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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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