Incident Logs



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Thursday
Aug 05
Galati, Romania: Three workers were killed and 14 injured in an explosion at a steel mill. The blast occurred during repairs to a smelter furnace. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Galati, Romania: Three workers were killed and 14 injured in an explosion at a steel mill. The blast occurred during repairs to a smelter furnace. More information

Tuesday
Aug 03
Nelspruit, South Africa: Concern that a toxic gas, ethylene gibromi, had spilled from a wrecked truck into the Crocodile River turned out to be unfounded. Two people were killed in the seven-car pile-up. More information

Tuesday
Aug 03
Nelspruit, South Africa: Concern that a toxic gas, ethylene gibromi, had spilled from a wrecked truck into the Crocodile River turned out to be unfounded. Two people were killed in the seven-car pile-up. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Charlotte, N.C.: A maintenance worker at a trucking terminal shot and killed his supervisor, then fatally shot himself. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Robards, KY: Two workers at a processing plant died when they fell into a pit of chicken parts being made into cat food. One died in a rescue effort to save the first. More information

Wednesday
Jul 14
Philadelphia, PA: A worker at a scrap-iron company was killed when his arm became entangled in some machinery and was torn from his body. More information

Friday
Jul 09
Minneapolis, MN: Molten metal spilling from a broken mold killed a worker at a munitions foundry. Two others received minor injuries. More information

Thursday
Jul 08
Texarkana, TX: Two workers attempting to neutralize a phosphoric acid spill were overcome by fumes. One of the workers died. More information

Tuesday
Jul 06
Los Angeles, CA: One worker died and five others were injured in a fire that destroyed a downtown product processing facility. More information

Wednesday
Jun 30
Livingston, TN: Two workers were killed and a third seriously injured when flammable gas inside an empty crude oil storage tank exploded. A metal grinder was in use at the time of the blast. More information

Wednesday
Jun 30
Drayton Valley, Ontario: A worker disposing of explosive waste from a fireworks factory was killed when the waste prematurely ignited. More information

Tuesday
Jun 29
Drammen, Norway: A fire and explosion in a highway tunnel under construction killed two firefighters and injured more than a dozen people. More information

Thursday
Jun 24
Akute-Odo, Nigeria: At least 10 people were killed in a pipeline fire that may have been caused by fuel theft. More information

Wednesday
Jun 23
Houston, TX: Two workers died when an explosion and fire erupted inside a plastics plant. Four other workers were injured. More information

Saturday
Jun 19
Sixth of October City, Egypt: A plastics factory under construction collapsed, killing at least seven workers. More information

Tuesday
Jun 15
New Martinsville, W.V.: Officials at a chemical plant announced that an outbreak of Legionnaires disease had been brought under control. One worker died and five others were infected. More information

Sunday
Jun 13
East China, MI: A utility company worker was crushed to death in an accident in the coal room of a power plant. More information

Sunday
Jun 13
Buffalo, N.Y.: A food plant worker scalded when a boiler exploded later died. More information

Saturday
Jun 12
Shenzhen, China: Sixteen people died in a fire at an electronics plant near Hong Kong. Managers reportedly ordered workers to save property with little regard for their safety. More information

Thursday
Jun 10
Bellingham, WA: Two 10-year-old boys playing with fireworks were fatally burned when thousands of gallons of gasoline leaking from a pipeline ignited. A fisherman drowned trying to escape the flames. More information

Friday
Jun 04
Tacoma, WA: The body of a worker was found in a burned-out office trailer at a pipe company more than 17 hours after the fire was extinguished. More information

Monday
May 24
London, Ontario: A construction worker died when a trench for a sewer line collapsed. More information

Monday
May 17
Chicago, IL: A steel plant worker died after being crushed under a 7,000-pound steel coil. More information

Sunday
May 16
Adda Rodu Sultan, Pakistan: An overturned tanker truck carrying gasoline exploded as dozens of people were collecting leaking fuel. At least 65 people were killed and 75 more injured. The fire also engulfed nearby homes and businesses. More information

Saturday
May 15
Akron, OH: An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death of a compost plant worker. The worker apparently collapsed on a conveyor belt inside the plant. The conveyor belt then carried him outside where he was later found. More information

Tuesday
May 11
Decatur, AL: Three workers died in an explosion at a chemical plant. The explosion involved the chemical tetrafluroethelyne, used in making plastics. More information

Monday
May 03
Lancaster, PA: A trucking company worker was killed in a forklift accident. More information

Thursday
Apr 29
Davie, FL: A gasoline tanker overturned on an interstate highway killing the driver and causing a massive fuel spill. The driver was trying to avoid a collision with another vehicle when the wreck occurred. More information

Tuesday
Apr 20
Tamaqua, PA: Two workers blending nitroglycerin as heart medication were killed in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 17
Nayang City, China: Fire spread through a furniture factory and killed 19 people, including the owners family. Most of the factory and the attached living quarters for employees and their families was destroyed. More information

Tuesday
Apr 13
Orangeburg, S.C.: Two workers died from burns received in an explosion at a chemical plant. Workers were transferring oil containing aluminum alkyls when the transfer pump exploded. More information

Monday
Apr 12
Houston, TX: A massive fire damaged two freeway ramps when a tanker truck overturned and exploded. The driver of the vehicle was killed. More information

Friday
Apr 09
Leeds, U.K.: Two workers were killed when flames spread through a foundry. The foundry, which produced gates and shutters for the security industry, was destroyed. More information

Thursday
Apr 08
Tampa, FL: Three workers died as the result of an explosion at a power plant. Another 50 were injured in the blast that destroyed 23,000 square feet of the 240,000 square foot facility. More information

Tuesday
Apr 06
Norfolk, VA: A crane operator working for a shipbuilding company died when a concrete causeway collapsed, dropping his rig into 60 feet of water. More information

Wednesday
Mar 17
Ico Rivera, CA:A 24-year-old worker collapsed and died while sandblasting parts at an airplane plant. The worker was wearing protective clothing and a breathing apparatus. More information

Tuesday
Mar 16
Houston, TX:Three people died when a small tanker truck jumped a freeway divider, collided with oncoming traffic and exploded. Three others were injured. More information

Sunday
Mar 14
Fullerton, CA:A tanker loaded with 8,000 gallons of fuel overturned and burst into flames on a freeway, killing one motorist. The tanker driver was seriously burned. More information

Tuesday
Mar 09
Quincy, MA:A worker was severely burned in a flash fire while working on a catwalk at a refinery. He died two days later. More information

Thursday
Mar 04
San Jose, CA:A worker died from injuries suffered in February in a blast at a Hollister plant that makes small explosive devices. More information

Tuesday
Mar 02
Waynesburo, GA:A concrete plant worker was killed when he was pulled into the rollers of a conveyor belt. More information

Friday
Feb 26
Saint-Pie, Quebec: One worker was killed and eight injured in an explosion at a small fireworks factory. A fire following the blast destroyed the factory building. More information

Thursday
Feb 25
Springfield, MA: An explosion at a metal foundry blew out two cinder block walls and hurled debris as much as 80 yards. At least 12 people were hurt, some of them with serious burns. One of the injured later died. More information

Wednesday
Feb 24
Martinez, CA: Fourth workers died as the result of an explosion of an oil refinery tower. A maintenance crew in place on the 100-foot tower were trying to repair a pipe that was leaking naphtha. Survivors were left stranded above ground for nearly two hours. More information

Wednesday
Feb 24
Edmonton, Alberta: In a freak accident, a worker at a metal salvage company died after being caught on a conveyor belt and strangled by his own coveralls. More information

Monday
Feb 22
Talladega, AL: One worker was killed and a customer later died from injuries suffered in an explosion at a bottled propane company. Leaking gas was detected only moments before the blast. More information

Saturday
Feb 20
Allentown, PA: Five workers were killed in an explosion that leveled a chemical processing plant. The blast unleashed a vapor cloud that drifted over nearby residential areas. More information

Thursday
Feb 18
Santa Clarita, CA: A worker at a factory that manufactures small charges used in automobile airbags was killed instantly in a chemical explosion. He was transferring cans of zirconium potassium perchlorate when one fell, detonating itself and other nearby containers. More information

Monday
Feb 08
Dixon, CA: A storage tank filled with 250,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer collapsed at a processing plant, killing one worker and injuring two others. More information

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