Latest Industrial accidents News

2 suffer minor injuries in small explosion at Georgia plant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a small explosion at a plant in coastal Georgia, authorities said. Firefighters in Savannah responding to the morning blast found that any flames had already been extinguished by the facility’s fire...

Company probes whether procedures were followed after deaths

Sep. 14, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An eastern North Carolina industrial operation said it is investigating whether safety procedures were followed after an accident that killed two workers over the weekend. Two Valley Proteins workers were found unresponsive Sunday afternoon at...

Exelon: Contract worker killed in accident at nuclear plant

Sep. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A worker at the deactivated Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania died in an accident at the plant last week, officials said. The contract worker was fatally injured at about 11 a.m. Friday “while unloading equipment from a truck at...

Fire at huge Nebraska beef plant disrupts production briefly

Sep. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

A fire at a one of the nation's largest beef processing plants appears to have spared the main production area, so the impact on the overall market is likely to be limited. While the blaze was burning at the JBS plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, that normally slaughters...

Worker killed in industrial accident at Iowa pork plant

Sep. 10, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — A worker died early Friday in an industrial accident at a pork processing plant in north-central Iowa, according to Prestage Foods of Iowa. The incident happened early Friday morning during the overnight shit at Prestage Foods' plant in Eagle...

Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Sep. 09, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday that a growing number of oiled...

North Dakota officials: Well spill due to equipment failure

Sep. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

KEENE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are investigating a spill that released nearly 48,000 gallons of produced water and more than 1,000 gallons of oil. The state Oil and Gas Division said the incident happened Wednesday at a Slawson Exploration well about 14...

IAEA: Science key to Fukushima plant water release

Sep. 09, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Objective, science-based monitoring is the key to safely carrying out the planned release of treated but still radioactive water at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency official said Thursday. A three-member IAEA...

30K gallons of diesel fuel spills at NRG plant in Millsboro

Sep. 09, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — About 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled at NRG Energy’s power plant on the Indian River near Millsboro, company and state officials said. The spill was discovered Wednesday morning, news outlets report. A pressurized hose detached and...

After Ida oil spill, divers put containment dome on pipeline

Sep. 08, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company overseeing the response to a large oil spill spurred by Hurricane Ida said Tuesday that a containment dome has been placed over a broken undersea pipeline, stemming the flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Houston-based Talos Energy said in a...