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    Carlsberg fined £3m after worker dies in gas leak at brewery

    Carlsberg has been fined £3 million after a man died and another was seriously injured following an ammonia gas leak at one of its breweries.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 29 July 2022

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    Dangerous gases: getting the monitoring right

    Gas detection systems provide vital early warning of the presence of dangerous gases in industrial environments, but it is crucial to select and use the right type.

    By Simon Hopwood, Draeger Safety UK on 25 April 2022

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    The lost story of Britain’s Black miners

    “We need to be remembered. There’s no depiction. There’s nothing about us, [but anyway] we say, all miners are black. We are [all black], till we get showered down there [underground], when we come out of the pit, and then you can see.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 October 2021

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    Coal mining co fined after worker crushed in roof collapse

    Mining company, Three D’s Mining Ltd has been fined £100,000 for safety breaches after an employee suffered crushing injuries when a roof collapsed at a coal face in South Wales.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 September 2021

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    Fatal gas explosion could have ‘easily been avoided’

    An asbestos removal contractor has been fined £150,000 after a worker was killed after he cut through a live gas pipe which the company had failed to isolate.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 April 2021


    Down to earth

    Brazing is still widely used in earthing systems, despite the increased evidence of the high safety risks that it poses.

    By Nik Sweeting, Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A. on 02 September 2019


    Valero Energy fined £5m after refinery explosion kills four

    An eight-year investigation into an explosion at a Pembrokeshire oil refinery that killed four workers has culminated at court in a £5m fine for Valero Energy.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 June 2019

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    Marathon Oil fined £1.16m for Boxing Day gas blast

    The UK arm of American-owned Marathon Oil has been fined over £1m after a corroded pipe burst on its North Sea platform, 250 kilometres north-east off the coast of Aberdeen.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 May 2019

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    Oil and gas decommissioning – as complex as it can get

    Regarded by some as a ‘necessary evil’, decommissioning in the oil and gas industry are inherently hazardous projects, which require meticulous management and an extremely defined skill set, if they’re to be executed safely.

    By Richard Vann, RVA Group and Past president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers on 01 November 2018


    RMT issues modern day warning for Piper Alpha memorial day

    Thirty years on from the worst oil disaster in history, the offshore industry is in danger of repeating mistakes that saw 167 workers killed in the Piper Alpha explosion, the RMT has warned.

    By British Safety Council on 09 July 2018