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  • Pemex refinery explosion injures seven

    20 April 2021

    An explosion at a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) oil refinery in the city of Minatitlan, eastern Mexico injured seven people on April 7. The incident is reported to have occurred in a transfer pump house....

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  • Explosion rocks Chilean city after incident at explosives factory

    19 April 2021

    The city of Calama in the north of Chile was rocked by a large explosion on April 16. The incident happened at a storage warehouse belonging to Enaex, a manufacturer of explosives for the mining industry....

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  • Medical marijuana company fined $142,000 for October 2020 explosion

    15 April 2021

    A producer of medical marijuana has been fined $142,000 (£102,000) in relation to an explosion that injured two people at a facility in Santa Fe, US in October 2020. The New Mexico Environment Department fined New MexiCann Natural Medicine on April 14 for six worker safety violations, including failing to implement controls for flammable vapours and ignition sources, and unsafe handling of hazardous chemicals....

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  • Paint factory explosion kills one and injures eight in US, causes $1m in damage

    12 April 2021

    An explosion at a paint plant in Columbus, Ohio on April 8 killed one person and injured eight others, including two critically. The blast happened at a facility belonging to the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp., a family-owned coatings manufacturer....

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  • Grain silo explosion injures one in Canada

    06 April 2021

    A worker suffered sever burn injuries on April 2 after a fire and explosion in a grain silo at the Port of Vancouver, Canada. The incident is reported to have been a dust explosion and happened while two workers were cleaning the silo....

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Seed cleaning facility explosion kills one, injures another 01 April 2021

One person was killed and another was injured following an explosion at a seed cleaning facility in Oregon, US on March 30. The incident happened near the town of Silverton, south of Portland....

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Gas pipeline explodes in Venezuela, Oil Minister blames “terrorist attack” 23 March 2021

An explosion occurred on part of a gas pipeline in eastern Venezuela on March 20, according to a report from the state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). The country’s Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami blamed the explosion on a “terrorist attack” but did not provide further details....

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US Chemical Safety Board provides investigation update into fatal December 2020 blast 04 March 2021

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released an investigation update on the December 2020 explosion at a chemical plant in Belle, West Virginia which killed one worker and injured three others. The blast occurred in an industrial dryer unit while Optima Belle, the tenant at the plant, was performing a process to remove water from chlorinated dry bleach....

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Distillery explosion injures three in US 01 March 2021

An explosion at a distillery in the US state of Colorado injured three people on February 27. The blast happened at Elkins Distilling Company in Estes Park, northern Colorado and injured three employees....

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No fatalities in US from grain dust explosions in 2020, new report says 16 February 2021

According to new research from researchers in Purdue University’s Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering, there were zero fatalities during 2020 in the United States as a result of grain dust explosions....

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