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  • Congress defies Trump Administration’s efforts to scrap CSB

    17 August 2018

    In an article dated August 16, the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has looked at the Trump administration’s efforts to close down the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), the independent federal agency that investigates high hazard industry incidents and makes recommendations to ensure that lessons are learned after each incident....

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  • CSB releases update and animation of Wisconsin Husky Oil refinery explosion and fire

    17 August 2018

    The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a factual update into its ongoing investigation of the April 26, 2018, explosion and subsequent fires at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. The initial explosion occurred in the refinery’s Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) while the refinery was shutting down the FCCU for periodic maintenance and inspection....

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  • Hazardex and PPTex 2019 Conference – Call for papers open

    17 August 2018

    We are now seeking abstracts for the Hazardex and PPTex 2019 Conference to be held on February 27 & 28 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK. 2019 will be The Year of Process Safety Leadership intended to raise awareness of this important subject in the COMAH community. ...

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  • Three missing after explosion on board Indian oil tanker off Oman

    15 August 2018

    Three sailors are missing and one has suffered burn injuries after a blast on the oil tanker MT Desh Vaibhav on August 14, according to a statement from the vessel’s owner, Shipping Corporation of India. SCI said the vessel was off Oman and bound for Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates when the explosion occurred in one of its cargo tanks....

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  • Detroit steel plant blast injures 15

    14 August 2018

    A blast furnace explosion injured 15 workers at US Steel's Great Lakes Works plant on Zug Island near Detroit on August 10. A day later three were still in hospital, according to a company statement, which confirmed that all those injured were employees of contractor Songer Steel Services. The statement said the incident occurred at the D4 Blast Furnace and involved the dust catcher. ...

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Explosion at Brazil steel plant injures 34 13 August 2018

A blast at the Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (Usiminas) plant in western Brazil on August 10 injured 34 people at the plant, according to local news sources, and caused tremors in the nearby town of Ipatinga. The local fire department reported that 25 people were transferred to hospital but none of them was in serious condition. ...

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At least seven killed in Pakistan coal mine explosion 13 August 2018

A gas explosion trapped 14 labourers in a coal mine in Balochistan, western Pakistan, on August 12. The bodies of seven were brought to the surface on August 13, and local media said the Balochistan Provincial Disaster Management Authority was attempting to retrieve the remaining seven miners from the mine in Sanjadi. There was no news about their chances of survival....

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UK defence plant blast kills one, injures another - Updated 13 August 2018

An explosion and fire at the Chemring plant in High Post, Salisbury, killed one staff member and injured another on August 10. Wiltshire Police said it was investigating the incident with health and safety officers, and said there was no risk to the public. The plant produces flares, chaff and decoys for military and civilian use....

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Confirmed exhibitors and sponsors at the Hazardex 2019 Conference & Exhibition 12 August 2018

The Hazardex 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 and as of April 16, 2018, more than 20 companies (listed below) have confirmed they will be attending. Spaces are limited, so get in touch soon if you wish to take a stand at the only European specialist hazardous area operations event....

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A look forward to the Hazardex 2019 Conference, Exhibition & Awards ceremony 12 August 2018

The 2019 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, on February 27th & 28th. The exhibition stands and packages are now on sale, with a number of exhibitors already signing up for next year's event. ...

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