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Investigation into two workers' deaths finds US company failed to test oxygen level in confined space 13 December 2022

An investigation by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that an Arkansas construction contractor failed to test oxygen levels in the confined space before two workers entered a sewer 20 feet below ground at a work site and died because of a lack of oxygen....

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UK Health & Safety Executive releases report into potential worker exposure to hazardous atmospheres at ports and distribution centres 20 October 2022

Port and distribution workers who play a crucial role in making sure items are delivered to buyers in the UK could be putting their health at risk, a new report from the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) says....

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UK faces safety ‘brain drain’, new report says 07 October 2022

New research into the state of safety in UK workplaces has found that despite Covid serving as a catalyst for health & safety improvements, offering ‘unprecedented’ opportunity for businesses to create a lasting health and safety legacy, businesses expressed concerns about a major industrial disaster amidst safety ‘brain drain’ as older, experienced workers leave the workplace....

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Manufacturing defect, ineffective cathodic protection led to fatal 2019 pipeline explosion 15 September 2022

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on September 14 that the rupturing of a 30-inch natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. and a subsequent fire caused the 2019 death of one person and the destruction of five homes near Danville, Kentucky....

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Explosion kills three seafarers on supply ship in Italy 01 September 2022

An explosion killed three people working on the deck of an offshore supply ship in Italy on August 31. The incident happened inside a container on the Palau-flagged ASSO while welding operations were taking place....

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Increasing risk of lithium-ion battery explosions impacting supply chains, new report says 01 September 2022

The transport of highly inflammable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries is increasingly impacting shipping safety, a new risk bulletin has said. Business insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has said that fires and explosions are the third top cause of shipping losses over the past decade and the most expensive cause of marine insurance claims over the past five years....

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Bulk carrier and LNG tanker collision causes oil spill off Gibraltar 01 September 2022

An LNG tanker collided with a bulk carrier off the coast of Gibraltar on August 30. The collision forced the British overseas territory’s port to close numerous times while the Gibraltar Port Authority worked to prevent an oil spill from spreading....

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Poor bridge resource management and charting error led to the striking of an oil and gas production platform 30 August 2022

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said that poor bridge resource management and a charting error led to a bulk carrier striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico in January 2021....

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Transformer fire breaks out at Hoover Dam 20 July 2022

A transformer explosion caused a fire to break out at Hoover Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the US, on July 19. No one was injured in the incident at the iconic dam which provides electricity to 8 million people across Arizona, Nevada, and California....

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Water purification plant gas leak kills one, injures two 20 July 2022

A toxic gas leak at a water purification plant in South Korea killed one person and injured two others on July 20. The incident happened in the southeastern city of Daegu at the city operated Jukgok Water Purification Plant, Yonhap news agency reports....

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