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Friday
Feb 11
Bangkok , Thailand : The pressure inside a container of ammonia was too high, causing a leak at an ice factory, resulting in several residents becoming ill. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Kaysville , UT : A tanker hauling about 12,700 gallons of butane crashed when the breaks went soft. Its contents leaked downhill and ignited near homes, but 1,500 residents were evacuated before an explosion occurred. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Adelaide , Australia : About 30 tons of molten glass leaked from a kiln causing about $30,000 damage at a glass factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Wales , UK : A fire ignited in a waste milling machine at a bus manufacturing plant resulting in the evacuation of 30 workers. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Elgin , IL : About 6,000 gallons of an iodine-based product spilled from a fiberglass tank inside a chemical manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 09
LaPorte , MI : A fire at a steel manufacturing company caused a power outage and resulted in damages costing nearly $1 million. More information

Wednesday
Feb 09
Montreal , Canada : During the preheating and startup of an acid plant at a zinc refinery, an excessive emission caused a sulfur cloud that drifted over the city. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
Plainfield , IN : Two employees were sent to the hospital after one employee spilled a drum of methyl methacrylate on himself at a chemical distribution company. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
Mainz , Germany : A gas explosion was suspected in the laboratory of a military base where food and other products are analyzed. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
Cambria County , PA : A fire inside a silo at a power plant challenged fire fighters. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
Garfield , MN : A spark from a welder ignited some insulation while construction was being conducted on an addition to a robotic arms manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
York , PA : A fire started in the exhaust system outside a welding building causing the evacuation of 55 employees at a motorcycle manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
Muscatine , IA : An employee was injured by a fire occurring in the area of the building where crude oil is extracted during processing at a grain processing plant. More information

Monday
Feb 07
Zurich , Switzerland : A 20 ton tank spilled sulfuric acid at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Feb 07
Juru, Penang : Firefighters contained hydrochloric acid discovered leaking from a plastic drum at an industrial factory. More information

Monday
Feb 07
Glenwood, CO: A fire in the smokehouse destroyed a meat packing plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 06
Rainier , WA : A tanker overturned on a highway spilling gallons of caustic soda and resulted in evacuations. More information

Sunday
Feb 06
Tompkinsville , KY : A fire damaged a sewing factory and took firefighters several hours to extinguish. More information

Saturday
Feb 05
Barinas , Venezuela : A faulty valve may have caused oil at an asphalt plant to spill into a river. More information

Saturday
Feb 05
Todolella , Spain : A butane gas heater leaked causing the death of 18 people at a hostel. More information

Friday
Feb 04
Phoenix , AZ : Sixteen people were taken to the hospital after about 110 gallons of hydroflouric acid leaked from a truck traveling through the area. More information

Friday
Feb 04
Helsingborg , Sweden : About 13 people were injured when about11,000 tons of sulfuric acid leaked at a chemical plant producing a poisonous gas cloud. More information

Friday
Feb 04
Allentown , PA : An underground pipeline exploded causing the evacuation of 43 nearby families. More information

Thursday
Feb 03
McIntosh, AL: A hydrochloric vapor leak caused two workers to become ill at a manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 02
Takatsuki , Japan : One employee was killed and seven others injured in an explosion caused by aluminum dust that accumulated in a dust extractor at an aluminum plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 02
Irungattukottai , India : An electrical short caused a fire in the painting division of a car manufacturing plant destroying an air-conditioner plant and spray painting machines. More information

Wednesday
Feb 02
Marlin, TX: It is thought that an electrical spark caused a fire that destroyed a foam packing plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 02
Darwin , Australia : About 500 liters of a chemical mixture spilled from a cyanide holding tank at a unused gold mine. More information

Tuesday
Feb 01
Caloocan , Philippines : One person was injured when a fire erupted at a plastics factory causing extensive damage. More information

Tuesday
Feb 01
Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines: While removing an illegal stock of fireworks, an explosion occurred, triggering other explosions to nearby stored fireworks, injuring one person. More information

Tuesday
Feb 01
South Whitehall , PA : A leak in a major pipeline ignited and exploded causing the evacuation of nearby residents. More information

Tuesday
Feb 01
Pittsburgh, PA: A train derailed causing three of its railroad cars carrying hydrogen fluoride to spill into a nearby river resulting in the evacuation of nearby residents. More information

Tuesday
Feb 01
East Grand Forks, MN: A malfunction in a coal-burning boiler caused the boiler doors to blow open and spread sparks causing a fire at a sugar plant. More information

Monday
Jan 31
Lavera, France: Hydrochloric acid vapor was released into the environment after a reactor unit began to rise in pressure and vented at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jan 31
Balclutha, New Zealand: Fire officials took four hours to clear an ammonia leak at a meat plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Kirksville, MO: Ammonia was spilled on an employee at a food manufacturing company and several others were evacuated from the scene. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Melbourne, Australia: A fire at an essential oils factory caused about $1 million damage. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Fort McMurray, Canada: An explosion at a hydrogen plant injured one worker. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Ontario, Canada: A train derailed overturning 17 cars, one of which was found to be leaking sulfuric acid. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Charleston, SC: Due to a loose bolt about 20 gallons of propionic anhydride leaked from a container in a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Hopewell, VA: A fire at a chemical plant caused between $50,000 and $75,000 damage. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Weirton, WV: A fire at a steel plant started in the grease rollers used to move steel slabs. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Yankton, ND: A fire in the ceiling of a paint area at a manufacturing plant resulted in the evacuation of 110 employees. More information

Thursday
Jan 27
Clearfield, PA: A truck carrying tetrachloride began leaking causing the closure of part of an interstate highway. More information

Thursday
Jan 27
Manchester, NH: An oven malfunction caused a fire that destroyed a plastics manufacturing company. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Spring Hill , FL : A canister of liquid oxygen fell off a truck and began leaking, and resulted in the closure of a US highway for 30 minutes. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Hsinchu, Taiwan: An arsine leak at a semiconductor manufacturing plant sent several employees to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Veracruz, Mexico: A pipeline ruptured leaking liquid naptha at an oil refinery resulting in the evacuation of 2,000 people. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Baton Rouge, LA: Officials were contacted after a container on an 18-wheeler ruptured and leaked hydrochloric acid on a major street. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Chennai, India: Sludge on the ground near a crude oil storage tank caught fire from a welding spark at a petroleum factory. More information

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