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A Kurdziel  
#1 Posted : 04 December 2020 10:21:52(UTC)
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A Kurdziel

In normal times this story would be up on the forum with in hours  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-55183959 but since we are all Covid obsessed these days it has not been mentioned yet. Coverage in the media has been low key as well, despite the 4 deaths involved. We will wait for the official HSE investigation to tell what happened but it is reminder that old fashion H&S issues are still around and we as H&S professionals need to keep our eyes on this and not become totally virus obsessed.  It’s also a reminder  people still die when things go wrong.

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biker1  
#2 Posted : 04 December 2020 10:56:39(UTC)
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biker1

Quite so. It is a sobering thought that the total of workplace deaths from injury and ill health globally runs into the millions each year, dwarfing the casualty numbers from COVID. Because it is a regular and slow moving tragedy, it doesn't receive the attention it should. The number of deaths on our roads also seems to be accepted as a norm. It's quite a challenge to get such issues taken as seriously as they should be.

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peter gotch  
#3 Posted : 04 December 2020 16:11:07(UTC)
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peter gotch

A reminder that the low probability, high consequence events do happen from time to time.

Much too early to speculate but news reports indicate that it was an anaerobic sludge digester and would not be the first explosion in such process.

Lessons for safe design and operation of anaerobic digesters (icheme.org)

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stevedm  
#4 Posted : 06 December 2020 12:18:09(UTC)
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stevedm

the investigation outcomes will be interesting but I am sur some of the same old hits will be present...

There will be an impact for all of these I am sure...

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1OrLffW5hKaTwQVHsiF_WR9IhxuOl4avg&ll=51.948997127487196%2C-1.2904509710913281&z=8

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Kim Hedges on 07/12/2020(UTC)
Mark-W  
#5 Posted : 07 December 2020 08:33:10(UTC)
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Mark-W

I live and work in the Bristol area and the coverage on local news was sparse, hardly made a few minutes of news before they moved onto something else

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Kim Hedges on 07/12/2020(UTC)
Ian Bell2  
#6 Posted : 07 December 2020 11:49:57(UTC)
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Ian Bell2

My bet is on Wessex Water recruiting for a Process Safety / DSEAR/ATEX Engineer in the next few months.

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Kim Hedges on 07/12/2020(UTC)
Kim Hedges  
#7 Posted : 07 December 2020 13:40:47(UTC)
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Kim Hedges

I'm also local to Avonmouth, I live in Thornbury.  I've also worked on the site previously on a one day contract to replace some metalwork with a crane doing the lifting - the pipework and metalwork get badly corroded and so a constant progression of replacement and inspection is ongoing. 

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