Tag: Industrial accidents

Stories of survival keep hope alive as rescuers race clock

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For 17 days, Reshma Begum survived under heaps of rubble after an eight-story garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh eight years ago. A few years...

Fire chief: Illinois chemical plant fire likely accidental

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ROCKTON, Ill. — An explosion and massive fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois that filled the sky with black smoke and forced...

5 killed in school construction site collapse in Belgium

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PARIS — A school undergoing construction work collapsed in the Belgian city of Antwerp, killing five workers and injuring nine others, according to local...

Evacuation order lifted after Illinois chemical plant blast

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Residents near a northern Illinois chemical plant were cleared to return to their homes Friday, four days after officials issued an...

Fire suppression efforts continue at Illinois chemical plant

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line as public health officials lifted an outdoor...

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against plant fire

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A company hired to help extinguish a fire that gutted a northern Illinois chemical plant this week used foam containing toxic compounds that have...

China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

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BEIJING — A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government...

Illinois chemical plant explosion, fire prompt evacuations

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ROCKTON, Ill. — An explosion at a chemical plant in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black...

Bodies of 2 more miners found in Mexico; 6 confirmed dead

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MEXICO CITY — Two more bodies were found Wednesday at a small coal mine in a northern Mexico border state after the shaft flooded...

Data recovered as ship with chemicals sinking off Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Experts recovered the data recorder of a fire-ravaged ship carrying chemicals that is slowly sinking off Sri Lanka‚Äôs capital, as...