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Impact inspections at 14 US mines result in 52 significant & substantial and 6 unwarrantable failure findings 02 January 2024

The US Department of Labor has announced the results of the latest impact inspections conducted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. The agency completed inspections at 14 mines in 10 states in November 2023, issuing 184 violations and one safeguard....

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Final report into fatal 2019 chemical explosion released 02 January 2024

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final report into the fatal explosion and fire at the KMCO production facility in Crosby, Texas. One KMCO employee was killed and two others were seriously injured. At least 28 other workers were also injured....

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Maintenance error leads to engine room fire aboard chemical tank vessel 02 January 2024

A maintenance error caused an engine room fire aboard the Endo Breeze chemical tanker in April 2022, resulting in $1.2 million (£940,000) in damages, the US National Transportation Safety Board has said....

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Meat processor fined for lacking safety requirements after worker suffers chemical burns 01 January 2024

A US federal investigation into how a 35-year-old worker suffered severe leg burns, degloving of their foot and other injuries after falling into corrosive chemicals in May 2023 has found that an Ohio meat processing plant's safety failures exposed employees to hazardous conditions....

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Final investigation report released into fatal dust explosion that killed five 12 December 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final report into the deadly explosions and fires at the Didion Milling dry corn milling facility in Cambria, Wisconsin. The explosion occurred in May 2017, fatally injuring five employees and seriously injuring another 14. The incident also ultimately destroyed the facility, resulting in over $15 million in property damage....

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Chemical manufacturer fined after employee suffers fatal burns 12 December 2023

A federal investigation has determined a chemical manufacturer in Georgia, US could have prevented a 52-year-old leach tank operator from suffering fatal chemical and thermal burns over most of his body in June 2023 by following required safety regulations....

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Toxic gas leak injures eight in US 11 December 2023

A gas leak at a chemical plant in La Porte, Texas injured eight people on 4 December. The incident happened at a site operated by Altivia Chemicals after a pressure release device was ruptured. A shelter-in-place order was issued for the city of La Porte, which is located 30 miles (48km) east of Houston, after Altivia reported an uncontrolled release of phosgene from its plant....

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Final report released into paint manufacturing explosion that killed one, injured eight 05 December 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final report into the fatal flammable vapour explosion and fire at the Yenkin-Majestic facility in Columbus, Ohio in April 2021. One employee died during the incident, and eight other workers were injured. The CSB’s final report makes several important safety recommendations to Yenkin-Majestic, as well as to professional and trade associations....

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President-elect Milei set to shake up Argentina’s oil industry 05 December 2023

According to energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie, the oil and gas sector will be a vital part of President-elect Javier Milei’s plans for the economy. However, the firm warns that Milei’s success in deregulating the sector and attracting more investment is still predicated on an effective and timely correction of the macroeconomic imbalances of the country....

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Chemical manufacturer fined $300,000 for combustible dust, chemical process violations after fatal explosion 28 November 2023

A pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer in Massachusetts, US and its parent company could have prevented an employee's fatal injuries from an explosion on 4 May 2023 but lacked the required safeguards in a chemical manufacturing process, a US Department of Labor investigation found....

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