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Friday
Jul 19
St. Louis, MO: A worker at a plastics plant was killed when he was pulled into a wrapping machine. More information

Tuesday
Jul 16
Central Minas, Brazil: 2 workers died and 5 were injured in an explosion in a refinery flare stack. More information

Monday
Jul 15
Columbia, PA: A forklift operator burned by molten iron spilled at a foundry died three days later. More information

Monday
Jul 15
Betim, Brazil: An explosion at an oil refinery left 2 workers dead and 3 badly injured. More information

Friday
Jul 12
Lomira, WS: A 10-story automated warehouse adjoining one of the largest printing facilities in the world collapsed and burned, killing 1. More information

Wednesday
Jul 10
Bedford Park, IL: 1 worker was killed and another injured in an explosion at a chemical distribution center. More information

Tuesday
Jul 09
Karachi, Pakistan: Fire broke out during maintenance work at an oil refinery, killing 3 workers and injuring 1. More information

Tuesday
Jul 09
Chamra Chowrangi, Pakistan: 3 workers died and 6 were injured in a fire at a refinery shut down for maintenance. More information

Monday
Jul 08
Shandong, China: Liquid ammonia spilled from a burst pipe at a fertilizer plant, killing 13 people and injuring 11. More information

Friday
Jul 05
Busan, S. Korea: An explosion at a bullet manufacturing plant killed 3 people. More information

Thursday
Jul 04
Putten, The Netherlands: An explosion in 2 grain silos killed 2 workers. More information

Tuesday
Jul 02
Syracuse, N.Y.: An explosion at a specialty metals plant killed 1 worker. More information

Tuesday
Jun 25
Rayong, Thailand:An explosion at an industrial gas factory left one worker dead and another seriouslyinjured. Workers were pumping oxygen into a metal tank when the blast occurred. More information

Friday
Jun 14
Long Beach, CA:Lawmen shot and killed a former plastics plant worker who attacked current employees withflaming chemicals and a knife. More information

Tuesday
Jun 11
Watertown, N.Y.:One man died in an explosion in the dryer room at a specialty paper plant. The blast blewout part of a wall. More information

Monday
Jun 10
Kurume, Japan: Aworker who fell into an underground sludge tank at a dye factory and three colleagues whotried to rescue him were overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas and died. More information

Monday
Jun 10
New York, N.Y.:An industrial food-processing machine that was cutting cabbage for cole slaw spun out ofcontrol, crushing one man to death, severing another mans arm and injuring two others. More information

Saturday
Jun 08
Providence, R.I.:An employee opened fire at a newspaper production plant, killing one worker and woundinganother. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Meraux, LA: Aworker was killed in a flash fire that erupted during the restart of a fluid catalyticcracking unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Multnomah County, WA:One worker died and two were injured at an aluminum plant when molten metal splashed outof a containment pit. More information

Wednesday
Jun 05
Haifa, Israel: Anexplosion at a bottled oxygen warehouse killed two worker. Police stated the blast wasaccidental and not the result of terrorism. More information

Saturday
Jun 01
Hayden, AZ: Aworker was killed when he was caught in a conveyor belt used to move crushed copper ore. More information

Monday
May 27
Westhoughton, U.K.: Two workmen suppended on a cradle inside a 120-foot-tall metal chimney died when they were engulfed in a fireball after a massive explosion. More information

Friday
May 24
Agra, India: Thirty people were killed in a fire that destroyed a shoe factory. More information

Thursday
May 16
Vicksburg, MS: One worker was killed and 11 burned when an explosion destroyed a rubber recycling plant. Nearly 6,800 pounds of highly flammable rubber powder was kept on site. More information

Monday
May 13
Buffalo, N.Y.: A worker at a brass foundry was crushed to death by a machine. More information

Tuesday
May 07
White Springs, FL: One man was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
May 05
Ghaziabad, India: Four workers died after inhaling toxic gas at a plastic foam factory. More information

Thursday
May 02
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia: Three workers died and four were injured in a fire at a gas processing plant. The workers were conducting maintenance on a high pressure flare line when the fire occurred. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Camas, OR: A worker at a paper mill died when he was caught in a machine that presses and dries wet pulp into paper. More information

Saturday
Mar 02
Shetland, U.K.: An oil worker died in a drilling rig accident. Operations were suspended while the investigation was in progress. More information

Tuesday
Feb 19
Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico: Southwest of Mexico City, a boiler exploded at an iron foundry on Mexicos Pacific coast, killing four people. More information

Friday
Feb 15
Tizayuca, Mexico: An explosion at a brake pad factory killed four female plant workers and left seven others injured. More information

Wednesday
Feb 13
Baldwin, MO: A 30-year-old worker is dead from burns he suffered in a flash fire at a power plant. Five others were injured. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Geismar, LA: An explosion and flash fire a chemical plant killed one worker. The blast occurred while several employees were cleaning out a vessel as part of routine maintenance. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Samut,Thailand: Seven workers were killed and more than 50 injured when a part of the ceiling of one factory collapsed February 1. Heavy steel beams and concrete debris rained down an about 100 employees in the factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Kuwait: Two workers were killed in an accident at a petro-chemicals company at an urea plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Baton Rouge, LA: An explosion and flash fire at a chemical plant killed one worker and severely injured another. Several employees were cleaning out a vessel, or container, as part of routine maintenance. More information

Friday
Feb 08
Pontotoc, MS: A man died after a nearly six-hour effort to pull him from a soybean-filled silo. The man was working inside a silo about two-thirds full of soybeans when he fell. More information

Saturday
Feb 02
Kuwait: A massive fire that killed four workers caused a temporary production shutdown of an oil field that produces 600,000 barrels daily. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Raudhatain,Kuwait:Near the Iraqi border, four people were killed in an explosionand fire at an oil gathering center, gas booster station and power substation.Nineteen people were also wounded. More information

Monday
Jan 28
South Charleston,WV:A chlorine release at a chemical plant caused a 45 minuteshelter-in-place order. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Vancouver,WA:A maintenance worker was killed at an oil refinery early Saturdaymorning when a temporary elevator fell and crushed him, the company said. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Okene, Nigeria: Fifty-one people were killed in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker veeredoff the road and exploded into flames. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Willingboro,NJ:One person was killed and 14 injured in an explosion at ascrap metals factory. Workers were cleaning tantalum through a seriesof acid baths when the blast occurred. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Fort Collins,CO:A worker who climbed into a rock washing machine was killedwhen he got caught inside. More information

Friday
Jan 18
Minot, ND: Railroad cars derailed, resulting in an anhydrous ammonia leak. One persondied and 13 were admitted to hospitals. More information

Wednesday
Jan 16
Butler, MI: A hydrogen sulphide leak at a paper mill killed two and injured 13. Thevictims were overcome by gas while working at the mill. More information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Seattle, WA: A worker was fatally injured at a company plant when a hydraulic hoseripped loose and struck him in the face. More information

Monday
Jan 14
Garyville,LA:A worker working inside a gas-oil hydrotreater died afterbeing engulfed in burning catalyst at a petrochemical refinery. More information

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