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  • Explosion at oilseed processing plant critically injures one

    16 April 2024

    An explosion at a French oilseed plant left one person with serious injuries on 10 April. The incident happened at a facility operated by Saipol in the port of Sète near Montpellier on France’s southern coast....

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  • US Chemical Safety Board launches investigations Into two toxic chemical incidents

    09 April 2024

    The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has launched investigations into toxic chemical releases at two facilities in Louisiana during 2023: the release of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and chlorine at the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies facility in January 2023, and the release of ethylene oxide (EtO) at the Dow Chemical Louisiana Operations facility in July 2023....

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  • US Department of Labor alleges pesticide manufacturer illegally terminated employee who filed safety complaint

    26 March 2024

    The US Department of Labor has filed a federal court complaint against a pesticide and agricultural chemical manufacturer in Georgia after the company allegedly terminated a worker's employment in retaliation for filing a safety and health complaint with the department....

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  • INEOS announces proposal to cease production of ethanol from Grangemouth site

    25 March 2024

    INEOS O&P UK has announced a proposal to close its ethanol plant at its site in Grangemouth at some point during the first quarter of 2025. The company will start consultations in Grangemouth with its employees and the Trade Union about this proposal....

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  • Biodiesel waste facility explosion injures one in US

    22 March 2024

    An explosion at a biodiesel waste facility in Ohio, US injured one person on 20 March. The incident happened at a facility operated by Glycerin Traders which specialises in the trading of various grades of glycerin, vegetable & animal fat, mixed alcohol, multiple types of feed ingredients, and most other recyclable, organic ingredients....

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INEOS fined after employee seriously injured 12 March 2024

INEOS has been fined £400,000 after an employee was seriously injured while carrying out a routine task at its chemicals site in Grangemouth, Scotland. The worker, 47, was attempting to clear a sump that contained a caustic solution on 25 November 2019. However, he fell into the sump due to inadequate grating and sustained severe burn injuries....

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Chemical manufacturer facing £233,000 in penalties for endangering workers 11 March 2024

The US Department of Labor has cited an Atlanta chemical manufacturer with 67 serious violations and a proposed penalty of $289,439 (£232,742) for exposing workers to a series of workplace dangers associated with chemicals and struck-by hazards....

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CSB issues investigation update into fire at Marathon Renewables facility 23 February 2024

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released an update on the agency’s investigation into the November 2023 fire at the Martinez Renewables facility in Martinez, California which seriously injured a worker. The CSB’s investigation has found that a metal tube ruptured within a reactor charge furnace during a unit startup....

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UK chemical supply chain shows positive signs of strengthening 16 February 2024

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has released results from the latest quarterly supply chain survey which shows a cautious but growing optimism throughout the CBA membership for the months ahead....

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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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