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  • Grain silo explosion injures one in Canada

    06 April 2021

    A worker suffered sever burn injuries on April 2 after a fire and explosion in a grain silo at the Port of Vancouver, Canada. The incident is reported to have been a dust explosion and happened while two workers were cleaning the silo....

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  • Meat processing company fined £176,000 for ammonia leak

    26 February 2021

    A meat processing company in New Zealand has been fined $337,500 (£176,000) after an ammonia leak in February. The leak at the Silver Fern Farms plant in Hawera on the southwest coast of New Zealand’s North Island contaminated a local stream, killing scores of fish and eels....

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  • Dust explosion kills three, critically injures five others in Singapore

    26 February 2021

    A combustible dust explosion killed three people and critically injured five others in Tuas, Singapore on February 24. In all, 10 people were initially injured by the explosion, however three people died from their injuries on February 25. Five people remain in hospital in critical conditions while two others have been released....

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  • Explosion at UK water treatment works kills four, injures one

    04 December 2020

    Four people were killed by an explosion at a water treatment plant near Bristol, south west England on December 3. One person was also injured during the incident at the Wessex Water site. Police confirmed that Luke Wheaton, 16, Michael James, 64, Brian Vickery, 63, and Raymond White, 57, died at the scene of the explosion....

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  • “Fire-related event” injures three and forces operations to stop at Canadian pellet plant

    30 November 2020

    A fire injured three employees of wood pellet manufacturer Pinnacle Pellet on November 25 at the company’s facility in Houston, British Columbia. Operations were shut down following the incident while the three workers were taken to hospital....

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Five people injured in fertiliser factory blast in New Zealand 12 October 2020

Five workers were hospitalised after an explosion at a fertiliser factory in New Zealand on October 6. The blast happened in Dunedin on New Zealand’s south eastern coast at a factory belonging to Ravensdown....

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Real-time imaging can help prevent deadly dust explosions 06 August 2020

Researchers at Purdue University have developed an image- and video-based application using OpenCV algorithms that detect explosible suspended dust concentration. The app uses a camera or a video recording device to image and determine suspended dust and to accurately distinguish it from normal background noise....

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Three people injured after biogas facility explosion in Taiwan 01 May 2020

An explosion at a biogas facility on May 1 injured three workers in Hualien County, Taiwan. Firefighters responded to the blast at around 09:45 local time and found three injured workers suffering from fractures and other injuries....

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Five injured after suspected dust explosion in US 16 March 2020

Five contractors were injured on March 11 after an explosion occurred at the Valley Proteins process plant in Rose Hill, North Carolina. According to local media, three medical helicopters were called to the scene after some of the injured sustained third-degree burns....

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Fatal blast rocks Japanese food factory in China 03 December 2019

An explosion occurred at a Japanese-affiliated food processing factory in the Beijing suburbs, leaving one person dead and two others missing, state-run China Central Television said on December 3....

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