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  • Shell restarts Europe's largest refinery after fire causes 10-day outage

    10 August 2017

    On August 9, Royal Dutch Shell said it would begin the phased reintroduction of units at its 400,000 barrel per day Pernis oil refinery and petrochemical plant near Rotterdam, Europe's largest refinery, after a fire in a power unit and  subsequent hydrogen fluoride leak caused its shutdown on July 29. The company initially estimated the restart process would take two weeks....

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  • Hazardex 2018 Conference – Call for papers open

    03 August 2017

    We are now seeking abstracts for the Hazardex 2018 Conference to be held on February 28 & March 1 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK....

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  • Shell to cut 400 jobs at Dutch projects department as part of corporate simplification programme

    02 August 2017

    According to Reuters, Royal Dutch Shell plans to cut more than 400 jobs in the Netherlands, mainly at its major projects and energy technology operations, which represents around a quarter of the roles in the department. The news agency said the job losses were part of a change in its corporate structure to simplify operations in response to lower oil prices. ...

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  • Firefighters injured in German yacht explosion

    12 July 2017

    At least 13 people were injured in a yacht explosion in the northern German port town of Minden. According to the police, the wounded are mostly firefighters, DPA reported. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire on the yacht, but when they started to extinguish the fire, the boat exploded....

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  • Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills French lifestyle blogger

    22 June 2017

    A prominent lifestyle blogger in France has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser. Rebecca Burger's death was announced on Facebook in what her family called a domestic accident. French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the device exploded and struck her chest, despite receiving prompt medical attention....

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German company fined over death of contractor in Irish tunnelling incident 14 June 2017

A German civil engineering company involved in building the Corrib gas tunnel in Western Ireland has been fined €300,000 following the death of a contractor. Wayss and Freytag Ingenieurbau AG pleaded guilty to breaches of health and safety legislation in an Irish court after the death of a contractor working for Herrenknecht, the company which built the project’s boring machine....

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Two killed in Polish ammunition plant explosion 18 May 2017

Two people were killed and 15 injured in an explosion at a black gunpowder plant in southwestern Poland, local authorities said on May 17. A spokesman for local firefighters said that the plant in Makolno, in the Wroclaw region, was destroyed in the blast. Four of the injured were hospitalised with burns....

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Explosion at ball-bearing plant in Germany injures 13 people 16 May 2017

Thirteen people were injured, four of them seriously, in an explosion on May 15 at a German factory operated by ball-bearings manufacturer Schaeffler, local police said. The blast at a cleaning facility for industrial salts at the plant in Eltmann, Bavaria, caused a fire that was fought by 120 firefighters as well as police and a large contingent of rescue staff....

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Chemical factory explosion in Spain injures 36 08 May 2017

A fire and several explosions at a Spanish facility that handles hazardous waste and solvents injured 36 on May 4, three seriously, according to local news sources. The incident at the Requimsa facility in Argando del Rey east of Madrid, broke windows and caused damage to neighbouring buildings....

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Spain abandons offshore gas storage project due to earthquake risk 04 May 2017

The Spanish Minister of Energy, Álvaro Nadal, said on May 3 that the Castor offshore gas storage field and facilities will be dismantled after final confirmation from a team including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University experts that gas injection into the field was causing tremors and minor earthquakes....

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