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Cabinet manufacturer cited after technician suffers fatal electrocution 30 September 2022

An investigation into a maintenance technician's fatal electrocution found a US cabinet manufacturer might have prevented the incident by following required safety standards. US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigators determined the 33-year-old employee of Wellborn Cabinet Inc. came into contact with a 277-volt circuit while replacing a light fixture in a paint booth on 16 March 2022....

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Tata Steel invests £400,000 into Port Talbot plant to reduce emissions 13 September 2022

Tata Steel has installed a new high-tech gas enrichment station to its Port Talbot plant in south Wales to help reduce reliance on natural gas, lower emissions, and save millions of pounds each year. The investment comes a month after The Financial Times reported that Tata has threatened to shut down operations if the UK government does not agree to £1.5 billion of subsidies to help it reduce carbon emissions....

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Manufacturer cited for multiple safety violations after workers battle 13 fires in two years 13 September 2022

A US manufacturer based in Clayton, Ohio was cited by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on September 6 for exposing workers to fires and failing to train them on initial stage fire identification and use of fire extinguishers. The citation comes after safety investigators received a referral from a local fire department that responded to 13 fires at the car parts manufacturer in a two-year period....

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Steam release injures four at US paper mill 01 September 2022

Four people were injured, one critically, after an incident involving a steam release occurred at a paper mill in North Carolina, US on August 25. The incident happened at the WestRock mill in the city of Roanoke Rapids....

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US-based packaging manufacturer facing $177,000 fine after worker suffers second-degree burns 16 August 2022

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a packaging manufacturer after an investigation found the company had failed to follow required federal safety standards that might have prevented the incident. International Cushioning Co. faces $177K in penalties after a 25-year-old employee suffered serious arm burns in February 2022....

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Eight people injured in explosion at military explosives plant in France 04 August 2022

An explosion at a military explosives production plant in Bergerac, southwest France, injured eight people on August 3. The incident occurred at an upper tier Seveso site belonging to military explosives producer Eurenco....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases final report into fatal Loy-Lange Box Company explosion 02 August 2022

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) published its final investigation report into the 3 April 2017 explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company in St. Louis, Missouri which killed four people. The report includes factual information and an analysis of the incident, as well as several conclusions and recommendations....

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UK retailer fined £1 million after electrician sustains serious burns in warehouse explosion 02 August 2022

UK retail company B&M and an electrical contracting company have been fined after an electrician suffered serious burns to 15 per cent of his body when he was caught in an explosion at a warehouse in Liverpool on 22 September 2018....

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Three steelworkers hospitalised after explosion in US 02 August 2022

Three employees were rushed to hospital after an explosion occurred at TimkenSteel’s Faircrest Plant in Perry Township, Ohio on July 27. The incident comes just one month after TimkenSteel was placed on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Severe Violator Enforcement Program, a targeted inspection programme that focuses on employers that have wilfully and repeatedly exposed workers to hazards....

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Explosion and fire at US manufacturing facility injures six 12 July 2022

An explosion at a manufacturing facility outside of Boulder City, Nevada injured six people on July 11. The incident at Armorock Polymer Concrete caused a fire to break out at around 10:00 local time which took over an hour to extinguish....

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