Man injured after ‘electrical explosion’ on Oxford Street

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Worker ‘killed in mine explosion near Whitby’

A man has reportedly died after a gas explosion at a mine near Whitby. Operator ICL UK told ELN that emergency services and the in-house rescue team are currently down the Boulby potash mine to take account of the situation. Reports claim the employee was killed in the early hours of this morning following a “sudden and powerful” release of gas known as a “blow out”. […]

ISIS attacks gas plant in Baghdad

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Deadly explosion hits Mexico petrochemical plant

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Gas transit pipeline ‘explodes in Ukraine’

An explosion reportedly struck a gas pipeline in Ukraine earlier today. Reports claim witnesses saw flames up to 200 metres high after the blast on the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline near the city of Poltava. The pipeline, which is 4,500 kilometres long, is believed to be one of the main pipelines carrying Russian natural gas to the […]

Oil tanker explodes off Japan’s coast

A Japanese oil tanker exploded off the nation’s south-west coast today, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing. Reports claim four of them were injured, suffering severe burns, in the accident near Himeji port – around 280 miles west of Tokyo. Pictures show the 998-tonne Shoko Maru tanker tilted to its left in the […]

‘At least 200 killed’ in Turkish coal mine blast

An explosion at a coal mine in western Turkey has reportedly killed at least 200 workers. Believed to be one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history, the death toll is expected to rise. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the mine at Soma in Manisa province when an electrical […]

Six dead after New York gas explosion

A sixth person has been confirmed dead following an explosion that flattened two buildings in New York City. A gas leak triggered the blast yesterday morning on Park Avenue in East Harlem, which also led to more than 60 injured people. It shattered windows a block away, rained debris onto railroad tracks close by and […]

‘Four killed in oil tanker blast’ in China

Four workers are said to have died after an oil tanker exploded and caught fire at a shipyard in east China. Chinese reports suggest seven people were working on the ship when the explosion occurred at Haizhou Shipyard in the port city of Zhoushan. Four bodies are believed to have recovered but the search continues for […]

China uncovers "20,000 potential risks" in oil and gas sector

Nearly 20,000 disaster risks were uncovered in China’s oil and gas sector during a safety investigation, reports claim. The probe was launched following a pipeline explosion in the East Asian nation in November last year which killed 62 people and is said to have cost 750 million yuan (£75.2m). Reports claim it found that “pipeline […]