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Shell Confirms Extinguishing of Fire Near Gbaran Gas Facility in Nigeria

Shell has announced that a fire which erupted near its Gbaran Ubie gas facility in Nigeria’s Bayelsa state on Tuesday the 14th has been successfully extinguished. “We are pleased to report that the fire outside our Gbaran Central Processing Facility… was put out last night. A regulator-led Joint Investigation Visit is being organized to ascertain…

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Engine Fire Forces Emergency Landing of Passenger Plane Mid-Flight from Indonesia

An aircraft belonging to Indonesia’s national airline had to perform an emergency landing after an engine caught fire shortly after departure. The Garuda Indonesia flight, which was en route from Makassar in Indonesia to Madinah in Saudi Arabia last Wednesday, encountered the issue with 468 passengers onboard. According to Garuda Indonesia, the Boeing 747-400 promptly…

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Tanker Explosion at Royal Chemical in Macedonia Injures Three, One Critically

On Wednesday morning, a tanker transporting sodium hydroxide exploded at the Royal Chemical facility in Macedonia, leading to three reported injuries, as stated by Macedonia Fire Chief Brian Ripley. Out of the three injured individuals, two were taken to Metro General Hospital in Cleveland. One of them sustained life-threatening burns, while the other suffered severe…

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Factory Explosion Injures 7 in Bawana, Delhi

In a recent incident in Delhi’s Bawana area, a chemical factory experienced a blast and subsequent fire, resulting in injuries to seven individuals, as reported by authorities. According to Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg, a distress call reporting a fire at a factory in Sector 1 of the Bawana industrial area was received…

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Fatal Explosion at Rayong Gas Tank

A fatal incident occurred at the Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal Co Ltd (MTT) in Rayong on Thursday morning, resulting in one casualty due to an explosion and subsequent fire involving a pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) tank. The emergency response was triggered around 10:45 am when firefighters responded to the scene at the SCG Chemicals Plc…

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Incident at Senegal’s Main Airport: Boeing 737 Skids Off Runway, Injuring 10

Passengers experienced a harrowing ordeal when a Boeing 737 aircraft skidded off the runway at Senegal’s primary airport, resulting in injuries to 10 individuals. Video footage captured the chaotic scene as travelers evacuated the aircraft amidst visible distress. Some passengers fled with their belongings, while others utilized emergency slides amid audible screams in the background.…

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Fatal Incident at Sicilian Sewage Treatment Plant Claims Five Lives

A tragic incident unfolded at a sewage treatment plant near Palermo, Sicily, on May 6, resulting in the death of five workers due to toxic gas poisoning. Additionally, one worker was found unconscious and remains hospitalized in critical condition. Emergency responders were alerted to the scene at Casteldaccia, located approximately 12 miles (20 km) from…

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Hydrogen Leak Leads to Fire Incident at Major Chemical Complex in Germany

A recent incident occurred at BASF’s expansive chemicals facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany, involving a hydrogen leak that resulted in a “brief ignition” around 10:40 pm on April 30th, promptly contained by the onsite fire department, according to an official company statement. The flames were swiftly extinguished using a specialized “turbo extinguisher” affixed to a fire…

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Process Safety Beacon: Does the piping meet the specification?

A vapor cloud explosion and fire led to one fatality and two serious injuries. At least 28 other workers were injured. About 10,000 lb. (4500 kg.) of flammable isobutylene was released when a 3-inch (75mm) Y-strainer failed, likely due to thermal expansion. The vapor cloud ignited causing an explosion.This Beacon focuses on using piping materials…

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Mold Facility Incident: Synthite Releases Statement

Emergency services responded to an incident at a chemical plant on Denbigh Road in Mold on Tuesday afternoon, marked by multiple explosions. Nearby residents were advised to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution. Throughout May 1st, fire services remained on-site, and a portion of the A541 Denbigh Road near the facility was closed.…

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U.S. Chemical Safety Board Applauds New National Fire Protection Association Guidance

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Applauds New National Fire Protection Association Guidance to Prevent Fires and Explosions Involving Hazardous Materials Washington, D.C. April 30, 2024 – Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) applauded the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) for taking new actions to prevent fires and explosions associated with hazardous materials.…

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Tragedy Strikes Cambodia Military Base: 20 Soldiers Lost in Ammunition Explosion

In south-western Cambodia, a devastating ammunition explosion at a military base has resulted in the tragic loss of 20 soldiers, along with several others injured, according to Prime Minister Hun Manet. Expressing profound shock, Hun Manet conveyed his sentiments through a Facebook post upon learning of the blast that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Kampong…

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Calls for Stronger Regulatory Action After ExxonMobil’s Gas Pipeline Rupture Offshore Australia

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is advocating for increased regulatory oversight following a recent gas pipeline rupture at an aging offshore platform in the Gippsland Basin off the Victorian coast. The incident, which occurred on April 6, 2024, at West Kingfish (WKF), operated by ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso, resulted in an uncontrolled release of condensate…

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Incident at Oil Refinery Causes Injuries in Duhok

An incident occurred on Tuesday at an oil refinery in Duhok, situated in Iraqi Kurdistan, northern Iraq. According to a statement from a source within the Civil Defense Department, three individuals were injured during a fire incident at the oil refinery located in the Kwashe industrial area, located to the west of the Governorate. Emergency…

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Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation of Major LNG Facility in Europe

Equinor’s Hammerfest LNG plant, situated in the northern region of Norway, underwent an evacuation on 23rd April following a gas leak incident that arose during routine maintenance, as confirmed by the company. Operations at the plant were promptly ceased upon the discovery of the leak, with all 54 individuals present at the facility accounted for.…

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Explosion and Ammonia Release Cause Injuries to 160 People in Thailand

An explosion resulting in the release of ammonia resulted in injuries to 160 individuals on April 18 in Chon Buri province, located in eastern Thailand. The incident occurred at an ice manufacturing facility, causing ammonia to spread beyond the immediate vicinity and affect individuals within a one-kilometre radius. The explosion at the Banglamung Ice Plant…

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Two Fatalities Reported Following Chemical Plant Blast in Ningxia, China

According to a report from state media outlet Xinhua, a tragic explosion at a chemical plant in the Ningxia region of northwest China has resulted in the loss of two lives and left four others injured. The incident took place on Thursday at the premises of Ningxia Baofeng Energy, a company listed on the Shanghai…

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Investigation Underway Following Explosion at BAE Systems Factory in South Wales

BAE Systems, the largest defense contractor in the UK and a prominent engineering firm, is conducting an investigation after an explosion occurred at its facility in Glascoed, Monmouthshire, South Wales, on Wednesday morning. A spokesperson representing the arms manufacturer confirmed that the incident took place at Glascoed facility but reassured that there were no reported…

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Fire Incident on Norway’s Statfjord A Oil and Gas Platform

A fire incident occurred on Norway’s Statfjord A oil and gas platform located in the North Sea during the early hours of Wednesday, according to operator Equinor EQNR.OL. The fire was successfully extinguished after approximately 90 minutes, Equinor confirmed. Prior to the fire outbreak, production had been halted due to scheduled maintenance, as per a…

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Firefighters Cease Operations After Four-Day Blaze at Scottish Battery Recycling Plant

At approximately 10:00 PM local time, a fire erupted at a Scottish battery recycling plant, prompting the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to advise nearby residents to remain indoors with windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries stemming from the incident. Videos and photos circulated on social media…

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Explosion and Fire at French Oil Products Factory Leaves One Person in Critical Condition

A blast followed by a fire on Wednesday at a French factory handling hazardous materials resulted in at least one individual sustaining critical injuries, as reported by local authorities. The exact cause behind the explosion, which produced a large plume of gray smoke visible across the vicinity, is presently under investigation. Firefighters swiftly brought the…

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Search Efforts Continue for Missing Individuals After Tragic Blast at Italian Hydroelectric Plant

Reports indicate that a devastating explosion at a hydroelectric plant in northern Italy has resulted in the loss of at least three lives, with five others sustaining injuries. According to the Associated Press, the latest update reveals that four individuals are still unaccounted for following the incident. Officials from the firefighting brigade described the challenging…

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Fatalities and Injuries Reported Following Fire on Pemex Oil Platform in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s national oil company Pemex confirmed the loss of one contractor’s life and the severe injury of two others in an offshore platform fire, according to a statement released on Sunday. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon on the Akal-B platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico, a key hub for Pemex’s…

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Investigations Launched by U.S. Chemical Safety Board Regarding Two Louisiana Chemical Incidents

Washington, D.C. – April 4, 2024 – The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has initiated investigations into two separate incidents involving toxic chemicals released at facilities in Louisiana in 2023. The incidents under scrutiny include the discharge of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and chlorine at the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies facility in…

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Incident at Phillips 66 Refinery Results in Two Injuries

Phillips 66 released a statement affirming that operations at the refinery remain uninterrupted despite the recent incident. Two employees sustained injuries and were promptly transported to the hospital for treatment. Fortunately, both individuals are anticipated to recover fully. The company has committed to launching an immediate investigation into the incident to ascertain its underlying causes…

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Tragedy Strikes Baltimore: Ship Collision Leads to Bridge Collapse, Six Missing

Six individuals are currently unaccounted for and presumed deceased following a devastating incident in Baltimore, where a container ship collided with the iconic Francis Scott Key Bridge, resulting in its collapse. The Coast Guard has ceased its search efforts and shifted focus to recovery operations. Stretching over 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles), the bridge suffered irreparable…

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Valero Benicia Refinery Discloses February 24 Incident Findings and Concludes Inquiry

The Valero Benicia Refinery has disclosed detailed information regarding the incident that led to the release of an unpleasant odor into the city of Benicia on February 24th and has formally concluded its investigation. The sequence of events unfolded on Friday, February 23rd when a gas turbine malfunctioned in the Benicia Refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracker…

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Fire Incident Halts Operations at Venezuela’s Cardon Refinery

The Cardon refinery in Venezuela experienced a disruption in its operations when a fire broke out in the early hours of Friday (22 March), causing injuries to two workers. According to insiders familiar with refinery operations, the fire ignited around 5 a.m. local time following a significant explosion and was brought under control a few…

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Chemical Plant Fire Claims Six Lives in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Tragedy struck when a fire erupted at a chemical plant in Jaipur, Rajasthan, resulting in the loss of six lives and leaving one individual injured, as per reports from local news outlets. Jaipur District Collector, Prakash Rajpurohit, disclosed that the fire originated following an explosion within the factory’s boiler. Regrettably, one of the two injured…

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Explosion at Biodiesel Waste Facility Causes Injury in Defiance, Ohio

An incident unfolded in Defiance, Ohio, where emergency responders from the Defiance Fire Department and Police Department swiftly reacted to reports of an explosion around 4:00 PM local time. Upon their arrival, it became evident that visible smoke and flames engulfed the facility, with signs of structural damage indicating an explosion had transpired, as stated…

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Fire Incident Claims Lives at Offshore Platform in Gabon with Worker Still Missing

An unfortunate incident unfolded at Perenco’s Becuna platform located on the Simba field offshore Gabon on March 20, 2024, resulting in a fire outbreak. Initial reports indicated two individuals sustained injuries, while five others were reported missing. Prompt evacuation of the injured workers to the shore was conducted, and unharmed personnel were relocated to a…

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Investigation Attributes February Fire at Billings Refinery to Flawed Coking Procedure

Phillips 66 refinery officials in Billings have disclosed the findings of their investigation into the events that led to a series of fires emitting black smoke on February 9th. In reports furnished to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality following a public information request, senior environmental consultant Matt Evans of Phillips 66 revealed that hydrocarbons,…

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7 Fatalities Reported as South Korean Vessel Overturns near Japanese Coast

Tragedy struck as a South Korean-flagged tanker overturned off the coast of Japan, resulting in the loss of seven crew members, as confirmed by authorities. Out of the nine crew members rescued from the distressed vessel, one survivor was found, while the condition of another remains uncertain, as stated by Ryoto Katamura, an official from…

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Incident at Tunisian Gas Depot Results in 35 Injuries

The event transpired following a fire outbreak around 06:20 at the premises. Reports from Tunisian media outlets suggest that the fire ignited due to a gas leakage during the process of refilling gas cylinders. Both AGIL personnel and local firefighting services promptly responded to the scene, successfully containing the fire before it could spread beyond…

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Innovative Leadership Enhances Safety Initiatives at NTSB

In a strategic move to bolster safety measures, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recently made key appointments, signaling a shift towards a more data-driven approach under the leadership of Chair Jennifer Homendy. Warren Randolph, formerly with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), joins the NTSB as its inaugural Chief Data Officer. With a background…

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Blaze Engulfs Russian Gas Pipeline in Western Siberia

A significant fire has erupted along one of the principal trunklines in a corridor connecting Russia’s gas-rich Yamal-Nenets autonomous region to West Siberia. These pipelines play a crucial role in transporting the majority of gas extracted by the state-controlled Gazprom from Yamal-Nenets to clients in the European part of Russia, as well as to export…

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Process Safety Beacon: Process upsets require focus

What happened – a process suddenly starts operating erratically and shuts down. It could be an instrument failure, but what really caused the upset? During an unplanned shutdown, the focus may be on restarting the operation. Pressures to return the process to operation may not allow thorough troubleshooting. The quick solution is to ‘do what…

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Control Achieved Over Fire Incident at Exxon Mobil Refinery in France, Authorities Confirm

In recent developments, local authorities have announced that the fire at Exxon Mobil’s Port Jerome-Gravenchon refinery in northern France, which ignited earlier on Monday, has been successfully brought under control. According to a statement from the Seine-Maritime prefecture, the fire originated at a gasoline distillation unit around 3:30 p.m. (1430 GMT), resulting in the emission…

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United Airlines Faces Multiple Flight Incidents in Texas This Week

United Airlines encountered a series of flight-related incidents in Texas over the past week, prompting attention and concern. On Monday, an alarming incident occurred when an engine of one of the airline’s planes caught fire mid-flight. Subsequently, on Thursday, a separate flight faced a perilous situation as it lost a tire during its journey. Additionally,…

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Efforts Continue to Douse Fire Aboard MSC Containership in St. Lawrence River

Continued efforts are underway to extinguish an engine room fire aboard the MSC Sao Paulo V, with the Canadian Coast Guard overseeing operations. The fire, which was first reported on Sunday afternoon, March 3, persists, prompting ongoing monitoring and response measures. Positioned in a sheltered area outside the main shipping lane near the entrance to…

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Fatalities and Injuries Reported in Fire at Private Refinery in Southern Iran

In a tragic incident on Thursday, one individual lost their life while three others sustained injuries due to a fire outbreak at a private oil refinery situated in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, as reported by the official news agency IRNA. The fire erupted around 11:00 a.m. local time (0730 GMT) when…

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Timely Intervention by Polish Tanker Driver and Local Fire Service Prevents Disaster at Antwerp Port

In the early hours of Wednesday, an imminent catastrophe was narrowly averted at Antwerp’s Waaslandhaven in Kallo, all thanks to the vigilance of a Polish tanker driver and the prompt response of the local Fire Service. Transporting 27,000 liters of petrol, the driver swiftly detected a technical malfunction in his trailer shortly after departing from…

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Incident at Oil Refinery in Khargone Leads to Injuries

In Kasrawad tehsil of Khargone district, a fire erupted at an oil refinery situated in Peepal Jhopa, resulting in injuries to four individuals. According to the local authorities, the fire broke out at the Asian Organics facility in Peepal Jhopa around 5:00 pm for reasons yet to be determined. The refinery processes old crude oil…

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