Four workers suffered burns and toxic inhalation injuries when two tonnes of titanium tetrachloride escaped from a chemical plant. Local residents were urged to keep windows and doors shut.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the incident.
A construction worker was killed in Beirut after a bomb workers found exploded. Two other workers were injured.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator UK Ltd will appear at Southwark Crown Court charged with breaking health and safety law on four counts; following the death of Katarzyna Woja in a lift at Broadgate Health Club, central London, in March 2003.