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Metal dust explosion kills one, injures six in Taiwan 04 January 2022

An explosion at an aerospace facility killed one person and injured six others in Taiwan on December 29. According to the website Taiwan English News, the blast happened at one of Taiwan’s key defence contractors....

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Munitions factory explosion kills two, injures 16 in Serbia 01 December 2021

An explosion at a munitions factory near Belgrade, Serbia killed two people and injured 16 on November 23. The incident happened at a factory belonging to turbojet and rocket engine manufacturer EDePro....

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Factory fire in Hull, UK involved 300 tonnes of plastic 30 November 2021

A major incident was declared in Hull, northwest England on November 24 after a fire broke out at a factory containing around 300 tonnes of plastic. No one was injured during the incident; however, it took a multi-agency response to tackle the blaze, including 14 fire engines and 70 firefighters....

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Health & Safety Executive fines UK company after worker suffers serious injuries following an explosion 05 November 2021

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has fined a company £26,000 after an explosion seriously injured a worker in September 2019. Fabric flameproofing company, Fabric Flare Solutions, pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 after an explosion at its premises in Suffolk, east England seriously injured a 51-year-old employee....

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Fire and explosions kill 16 people at Russian gunpowder plant 22 October 2021

An explosion in a gunpowder workshop killed 16 people on October 22 in the Ryazan Region of Russia. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said that “violations in the technological process" had led to the fire breaking out....

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US paint manufacturer faces $709,000 fine after April 2021 explosion killed one, injured eight 12 October 2021

A US-based paint manufacturer is facing fines of up to $709,000 for safety violations following an explosion at a factory in Columbus, Ohio in April 2021. The incident, which the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said could have been prevented, killed a press operator and hospitalised eight other employees of Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation....

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Wood manufacturing plant explosion injures eight in Canada 21 September 2021

An explosion and fire at a lumber plant in Quebec, Canada injured eight people on September 20. Two people received treatment at the scene while six others suffered serious burn injuries and had to be transferred to a specialist trauma unit at a hospital in Quebec City....

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US steel mill blast injures eight, company previously cited for explosion risks 08 June 2021

An explosion at a steel mill in Colorado, US injured eight people on May 29. The incident, which occurred at the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel plant in Pueblo, is said to have been a furnace explosion. The steel mill has previously been cited by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for putting employees at risk of an explosion....

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Series of explosions cause large fire at Serbian munitions factory 07 June 2021

A series of explosions at a military munitions factory in Serbia caused a significant fire on June 4. No one was hurt in the incident, however the explosions forced the evacuation of the local area while 60 employees rushed to get away from the plant....

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Owner of tanker repair company pleads guilty to violating safety standards and making false statement to OSHA 21 May 2021

The owner of tanker testing and repair company KCCS Inc. in Idaho, US has pleaded guilty to making an illegal repair to a cargo tanker in violation of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) and lying to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The case stems from an incident in August 2018 where an explosion seriously injured an employee....

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