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Gas-related accident kills 10, injures three in China 15 September 2023

A burst of high-pressure gas killed 10 workers and injured three others at a workshop in China’s northern Inner Mongolia region on 7 September. The incident happened at a site in the city of Ordos operated by Ordos Yiding Eco-Agriculture Development, a wholesaler of coal and manufactured products, Chinese state media said....

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UK manufacturer fined £200,000 after workers injured by explosion 11 September 2023

A manufacturing company in West Yorkshire, England has been fined £200,000 after workers were injured by an explosion. Three workers at Weir Minerals Europe Limited sustained burns while operating a furnace at the firm’s site on Halifax Road in Todmorden on 25 February 2020....

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Explosion at metal factory kills four, injures at least 30 in Brazil 11 September 2023

Officials have said that an explosion at a metal plant in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo killed four workers and injured dozens more on 1 September. The facility was completely destroyed by the blast resulting in a lengthy and difficult search and rescue operation....

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Explosion rocks printing ink factory in central Bangkok 24 August 2023

An explosion at a printing ink factory in the central Bang Bon district of Bangkok triggered panic among pedestrians on 24 August. The incident caused a yellow smoke cloud to drift over heavily populated streets surrounding the plant as emergency services attempted to bring a fire under control....

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Investigators say failure to follow safety procedures led to fatal steam explosion that killed one, injured 15 15 August 2023

A federal workplace safety investigation into a foundry explosion that caused the death of a maintenance supervisor and injuries to 15 other employees found the operator, I. Schumann & Co. LLC, failed to protect workers from the hazard of steam explosions....

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Explosion at paint manufacturing plant injures one 07 August 2023

One person was injured after an explosion at a paint manufacturing and processing plant in Dallas, Texas on 7 August. The incident happened at around 01:20 local time at a facility operated by Sherwin-Williams where production was halted as firefighters extinguished a fire that had broken out....

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Five killed, 12 injured in gunpowder plant explosion 27 June 2023

Five people died and 12 others were injured after an explosion at a gunpowder factory in Russia’s central Tambov region on 20 June. The incident happened at the Tambov Gunpowder Plant and was blamed on “human factors” by local officials....

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Drinks manufacturing plant explosion injures four 26 June 2023

An explosion at a facility owned by Australian drinks manufacturer Bundaberg Brewed Drinks left four people with injuries on 26 June. The incident happened at the company’s new facility in the city of Bundaberg Central, Queensland....

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Blast furnace incident injures 19 at Tata Steel plant 13 June 2023

At least 19 people have been injured after a steam pipe exploded at a Tata Steel plant in India. The incident happened in the town of Dhenkanal in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on 13 June. Two of the injured are reported to be in critical conditions....

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Fireworks company facing $100,000 in fines after warehouse explosion killed four 13 June 2023

A US entertainment company could have prevented a deadly fire and explosion at a warehouse in December 2022 in which four employees perished and a fifth was left hospitalised for months with near-fatal injuries, a federal workplace safety investigation has found....

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