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Transformer fire breaks out at Hoover Dam 20 July 2022

A transformer explosion caused a fire to break out at Hoover Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the US, on July 19. No one was injured in the incident at the iconic dam which provides electricity to 8 million people across Arizona, Nevada, and California....

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Water purification plant gas leak kills one, injures two 20 July 2022

A toxic gas leak at a water purification plant in South Korea killed one person and injured two others on July 20. The incident happened in the southeastern city of Daegu at the city operated Jukgok Water Purification Plant, Yonhap news agency reports....

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UK’s Tank Storage Association publishes 2022 Annual Review of the bulk liquid storage sector 28 June 2022

The Tank Storage Association (TSA) published its 2022 Annual Review of the UK’s bulk storage and energy infrastructure sector on June 28. The review, a key reference for data and analysis, provides valuable information on terminals, process safety, occupational health and safety as well as the industry’s contribution to the UK economy....

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Underground autonomous ‘Ratty the Robot’ makes pipe inspections safer 31 May 2022

Robotics experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre have developed an autonomous robotic rat which can scurry along underground pipes carrying out inspection work. The invention has the potential for cost and efficiency savings for utility companies as well as reducing human exposure to hazardous environments and preventing pipework leaks....

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US electric company fined $500,000 for 2017 explosion that killed five 10 May 2022

Tampa Electric (TECO) is facing a fine of $500,000 (£405K) in relation to an explosion that killed five workers at its Apollo Beach coal power plant in Tampa, Florida in June 2017. In court on May 6, TECO pleaded guilty to violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and now faces the fine as well as an order to pay compensation to the families of the victims....

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