Incident Logs



Fatality

Thursday
Dec 31
Highland, Utah: Crude oil was spilled in a collision between a car and a tanker truck. The driver of the car was killed. More information

Monday
Dec 28
Galveston, TX: A tanker carrying 150 tons of fuel caught fire near the Texas coast. Two crew members were lost in the fire. More information

Monday
Dec 28
Chichigalpa, Nicaragua: An accidental release of scalding molasses at a sugar refinery killed four workers and injured seven. More information

Sunday
Dec 27
Arroyo de Piedro, Colombia: A natural gas pipeline exploded, killing at least 12 people and injuring 80. Dozens of homes were destroyed. More information

Saturday
Dec 26
Bandar Abbas, Iran: Six crew members were killed and 11 injured in an explosion aboard an Iranian tanker ship. More information

Friday
Dec 25
Chembur, India: A fire broke out at an oil refinery, killing one worker and injuring three. More information

Thursday
Dec 24
Samsun, Turkey: At least 18 people were killed when a passenger bus collided with a gasoline tanker that exploded and burned. More information

Thursday
Dec 24
Edmonton, Alberta: A worker was crushed and killed by a hydraulic arm at a metal fabricating plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 20
Shenango Township, PA: A gasoline tanker truck and two cars collided, igniting the tankers contents. The tanker driver died and five others were seriously burned. More information

Saturday
Dec 19
Los Angeles, CA: A gasoline tanker and a car collided, rolling the tanker on its side. The driver of the car, trapped in his vehicle, died when the tanker exploded. The truck driver escaped with minor injuries. More information

Saturday
Dec 19
Raliegh, N.C.: A gasoline tanker-truck driver was killed when his rig struck an abandoned pickup left protruding into the highway. The tanker exploded and burned. Police later determined that the pickup was stolen. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Santo Antonio de Jesus, Brazil: More than 30 people were killed in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory that involved 1.5 tons of explosives. More information

Friday
Dec 11
St. Cloud, MN: A natural gas pipeline exploded, rocking downtown and killing at least four people. Twenty more were injured. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Jefferson Township, MI: A blast flattened a fireworks factory, leaving seven workers missing and presumed dead. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Patna, India: A gasoline tanker and a passenger bus collided and burned, killing more than 50 people. More information

Sunday
Dec 06
Denver, CO: A tanker truck rollover spilled nearly 7,000 gallons of gasoline into the South Platte River. The tanker driver was killed. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Yekaterinburg, Russia: Three workers died in an explosion and fire at a military warehouse where stores of artillery gunpowder were kept. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Pittsburgh, PA: Two workers died from severe burns received in an explosion at an area plant. The workers were using a torch to dismantle a coal tar storage tank when the blast occurred. More information

Wednesday
Dec 02
Croton, CN: A worker who was near retirement fell into a coma and died after a fist fight with his shop steward over seniority. More information

Wednesday
Nov 25
Anacortes, WA: Six workers were killed in an explosion in the coke processing unit of an oil refinery. The blast occurred as the plant was being restarted after a power failure. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Ackley, IA: A worker was killed when the pressure cap blew off a pipeline under construction, striking him. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Alabaster, AL: Flames spread after a collision involving three tractor-trailer rigs, including a tanker hauling tar, and two passenger vehicles. Tar from the tanker spilled and ignited. Drivers of the tanker and one of the passenger vehicle were killed. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Randburg, South Africa: A tanker swerve to miss a collision with the getaway car in a burglary struck another vehicle and exploded. The tanker driver was killed. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Beirut, Lebanon: Twelve workers died when a construction site elevator plunged 20 floors. Three others survived with serious injuries. More information

Monday
Nov 16
Colwich, KS: A worker was found pinned beneath an overturned forklift at a local plant. He died shortly after reaching the hospital. More information

Sunday
Nov 15
Moses Lake, WA: A second worker died from injuries sustained in an Oct. 9 explosion at a silicon refinery. Both workers inhaled caustic fumes. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
Footscray, Australia: One worker was killed and another seriously injured when a large concrete slab collapsed on them in a warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Ciudad Madero, Mexico: An explosion at an oil refinery killed one worker and injured six. The explosion was located in a tank used for storing water and gasoline residual. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Apex, NV: A 30-year employee at a lime quarry went berserk, using a front loader to smash three buildings. A supervisor who tried to stop him was run down and killed. Police shot the worker to death. More information

Tuesday
Nov 10
Ascutney, VT: A worker at a scrap yard died from severe burns when a metal drum he was cutting up exploded. The worker was using a cutting torch at the time of the accident. More information

Monday
Nov 09
Terminal Island, CA: One worker was killed and another injured when a conveyor belt collapsed at a coal yard. More information

Monday
Nov 09
Fruitland Park, MS: A collision sparked a fire that threatened to ignite the flammable contents of a tanker truck. The truck driver escaped with minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was killed. More information

Friday
Nov 06
Lisbon, Portugal: A series of explosions followed by fire killed three workers at an arms and ammunition factory. Fourteen workers were injured. More information

Monday
Nov 02
Woodbury, MN: One worker died in a construction site accident when a load of steel rods being moved by a forklift fell and crushed him. More information

Sunday
Nov 01
Khanapara, India: At least ten people died and dozens were injured when an LPG tanker truck exploded. More information

Thursday
Oct 29
Pusan, S. Korea: Fire broke out at a cold storage facility under construction, killing 21 workers and injuring 16. More information

Wednesday
Oct 28
Ibadan, Nigeria: At least 15 people died when a tanker truck crashed and burned. Spilled fuel touched off as many as 20 houses. More information

Tuesday
Oct 27
Steelton, PA: A water department worker laying a sewer line died when a trench collapsed. More information

Saturday
Oct 24
Bryceland, LA: Seven workers were killed in an explosion and fire at a natural gas well site. It took a full day before emergency personnel could reach five of the bodies. More information

Friday
Oct 23
Bristol, W.V.: A tanker truck carrying butyle acrylate collided with a logging truck and exploded in flames, killing both drivers. The fire closed an interstate highway for nearly three hours. More information

Friday
Oct 23
Renton, WA: A temporary worker at a metal fabrication plant died when a stack of metal sheets weighing nearly a ton shifted and collapsed on him. More information

Sunday
Oct 18
Apawor, Nigeria: Nearly 700 people perished when a burst gasoline pipeline exploded. Nearly 2,000 people had gathered to scavenge fuel using pots and buckets. The fire following the blast burned for nearly a week. Vandalism and possibly terrorism is suspected. More information

Sunday
Oct 18
Machuca, Columbia: At least 45 people died after political rebels sabotaged the countrys largest oil pipeline. Burning crude swept through two nearby villages. More information

Saturday
Oct 17
Nong Chok, Thailand: Five people died in a fire that destroyed a fireworks warehouse. More information

Friday
Oct 16
Inola, OK: A 20-year-old man who climbed the fence to enter a locked electrical substation was found electrocuted. The man apparently climbed onto the transformer and came into contact with a high-tension line. More information

Wednesday
Oct 14
Lisbon, Portugal: Two men fishing near an oil refinery were overtaken by an explosion at the facility. One was killed and the other injured. More information

Tuesday
Oct 13
Tultepec, Mexico: An explosion at a fireworks plant killed at least 16 people and smashed a four block area. At least 60 more people are missing. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Midland, MI: Exposure to 2,4-dichlorophenol, a chemical used in herbicide, is being blamed for the sudden death of a chemical plant worker. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Golden, British Columbia: A propane tanker exploded on the Trans-Canada Highway, igniting nearby cars and tractor-trailer rigs. Two truckers in another rig were seriously burned when the escaping vapor ignited. Both later died in a Calgary hospital. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Carntown, KY: A chemist working in a building beneath a limestone storage silo died when the bottom of the silo gave way, burying him beneath nearly 600 tons of limestone gravel. More information

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