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US Chemical Safety Board releases new safety video into fatal May 2019 explosion involving incompatible chemicals 03 May 2022

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a new safety video on its investigation into an explosion and fire that occurred in May 2019 at the AB Specialty Silicones facility in Waukegan, Illinois. The incident killed four workers, destroyed the facility, and caused extensive damage to nearby businesses....

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UK chemical company fined after worker suffers burns 12 April 2022

UK chemical company Robert McBride Ltd. has been sentenced for safety breaches after a 31-year-old worker suffered 13 per cent superficial burns to his right arm and hand following the ignition of flammable vapours. The incident occurred in August 2017 at a site in Hull. McBride is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of retailer-owned household goods....

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Four companies fined for workplace safety deficiencies after US chemical plant flash fire 28 March 2022

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations of $139,000 to four companies after a flash fire injured five workers in Louisiana, US in September 2021. The incident happened at a chemical storage tank at a facility belonging to petrochemical manufacturer Westlake Chemical....

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Thousands evacuated after fertilizer plant fire almost causes “one of the worst explosions in US history” 08 February 2022

Around 6,500 people were given evacuation orders in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on February 1 after a fire at a fertilizer plant containing 600 tons of ammonium nitrate almost caused one of the largest explosions to ever occur in the US, officials said. The blaze started on January 31 and continued to burn for several days until February 7....

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A third of staff fear their business is not ready for the next chemical emergency 07 February 2022

Crisis preparation and management standards are falling short in almost a third of businesses as a new report reveals internal teams worry their organisations are not prepared for a global chemical emergency as part of future risk management....

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