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  • Chemical plant fire injures 15 in Italy

    13 September 2022

    A fire at a solvent recovery and hazardous waste disposal company near Milan, Italy injured at least six people on September 7. Around 100 firefighters responded to the blaze which happened at a plant belonging to Nitrochimica....

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  • Chemical leak at waste disposal plant kills one, injures four in US

    30 August 2022

    A chemical release at a facility owned by hazardous waste specialist US Ecology killed one person and injured four workers on August 22. The incident happened in Canton Township, Ohio and involved the release of hydrogen sulphide....

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  • UK Health & Safety Executive seeks contributions towards corrosion under insulation research

    23 August 2022

    The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is hosting a workshop to discuss the options for a Shared Research Project on the topic of Corrosion under insulation (CUI). The HSE is welcoming individuals to join the workshop to discuss the challenges and identify opportunities posed by CUI....

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  • US Chemical Safety Board releases free online safety training application for hazardous chemicals

    05 August 2022

    The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is releasing a new safety training application focused on agency findings from the devastating 2005 BP Texas City explosion and fire and how they relate to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. The PSM standard outlines requirements for the management of hazards associated with highly hazardous chemicals. The training covers all 14 elements of PSM using the 2005 explosion as a model....

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  • Explosion in chemical research lab kills one, injures three in Canada

    26 July 2022

    One person died and three others were injured on July 22 after an explosion occurred in a chemical lab near Montreal, Canada. The incident happened at a research centre in the Montreal suburb of Dorval at around 11:30 local time....

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Chlorine gas leak kills 13, injures over 300 in Jordan 28 June 2022

A chlorine gas leak from a storage tank killed 13 people and injured over 300 others at a port in Jordan on June 27. The incident happened in the city of Aqaba on the Red Sea coast in the south of the country after a 25-tonne tank filled with chlorine gas fell while being loaded onto a ship at the facility....

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Safety regulator proposes $311,000 fine for US company which continually exposed workers to chemical hazards 23 June 2022

The US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that a recycling company based in Atlanta, Georgia exposed workers to hazardous chemicals without warning them of the risks. OSHA said it was the third time since 2019 that the company had been cited for similar violations....

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Chemical factory explosion leaves six people missing, eight others injured in China 17 June 2022

An explosion at a chemical factory left six people missing and presumed dead in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu on June 16. The incident, which also injured eight people, happened at a pesticide factory in the city of Lanzhou just before 19:00 local time....

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Chemical plant blast injures 133 people in Iran 17 June 2022

An explosion at a chemical plant in southern Iran injured 133 people on June 13 after a leak from an ammonium tank ignited. The incident happened in the city of Firouzabad, around 480 miles (770km) south of Tehran near Iran's Persian Gulf coast....

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Biodiesel plant explosion kills two, injures 19 in Spain 27 May 2022

An explosion at a biodiesel plant in Spain’s northeastern region of La Rioja killed two people and injured 19 others on May 26. The incident happened at a plant operated by biodiesel producer Iniciativas Bioenergeticas....

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