Industrial accidents

This image released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shows the operation floor above a cooling pool at Unit 3 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, April 15, 2019. The operator TEPCO of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel from the cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. (Tokyo Electric Power Co. via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 3:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said...
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Yoon Chang-yul, second from right, a senior official at the Prime Minister's Office, announces the government's stance on the World Trade Organization's ruling in favor of South Korea 's import ban on Japanese seafood at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Friday, April 12, 2019. South Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighboring prefectures to ensure "only foods that are confirmed as safe are put on the table. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 12:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Durham, N.C., the day after an explosion and building fire caused by a gas leak killed one person and injured more than two dozen, including nine firefighters. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 11, 2019 - 3:16 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The coffee shop owner killed in a North Carolina gas line explosion was last seen in the doorway of his business after firefighters evacuated his customers and told him to leave, the fire chief said Thursday, as city officials gave new details about fiber network construction...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 12:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Just days after the first blaze broke out...
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This photo taken by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office shows the KMCO Chemical plant Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say one person is confirmed dead after a fire broke out at the chemical plant Tuesday near Houston. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says two other people were life-flighted. Gonzalez says preliminary information shows that the chemical isobutylene initially started the fire, and is still burning. (Harris County Fire Marshal's Office via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 3:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a Texas plant Tuesday, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the fatality in a tweet and said the two injured had...
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April 02, 2019 - 12:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston-area chemical plant (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The company that owns a Texas chemical plant where fire broke out has had environmental violations in the past. In 2016, KMCO's corporate agents pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge of violating...
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March 30, 2019 - 11:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people were killed and five injured when a container containing scrap metal exploded in the latest in a series of industrial accidents in eastern China. Sunday morning's blast in the city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province caused a fire that spread to a...
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March 29, 2019 - 5:10 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh imposed tougher safety rules after more than 1,100 people died when a garment factory complex collapsed near Dhaka in 2013. But continued corruption and lax enforcement have caused many more deaths from safety lapses since the Rana Plaza disaster,...
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Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday killed seven people and injured dozens more, police said. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
March 28, 2019 - 8:02 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital has been brought under full control with the death toll remaining at 19, fire officials said Friday. The blaze that burned for several hours Thursday had trapped people inside the building, some shouting for help...
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A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
March 28, 2019 - 8:53 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire struck a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, killing 19 people and injuring about 70 others, officials said. It trapped many inside the building, with some shouting for help from windows on high floors or from the roof. At least one person...
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