians and two Americans were injured in the incident on February 21, but that none of the injuries were life-threatening....

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  • Critically injured worker airlifted to hospital after explosion and fire in Spain

    23 February 2018

    One person, with 80% burns to their body, has been airlifted to hospital by helicopter after an explosion and fire at a concrete plant in southern Spain. A second person was slightly injured in the incident on the El Esparragal industrial estate in Guillena in Andalucia....

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  • Hazardex 2018 Exhibition (with free access to seminars & workshops)

    22 February 2018

    The 2018 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will be taking place once again at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK on February 28 and March 1. The two-day Conference & Exhibition, which also includes workshops, free seminar content, a networking dinner and awards ceremony, aims to strengthen and expand the community that looks to the Hazardex website and journal for industry intelligence and information....

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  • NNPC says third of Nigeria’s oil production lost to pipeline theft in 2016

    19 February 2018

    Nigeria National Petroleum Corp (NNPC) Group Managing Director Dr Maikanti Baru claimed in late 2017 that about 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil were lost in 2016 due to pipeline theft and sabotage. This brought Nigeria’s production down to 1.3 million bpd, against a target of 2.2 million for the period....

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Explosion at oilseed factory in northern France kills two 19 February 2018

Two people were killed in an explosion at the Saipol oilseed plant in Dieppe on February 17. Local officials said 11 people received light injuries, mostly suffering shock. A team of 40 firefighters, police and rescuers were quickly on the scene, where the explosion was followed by a fierce blaze with huge flames and a large column of smoke....

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Gas blast at Indian hotel kills at least 18 19 February 2018

A gas cylinder exploded on February 16 at a hotel in the city of Beawar, in the western state of Rajasthan, reducing the venue to ruins and sparking a huge fire. At least 18 bodies have been found in the rubble, many of whom were attending a wedding party in the hotel. A local official said five were seriously injured with severe burns, and were being treated in hospital....

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Hazardex 2018 Conference - ONE WEEK AWAY! Free Exhibition visitor registration or conference packages available 19 February 2018

The Hazardex 2018 process & operational safety conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 28 and March 1. In addition to the comprehensive hazardous area operational safety content, an additional focus for this edition will be Cybersecurity, IIoT and Industry 4.0, with a keynote from senior HSE and National Cybersecurity Centre figures. ...

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Illinois UPS facility blast injures two, one seriously 16 February 2018

A slow leak in a propane tank in a trailer that stored five forklifts is believed to have caused an early morning explosion on February 15 at a UPS Freight facility in Rock Island, Illinois. One man was taken to the hospital with "serious, but non-life-threatening injuries," according to Rock Island Fire Marshal Greg Marty. Another was treated at the scene, he said. ...

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Missouri University of Science and Technology team to study blast-induced brain injuries 16 February 2018

The Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students, and for its designation by Popular Science magazine as the country’s “coolest lab.”...

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