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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

Thursday
Dec 07
Monticello, AR : An explosion at a boat-building plant left three workers injured and one dead. The blast blew a hole in the plants 30-foot ceiling. More information

Friday
Dec 01
Atlas Cove, Lagos: At least 50 people were killed in a pipeline explosion. More information

Monday
Nov 27
Grenda, MS: A worker atan air conditioning components plant shot a shift supervisor to death. The workers wife,who also worked at the plant, was also shot and killed. The worker then killed himself. More information

Saturday
Nov 25
Narsingdi, Bangladesh:A fire caused a stampede in a garment factory killing at least 45 people, many of themwomen and children. More information

Thursday
Nov 23
Red Lake, Ontario: Aworker was killed in a surface accident at a newly opened gold mining operation. More information

Friday
Nov 17
Johannesburg, South Africa:Eleven workers died in a fire at a chemical plant specializing in floor polish. Theplants owner was later arrested on suspicion that the factory doors had been locked. More information

Friday
Nov 10
Allentown, PA: A12-count indictment was returned against the president of a chemical plant that was thescene of a February 1999 explosion that killed five. More information

Saturday
Nov 04
Osun State, Nigeria: More than 100 people were killed when a gasoline tanker burst into flames after crashing into a line of cars waiting on road repairs. More information

Friday
Nov 03
Ansan, South Korea: Twoworkers were killed and 41 injured in an explosion at a plastics plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 02
Salekhard, Russia: Four workers were killed when a gas pipeline under construction burst, causing a fire. More information

Friday
Oct 27
Grays Harbor County, WA:A wreck involving two logging trucks and a tanker carrying caustic chemicals resulted in afire and one death. More information

Thursday
Aug 10
Rosemount, MN: A series of explosions at a processing plant left one worker dead. More information

Thursday
Aug 10
Rosemount, MN: A series of explosions at a processing plant left one worker dead. More information

Monday
Aug 07
Plain, OH: A worker at an aluminum plant was killed when the door to an industrial furnace fell on him. More information

Monday
Aug 07
Plain, OH: A worker at an aluminum plant was killed when the door to an industrial furnace fell on him. More information

Wednesday
Jun 28
Lahore, Pakistan:Ananhydrous ammonia leak and fire at a cold storage facility killed one worker and injuredabout 24 others. More information

Monday
Jun 26
Pittsboro, IN:A workerat a steel plant died after being crushed under the wheels of a heavy crane. More information

Sunday
Jun 25
Al-Ahmedi, Kuwait:Arefinery explosion and fire killed five people and injured 50. More information

Monday
Jun 12
Darien, CT:A 10,000gallon tanker truck carrying hydrochloric acid rolled over, killing at least one personand triggering evacuations. More information

Monday
Jun 05
Morgantown, N.C.:A blast at a graphiteindustrial plant left one worker dead and two injured. More information

Tuesday
May 30
Hartford, CT: The supervisor of the water pollution control authority died after he accidentally fell head-first down a 20-foot shaft. More information

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