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Friday
Feb 28
Pampano Beach, FL - The fuel tank on a large boat being worked on outside a metal fabrication plant exploded and caught fire injuring one worker. More information

Wednesday
Feb 26
Netherley, UK - More than 20 firefighters were called to a plastics factory due to an explosion and fire. Officials said the explosion was caused when a chemical cylinder containing acetylene caught fire at the factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 25
Holland Township, MI - Four oil tanker trucks were involved in a fire at an oil company. Four people received minor injuries including 2 fire fighters. The cause in unknown. More information

Tuesday
Feb 25
St. Paul Park, MN - A fire broke out at a refinery in the pipe rack of the alkylation unit. Plant official were not sure but believed it was caused by a rupture in a pipeline inside the refinery. More information

Tuesday
Feb 25
Johnson City, TN - An explosion in a sawdust bin at a flooring plant caused a lot of flame and smoke but no injuries or serious damage. The bin was collecting dust from the plant when the sawdust was ignited by a spark. More information

Tuesday
Feb 25
London, UK - Firefighters spent several hours battling a blaze at a factory. The fire destroyed dozens of pallets of wrapping paper and other products. More information

Monday
Feb 24
Shelton, CT - Aided by extinguishers and a sprinkler system, employees were able to caontain a fire that began in the welding shop area of a manufacturing plant until fire fighters arrived. Fire officials estimate the damages at $25,000. More information

Sunday
Feb 23
Gulfport, MS - An anhydrous ammonia leak from a chemical plant forced the evacuation of 8 hotels in the area. More information

Sunday
Feb 23
Matherville, IL - Three fire departments battled a fire that destroyed a factory that makes metal parts. A spokesman said the cause of the fire has not been determined. More information

Sunday
Feb 23
Fire fighters spent hours dousing a blaze at a wood products plant only to have it flare up again hours later. More information

Friday
Feb 21
Midland, TX - A chemical fire forced residents to evacuate a neighborhood in south Midland. There was one minor injury caused by the fire. More information

Friday
Feb 21
San Diego, CA - A mixture of trash, plastic and wood pallets created a fire that burned for more than 5 hours at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Feb 21
Marrero, LA - An explosion at an oil field service business injured an employee. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. More information

Thursday
Feb 20
Corbin, KY - An explosion at a plant manufacturing acoustic and thermal insulation products injured at least 44 people. More information

Thursday
Feb 20
Rossville, NY - Propane from a leaking valve caught fire in a scrap metal yard. There were no injuries and no other damage. More information

Friday
Feb 14
Cliffside, GA - A textile plant worker was critically burned after he was splattered with a release of dye, chemicals and water. More information

Thursday
Feb 13
Ontario, Canada - Twenty-seven freight cars carrying methanol gas and styrene derailed at a crossing northwest of Toronto. A rail spokesman said hazardous chemicals were leaking from the cars and officials ordered about 180 people to evacuate. More information

Thursday
Feb 13
Penrith, Australia - A copper pipe factory was evacuated after fire spread through a large section of the structure. More information

Thursday
Feb 13
Catlettsburg, KY - A piece of malfunctioning equipment sent a cloud of what appeared to be smoke spewing into the air from a petroleum facility. Plant officials said the clouds chemical makeup will not pose a serious health risk to residents. More information

Wednesday
Feb 12
La Couture Boussey, France - A fire destroyed a clarinet factory and caused at least $1.8 million in damages. A spokesman for the company said the cause of the fire was not known. More information

Tuesday
Feb 11
Slocomb, AL - Fire erupted at a farm-supply store housing dangerous chemicals, prompting the evacuation of the entire town. No injuries were reported. More information

Tuesday
Feb 11
Silver Bay, MN - The main natural gas line serving Silver Bay ruptured and exploded and caused the closure of Hiway 61 between Beaver Bay and Silver Bay. More information

Tuesday
Feb 11
Szombathely, Hungary - Fourteen people were injured (2 seriously) in a blast at a small factory producing car parts. The cause of the blast is not yet known. More information

Tuesday
Feb 11
Dallas, TX - A 4-alarm fire at a dairy plant sent plumes of smoke billowing from the plant and caused a large hole in the roof. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time. More information

Tuesday
Feb 11
Benson, NC - A circuit breaker box flashover at a plant injured a worker. More information

Tuesday
Feb 11
Port Stanvac, Australia - A fire at a refinery was contained by staff trained in firefighting. A fire service spokesman said the fire started in the heavy oil section of the plant. The fire is believed to have been caused by malfunctioning equipment which dripped a petroleum product onto hot pipes. More information

Sunday
Feb 09
Tamaroa, IL - A freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in the middle of town and forced the evacuation of at least 500 people. The train was carrying vinyl chloride, formaldehyde and hydrochloric acid. There were no injuries reported. More information

Saturday
Feb 08
Rome, Italy - A fire broke out in a meat processing plant and almost destroyed the entire factory. More information

Friday
Feb 07
Morrisville, NC - A chemical spill forced the evacuations of employees at a Morrisville plant. The spill was contained by HazMat crews and no injuries were reported. More information

Thursday
Feb 06
New Braunfels, TX - Fire destroyed a solvent plant and forced the evacuation of nearby homes. The cause was believed to be arson, officials said. More information

Thursday
Feb 06
Cranston, RI - A chemical plant worker tried to clear a pipe by banging on it with a hammer and set off an explosion and fire that injured 12, one critically. More information

Wednesday
Feb 05
Perryman, MD - Several employees of a bleach manufacturing plant were treated for breathing difficulties after coming in contact with fumes from an unidentified type of fertilizer. More information

Monday
Feb 03
Marsh Mills, UK - A man was critically injured following an explosion in a storage containment tank. More information

Sunday
Feb 02
Chico, CA - A propane tanker truck exploded and burned several cars, damaged nearby buildings and caused the evacuations of almost 500 people. There were no injuries. More information

Saturday
Feb 01
Spartanburg, SC - Fire broke out at a chemical mixing area at a plant but was quickly brought under control. More information

Thursday
Jan 30
Norco, LA - A fire in a coker unit at a refinery shut down more than half the plant and caused minor injuries to 2 workers. The blaze started in a fractioner, a piece of equipment in the coker. The cause of the fire is not yet known. More information

Wednesday
Jan 29
Green River, WY - A man was burned in a methanol flash fire while working on a well site. More information

Wednesday
Jan 29
Marshville, NC - A mans arm was caught and crushed in equipment at a plant that recycles snack food into animal feed.. A spokesman said the accident came from a misunderstanding fueled by the workers newness to the job and language barriers. More information

Saturday
Jan 25
Johannesburg, South Africa - A major chemical explosion damaged 200 homes and several industrial plants in the area will probably have to be demolished. The explosion was caused by a fire which ignited chemicals kept at a fiberglass factory. More information

Monday
Jan 20
Athens, Greece - A major fire broke out in the storage yard of the Kardasilaris dried fruit and nuts factory and spread to the buildings. The buildings were destroyed but there were no injuries. More information

Tuesday
Jan 14
Deer Island, MA - Two workers were injured when a pocket of methane gas exploded in an building at a waste water treatment plant. The explosion occurred as they were cleaning pipes. More information

Monday
Jan 13
Garyville, La - Fire broke out at a gasoline refinery but was out within 4 hours and no one was hurt. A spokesman said that the cause of the fire unknown. The fire broke out in the crude oil unit, the spokesman said. More information

Tuesday
Jan 07
Menasha, WI - An employee suffered minor injuries when static electricity ignited vapors and caused a flash fire at a chemical plant. An official said that a static electricity spark occurred while the employee was adding a bag of polymide to a solution of heptane and alcohol used to make ink. More information

Tuesday
Jan 07
Fletcher, NC - About 200 employees were evacuated after a fire broke out in a plants dust collecting system. There were no injuries and firefighters worked inside the plant to extinguish the fire. A fire department spokesman said the fire was contained to a hopper used to collect metal shavings. Water could not be used on the fire because it would react with the metal. More information

Monday
Jan 06
La Hague, France - A level-1 incident occurred at a nuclear waste vitrification plant. The incident was due to an excess volume of acid in a gas treatment unit. A leak of slightly radioactive liquid was contained. More information

Sunday
Jan 05
Durban, South Africa - five people were taken to hospital after a gas leak at a pesticides factory. More information

Sunday
Jan 05
Douglass, GA - Fire officials have yet to determine the cause of a blaze that severely damaged a warehouse used for storing fireplaces. Acetylene, propane and other chemicals stored in the warehouse fueled at least 4 explosions as the fire burned. There were no injuries reported. More information

Saturday
Jan 04
West Midlands, UK - More than 50 firefighters fought a severe blaze after a rubber mixing machine burst into flames. The blaze also caused 500 liters of machine oil to leak. No one was hurt, but parts of the factory were evacuated and production of rubber was affected. More information

Saturday
Jan 04
Springdale, AZ - A firefighter was injured while responding to a blaze at a processing plant after plastic materials caught fire in a smokestack, a fire official said. It was not clear how much damage the fire caused. The plant converts wood and plastic into a product that can be used as a wood substitute. More information

Thursday
Jan 02
Gnadenhutten, OH - Four employees escaped when an explosion destroyed half of a large building housing a plastics plant. More information

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