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  • Oil and gas waste company fined after employee suffers fatal injury

    24 March 2023

    The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to an oil and gas company after federal investigators found an employee suffered fatal exposure to hydrogen sulphide while working near a sump pit in September 2022....

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  • Hazardex Live! 2023 event review

    23 March 2023

    The well attended Hazardex Live! 2023 exhibition, conference & awards evening took place on 1st & 2nd March 2023 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, UK. Watch the event review video now and visit for the latest information on our future events!...

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  • Investigation finds BP at fault for fatal US refinery explosion that killed two

    17 March 2023

    A federal investigation into two workers' fatal burns at an Oregon, Ohio, refinery's crude unit has found its operator, BP Products North America Inc. violated the US Department of Labor's process safety procedures for highly hazardous materials and failed to adequately train the workers....

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  • Coal mine explosion kills 21 in Colombia

    17 March 2023

    The death toll from a coal mine explosion in Colombia has risen to 21 after 10 missing miners were found dead. The blast happened at a mine in the rural area of Sutatausa in central Colombia on March 14....

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  • UN purchases tanker to store oil from stranded, decaying oil tanker off Yemen coast

    15 March 2023

    The United Nations announced on March 9 that it had signed an agreement to purchase an oil tanker to remove more than a million barrels of oil from a decaying tanker off Yemen’s Red Sea coast that threatens a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe....

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Coal mine gas leak kills six in Pakistan 15 March 2023

A gas leak in a coal mine killed six people in Pakistan’s Balochistan region on March 3. Five people were also injured and required hospitalisation after attempting to rescue trapped workers....

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Japan-Australia hydrogen energy supply join venture awarded $1.62 billion 15 March 2023

An Australian joint venture between Japanese organisations J-Power and Sumitomo Corporation has been selected as the preferred hydrogen provider to Japan Suiso Energy (JSE). The clean hydrogen gas will be produced from brown coal in Gippsland, Victoria and JSE will liquify the hydrogen for export to Japan....

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US mining company facing $350,000 in penalties to resolve more than 530 violations 13 March 2023

A federal administrative law judge has ordered the operator of mining complexes in south west Virginia and eastern Kentucky to pay civil penalties totalling $349,444 (£287k) to resolve 533 citations for mine safety and health violations that US Department of Labor inspectors identified at 14 mines....

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Supply chain constraints remain a concern for chemical sector but outlook improving 13 March 2023

The latest quarterly survey of Chemical Business Association (CBA) member companies has revealed insight into the sector, with order books, current sales, and margins showing some improvement. Despite supply chain constraints remaining a concern, the business outlook for the next three months is beginning to look a little more positive, the CBA has said....

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US safety agency to open special investigation into railway operator following multiple incidents 13 March 2023

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has announced that it has opened a special investigation of railway operator Norfolk Southern Railway’s organisation and safety culture. The investigation has been opened given the number and significance of recent Norfolk Southern accidents, including the derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials in Ohio on February 3....

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