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US steel mill blast injures eight, company previously cited for explosion risks 08 June 2021

An explosion at a steel mill in Colorado, US injured eight people on May 29. The incident, which occurred at the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel plant in Pueblo, is said to have been a furnace explosion. The steel mill has previously been cited by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for putting employees at risk of an explosion....

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US milling company fined $676K for fatal 2020 corn silo incident 08 June 2021

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on June 7 that it had fined Didion Milling a total of $676,000 after a worker died from engulfment in an unsafe grain bin. Didion received 14 citations for grain-handling safety violations. The incident comes four years after the company was fined $1.8 million for not complying with federal safety standards that may have prevented an explosion that killed five and injured a dozen....

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Hazardex 2021 Conference continues to take shape with further speaker announcements 08 June 2021

Full details and a running order for the Hazardex 2021 Conference Programme will be announced soon. Here, you can find details of the speakers already confirmed to be taking part on October 6 & 7 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK with more set to be announced in due course. Book your delegate spot now!...

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Series of explosions cause large fire at Serbian munitions factory 07 June 2021

A series of explosions at a military munitions factory in Serbia caused a significant fire on June 4. No one was hurt in the incident, however the explosions forced the evacuation of the local area while 60 employees rushed to get away from the plant....

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Tanker explosion kills one person, injures another in South Africa 04 June 2021

A man was killed while cleaning the inside of a tanker in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on May 29. The incident happened on the premises of a cleaning services company in Cliffdale....

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Distillery blast injures eight in Greece 04 June 2021

Eight people suffered injuries after an explosion at a distillery near Larissa in central Greece on May 28. According to reports, none of the injured were in critical conditions although they were said to have suffered burns and were experiencing breathing difficulties....

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The digital edition of Hazardex June is now available! 03 June 2021

The June issue of Hazardex is now available to read online! The issue includes features on Energy & Utilities, Communications, and Instrumentation. Read it now!...

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Colonial Pipeline incident showed an “obvious wilful ignorance to take cybersecurity seriously” 01 June 2021

A director of a tech market advisory firm has said that the May 7 cyber attack on US pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline exposed an obvious wilful ignorance to take cybersecurity seriously. ABI Research's Michela Menting has also answered several critical questions about the Colonial incident and said that any company that is unprepared for such attacks has been purposefully skimping on basic cybersecurity tools, training, and strategy....

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Gravity energy scheme adds hydrogen to energy storage mix 28 May 2021

Gravitricity, the team behind a system that stores excess renewable energy in weights suspended above disused mine shafts, has revealed plans to add hydrogen and heat storage to its underground gravity energy system. The Edinburgh innovators have submitted a global patent to turn purpose-built shafts into pressurised energy stores, capable of safely accumulating significant quantities of the gas....

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First results from UK experiment point to a solution to one of fusion's hottest problems 27 May 2021

Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) have successfully tested a world-first concept that could clear one of the major hurdles in developing fusion energy. Initial results from UKAEA’s new ‘MAST Upgrade’ experiment at Culham, near Oxford, UK, have demonstrated the effectiveness of an innovative exhaust system designed to make compact fusion power plants commercially viable....

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