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Victims of 2019 ExxonMobil plant explosion awarded almost $30 million 23 February 2023

Five victims of an explosion at ExxonMobil’s Olefins Plant in Texas, US in 2019 have been awarded almost $30 million after a jury found the energy major to be fully responsible. A total of 66 people were injured in the incident which occurred after a line rupture caused by a build up of polymer popcorn....

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US dust explosion incidents increased last year, no fatalities 23 February 2023

Purdue University in the US has published its annual summary recording nationwide grain dust bin explosions on February 21. The report shows there were nine incidents in 2022 compared to seven reported incidents in 2021 and a 10-year average of 7.8 explosions annually....

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US metal plant explosion kills one, injures 13 21 February 2023

One person was killed and 13 others were injured after an explosion at a metals plant near Cleveland, Ohio in the US on February 20. The blast sent debris, including molten metal, flying onto neighbouring buildings....

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Investigation update released into hazardous train derailment as rail company pulls out of meeting with locals 16 February 2023

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released an update on its investigation into the February 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Several train cars carrying hazardous materials were involved in the derailment which caused a large fire to break out that sent a cloud of smoke over the town, forcing an evacuation....

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Oil field explosion leaves one person severely injured 14 February 2023

An explosion at an oil field in the US left one person with severe burn injuries on February 10. The incident happened at a saltwater disposal site near the town of Alexander in western North Dakota....

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Train carrying hazardous materials derails in US, risk of “major explosion” 06 February 2023

A train derailed in Ohio, US on February 3 and caused a large fire to break out. A mandatory evacuation order was issued for a one-mile radius after around 50 train cars derailed, many of which were carrying hazardous materials....

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Plans for Canada’s largest renewable diesel facility move ahead 31 January 2023

ExxonMobil announced on January 26 that its majority-owned affiliate, Imperial Oil Ltd, will invest about $560 million (£455m) to move forward with construction of the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada....

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US Department of Labor revises OSHA's Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program 30 January 2023

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP) on January 27. Its purpose is to continue OSHA inspections of facilities that generate or handle combustible dusts likely to cause fire, flash fire, deflagration and explosion hazards....

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Phillips 66 fuel storage facility explosion injures three people 20 January 2023

An explosion and fire at a fuel storage facility in northern Texas, US injured three people on January 17. The incident happened at the Phillips 66 Johnson Tank Farm which is linked to the oil company’s Borger Refinery....

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Fire injures one person at US chemical plant, shelter-in-place ordered 19 January 2023

A fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois, US on January 11 injured one person and resulted in nearby residents being told to shelter-in-place as fire crews worked to contain the blaze. The incident happened at the Carus Chemical facility in the city of LaSalle, around 100 miles south west of Chicago....

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