e-Hazard Blog

by , on February 24, 2012
Babine Forest Products’ sawmill exploded in a fireball, leveling the plant on the evening of January 20th.   The roof lifted off of the football field-sized building, then came down, crushing the sawmill.  Clothing was partially burned off, hard hats melted onto heads,  workers had burns to backs, arms, and legs, and others were blown out of...
by , on February 24, 2012
On the morning of February 6, a Lenenergo Power Station outside of Petersburg  lit up the night sky with an explosion as a result of a ‘technical fault’. Click here to watch the video and read a brief article dated 2/8/12. Click here to read the report from the Russian news website, Fontanku.ru.
by , on February 24, 2012
Upper Big Branch Coal Mine was site of 2010 explosion in which 29 miners died.  The Massey Energy superintendent faces felony criminal charges for conspiring to impede enforcement efforts by using code phrases to tip off mine operators to pending MHSA inspections checking for health and safety violations.  Last year, the head of security was charged with...
by , on February 24, 2012
An engineer and 4 others suffered varying degrees of burns at a substation in Dubai International Airport’s Concourse 3 construction site.  They were testing an 11kV Ring Main Unit when an arc flash occured igniting clothing and causing severe burns on as much as 60% of the worker’s bodies. Click here to read the article from 2/22/12.
by , on February 24, 2012
A NZ farmer checking on his stock was electrocuted due to a downed power line.  The live wire had fallen from a nearby power pole which had caught fire at the top dropping the insulators and line near to the ground.    The man’s wife was also seriously burned when she attempted to get to him. Click...
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