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  • 22 Trapped Coal Miners Rescued in China after Explosion

    December 2, 2016

    22 coal miners trapped in a northeastern China mine after a fire broke out Tuesday were successfully rescued, multiple news organizations reported. Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said that an accident explosion occurred at the private, unlicensed coal mine in Qitaihe City at about 9 p.m.,...

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  • Explosion Proof Equipment Market to Hit $8.2B by 2022

    November 28, 2016

    The global market for explosion proof equipment is expected to reach a value of $8.2 billion by 2022, a new report by Allied Market Research forecasts, with the explosion prevention equipment segment leading revenue through the period. Researchers predict that the market will grow at a compound...

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  • Innovative Ways of Dealing with Combustible Dusts

    November 28, 2016

    Powder & Bulk Solids presents “Innovative Ways of Dealing with Combustible Dusts” as part of its free DryPro series of webinars, November 29, 2016, at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific). Jonathan F. Hale, MPA, president, Air Systems Corp. will provide an approach to explosive dust...

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  • Engulfment Death Prompts $526K OSHA Fine for Feed Company

    November 11, 2016

    The West Point, NE Prinz Grain & Feed animal feed facility is facing $526,633 in fines proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after an investigation into a worker’s death from grain engulfment revealed multiple violations of...

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  • Three Injured in Dust Collector Explosion at MN Facility

    November 11, 2016

    Three employees of an Eden Valley, MN cabinet production facility were injured in a dust explosion Thursday, several media sources reported. Occurring at about 2:19 PM central time at Schlangen’s Custom Cabinets, Meeker County [MN] Sherriff Brian Cruze told the St. Cloud Times that the...

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  • No Charges to be Filed in Kansas Grain Elevator Explosion

    November 10, 2016

    No criminal charges will be filed against Bartlett Grain Co., the owner of a grain elevator in Atchison, KS that exploded in 2011 killing 6 and injuring 2, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas announced Thursday. “Based on...

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  • Processing Plant Explosion Injures Two

    November 7, 2016

    Two employees were hospitalized after an explosion at Jamaica Broilers processing facility in St. Catherine, Jamaica November 6. According to the company, the incident occurred at about 2pm (local) at the Best Dressed Chicken further processing facility. The injuries were not considered...

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  • Explosion Vent Activation Notification on Mobile Phone

    October 28, 2016

    Elfab Ltd combines traditional explosion vent detection with GSM technology to provide a modern and wire-free burst detection system specifically designed to provide instantaneous notification of explosion vent activation within remote conditions. Elfab manufactures full opening, non-...

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  • OSHA Fines Animal Feed Site $101K for Grain Dust Explosion Risk, Other Hazards

    October 27, 2016

    A Nebraska animal feed company was cited for 25 serious and one other-than-serious workplace safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 26 after an agency investigation revealed the company exposed workers to the risk of...

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  • U.S. Workplace Injury and Illness Rates Drop in 2015

    October 27, 2016

    2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2015, or three cases per the equivalent of 100 full-time workers, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In all, there were 48...

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