Incident Logs



Fatality

Tuesday
Jun 05
Constanta, Romania: Charges of manslaughter were filed against a shipyard chief engineer andothers after an explosion aboard a ship certified as safe. At least 10workers were killed when welding triggered the blast. More information

Thursday
May 31
Sanaswadi, India: Eleven workers were killed and 10 injured in an explosion at a chemical factory specializing in explosives. The factory building collapsed in the blast. More information

Monday
May 28
Durban, South Africa: A contract worker was killed and another injured when sprayed with hydrofluoric acid during refinery maintenance operations. More information

Friday
May 18
Hsinchu County, Taiwan: A boiler explosion at a chemical factory killed one person and injured nearly 100 more. Most were hurt by glass splinters and other debris that rained down more than 600 feet from the factory. More information

Thursday
May 17
Los Angeles, CA: Firefighters entered a nine-foot tank at a thermal processing plant to recover two unconscious employees, both in full cardiac arrest after entering an oxygen-depleted atmosphere of argon and nitrogen. The employees later died. Neither was wearing breathing apparatus. More information

Tuesday
May 08
Constanta, Bulgaria: Firefighters fought a blaze aboard a tanker for 15 hours before gaining control. The fire left one dead. More information

Sunday
May 06
Luhansk, Russia: Three workers were killed at a refinery when an acetylene bottle exploded while in use. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Toone, TN: A munitions plant that manufactures flares went up in flames. One worker was killed. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Lewisport, KY: A worker was killed as the result of a boiler explosion or pipe eruption. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Lewisport, KY: A worker was killed as the result of a boiler explosion or pipe eruption. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Green Bay, WI: A collision between a pickup truck and a gasoline tanker truck resulted in a firey explosion at an industrial park. Four people were killed. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Kobe, Japan: Two workers were asphyxiated while checking tanks aboard a gravel-tranport ship. A notice chalked on the tank read “oxygen not yet checked.” More information

Monday
Apr 02
Ashwaubenon, WI: A business jet crashed into a milk bottling plant, setting off an explosion and fire. Seven plant workers were hospitalized, three with critical burns. The pilot, alone aboard the jet, was killed. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Kobe, Japan: Two workers were asphyxiated while checking tanks aboard a gravel-tranport ship. A notice chalked on the tank read “oxygen not yet checked.” More information

Friday
Mar 30
Paterson, N.J.: A worker for a fuel tank repair company was killed in an explosion and fire that destroyed the facility. The worker was using a blow torch at the time of the blast. A second worker was critically injured. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Barberton, OH: A worker cleaning the interior of a tank trailer was found dead. The tank had been used to transport acronal, an ingredient in semi-gloss paint. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Manila, Philippines: A gasoline tanker truck hit a bus, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. Twelve people aboard the bus and two pedestrians were killed. The truck driver survived. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Dongguan City, China: An explosion at a plastics factory killed one person and injured 27. An inflammable liquid was being used to clean machines and the floor. More information

Friday
Mar 16
Roncador Oil Field, Brazil: Eleven people died from injuries sustained in explosions aboard Brazil’s largest offshore oil platform. A damaged pillar supporting the 40-story-tall facility caused a 30-degree list. The platform sank four days later. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Shelby, N.C.: A fired worker began shooting into the crowded parking lot at a fiberglass plant, killing an innocent bystander and wounding his intended target. The shooter was later wounded by police. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Cleveland, OH: Four confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease, one of them fatal, led company officials to temporarily close an auto casting plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Hay Lakes, Alberta: An oil field worker was killed and another injured in an explosion at an oil battery. Maintenance on a saltwater storage tank was under way at the time of the blast. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Khayelitsha, South Africa: One worker was killed and six injured in an explosion at a shotgun cartridge assembly line. Damage was limited to one small manufacturing room. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Easton, MD: One person was killed by an explosion in a dust collector at a flare plant. The collector was located just outside a concrete block building where chemicals are mixed. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Augusta, GA: Three workers were killed in two explosions at a plant that manufactures metal fasteners. Repairs were underway on the unit that exploded. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Gingoog City, Philippines: Four people died and almost 30 others were injured when a fuel tank exploded in a plywood factory. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Yamburg, Russia: A natural gas pipeline in the Russian Arctic burst during maintenance work, killing three people and severely burning two others. More information

Sunday
Mar 04
Athens, Greece: One worker was killed and three others injured when an oxygen cylinder exploded during repair work on an oil tanker. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Racine, WI: An employee checking the duct work in a tool manufacturing plant found a decomposed body that police theorize was a burglar who got stuck months earlier. More information

Saturday
Feb 24
Dearborn, MI: A private contractor conducting a test on a steam turbine at a steel plant was killed when the turbine ruptured. Another person was injured. More information

Friday
Feb 16
Changsha, China: One worker was killed in an explosion aboard a tanker loaded with 495 tons of gasoline. The tanker was about to raise anchor when the blast occurred. More information

Friday
Feb 16
Aonla, India: A train hauling 47 tank cars of diesel derailed and caught fire. Railroad and oil depot workers managed to save 12 cars and prevented flames from spreading to nearby industry. Three aboard the train were killed. More information

Wednesday
Feb 14
Mount Jewett, PA: An explosion and fire at one of the nation’s largest particleboard manufacturing plants killed one worker and injured nine others. More information

Tuesday
Feb 13
Silver Grove, KY: A worker at a gypsum plant died after his arm became entangled in a machine. More information

Friday
Feb 09
Lubbock, TX: A repairman at a snack food plant died when he fell into a tank of unheated vegetable oil and drowned. He was repairing a float inside the tank. More information

Tuesday
Feb 06
Strazske, Slovakia: One worker was killed and six others injured in an explosion involving nitrous oxide at a chemical factory. More information

Monday
Feb 05
Melrose Park, IL: A former worker convicted of stealing from his employer forced his way into an engine plant and opened fire, killing five, including himself, and injuring four others. More information

Monday
Feb 05
Cambria County, PA: Workers attempting to erect a scaffolding inside a power plant boiler were scalded in a steam explosion that killed one and injured three others. More information

Friday
Feb 02
Burns Harbor, IN: An explosion and fire at a steel plant killed two workers and injured five. Workers were attempting to repair a cracked valve on a gas pipe leading to the furnace. More information

Monday
Jan 08
Bryan,TX: Two men were killed and a third wounded in a shooting at a chicken processing plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 07
Himeji,Japan: Three workerswere killed and a fourth critically injured when a production machineat a steel casting plant exploded, showering them with molten metal. More information

Saturday
Jan 06
Springfield,MO: A worker guildinga crane operator was killed when an air circulation unit being liftedfell, crushing him. More information

Thursday
Jan 04
Everett,MA: One worker diedand two others were severely burned in an electrical substation fire. More information

Thursday
Dec 21
Detroit, MI: A worker was killed when a hole being dug around a ruptured sewer pipe collapsed, tipping over a bulldozer. The bucket of the dozer hit the worker. Another worker and two firefighters were also injured. More information

Monday
Dec 18
Jianda, China: Four people were killed and 13 injured when liquid ammonia leaked from a tanker truck. More information

Monday
Dec 18
Palgar, India : Five workers died from burns in a fire following an explosion at a pharmaceutical factory. More information

Thursday
Dec 14
Bucks City, PA: A worker found in cardiac arrest and floating in a tank of caustic stripper later died. More information

Monday
Dec 11
Derry, N.H.: A worker helping to set up a crane on the roof of a local plant died when part of the crane came crashing down, knocking him to the ground and then landing on him. More information

Saturday
Dec 09
Hongren Village, China: Eleven people were confirmed dead after an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Friday
Dec 08
Ourimbah, UK: A gasoline tanker carrying more than 9,500 gallons of fuel overturned, crushing a car before exploding. Two people were killed. More information

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