Tag: accident

Japan oil tanker explodes off coast; 1 missing

A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country’s southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said.  More »

Charges brought in Quebec railway disaster

The Quebec provincial prosecutor’s office said 47 counts of criminal negligence have been filed against engineer Thomas Harding, manager of train operations Jean Demaitre, and Richard Labrie, the railway’s traffic controller.  More »

Drilling suspended after waves strike rig

Anadarko Petroleum suspended drilling while it evaluates the status of a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig hit by heavy waves Tuesday morning.  More »

Gulf well shut in after blackout

An electrical blackout at an offshore floating production facility forced it to disconnect from at least one Talos well in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.  More »

Worker remains missing as Chevron well continues to burn

State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron have been continuing to monitor a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Pennsylvania. One worker still is unaccounted for.  More »

Fire reported at Connecticut power plant

Firefighters in Connecticut are responding to a blaze at a power plant where an explosion in 2010 killed six people and injured several dozen others.  More »

Senators: More scrutiny needed after train explosions

Leading Democratic senators said the Obama administration needs to step up its scrutiny of safeguards governing oil transport, following train derailments and explosions.  More »

Authorities: Oil train apparently hit grain car before explosions (video)

BNSF Railway spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the several rail cars from the mile-long oil train derailed and caught fire at about 2:10 p.m. Monday less than a mile from the city.  More »

Oil pipeline blasts in eastern China kill 35

Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country’s worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.  More »

Black Elk Energy still feeling financial effects of blast

Black Elk Energy told investors on Wednesday that it is still dealing with financial damage from the fatal explosion at one of its Gulf of Mexico production platforms last year, even as the Houston-based company faces fines and a potential criminal investigation from the incident.  More »

Feds: Safety culture ‘poor, at best’ before fatal Black Elk platform blast

In their report on the fatal explosion of a Black Elk platform last year, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Coast Guard said that workers who were “worried about losing their jobs if they raised safety concerns” did not call a halt to work “despite apparent anomalies.”  More »

Feds launch probe into death of Gulf worker

Federal investigators said Thursday they will launch a probe to determine what caused the death of an oil platform worker, after he fell into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday evening.  More »
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