Incident Logs



Fatality

Tuesday
Apr 11
Guanghou, China: At least three explosions were reported on the top floor of an electro-plating factory. Two workers were killed and four were injured. It took 150 firefighters and 17 engines about an hour to extinguish the blaze. More information

Tuesday
Apr 04
Spencer, NC: An explosion at a steam power plant killed one worker when a transformer exploded during routine maintenance. More information

Monday
Mar 27
Pasadena, TX:An explosion and fire at a chemical plant killed at least one person and injured at least20 more. More information

Wednesday
Mar 22
Abia State,Nigeria: Fifty people were killed during a pipeline fire that occurred whilesiphoning gasoline. More information

Tuesday
Mar 21
Channelview,TX: Two men died inside a large boiler that they had been sandblasting. An exactcause of death is unknown. More information

Sunday
Mar 19
Tanzania: Twenty-eightpeople were killed while trying to siphon gasoline from an overturned tanker truck. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Lakeland, FL:A tanker truck carrying aviation fuel overturned and burned, killing the driver andclosing Highway I-4 during morning rush hour. The column of smoke could be seen for up to30 miles. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Hangzhou,China: Four people were killed in an explosion when they were sent to cut a steelstructure over an abandoned biogas generating pit. Their arc-welding device ignited theremaining gas in the pit, resulting in the explosion. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Richwood, WV:An explosion at a furniture plant killed the owner as he did welding work on a discarded55-gallon barrel. None of the other 13 workers in the plant at the time were injured. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Rock Hill, SC:Two men were killed and two were injured in an explosion when turpentine fumes ignited asthey welded a tank outside of a paper plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 12
Lat Krabang,Thailand: The owner of a makeshift gas station was killed, and his wife andanother man were injured when an oil truck off-loading its cargo caught fire and explodedin front of his wooden house. More information

Wednesday
Mar 01
Quebec, Canada: Three workers were killed when a giant tank of compressed air exploded while theyprepared the vehicle for safety tests. Two of the men were decapitated in the explosion ofthe 1,500 kilogram tank. More information

Tuesday
Feb 29
Toronto, Canada: A worker at a steel plant was crushed to death by a 900 kilo pipe when a bundle of pipes that he was unloading from a truck broke loose. More information

Thursday
Feb 24
Albers, IL: Two workers were preparing to demolish a 165-foot coal storage silo when part of the structure fell on top of them, killing them both. More information

Saturday
Feb 19
Puyang, China: Thirteen people died and 54 were hospitalized after a natural gas explosion in a workshop in Central China. More information

Friday
Feb 18
Anchorage, AK: A man was killed in an explosion that occurred as he was welding a ventline on top of a large wastewater tank. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Rolla, MO: A truck driver was killed when his propane truck was struck by another vehicle. The tank detached from the overturned cab, coming to rest in roadway before exploding. More information

Wednesday
Feb 02
Milford, CT: Steel beams at a natural gas plant collapsed, burying a 100-foot crane. Two construction workers were killed and at least two were injured. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Kansas City, MO: A 24-car accident on I-29 killed at least 8 people. An 18-wheeler carrying hydrochloric acid caught fire, forcing firefighters to temporarily cease rescue efforts. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
East Windsor, CT: A worker was killed when he was crushed between the back end of an excavator and a steel wall at a recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
Balatonfuzfo, Hungary: An explosion destroyed a gunpowder plant, killing one worker. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Reesedale, PA: A professional diver drowned while doing maintenance on a hydro-electric plant. At the 20-foot mark all three of his connecting lines broke for an unknown reason. Firefighters searched the Allegheny River for him with no success. More information

Friday
Dec 31
Mont-St.-Hilaire, Quebec: Two workers were killed in a train crash that set off fiery explosions and forced the evacuation of 700 people. More information

Wednesday
Dec 29
Hallam, NE: An explosion in an 80-foot silo used to store ash from a power plant hurled to workers to the ground, killing them. More information

Saturday
Dec 18
Kansas City, KS: A battalion chief died in the line of duty battling a warehouse fire. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Worcester, MA: Five firefighters died battling a blaze in an H shaped vacant coal storage building. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Chesapeake, VA: An 11-ton release of sulphuric acid was more than 90 percent contained on the plant site. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Calgary, Alberta: Aworker at a heating-air conditioning plant was killed in an explosion. More information

Sunday
Nov 07
Stuart, VA: Twoworkers were killed in a fire that destroyed several buildings at a paper plant. More information

Friday
Nov 05
Jefferson County, MO:One worker was killed and another injured in an explosion at a commercial fireworksfactory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Brackenridge, PA: A worker died with third degree burnsover 95 percent of his body after an accident involving molten metal. More information

Sunday
Oct 03
Olathe, CO: A fire and explosion at a plywood plant killedone worker and caused extensive damage. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Robards, KY: A food processing plant worker died after being crushed beneath an elevator during routine maintenance. Two other workers died at the same plant in July in an unrelated accident. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Robards, KY: A food processing plant worker died after being crushed beneath an elevator during routine maintenance. Two other workers died at the same plant in July in an unrelated accident. More information

Monday
Aug 23
Mapleton, OR: Nearly 1,500 gallons of gasoline leaked into a creek feeding the Siuslaw River when a gasoline tanker truck and a pickup collided. The tanker plunged down a 75-foot embankment. The driver of the pickup was killed. More information

Monday
Aug 23
Mapleton, OR: Nearly 1,500 gallons of gasoline leaked into a creek feeding the Siuslaw River when a gasoline tanker truck and a pickup collided. The tanker plunged down a 75-foot embankment. The driver of the pickup was killed. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
West Bromwich, U.K.: Two workers at a paint-stripping factory died after being overcome by fumes. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Dearborn, MI: A steel plant maintenance worker suffered a cardiac arrest and died after being overcome by noxious fumes. Three other workers were hospitalized. The same steel plant-auto manufacturing complex was the scene of an explosion that killed six workers last winter. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
West Bromwich, U.K.: Two workers at a paint-stripping factory died after being overcome by fumes. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Dearborn, MI: A steel plant maintenance worker suffered a cardiac arrest and died after being overcome by noxious fumes. Three other workers were hospitalized. The same steel plant-auto manufacturing complex was the scene of an explosion that killed six workers last winter. More information

Saturday
Aug 14
Smyrna, GA: Two of seven workers injured in an explosion at a coal-burning power plant later died from severe burns. The workers were cleaning equipment at the time of the blast. More information

Saturday
Aug 14
Smyrna, GA: Two of seven workers injured in an explosion at a coal-burning power plant later died from severe burns. The workers were cleaning equipment at the time of the blast. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Liberty Hill, TX: A worker digging holes for electric poles was killed when he punctured an ethane propane pipeline, triggering an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Canton, OH: A steel plant worker was killed when a 900-pound bundle of steel fell while being moved using a forklift. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Liberty Hill, TX: A worker digging holes for electric poles was killed when he punctured an ethane propane pipeline, triggering an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Canton, OH: A steel plant worker was killed when a 900-pound bundle of steel fell while being moved using a forklift. More information

Monday
Aug 09
Corpus Christi, TX: A refinery explosion killed one worker and injured another. The explosion, which occurred at a utility block that contains steam boilers, did not affect production. More information

Monday
Aug 09
Deer Park, TX: The driver of a fuel truck was killed when the vehicle was struck by a train inside an oil refinery, triggering an explosion. The refinerys fire brigade extinguished the resulting blaze. More information

Monday
Aug 09
Corpus Christi, TX: A refinery explosion killed one worker and injured another. The explosion, which occurred at a utility block that contains steam boilers, did not affect production. More information

Monday
Aug 09
Deer Park, TX: The driver of a fuel truck was killed when the vehicle was struck by a train inside an oil refinery, triggering an explosion. The refinerys fire brigade extinguished the resulting blaze. More information

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