Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

Jun 30, 2014

Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. on Monday resumed operations at its silicon plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, where a massive explosion killed five people and injured 13 workers on Jan. 9. The explosion occurred at one of the plant’s facilities when about 20 workers were cleaning ...

Explosion rocks tanker off Himeji; one missing

May 29, 2014

Explosion rocks tanker off Himeji; one missing

Four members of a tanker were seriously burned Thursday morning after their vessel was damaged by an explosion and fire off Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard and Himeji Fire Department said. Among the eight people on board, seven had been rescued and ...

One dead, three hurt in blast at plant

Nov 25, 2013

One dead, three hurt in blast at plant

One person died and two others sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital after an explosion Monday at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.’s Yahata plant in Fukuoka Prefecture, according to the local fire department. The man who was killed was in his ...

Factory blast in Chiba kills two

Nov 16, 2013

Factory blast in Chiba kills two

An explosion at an oil recycling facility in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, killed two people and injured 16 others Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Ever Clean Corp. employees Kenji Ida, 50, and Kazuo Masuda, 52. They were pronounced dead after being found buried ...