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Chemical leak kills eight people, injures three in China 14 June 2021

A toxic chemical leak at a factory in the Guizhou province of China killed eight people and injured three others on June 12. The incident occurred as workers unloaded a shipment of methyl formate at the chemical handling plant, local news reported....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases report into fatal 2019 hydrogen sulphide release 21 May 2021

On May 21, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report into the fatal October 2019 hydrogen sulphide release at the Aghorn Operating waterflood station in Odessa, Texas. The release fatally injured an Aghorn employee who was working at the facility that evening, as well as his spouse who attempted to locate him at the facility after he did not return home....

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Chemical plant explosion injures four in Japan 17 May 2021

An explosion at a chemical plant in Fukushima prefecture, northeast Japan injured four people on May 11. The blast happened at Sakai Chemical Industry Co.'s Yumoto Factory in Iwaki which manufacturers chemicals used in paint, printer ink, and plastics....

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INEOS fined £400,000 for 2017 Grangemouth gas leak 07 May 2021

Petrochemical giant INEOS has been fined £400,000 after a gas leak from a cracked pipe created a potentially explosive gas cloud over its Grangemouth plant in May 2017. INEOS admitted in court that its safety inspections had failed to identify a 10 inch (25cm) long corroded section of pipe which allowed a leak of ethylene gas....

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Chemical Business Association announces new Chief Executive 07 May 2021

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has announced a new Chief Executive, Tim Doggett. Tim took the reins of the Chemical Business Association on May 1 following the retirement of the previous CEO, Peter Newport....

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Wacker plant in US fined $3,200 (£2,300) for 2020 explosion that killed one, injured four 04 May 2021

A Wacker Polysilicon plant in Tennessee, US has been cited for a “serious violation” and fined $3,200 (£2,300) in relation to a November 2020 incident which killed one worker and injured four others. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) proposed the fine after its report found improper personal protective equipment (PPE) was used during maintenance activity....

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Chemical factory blast injures two in Iran 04 May 2021

A chemical factory explosion and fire injured at least two firefighters in Iran on May 2. The incident happened at the Movaledan chemical plant near to the central city of Qom....

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Paint factory explosion kills one and injures eight in US, causes $1m in damage 12 April 2021

An explosion at a paint plant in Columbus, Ohio on April 8 killed one person and injured eight others, including two critically. The blast happened at a facility belonging to the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., a family-owned coatings manufacturer....

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INEOS subsidiary launches clean hydrogen project to support decarbonisation in Norway 16 March 2021

INOVYN, a subsidiary of INEOS, has announced plans to build a new clean hydrogen supply hub at its chemical manufacturing site in Rafnes, Norway. The development will contribute towards the decarbonisation of INEOS’s operations and the wider transport sector....

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Asphalt tank explosion leaves six dead in Tunisia 16 March 2021

An explosion in an industrial area of Gabès, south east Tunisia killed six people on March 14. One person was also injured by the blast....

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