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Train carrying hazardous materials derails, injures three 17 April 2023

A freight train operated by Canadian Pacific derailed on April 15 causing a fire which injured three employees. The incident happened while the train, which at the time was carrying hazardous materials amongst its cargo, travelled through the US state of Maine....

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Pipeline company fined £2.3m after workers put at risk of death 28 March 2023

A major pipeline transportation company has been fined £2.3million for safety breaches after its employees were exposed to risk of serious injury and even death while working on a leaking pipeline containing petrol under pressure....

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US safety agency to open special investigation into railway operator following multiple incidents 13 March 2023

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced that it has opened a special investigation of railway operator Norfolk Southern Railway’s organisation and safety culture. The investigation has been opened given the number and significance of recent Norfolk Southern accidents, including the derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials in Ohio on February 3....

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Safety agency examining rail car component in US train derailment investigation 06 March 2023

The US National Transportation Safety Board is looking closely at aluminium protective housing covers used on three of the vinyl chloride tank cars that derailed on February 3 in East Palestine, Ohio....

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Associated British Ports launches £2 billion plan for Energy Transition growth and Net Zero 2040 27 February 2023

Associated British Ports (ABP), which operates 21 ports and manages around 25% of the UK's sea-borne trade, has launched a wide ranging new sustainability strategy, ‘Ready for Tomorrow’ (RFT), backed by a plan to invest around £2 billion in decarbonising its own operations by 2040 at the latest and in major infrastructure projects to enable the wider UK energy transition....

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Investigation update released into hazardous train derailment as rail company pulls out of meeting with locals 16 February 2023

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released an update on its investigation into the February 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Several train cars carrying hazardous materials were involved in the derailment which caused a large fire to break out that sent a cloud of smoke over the town, forcing an evacuation....

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Australian utility fined $1.5 million for “preventable” death of worker 14 February 2023

Energy retailer and generator EnergyAustralia has been fined AUD$1.5 million (£860,000) after an employee at the Yallourn power station in Latrobe Valley, Victoria suffered fatal injuries from an electrical explosion in November 2018....

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Safety issue on world’s first liquid hydrogen carrier fixed 07 February 2023

The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) has said that an electrical component failure on the world’s first liquid hydrogen (LH2) carrier which caused a brief flame discharge, has now been fixed. The Suiso Frontier was built as a prototype ship to assess the technical aspects of transporting LH2 by sea....

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Train carrying hazardous materials derails in US, risk of “major explosion” 06 February 2023

A train derailed in Ohio, US on February 3 and caused a large fire to break out. A mandatory evacuation order was issued for a one-mile radius after around 50 train cars derailed, many of which were carrying hazardous materials....

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UK company fined £80,000 after surveyor killed by electrical explosion 24 January 2023

A company has been fined after a surveyor died from injuries caused by an electrical explosion in December 2020. The incident happened at Nigg Energy Park, in the Cromarty Firth in Scotland where the surveyor was carrying out an asbestos survey....

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