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Plant Explosions

Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

Pasadena, Texas Chemical Plant Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured At about 12:45 p.m. on January 26, there was a deadly explosion at the PeroxyChem chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas that left one worker dead and three others injured. According to the Pasadena Police Department, the explosion happened when a tank containing nearly 1,000 gallons of…

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Chemical Exposure, Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Texas Oil and Gas Explosion

Worker Killed in Texas Oil and Gas Explosion According to investigators with the Midland County Fire Marshal’s office, a worker with a water treatment company was killed in a fiery explosion Monday while he was mixing chemicals at an oil and gas services facility near Midland. Currently, the exact cause of the explosion is under…

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Chemical Explosions, Oil & Gas, Plant Explosions

Another Chemical Plant Explosion

Another Chemical Plant Explosion:  Major Tragedy Averted According to authorities in the area, the Danlin Industries chemical plant in Thomas, Oklahoma caught fire last week, engulfing the entire plant and heating a number of pressurized containers to the point that they caused several explosions.  Initial reports by the Thomas Fire Department from the scene had…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Mistakes Injury Victims Make

Top 10 Most Common Mistakes Discussed When someone has been injured in an accident, the first thing they must do is seek medical attention to treat any injuries they may have sustained.  Further, injury victims must try to plan for their treatment in light of their job and personal commitments.  It is at this time…

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Plant Explosions

Chemical Plant Explosion in Louisiana

Chemical Plant Explosion in Louisiana Thursday and Friday were deadly in southern Louisiana, as two fatal chemical plant explosions occurred at two plants within a few miles of each other on those days. The first one took place Thursday morning, when an explosion and fire broke out at the Williams Olefins chemical plant, which lies…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Texas Fertilizer Plant Dangers

The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas was a terrible tragedy that shook many communities to their cores.  As the people of West, Texas try to pick up the pieces after one of the worst disasters in years, other Texas communities should really think about what can be done to prevent the next one,…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Dust Explosion Risk Addressed

Dust Explosions Targeted by House Bill Grain dust, sugar dust, flower, and other type of dust are commonplace in many workplaces.  A lot of people look at a dusty workplace and see hard work, not a deadly workplace hazard which can take down the building they’re working in with just one explosion. In response to…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

West Fertilizer Plant Explosion Response

Owner Issues Statement Regarding Tragedy Over the past 24 hours, the news has been laden with stories of death, destruction, loss, and tragedy related to the West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion.  It appears, at this time, that a combination of fire and chemicals, likely ammonium nitrate, led to an explosion that killed many and leveled…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety