fire accident News

  • Striving for zero fire accidents

    The UAE Civil Defense, in a joint effort with Gulf co-operation, is analyzing possible fire hazards and through commercial & residential national level campaigns are training people and monitoring them with great success to achieve the goals of a fire safe environment. Barely entering the second quarter of 2013, several unfortunate fire accidents have already made the news. Fire continues to ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Accident at Sierra Chemical`s Sparks facility

    Sierra Chemical Company, is deeply saddened to confirm a fatal accident has occurred at the company’s Sparks, NV facility at approximately 8am Pacific Daylight Time, April 25, 2014. The employee was performing a test operation on a 550 gallon bulk (tote) package using compressed air when the tote burst. No other injuries occurred, no material was released and the site has been secured. ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

    At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions. The derailments released almost 3 million gallons of oil, nearly twice as much as the largest pipeline spill in the U.S. since at least 1986. And the deadliest wreck killed 47 people in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fear of Nuclear Power Plant Accidents Have Americans Concerned

    In 1979, Americans got a wakeup call to the potential dangers from nuclear power plants in the United States.  The Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania experienced a core meltdown.  The meltdown resulted in the release of 2.5 million curies of radioactive gases and the release of iodine-131. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Japan`s Nuclear Accident Spreading to Some Parts of the United States

    Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, commented today on a recent study funded by the US Departments of Energy and Homeland Security that linked elevated radiation in US rain water and food to the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Nuclear accident in Japan: where to get up-to-date information

    Following the massive earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, a number of explosions and fires took place at the reactor buildings of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan declared a state of alert and reported leaks of radioactive material. Given the magnitude and the global dimension of the disaster, Japanese authorities and the international community are following the situation very ...

  • Neste Oil halved its work-related accidents in 2011

    Neste Oil CorporationPress Release  3 February 2012 at 1.30 pm (EET) Neste Oil halved its work-related accidents in 2011 Neste Oil's safety performance in 2011 was the best in the company's history. Neste Oil's total recordable injury frequency* per million hours worked was 2.3 in ...


    By Neste Oil

  • Hazmat regulation agency under fire

    The federal agency that regulates transportation of hazardous materials is too "cozy" with shippers and often fails to provide adequate oversight to protect the public, a congressional investigation finds. HAZARDOUS SPILLS: Unreported incidents The concerns are outlined in a staff memo ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Company to Pay Fine for Chemical Accident Prevention Violations in Sandwich, Mass. and E. Providence, R.I.

    A cold storage and ice manufacturing company has agreed to pay penalties of $225,000 to settle claims by EPA that the company violated federal Clean Air Act requirements meant to prevent chemical releases relating to its use of ammonia at facilities located in East Providence, R.I., and Sandwich, Mass. According to EPA’s complaint, JP Lillis Enterprises, which does business under the trade ...

  • DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

    Today, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the accident investigation report for the underground mine fire involving a salt haul truck at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico. “The Accident Investigation Board report is a thorough examination of the events that led to the fire ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Virginia

    Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a night-time ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hamilton, NJ, roofing company cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA for fall, other safety hazards following April accident

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited roofing company Six Star Builders LLC for 12 serious safety violations found at a Hamilton work site. OSHA issued $33,600 in proposed penalties following an April inspection begun in response to a referral from the police department regarding a worker who had fallen from the roof to the third floor during a ...

  • Fire out on Gulf well that `snuffed itself out`

    A drilling rig that caught fire after a natural gas blowout in the Gulf of Mexico appears stable now that the fire is out, and there was no sign of any oil sheen on a fly-over Thursday morning, a rig company executive said. "The well essentially snuffed itself out," said Jim Noe, a vice president with the rig owner Hercules Offshore Inc., ...


    By Associated Press

  • The many faces of fire hazards in industrial settings

    Fire and explosion accidents are of major concern to the owners and operators of refineries and petrochemical, gas processing, terminal, and offshore facilities. Statistics have shown that the majority of monetary loss in these types of complexes is due to fire and explosion. According to statistics, 77 percent of the monetary loss in refinery and petrochemical complexes is due to fire and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Enviro-Log Urges Campers to Practice Fire Safety

    Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company, offers some valuable campfire safety tips to reduce the risk of injury and environmental and property damage while camping. According to a report by the Outdoor Foundation™, camping was the third most popular outdoor activity among American adults (age 25+) in 2010 with approximately 25 million participants. As ...


    By Marketwire

  • Cal/OSHA issues additional fines for fatal UCLA lab fire

    Cal/OSHA officials have notified UCLA that it is issuing additional citations regarding lab safety, and levying $67,720 in additional fines following a fatal lab accident on campus. Campus officials said they are troubled that Cal/OSHA appears to be jettisoning the conclusions of the agency"s previous report on the same subject and ignoring the far-reaching steps that UCLA has taken since a ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Increasing Awareness and Stricter Law Enforcement Stimulates Fire and Safety Market in India

    The growing economy as well as an expanding construction sector provides a strong platform for investments in the Indian fire and safety market. The increasing number of fire accidents across the country is also highlighting the need for better safety standards and equipments across end-user sectors, especially in government offices, schools, colleges, and public places such as railway stations ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Tanker fire shuts down I-75, collapses nine mile bridge

    A two-mile stretch of Interstate 75 just north of Detroit remains closed as authorities investigate a fuel tanker explosion and overpass collapse. Police say I-75 in both directions is indefinitely closed between Interstate 696 and 8 Mile Road. Drivers are being encouraged to use Woodward Avenue as an alternate route. The tanker crashed and exploded on Wednesday, injuring three people and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Fire at Illegal Garment Factory Highlights Necessity of Due Diligence

    Last week, another major accident at an illegal garment factory in South Asia made headline news. In the New Delhi suburb of Ghaziabad, India, a workshop fire took the lives of 13 workers and injured nine others. According to local police, the Ghaziabad fire broke out ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Passive Fire Protection Materials Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, And Forecast, 2012 - 2018

    The growth of accidents and the loss of assets caused due to fire on a global scale is one of the major factors driving the demand for passive fire protection materials. The global market for passive fire protection material is witnessing tremendous growth since the last decade. Some of the basic types of passive fire protection material used by the construction industry to prevent fire in ...


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