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  • Explosion Results in Fines for Four Companies

    January 28, 2015

    Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point, MS on July 28, 2014, had no idea and had no training to know that the storage tank beneath them contained explosive methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. One of the two men found out later as he lay in a...

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  • Corn Flour Mill Cited for Explosion, Electric Shock Hazards

    January 28, 2015

    The accumulation of combustible grain dust requires more than just wiping surfaces to eliminate them. Grain dust accumulation, in the right combination of particle size, air and an ignition source, can expose workers to possible explosions or combustible dust hazards, according to citations issued...

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  • Plant Reviews Help Upgrade Technology, Increase Plant Productivity

    January 23, 2015

    Oseco, a leader in the pressure relief industry, offers extensive plant reviews to industries ranging from oil and gas to energy and chemical processing. They understand that older-technology pressure relief products, like pre-bulged and composite type rupture discs, can limit plant productivity in...

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  • Man Dies in Storage Bin Accident

    January 23, 2015

    A 50-year-old man died Wednesday in a tragic accident inside a storage bin in Taylor County, KY. According to reports, the man was loading grain into a truck from a storage bin when the grain stopped flowing. It was also reported that the man entered the grain bin to unclog the blockage when...

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  • Improved Combustible Dust Explosion Isolation System

    January 22, 2015

    REMBE has provided combustible dust explosion protection systems for more than 40 years. An effective means of isolating enclosures to prevent further spread of explosion pressure and flames must be an integral component of such a system. The new and improved EXKOP system is available for many more...

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  • SOCMA Responds to President's State of the Union Address

    January 21, 2015

    The president and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), Lawrence D. Sloan, issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday: Trade – Passage of Trade Promotion Authority and Ratification of Pending...

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  • Plant Achieves 1000+ Days without Lost Time Accident

    January 16, 2015

    Employees at Eriez’ Wager Road facility, located in Erie, PA, have worked more than 1000 days without a lost time accident. Since opening in February 2012, there has not been a single lost time accident at the facility.   “It takes a high level of safety awareness to achieve...

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  • CSB Urges New Combustible Dust Regulations

    January 16, 2015

    The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into operation only four days before the accident, an investigation by the U.S....

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  • Worker’s Body Found after Silo Collapse

    January 12, 2015

    After a four-day search, the body of a missing 49-year-old worker was discovered Sunday after the concrete storage silo in which he was working collapsed Thursday in Bristol Township, PA. The body of Anthony Gabriele was found by firefighters digging through tons of concrete powder at...

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  • Public Meeting on Combustible Dust Explosion

    January 12, 2015

    The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on January 15, 2015, starting at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, Two Meadowlands Plaza, Diamond Court Ballrooms A&B, East Rutherford, NJ. At the public meeting, the Board will hear from teams...

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