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Investigation update into fatal paint manufacturing explosion released 19 December 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released an update on December 16 into its ongoing investigation of the incident at the Yenkin-Majestic OPC Polymers resin plant in Columbus, Ohio in April 2021. The update provides a detailed incident description, background information on the facility and production as well as a history of the equipment. The large explosion and fire led to one fatality and injured eight additional employees....

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UK chemical company fined £800,000 for near-fatal explosion 05 December 2022

A chemical company based in Gateshead, northeast England has been fined £800,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in an explosion in August 2020. The 49-year-old employee of International Paint Limited spent eight days in intensive care on life support and has been left with all-over body scarring, partial blindness to one eye, hearing damage, and damage to a knee and shoulder....

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Factory fire kills 36 in China 22 November 2022

A fire at a company that deals with chemicals and industrial goods killed 36 people on November 21. Chinese state media reported that two people were treated in hospital while two others remained missing hours after the incident....

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Chemical plant fire and explosions causes evacuations of local area 08 November 2022

A series of explosions at a chemical plant in the state of Georgia, US prompted the evacuation of several nearby neighbourhoods on November 7. A fire caused three explosions at the Symrise plant in the city of Brunswick on Georgia’s southeast coast, sending a large plume of smoke into the sky and prompting evacuations....

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US Chemical Safety Board releases final report into 2019 Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion 12 October 2022

On October 11, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigative report into the significant fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that occurred in June 2019....

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