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Explosion Reported At Newburyport Chemical Manufacturing Business

Explosion Reported At Newburyport Chemical Manufacturing Business
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Business at center of Houston explosion has been cited for worker-safety violations

Business at center of Houston explosion has been cited for worker-safety violations
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Building Explosion In Houston Damages Nearby Homes, Businesses

Building Explosion In Houston Damages Nearby Homes, Businesses
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Workers Killed While Servicing Tires

Workers Killed While Servicing Tires

I’m Olaf Knezevic, Engineer with WorkSafeBC. Tires can explode with devastating force, causing injury or death. I’m going to describe three serious tire accidents. In the first accident, a worker was killed while removing a tire from a…

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Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

It doesn’t take much. Only about a tablespoon of acetone evaporated inside a 44-gallon drum creates enough vapour to make it explosive. At this kayak manufacturing shop, welding on an empty acetone drum cost a fibreglass worker his…

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Shipping Container Explodes, Injuring Worker

Shipping Container Explodes, Injuring Worker

A full tank of propane can generate the same explosive force as over a hundred kilograms of TNT. Stored inside a shipping container, this tank became a bomb. Workers at a construction site used this barbecue during their…

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Welding Explosion Injures Young Worker

Welding Explosion Injures Young Worker

A fire needs three things to burn: heat, oxygen, and fuel. Here a welder had the heat and the oxygen. Unbeknownst to him, he had the fuel, too. The ensuing explosion blew this deck right off the boat….

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