Incident Logs



Fatality

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

Friday
Feb 21
New York, NY - Two people were killed and 1 injured in an explosion at an oil and gas facility on Staten Island. A few residents near the plant were evacuated. More information

Saturday
Feb 15
Harbin, China - One person was killed and 29 other were poisoned when a gas pipeline burst outside 2 buildings in the residential quarters of a light-alloy processing plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 09
Islamabad, Pakistan - An explosion near a nuclear facility killed one person and left another injured. The blast occurred at the liquid nitrogen plant in a teaching center. The nuclear facility was not affected. More information

Sunday
Feb 09
Huntingdon, TN - A worker died after being burned in a welding accident at an aluminum plant. The worker was welding on piping when his clothes ignited. More information

Friday
Feb 07
Samut Prakan, Thailand - A large boiler at a garment-dyeing factory exploded leaving one dead and 17 injured. More information

Thursday
Jan 30
Flint, MI - A truck hauling propane gas plunged from a freeway overpass and exploded into a huge fireball, killing the driver. The truck was westbound when it struck a set of guardrails. The truck skidded and rolled on its side over the overpass railing and fell 35 feet onto railroad tracks, a police spokesman said. More information

Thursday
Jan 30
Ecorse, MI - A man died at a steel plant after chunks of ice crashed through a roof and struck him. A police spokesman said the man was walking between jobs when the ice fell and the roof collapsed on him. More information

Wednesday
Jan 29
Kinston, NC - At least 3 people died and several more were injured when an explosion and fire rocked a pharmaceutical plant. The building was completely destroyed and the woods behind the building were set on fire after the explosion. The cause is not yet known. More information

Tuesday
Jan 28
Baliara, India - At least 40 people died when a bus carrying 55 passengers collided with a truck carrying paint, solvents and other chemicals. More information

Saturday
Jan 18
Gero, Japan - Two people died when a tanker truck and a dump truck burst into flames after colliding head on near a tunnel entrance on a national highway. More information

Monday
Jan 13
Sandy Point, TX - Explosions and fire at an oil field waste storage killed two people and injured 5 others. A witness said the flames spread from two trucks, which had exploded, to oil floating on water in the area. More information

Saturday
Jan 11
Go Dau. Viet Nam - Eleven people were killed and 54 injured when a gas container and dryer exploded at a bamboo and rattan factory. The blast completely destroyed the drying factory. Police report that fumes from an unidentified chemical may have caused the explosion. More information

Friday
Jan 10
Koyanovo, Russia - An explosion at a facility killed three workers during welding work at a crude waste collector. More information

Thursday
Jan 09
Kuki, Saitama, Japan - Two workers died after their truck tipped over and burst into flames. The truck was loaded with 10 tons of molten slag when it tipped after turning right on an intersection. The burning waste spread to the trucks fuel tank and caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jan 08
Athanur Samathuvapuram, India - Two people died and three were injured when a truck carrying denatured alcohol collided head-on with another truck. A car following the truck also hit the tanker. More information

Wednesday
Jan 08
Samara Region, Russia - forty-five workers were poisoned by an isoprene leak at a refinery. 27 were hospitalized and one has died, officials said. According to police reports, the incident was caused by a violation of technological procedure. More information

Tuesday
Jan 07
Midlothian, TX - One person was killed and 3 injured when an explosion and fire erupted in a scrubber at a cement plant. The workers were contractors making repairs on the 2-year-old plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 04
Taizhou, China - Five people were killed in an explosion at a chemical factory. The blast destroyed the factory. No other injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Jan 01
Abuchaab, Sush, Iran - Seven people were killed and 17 injured when fire swept though a pipeline. Initial reports indicate the fire was caused by leaking petrol. More information

Friday
Dec 06
Canary Islands, Spain - An explosion on an oil tanker under repair killed two people. The tanker was having a crack in the hull repaired when the explosion occurred. More information

Wednesday
Nov 27
Chavannes-sur-Letang, France- A trainee was suffocated in a silo of maize grains. The victim fell into the grain while trying to help two colleagues who had been trapped by the emptying grains. According to a fire service spokesman, rescue was hampered by suction at the bottom of the silo that had compacted the mass of grain. More information

Wednesday
Nov 20
Riobamba, Ecuador - Five people were killed and 300 injured in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a military base. Spokesman said the explosion was caused when a hand grenade detonated accidentally. More information

Wednesday
Nov 20
Sebdou, Algeria - A propane tank exploded in a bakery killing at least 13 people and injuring 21. According to local reports, the explosion occurred due to a technical defect. More information

Saturday
Nov 16
Castaic, CA - A man was killed in an explosion and fire at a development well being drilled in an oil field. A second man was severely burned. It was unclear what caused the explosion and fire. More information

Friday
Nov 15
Baku, Azerbaijan - One person was killed during an explosion at a natural gas plant. The cause of the blast has not been determined. More information

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