Posts Tagged ‘explosion’

Explosion Kills Worker, Injures Dozens at NY Cosmetics Company November 27, 2017 No Comments


An explosion ripped through the Verla International Ltd. cosmetics factory in New Windsor, N.Y., around 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 20, injuring approximately 25-30 employees and killing one. Workers fled the building and local emergency responders arrived on scene and were inside the building at 10:40 a.m. when a second explosion occurred, injuring seven firefighters, at […]

CSB: Multiple process safety deficiencies led to explosion, near-miss January 26, 2016 No Comments

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the Feb. 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, CA, was caused by “multiple process safety management deficiencies.” The CSB also contends the situation easily could’ve been much worse.
Two workers were injured when an explosion occurred in the refinery’s electrostatic precipitator (ESP), a piece of equipment used […]