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One dead after Bosnian refinery blast

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  (StraitsTimes) BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (REUTERS) – T he powerful blast that rocked Bosnia’s Brod oil refinery late on Tuesday (Oct 9) has left one worker dead, officials said as they raised the figure for the number injured to nine. Firefighters put down the blaze at the plant’s oil and gas processing unit shortly after midnight and rescuers later discovered ...

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OSHA fines Husky refinery for outdated safety procedures and more

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  (Star Tribune) The oil refinery explosion and fire that rocked Superior, Wis., in April could have been prevented if the plant’s equipment had been properly maintained, a federal investigation has found. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied an $83,150 fine for 13 violations including outdated safety procedures, failures to address certain hazards, and failed inspections and testing, among ...

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8 injured in oil refinery blast

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(RT.com)   Around 400 firefighters were deployed to battle a large fire ravaging a petroleum plant in Bavaria, while the locals were asked to keep doors and windows shut to avoid heavy smoke. A total of eight people were injured by the blast that rocked the Bayernoil refinery on Saturday in the town of Vohburg an der Donau in Bavaria, ...

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UK crews battle refinery fire

Refinery fire

HMN-UK fire crews battled a fire at an area oil refinery.  (BBC) Six fire engines were called to the Stanlow plant in Ellesmere Port at 14:16 BST to tackle a blaze inside a chemical manufacturing unit. Smoke and flames were visible from as far as eight miles (13km) away, according to eye witnesses. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) said ...

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Six dead after blast at Czech refinery

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Sign up for the Hazmatnation mailing list! HMN-6 are dead after a tank explosion in a Czech refinery.  2 others are being treated with injuries.  Fire crews have confirmed there is no chance of a secondary explosion at this time. (Euronews) Six people have died and an unknown number have been seriously injured in an explosion at a Unipetrol refinery ...

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Shell refinery extinguishes pump fire

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HMN-A response team from an Alabama Shell refinery extinguished a fire Sunday morning after a pump failed, igniting the fuel.  A HAZMAT team from Mobile was called to assist in the response. (WBRC) SARALAND, AL (WALA) – A fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Shell Oil refinery in Saraland. According to the Saraland Fire Rescue officials, at approximately ...

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Chemical plants placed near waterways may be bigger hazard than once thought

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HMN-Placing large chemical processing facilities near waterways once was a normal practice for logistical reasons. Now, that may be more of a hazard than we once thought.  (Quartz Media) Chemical plants and sites of heavy industry are often located near coasts and waterways; they were originally placed to take advantage of the ease of shipping products by water, and the ...

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