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US plastic recycler fined $88,000 for exposing workers to combustible dust hazards 21 March 2022

A plastic recycling company based in Pennsylvania, US is facing fines of $88,000 (£66,600) for exposing workers to combustible dust hazards. The company, PGA Inc., was fined by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted two inspections of the company in September 2021....

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Lumber plant dust explosion injures one in US 11 March 2022

An explosion at a lumber plant in Alabama, US injured one person on March 5. The incident happened when workers turned a dust collector on after performing maintenance....

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US, UK and EU sanction Russian energy imports 09 March 2022

Russia has threatened to cut off gas supplies to European countries after it was hit by a series of energy import restrictions by the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union. On March 8, the US announced a complete ban on the import of Russian oil, liquefied natural gas, and coal in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The UK said it would phase out Russian oil imports while the EU said it would reduce gas imports by two-thirds....

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Coal mine explosion kills 11, injures four in Colombia 28 February 2022

A coal mine blast killed 11 workers and injured four others in Colombia’s Boyacá province on February 26. The country’s mining agency, Agencia Nacional de Mineria (ANM), said that the incident occurred at La Chapa mine in the town of Tasco in central Colombia....

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Refinery explosion and fire injures six in US 22 February 2022

An explosion and fire injured six people at a Marathon Petroleum refinery in Louisiana, US on February 21. The incident happened at a plant situated along the Mississippi River in Garyville, west of New Orleans....

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Thousands evacuated after fertilizer plant fire almost causes “one of the worst explosions in US history” 08 February 2022

Around 6,500 people were given evacuation orders in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on February 1 after a fire at a fertilizer plant containing 600 tons of ammonium nitrate almost caused one of the largest explosions to ever occur in the US, officials said. The blaze started on January 31 and continued to burn for several days until February 7....

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Louisiana chemical plant blast injures six 28 January 2022

An explosion at a US chemical plant injured six workers on January 26. The incident happened at a chemical storage tank at a facility belonging to Westlake Chemical South, a petrochemical manufacturer in southwest Louisiana....

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One person dead, another in a critical condition following US chemical explosion 24 January 2022

An explosion at a construction materials manufacturer killed one person and left another in a critical condition on January 21. The incident happened at a facility belonging to W.R. Meadows in Hampshire, northern Illinois while the two workers were cleaning a chemical tank....

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Explosion at Canadian tanker manufacturing facility kills six, injures two 18 January 2022

An explosion at a tanker truck manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Canada killed six people and injured two others on January 13. One of the deceased died from their injuries after being transported to hospital, while efforts to recover the bodies of five others were hampered by the unsafe site and poor weather conditions....

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Explosion at chemical factory in US injures two people 13 January 2022

Two people were injured after an explosion occurred at a chemical factory in Memphis, Tennessee on January 11. The incident happened at PMC Biogenix, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals produced from renewable resources....

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