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  • Manufacturing defect, ineffective cathodic protection led to fatal 2019 pipeline explosion

    15 September 2022

    The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on September 14 that the rupturing of a 30-inch natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge Inc. and a subsequent fire caused the 2019 death of one person and the destruction of five homes near Danville, Kentucky....

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  • Oil rig explosion injures three workers

    13 September 2022

    An explosion on an oil rig in northwest North Dakota injured three workers on September 7. The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state regulators, and local officials....

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  • Manufacturer cited for multiple safety violations after workers battle 13 fires in two years

    13 September 2022

    A US manufacturer based in Clayton, Ohio was cited by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on September 6 for exposing workers to fires and failing to train them on initial stage fire identification and use of fire extinguishers. The citation comes after safety investigators received a referral from a local fire department that responded to 13 fires at the car parts manufacturer in a two-year period....

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  • US coal company facing $102,000 fine after causing risk of “catastrophic explosion”

    05 September 2022

    The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled unanimously that the operator of a Francisco, Indiana coal mine violated mandatory safety standards when it continued to operate an energised drill during a methane inundation, creating the risk of a catastrophic explosion....

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  • Canadian refinery blast injures eight

    05 September 2022

    An explosion and fire injured eight workers at an idled oil refinery in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada on September 2. The incident happened at the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery, previously known as the Come by Chance refinery, which has been idled for over a year....

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Steam release injures four at US paper mill 01 September 2022

Four people were injured, one critically, after an incident involving a steam release occurred at a paper mill in North Carolina, US on August 25. The incident happened at the WestRock mill in the city of Roanoke Rapids....

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Chemical leak at waste disposal plant kills one, injures four in US 30 August 2022

A chemical release at a facility owned by hazardous waste specialist US Ecology killed one person and injured four workers on August 22. The incident happened in Canton Township, Ohio and involved the release of hydrogen sulphide....

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Poor bridge resource management and charting error led to the striking of an oil and gas production platform 30 August 2022

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has said that poor bridge resource management and a charting error led to a bulk carrier striking an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico in January 2021....

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CCUS planned capacity nearing 1 billion tonnes per annum 26 August 2022

The planned global carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) capacity pipeline has reached 905 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), with more than 50 new projects announced this quarter, energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie has said....

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Explosion injures two at oil recycling plant 23 August 2022

An explosion at an oil recovery and recycling company injured two people in New Mexico, US on August 19. The incident happened at a facility belonging to Mesa Oil in the town of Belen, around 40 miles (64km) south of Albuquerque....

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