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  • Three people injured by explosion at US power plant

    21 May 2024

    A fire and explosion at a power plant in Martin County, Florida injured three people on 16 May. The incident happened at the Martin Next Generation Clean Energy Center which is operated by utility company Florida Power & Light (FPL). Two employees from the company as well as a firefighter were injured....

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  • Five people dead in sewage treatment plant accident

    07 May 2024

    Five workers died following an accident at a sewage treatment plant in Sicily, Italy on 6 May. All five people are reported to have died from toxic gas poisoning at the sewage facility near Palermo. A sixth worker was found unconscious at the site and was rushed to hospital where they remain in a serious condition....

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  • Hydroelectric power plant explosion kills seven in Italy

    10 April 2024

    An explosion at a hydroelectric power plant in northern Italy killed seven people on 9 April. Another five people were rushed to hospital in serious conditions after the blast at the plant in Bargi near Bologna....

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  • Transportation company fined £350,000 after workers exposed to safety, health hazards

    06 February 2024

    A transportation company is facing $437,860 (£348,212) in federal penalties after an investigation by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found workplace safety and health hazards at its site in Paulsboro, New Jersey....

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  • New international project launched to help protect critical infrastructure

    06 February 2024

    The Nuclear AMRC is leading a new international project to protect critical infrastructure such as power stations and water systems from cyber attack. Troci (Towards Resilient Operation of Critical Infrastructure) is supported by EPSRC, with funding from the international Chist-Era programme of IT-related research....

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Explosion, fire occur at thermal power plant in central Japan 02 February 2024

An explosion resulted in a fire breaking out at the Taketoyo thermal power station in Aichi prefecture, central Japan on 31 January. The 1,070 MW plant is operated by Japan’s largest utility JERA, a joint venture between TEPCO Fuel & Power and Chubu Electric Power....

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Lithium-ion battery explosion leads to fire on oil tanker 14 November 2023

The thermal runaway of a cell within a handheld radio’s lithium-ion battery led to a fire on an oil tanker last year while docked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on 9 November. The fire resulted in $3 million (£2.4m) in damage to the vessel....

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Water treatment plant explosion injures one person 07 November 2023

An explosion at a water treatment plant in Texas, US injured one person on 2 November. The incident happened in the city of Graham in north-central Texas after a leak from a chemical storage tank....

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Tank cleaning company fined £328,000 for failing to protect workers from toxic gas 30 October 2023

A tank cleaning company has been fined after two employees suffered injuries when exposed to hydrogen sulphide that was present during the cleaning process ­­of a tanker truck on 25 April 2023 in the city of Beaumont, Texas. The colourless, flammable, and highly toxic gas also caused harm to two municipal firefighters who attended the scene....

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Gas pipeline blast kills four, injures five in Romania 25 September 2023

A gas explosion at a construction site in the eastern Romanian county of Vrancea killed four people and injured five others on 21 September. The incident happened at around 01:00 local time when a gas pipeline was ruptured and “mechanical sparks” caused an explosion, the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations said....

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