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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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  • Coal to make up 85% of US power capacity retirements in 2022

    11 January 2022

    Coal-fired power plants will make up around 85% of US electric generating capacity scheduled to retire in 2022, a new report has said. The US Energy Information Administration says that about 12.6 GW of coal-fired generating capacity was scheduled to be retired this year out of the total 14.9 GW. Natural gas and renewables will likely take up a greater share of supply as a result....

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US OSHA cites chemical company $230,000 after two workers killed by exposure to respiratory hazards 11 January 2022

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed over $230,000 in fines for a chemical manufacturing plant after two workers died following exposure to dangerous chemicals....

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Fire injures four at ExxonMobil refinery in Texas 04 January 2022

A fire at ExxonMobil’s refinery in Baytown, Texas injured four people on December 23. All four of the injured were contractors at the site, one of the largest refining and petrochemical facilities in the world located around 25 miles east of Houston....

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No injuries at Baltimore coal mine in US 03 January 2022

An explosion occurred at a coal facility in Baltimore, Maryland on December 30. No one was injured by the blast which was heard across the city. The incident happened at the CSX Curtis Bay Coal Terminal....

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Tanker explosion kills at least 59 in Haiti 14 December 2021

A fuel tanker explosion killed at least 59 people on December 14 in Haiti’s second largest city, Cap-Haitien. The number of injured remains unknown with the death toll expected to rise....

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US National Transportation Safety Board issues safety recommendations in relation to fatal pipeline blast in August 2020 13 December 2021

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued 10 safety recommendations on December 7 during a public board meeting held to determine the probable cause of a fatal pipeline explosion in August 2020. The incident involved a dredging vessel rupturing a submerged natural gas pipeline in the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas which resulted in an explosion that killed five and injured five others....

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