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  • Hazardex Awards 2025 -- Call for Nominations now OPEN!

    12 June 2024

    The nomination period for the industry's most prestigious accolades is now OPEN! Get your nominations in before 31 October to reward those that you think are most deserving of recognition - remember, nominating a company is completely FREE! There are four categories to nominate for with winners announced following a Gala Dinner at Hazardex Live 2025 on 26 February. Nominate now!...

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  • FREE-to-attend safety conference & exhibition NEXT WEEK in Dundee, Scotland -- register NOW!

    12 June 2024

    The FREE-to-attend Hazardex in the Regions event will include a conference programme consisting of hazardous area engineering experts sharing vital insights & knowledge of both local & national importance. The must-attend event is also a one-stop-shop for high hazard industry products & services with key vendors showcased in a table top exhibition. All in one-place on one-day with a free lunch included - register your free places now!...

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  • Investigation launched into another toxic gas release at Honeywell facility in US

    11 June 2024

    The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has announced that it is deploying a team of chemical incident investigators to investigate a release of highly toxic hydrofluoric acid (HF) that occurred on 7 June 2024 at the Honeywell International Fluorine Products facility in Geismar, Louisiana. The incident seriously injured a worker and is the third serious incident at the facility in the last three years....

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  • Tata Chemicals fined over £1 million following contractor’s death at UK plant

    10 June 2024

    Tata Chemicals Europe Limited has been fined after a young father died following an incident while erecting a scaffold tower in a chemical plant in Northwich, Cheshire. Michael Densmore died following complications to a wound he sustained after his right foot slipped into a trough containing liquid chemical calcium hydroxide – more commonly known as ‘milk of lime’ – causing chemical and thermal burns....

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  • TotalEnergies acquires West Burton B gas-fired power plant

    10 June 2024

    TotalEnergies has signed an agreement with energy investor EIG for the acquisition of West Burton Energy for £450 million. West Burton Energy owns and operates the West Burton B gas-fired power plant in Nottinghamshire, England which comprises three combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGT) with a total output of 1.3 GW....

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Consent granted for Belinda project in UK North Sea 07 June 2024

The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) granted a Development and Production Consent for the Belinda oil and gas field in the Central North Sea on 17 May 2024, which allows the owner to proceed with the project....

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The June 2024 issue of Hazardex is now available! 05 June 2024

The June 2024 issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! This month's issue includes the latest industry news & developments, as well as some fantastic feature articles covering Regulations, Inspections, Signalling, and Functional Safety. Read the issue now!...

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US chemical plant explosion kills worker 04 June 2024

An explosion at a liquid nitriding facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee killed one person on 30 May. The worker was initially rushed to hospital with serious injuries but was later confirmed to have died. The incident happened at a facility operated by TS USA....

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Explosion on bulk carrier kills seven in Morocco 04 June 2024

Seven people were killed in an explosion on a bulk carrier off the coast of Morocco on 30 May. Officials said the incident happened just after 10:00 local time aboard a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier that was anchored eight miles from the Port of Jorf Lasfar....

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Leading tool, equipment manufacturer cited after maintenance electrician suffers severe burns 04 June 2024

One of the world's largest tool and equipment manufacturers, Stanley Black + Decker, could have prevented a 29-year-old maintenance electrician from suffering severe burns during an electrical arc blast at a company facility in Willard, Ohio if required safety standards were followed, a US Department of Labor investigation has found....

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