Police said they would investigate alleged corruption. The leak may have been due to negligence, officials say. “We need to think about how people prioritise getting out into the field; conducting inspections; and ensuring, as a regulator, [that] you would try and look at the highest risk stuff first”. "My eyes were itchy, and I was feeling drowsy, light-headed and slightly breathless," Yashwanth Saikumar Ambati, who lives about 300 metres from the plant, told Reuters.

Legal action is being taken against the company, says state Industries Minister Goutam Reddy. “And whether that change is coming about because of artificial intelligence, or Big Data, or whether it’s as a result of the sort of massive change we’ve seen in the way we all work because of Covid…we must recognise that is exactly what it is. “Everyone’s going to need to learn this, and they’re going to need to learn it from us…and there’s some huge opportunities out there.”.

Considering the impacts on Covid-19, Cutler noted that a challenge for some regulators is that they have had to curtail physical, on-site inspections, especially those in more remote locations or where lockdowns are in place.
A critical role for industry in major hazard management is paying attention to lessons of the past and to challenge itself as to whether those lessons have really been learned, said Cutler. It is change. She is currently on the Board of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, a national regulatory body responsible for maritime safety and protection. But didn't people die?

It should be a mandated element across all disciplines of engineering.”. At least eight persons were killed in a huge explosion at a chemical factory at Boisar in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Saturday evening, a police official said. Video, Macron leads vigil for beheaded history teacher, Iceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes. November 16-20, 2020 Virtual. She added that if things go wrong, the regulator is then responsible for investigating, working out what went wrong, establishing if laws were broken, and holding organisations accountable. 1 crore relief", "Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion", International Association of Emergency Managers, International Disaster and Risk Conference, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_industrial_disasters&oldid=983085013, Articles with dead external links from May 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 04:29. While eight persons were killed in the explosion, the injured were being extricated from debris, the official said.

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For example, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was made more severe due to the heavy concentration of lumber industry facilities, wood houses, and fuel and other chemicals in a small area. Finally, there is the profound problem of political will. One problem is that few workers or their relatives are aware of their rights or have the resources to seek legal redress. At least eight persons were killed in a huge explosion at a chemical factory at Boisar in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Saturday evening, a police official said. 11 were killed and more than 1000 people were injured as of 7 May 2020. This site uses cookies from Google and other third parties to deliver its services, to personalise adverts and to analyse traffic.

The CSB conducts root cause investigations of chemical accidents at fixed industrial facilities. Officials said the fumes had spread over a radius of about 3km (2 miles) and people from surrounding areas were evacuated. “I also see IChemE needing to be a voice in process safety and systems thinking, and encouraging it to be integrated across curriculums, but not just chemical engineering. Persuading an undecided voter. "There are people who were sleeping," AFP quoted him as saying. Persuading an undecided voter, Lockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius' Video, Lockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius', The Covid doctor whose dance video went viral. Trump and Biden fly in for final debate clash, Inside Europe’s most infected area. To receive an enews with selected incident summaries each time the database is updated, subscribe to Recent work-related incidents. And both plants had overseas owners: South Korea’s biggest petrochemical maker, LG Chem, in the case of Visakhapatnam, and US-based Union Carbide the majority owner in the case of Bhopal. The Convention addresses primarily industrial accidents in one country that affect the population and the environment of another country. Blast took place during testing of some chemicals at around 7.20 pm | Photo from ANI. Another role discussed was the part industry should play in responding to change in the context of safety. Local political rivalries, or tensions between state-level and national-level governments can also complicate the search for justice. For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Blast took place during testing of some chemicals at around 7.20 pm | Photo from ANI, Maharashtra: 8 dead in huge explosion at chemical factory in Boisar, Fire at shoe factory in Delhi, 23 fire tenders rushed, Gujarat: Six killed in blast at gas company, Bus catches fire after colliding with truck in UP's Kannauj. Prior to their regulatory roles, both Cutler and Dame Judith worked in industry, affording them industrial expertise which they also drew on during the webinar. causes more than 2 million deaths each year, according to some estimates. May 7, 2020: Visakhapatnam gas leak.

The leak took place at around 03:00 local time (21:30 GMT Wednesday) as the plant was being re-opened for the first time since 24 March, when India went into lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. We kept going until we reached Kailasagiri beach, about 20km away. Reports suggest initial attempts to control the gas leak were unsuccessful but the company and state officials say the situation is now under control. Earlier, he told BBC Telugu that it looked as though proper procedures and guidelines were not followed when the South Korean-owned plant was being re-opened. Chemical engineers urge industry action to break cycle of accidents. Both incidents are only the most high-profile of thousands, big and small, that happen every year in India.

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