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July 4, 2019  

Worker at Halifax Shipyard seriously injured in industrial accident

Worker struck by a piece of equipment.

News Chemicals Food & Beverage General
June 20, 2019  

5 hospitalized after cleaning product spill at Tyson plant

Roughly 1,200 employees work at the poultry plant in Arkansas.

News Construction Oil & Gas General
May 8, 2019  

Construction accident in Alberta’s energy sector kills two workers

RCMP and the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Department are investigating.

News Chemicals Food & Beverage General
March 6, 2019  

2 Kansas companies indicted over noxious chemical cloud

The three-count indictment alleges that Midwest Grain Products Inc. and Harcros Chemicals Inc. violated the Clean Air Act.

News Manufacturing General
January 16, 2019  

Police, ministry investigate after fatal industrial accident in Caledon, Ont.

The incident took place on Monday afternoon at a road construction site.

News Manufacturing General
November 19, 2018  

Man dies after being electrocuted in industrial accident in Leamington: police

Ministry of Labour is investigating the accident.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Operations
August 30, 2017  

Two dead following accident at western Pennsylvania plant

Incident happened while workers were doing maintenance in an underground enclosure at the coal-fired power plant.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Operations Production
July 5, 2017  

Worker killed at BC Domtar mill identified

57-year old Jim Macleod had worked at the mill for 37 years, and was an active member of the local Unifor union.

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April 5, 2017  

OSHA probe of boiler blast could take months

Three people were killed Apr. 3 when the van-sized boiler blew up at Loy-Lange Box Co. in St. Louis.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
January 17, 2017  

Man dead in industrial accident in Toronto’s east end

Man of unknown age got pulled into a piece of machinery.

News Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations
January 16, 2017  

Ont. man fatally crushed between two trailers in industrial accident

Incident occured in Campbellford, Ont., north of Trenton.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
January 12, 2017  

Ford worker killed after fall from Michigan factory crane

Reports suggest the man, who’s name has not been released, fell about 50 feet.

News Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
January 12, 2017  

Six injured in Minnesota truck plant explosion

Blast occurred in paint shop; sheriff says the scene is safe.

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December 20, 2016  

[ICYMI] PLANT’S top 10 news stories from 2016

Check out PLANT’s best-read news items to reflect on the year that was.

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December 15, 2016  

Manufacturer cited with safety violations after robotic machine kills woman

The 20-year old woman had entered a robotic station to clear a sensor fault after the assembly line had stopped.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Operations Production
November 22, 2016  

Worker hurt in explosion at Kansas chemical plant

Facility manufactures and packages aerosol, liquid and other specialty chemicals.

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November 14, 2016  

Worker dies after exposure to cyanide

A bag of sodium cynanide was discovered in the 38-year old electroplating company employee’s pocket.

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November 9, 2016  

Chinese businessman sentenced to death for Tianjin blast

Massive explosion last year at a chemical warehouse killed 173 people.

News Government Manufacturing Minerals General Operations Production
October 26, 2016  

Vale fined $1M after one killed, one injured at Sudbury, Ont. plant

Incident took place at the company’s rock-crushing facility in April 2014.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
October 26, 2016  

Two dead in Virginia rail car plant shooting

Getachew Fekede, 53, was fired by the manufacturer in March after he stopped showing up for work.

News Manufacturing General
September 26, 2016  

Man encased in hot tar in Toronto industrial accident

Forty-six year old remains in life-threatening condition.

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
August 3, 2016  

Cambodian garment workers injured in truck crash

33 injuries have been reported, 12 of which are listed as critical.

News Manufacturing Metals Business Operations General Operations Production
June 29, 2016  

Five hurt in Georgia aluminum plant explosion

Injuries ranged from life-threatening to “walking wounded.”

News Energy Oil & Gas General Production
June 10, 2016  

Worker in hospital following injury at Regina Co-op oil refinery

Hot diesel sprayed onto the worker’s calves.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Production
December 11, 2015  

Worker at Alberta refinery killed after being hit by bus

Incident occurred at North West Redwater Partnership’s Sturgeon Refinery site.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Production
November 25, 2015  

Eight injured in fire at oil refinery in Mexico

Pemex said none of the injuries to two petroleum workers and six contractors were serious; cause of blaze being investigated.

News Chemicals Government Manufacturing General Operations Production
September 1, 2015  

Death toll rises to 158 in Tianjin chemical warehouse explosions

Authorities say 15 people remain missing.

News Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Operations Production
August 31, 2015  

Seven dead in China’s latest industrial accident

Workers overcome by gases at paper mill.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
July 16, 2015  

Labour ministry orders work stoppage at Siemens Tillsonburg wind plant

One employee is in hospital with serious injuries after industrial accident July 13.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Operations Production
July 15, 2015  

Explosion at Wash. aerospace plant hurls machinery, causes collapses

Five workers injured in blast that authorities say stemmed from vapours released during chemical manufacturing.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Production
May 6, 2015  

Workers killed on Pemex oil platform in Gulf of Mexico

Rig was manoeuvring for offshore well maintenance at the time of the accident.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Operations Production
May 5, 2015  

Chrysler worker dies in accident at Detroit assembly facility

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC said the employee was killed at the facility’s wastewater treatment plant