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Coal mine explosion leaves 51 dead and dozens injured in Russia

An explosion killed 51 people and injured 49 at the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in Russia's Kemerovo region on November 25. There were 285 miners in the mine when the incident occurred and 46 of them were killed by the explosion. Five rescuers also died of asphyxiation after entering the mine to retrieve bodies and help trapped miners.

First interim report into July chemical explosion that killed seven in Leverkusen reveals likely cause

The first interim report on the investigation into the July 27 explosion at a chemical waste incineration plant in Leverkusen, Germany says that a chemical reaction was likely to have been the cause. The Cologne District Government made the announcement at a meeting of the City Council of Leverkusen on August 30, citing the first interim report on the investigation into the causes behind the incident.

US CSB releases safety video on fatal 2019 hydrogen sulphide release

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety video into the October 26, 2019, hydrogen sulfide release at the Aghorn Operating waterflood station in Odessa, Texas. The release fatally injured an Aghorn employee who was working at the facility that evening, as well as his spouse who attempted to locate him at the facility after he did not return home.

US refinery reaches $1 million settlement, admits no wrongdoing in 2018 explosion that injured 36

The Superior Refining Company has reached a settlement of around $1 million in relation to the 2018 explosion at its oil refinery in Superior, northwestern Wisconsin which injured 36 people and caused a mass evacuation of 21,000 people. The settlement reached on June 24 could mean those who were evacuated are eligible to receive $150 in compensation each.