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  • Meat processing company fined £176,000 for ammonia leak

    26 February 2021

    A meat processing company in New Zealand has been fined $337,500 (£176,000) after an ammonia leak in February. The leak at the Silver Fern Farms plant in Hawera on the southwest coast of New Zealand’s North Island contaminated a local stream, killing scores of fish and eels....

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  • Dust explosion kills three, critically injures five others in Singapore

    26 February 2021

    A combustible dust explosion killed three people and critically injured five others in Tuas, Singapore on February 24. In all, 10 people were initially injured by the explosion, however three people died from their injuries on February 25. Five people remain in hospital in critical conditions while two others have been released....

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  • Fatal Chinese gold mine explosion in January caused by illegal storage and use of explosives, 45 people arrested

    25 February 2021

    A gold mine explosion in east China's Shandong province on January 10 was caused by the illegal storage and use of explosives, as well as improper operations, Chinese state media has reported. The blast left 22 workers trapped around 2,000 feet (600 metres) underground. In total, 10 of the miners died while 11 others were rescued after two weeks. One miner remains unaccounted for....

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  • Hazardex 2021 Conference & Exhibition moves to 6th & 7th October 2021

    24 February 2021

    Following the UK Government's announcement and the success of the vaccine rollout, Hazardex will now be staged on 6th and 7th October, dates we are sure will allow us to run the event safely. Hazardex 2021 will still be staged at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK....

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  • Explosion kills three workers at ArcelorMittal plant in South Africa

    23 February 2021

    Three workers were found dead at an ArcelorMittal steel plant in South Africa following an explosion on February 17. The bodies of the workers were discovered under rubble after a portion of a 90m stack at one of the site’s coke batteries failed and fell onto a control room....

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Explosion on board bulk carrier injures four offshore Gibraltar 23 February 2021

An explosion on a bulk carrier vessel, the CSSC Cape Town, injured four people on February 19. The blast happened while the ship was in Gibraltar's territorial waters. Two of the injured were flown to hospital by helicopter after they suffered severe burns....

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Hazardex 2021 Call for Papers - submission deadline extended 23 February 2021

The Hazardex 2021 event is taking place on October 6 & 7 and there is still time to submit a paper for consideration. We are seeking submissions on a range of process safety-related topics. Submit an abstract now to share your knowledge and experiences with the most important peers and stakeholders of the global high hazard industry....

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Hazardex 2021 Awards for Excellence – Nomination period extended 23 February 2021

The 2021 Hazardex International Conference and Exhibition is taking place on 6th & 7th October 2021 at the Hilton Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK and will once again feature the industry’s most prestigious awards evening. The 2021 Hazardex Awards for Excellence will include six categories for which nominations are now open!...

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Norwegian company fined £2 million for 2019 hydrogen fuel station explosion 22 February 2021

Norwegian hydrogen company Nel has been fined 25 million Norwegian krone (£2 million) for an explosion at a hydrogen fuel station in Sandvika, near Oslo in June 2019. In a statement, Nel said that two of its units had received fines relating to the incident in which three people were injured after a hydrogen gas leak ignited....

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Second fatal gold mine explosion in just over a month kills six, injures four in China's Shandong province 18 February 2021

An explosion at a gold mine in China’s Shandong province killed six people and injured four others on February 16. The blast, Shandong’s second fatal gold mine explosion in just over a month, has prompted a local government campaign to close all unsafe mining facilities....

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