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Explosion at Chemical Plant in Southern China Kills at Least 4

An explosion at a chemical plant in southern China on Tuesday [Oct. 15] killed at least four people and injured six, the local government said, in the latest of a string of such accidents. The Guangxi regional emergency rescue service …

Death Toll Rises from Chinese Gas Plant Explosion

Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and …

Chemical Multinationals Must Stop Cutting Corners in Sourcing: Report on China Blast

A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop “cutting corners” by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers that violate safety regulations after an investigation into a deadly explosion at a factory in March. In a new study, …

Chinese Authorities Shut Industrial Park After Chemical Blast Kills 78 People

Authorities are shutting down an eastern China industrial park after 78 people were killed last month by a chemical explosion, the city government said Friday. Local departments have met to discuss how to eliminate chemical plants with low safety standards …

China Factory Explosion Kills 7 People in Second Deadly Blast During March

A plant explosion in China’s Jiangsu province killed seven people on Sunday, authorities said, the second deadly blast in the province this month as Beijing begins a nationwide industrial safety inspection campaign. The blast involved a container of scrap metal …

Massive Explosion at Chinese Pesticide Plant Kills at Least 64

Rescuers in eastern China pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday [March 23], two days after a massive explosion at a pesticide plant killed at least 64 people, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows more than a mile away. …

Explosion at ChemChina’s Hebei Plant Caused by Gas Leak

A gas leak at a plant owned by a ChemChina subsidiary caused a blast that killed 23 people and injured 22 this week in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, ChemChina said in a statement on Friday. PVC producer Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry …

Q&A: MEMIC Safety Expert on Growth of Ergonomics, Workers’ Comp

Karl Siegfried, Senior Vice President of Loss Control & Safety Services at Portland, Maine-headquartered MEMIC Group recently spoke with Insurance Journal about the safety management team that is in place at MEMIC and the ways in which it seeks to …

Scientists Urge New Approach to Offshore Drilling Safety

U.S. offshore oil and gas drillers need to take a more systematic approach to safety in all aspects of their operations to prevent another catastrophe like last year’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a scientific panel said on Wednesday. …