Incident Logs



Fatality

Monday
Jul 14
Ciudad, Guayana: An explosion at an iron plant left 1 dead and 7 injured. More information

Thursday
Jul 10
Mosul, Iraq: A two-week old fire at a sulfur plant was brought under control by U.S. Army engineers. 2 died from the toxic fumes. More information

Thursday
Jul 10
Middletown, OH: The 3,000 pound lifting block of an overhead crane at a steel plant fell on a forklift, killing the operator. One worker was fired and 10 others suspended following the accident. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Peshawar, Pakistan: At least 3 people were killed and 19 injured when a cannon shell hidden among scrape exploded inside a metal furnace. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Matsuyama, Japan: 1 worker died and 14 overcome by leaking carbon monoxide at a chemical plant. Work to change valves on large containers of the gas was under way when the accident occurred. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Meridan, MS: A aircraft parts plant worker armed with a gun wounded 14 co-workers, killing six. The gunman then committed suicide. More information

Sunday
Jul 06
Attibele, India: 1 worker died and 4 others injured in a pharmaceutical plant explosion. Workers using water to extinguish a chemical fire are believed to have caused the blast. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Framingham, MA: 1 worker died when a 16,000 gallon tank of liquid asphalt exploded. Flames threatened nearby tanks. Welding was being done at the time of the blast. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Surat, India: 1 person was killed and 9 injured by a blast inside an oil tanker undergoing repairs. More information

Tuesday
Jul 01
Jefferson City, MO: A worker shot and killed three co-workers and wounded five others before killing himself. More information

Saturday
Jun 21
Rock Hill, SC - An elderly man was killed when he wasstruck by metal tank that collapsed at a chemical company. The man mayhave suffered a head injury when the rank threw him against a retainingwall. More information

Thursday
Jun 19
Two people were killed in a fire at a perfume chemical warehouse and factory. Officials said the fire originated from an electricshort circuit and pots containing chemicals exploded during the fire. More information

Wednesday
Jun 18
United Arab Emirate - Four people died and several others were injured following an explosion that occurred when 2 oil tankerscollided in the Persian Gulf. The vessels were conducting a ship-to-shipfuel transfer at the time. More information

Sunday
Jun 15
India - One worker died and 3 others fell unconscious when they inhaled toxic fumes while cleaning the motor of a dredger. Police said the workers were the dredger with tetrachloride. More information

Friday
Jun 13
Cape-Breton, France - One seaman was killed in an explosionon board a French oil tanker. Cause of the explosion is not known. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Punjab, India - Two people were killed and 18 injuredin an explosion and fire at a plant owned by a leading drug maker. Theblast and fire occurred at the solvent recovery section of the facility. More information

Thursday
Jun 05
Nogales, Mexico - At least 4 people were killed andscores injured when a landslide damaged a natural gas line causing anexplosion. Fifteen vehicles and 20 buildings were set on fire. More information

Wednesday
Jun 04
Kamensk-Uralsk, Russia - Two oxygen canisters explodedat a metal foundry killing 4 workers and seriously injuring 2 others.The tanks exploded when they were being loaded at the factory. A spokesman said initially 2 workers were killed but his office said fragmentsof 2 more bodies were found later in the day. The cause of the accidentis being investigated. More information

Wednesday
Jun 04
Amman, Jordan - At least 10 people were killed and18 critically injured when a loaded gasoline tanker overturned on an intersectionand burst into flames. The oil tanker was headed downhill when the brakesfailed and skidded on the steep road. The gasoline spilled onto the streetflowing under cars waiting at the traffic lights. Officials said 21 vehiclesat the traffic lights were trapped by the flames and reduced to heapsof twisted metal. More information

Sunday
May 25
Miami, FL - Four people were killed and 15 injured in an explosion and fire in the boiler room of a docked cruise ship. The cruise ship had passed federal inspection 10 days earlier. More information

Thursday
May 22
Sala, Sweden - Two people were killed and 3 injured when a military gasoline depot exploded. Authorities said the cause of the blast is not certain, but the building may have been hit by lightning. More information

Wednesday
May 21
Hebei province, China - Six people were killed and 15 injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. The explosion occurred when a reaction tower exploded and collapsed, triggering a blaze in a nearby warehouse. More information

Monday
May 19
Rourkela, India - One person died and two sustained severe burns when a mixture of hot metal and slag splashed out while being poured into a converter of a steel plant. More information

Sunday
May 11
Singapore - A sailor was killed in a fire and explosion aboard a Korean chemical tanker. A spokesman said the incident aboard the ship occurred while the vessel was lifting its anchor after refuelling. The explosion occurred in a store room at the front of the vessel. The ship crew extinguished the fire. More information

Sunday
May 11
Kunming, China - Five people died and one was seriously injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. Plant officials said that they thought the explosion was caused by industrial chemicals overheating in a closed vessel. The blast destroyed 4 workshops. More information

Saturday
May 10
Ludhiana, India - Nine people died and at least 90 suffered burn injuries due to a blast in a hosiery factory. The blast followed a cooking gas cylinder explosion. A fire tender had taken care of the fire and 5 firemen, a few policemen and about 50 people were standing around when a second blast occurred. More information

Monday
May 05
Agra, India - Two children of a chemical factory guard were burned to death when the factory caught fire. Fire brigades battled the fire for several hours before it was brought under control. Seven other people received burn injuries and were admitted to the hospital. More information

Sunday
May 04
Gdansk, Poland - Four people died after the explosion of a barge loaded with gasoline. The explosion occurred at an oil refinery in northern Poland. More information

Tuesday
Apr 29
Dighi-Kalas, India - One worker died and 7 others were injured when vapors of hydrochloric acid leaked from a container in an electroplating department. Police said the incident happened when the premises of the department was being cleaned. More information

Tuesday
Apr 29
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - One worker died and 3 other were injured from an acid spill at a pulp and paper mill. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Anzotegui, Venezuela - One worker was killed and 3 other injured in an explosion and fire at a plant that produces methyl tertiary butyl ether. The plant suffered minor damage. More information

Friday
Apr 18
Qianging, China - An explosion at a textile plant killed 5 workers and injured 4 others when a machine used to print designs on cloth blew up starting a fire that collapsed the ceiling. More information

Sunday
Apr 13
Caivano, Italy - An explosion at a paint factory killed 4 workers and injured another. Workers on an overnight shift reported a problem with a nitrogen tank and called in an outside technician. An explosion occurred in the area of the tank. A fifth worker was slightly injured in the blast. More information

Sunday
Apr 13
Palestine, TX - Three teenagers died and 2 were injured after a petroleum tank exploded in the western part of the county. The teens reportedly climbed up on the tank and opened the hatch and one of the teens used a lighter to see inside. The lighter ignited vapors from a few inches of oil in the tank. More information

Saturday
Apr 12
Perm region, Russia - One person was killed when 33 rail tankers containing a propane-butane blend were involved in a series of explosions and fires. The train was unloading when a pipe came off one of the tankers which exploded. Three other explosions followed, igniting 8 tanks. More information

Friday
Apr 11
Jharkhand, Palamu district, India - One person died and 18 were seriously affected after they inhaled chlorine gas from a leaking pipe of a chemical factory. More information

Monday
Apr 07
Shandong province, China - At least 21 people were killed in a fire at a food-processing factory. The building collapsed in the blaze trapping many of the workers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 02
Corinth, Greece - An explosion in a pipe-making factory killed at least 6 people and injured 3. Workers said the blast occurred while 3 of those who were killed were replacing an oxygen cylinder. More information

Tuesday
Apr 01
Vakaner, India - Four people were killed and 15 injured when an oil tanker collided with a passenger train causing an explosion and fire in 3 coaches. The incident occurred when the tanker crashed into the train at an unmanned railroad crossing. More information

Tuesday
Apr 01
Geleen, Netherlands - Three people died and 2 were injured in an explosion at a factory operated by a specialty chemicals group. The blast occurred in a salt oven. More information

Sunday
Mar 30
Daya Bay, China - One person was killed and 3 others injured in an explosion while oil was being pumped out of a tanker by another tanker. Fire broke out on both ships. More information

Thursday
Mar 27
Billy-Berclau, France> - Four people were killed in an explosion at an explosives plant. Authorities said the explosion appeared to be an accident and occurred in an area where 2 employees were filling dynamite cartridges. More information

Monday
Mar 17
Aspropyrgos, Greece> - A worker was fatally burned after an explosion at an oil refinery changing room. More information

Monday
Mar 17
New Zealand> - One man died and another was critically injured after being burned in a sub-station explosion so intense that it vaporized their clothing. The explosion is under investigation. More information

Sunday
Mar 16
Singapore> - An explosion while disposing of live ammunition on a military range killed 2 demolition company employees and injured 3 others. More information

Wednesday
Mar 12
Yeochon, South Korea> - One person died after an explosion at a styrene tank. The tank was being cleaned when the explosion occurred. More information

Monday
Mar 10
Nanhai, China> - Five people were killed and 23 injured when an explosion ripped through a chemical factory. The explosion left a pit 200 ft. in diameter and 13 feet deep. More information

Saturday
Mar 08
Jiangsu Province, China> - Six people were killed and two injured in an explosion at a four bleaching plant. The blast occurred in a workshop. More information

Wednesday
Mar 05
Suffolk, UK> - Two men died in a confined space accident when they became trapped inside the tank they were cleaning. More information

Monday
Feb 24
Daxian County, China - An explosion at a chemical plant left 2 dead and 4 injured. The explosion occurred when workers were trying to dredge a jammed blast furnace, a spokesman said. More information

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