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Biotech plant explosion in China kills six 28 June 2019

Six people were killed in an explosion at a biotech plant in central China on June 26. The explosion took place at Xumei Biotech in Weishi, Henan Province, according to the Xinhua news agency. Five others were injured, one critically, the agency added....

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India chemical plant leak injures at least 21 23 April 2019

At least 21 workers were hospitalised, one with severe burn injuries, after a chemical leak from a tank inside a plant at Nira-Nimbut near Pune in Maharashtra, according to police sources reported by the Times of India. Police said chemicals overflowed from the tank and the plant authorities immediately shut the valve and contained the leak. ...

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10 killed in fire at pharmaceutical plant in China 16 April 2019

A fire tore through a pharmaceutical company in China's Shandong province, suffocating to death at least 10 persons and injuring 12 others, the fourth major industrial accident in the country since last month. The incident occurred on the afternoon of April 15 in the basement of Qilu Tianhe Pharmaceutical when welding sparks ignited a heat-transferring substance, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Inquiry shows India chemical factory blast followed series of violations by operating company 14 March 2018

An inquiry by the Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH) into the chemical factory blast in Tarapur’s Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) has pointed to a series of violations by Novaphene Specialties Pvt Ltd that led to an uncontrolled fire which killed four and injured 14 factory workers. ...

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India pharma plant fire injures seven 26 February 2018

A major fire at a pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant seriously injured seven staff members on February 23 in Jeedimetla, a suburb of Hyderabad in the Indian state of Telangana. Fire and rescue personnel led 20 other staff to safety and extinguished the flames in 90 minutes at the Seutic Pharmaceuticals plant. ...

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