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Tuesday
Mar 26
Gary, IN: Three steel plant workers were injured in a series of explosion in a slag pit where waste collects after liquid iron is poured out of the blast furnace. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Elyria, OH: A tanker truck delivering hydrochloric acid to a wheelchair manufacturing facility ruptured, spilling 400 gallons in the parking lot. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Toronto, Canada: Fire spread through the walls and floor of a garment factory. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Athens, GA: Four electricians at a nuclear plant were seriously burned in a flash fire when a grounding cable came too close to an energized circuit breaker. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Linthwaite, U.K.: A blaze at a chemical plant destroyed two boilers and adjoining pipework. No injuries were reported but production was temporarily shut down. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Djibouti, East Africa: Plastic drums containing 200 tons of chromated copper arsenate began leaking, threatening the pollute the port facility. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Indianapolis, IN: Fourteen people required decontamination after workers cleaning a tank at an environmental company were exposed to the contents. Exposure spread to hospital workers and firefighters after several of the workers visited to local emergency room. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Moncure, N.C.: Fire spread from the press at a wood processing plant into the duct work and onto the roof. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Lubbock, TX: Beer flowed freely when a train collided with a tractor-trailer pulling into the distributors parking lot to make a delivery. More information

Sunday
Mar 24
Turin, Italy: Fire swept through the warehouse at a steel plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 24
Newcastle, WY: Cold weather and a frozen valve were blamed for the release of 14,000 pounds of silica catalyst, a brown powder that coated neighboring structures. More information

Saturday
Mar 23
Roanoke, VA: Fire spread through a 145 acre illegal dump estimated to contain three million used tires. More information

Saturday
Mar 23
Naameh, Lebanon: An explosion at a paint factory led to a fire that burned the facility to the ground. More information

Saturday
Mar 23
Port Talbot, U.K.: Several small fire broke out at a steel plant. Eighteen weeks earlier an explosion destroyed a blast furnace at the plant. More information

Friday
Mar 22
Germinston, South Africa: A car plant warehouse containing flammable chemicals was gutted by fire. More information

Friday
Mar 22
South Bend, IN: A man shot four co-workers to death at an aircraft parts plant, then killed himself after a high speed pursuit by police. More information

Thursday
Mar 21
Denver, CO: Workers cleaning up a former nuclear weapons facility were accidentally sprayed with radioactive liquid. Two required skin decontamination. More information

Thursday
Mar 21
West Hazelton, PA: Workers were evacuated during a two-alarm fire at a plastic bag plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 21
Port Jefferson, NY: More than 4,000 gallons of heating oil spilled from a barge into the water. Booms in place as fuel was off loaded caught the spilled oil. Meanwhile, at Astoria, N.Y. the same day, more than 2,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge owned by the same company. More information

Thursday
Mar 21
Saint John, New Brunswick: Three workers doing routine maintenance to a filter atop a 32-foot oil refinery stack were burned in an explosion triggered by a pressure release. More information

Wednesday
Mar 20
Moscow, OH: Two men deslagging the inside of a power plant boiler were treated after a large chunk of hot coal dropped off, causing a steam explosion. More information

Wednesday
Mar 20
Pasadena, TX: A tank damaged in an explosion last January at a chemical plant erupted again in flames. More information

Tuesday
Mar 19
Sanford, N.C.: Two workers at an auto parts plant installing new equipment where burned in an electrical flash fire. More information

Tuesday
Mar 19
Bethany, MO: Anhydrous ammonia used as fertilizer spilled and ignited as it was being pumped from a large storage tank. More information

Tuesday
Mar 19
Greensboro, N.C.: A worker suffered second and third degree burns over 40 percent of his body in a flash fire at an automoble plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 19
Raal-Unuf, Libya: The countrys largest oil refinery caught fire and burned nearly three days. An explosion in an ethylene tank triggered the blaze. More information

Monday
Mar 18
St. Paul, MN: A fire in a grain dryer that spread through the duct work shut down operations at an ethanol plant for a week. The plants sprinkler system quickly extinguished the fire. More information

Monday
Mar 18
Ras al-Unuf, Libya: One of Libyas largest oil refineries was damaged when an ethylene tank caught fire. More information

Monday
Mar 18
Paradip, India: A fire at a chemical plant warehouse storing about 15,000 tons of sulfur caused extensive damage. More information

Sunday
Mar 17
Chatsworth, CA: An activated sprinkler system at a company that makes labels for CDs ran more than six hours before being discovered. More information

Saturday
Mar 16
Dundee, Scotland: The area around a cement factory was evacuated when the breakdown of acetylene-powered machinery spawned fear of a gas explosion. More information

Saturday
Mar 16
Atlanta, GA: Eight cars of a 79-car train derailed, leaking about 600 gallons of hexamethylene diamine. A one-mile radius was evacuated. More information

Saturday
Mar 16
Wauwatosa, WI: Fire broke out in the die cast area of an engine plant. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Mar 15
Birmingham, U.K.: Workers evacuated a metal manufacturing plant when a fire involving toxic chemicals broke out. More information

Friday
Mar 15
Niagra Falls, NY: Two workers were injured when a small furnace at a graphite plant exploded. More information

Wednesday
Mar 13
Neal, W.V.: Nearby residents were ordered to evacuate when a train transporting LPG derailed while entering a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 12
Honolulu, HI: A small fire in a heat exchange unit at an oil refinery was extinguished within 10 minutes by the plant brigade. More information

Tuesday
Mar 12
Nashville, TN: Neighbors reported vapor rising from a tanker truck at a chemical plant. The vapor resulted from a small leak of hydrochloric acid during humid weather. More information

Tuesday
Mar 12
Fukuoka, Japan: A fire at a chemical plant that started in a machine for winding nylon fibers forced the evacuation of nearly 9,000 residents. More information

Tuesday
Mar 12
Toledo, OH: A fire in an oil refinery production unit took nearly three hours to extinguish. More information

Monday
Mar 11
Loudon, TN: An accidental release of sodium hydroxide resulted in the evacuation of a paper plant. More information

Monday
Mar 11
Stockport, U.K.: Cleanup of a gallon of liquid toxic waste spilled from a tanker forced the shutdown of a major motorway. More information

Monday
Mar 11
Kingsport, TN: More than 11,000 gallons of liquid plasticiser spilled when two rail cars jumped the tracks near the citys wastewater treatment plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 10
Seattle, WA: Ammonia leaking from a dairy plant forced closure of a busy highway nearby. More information

Sunday
Mar 10
Gillette, WY: A nearly empty oil field tank exploded sending its 30 foot roof crashing into a nearby mobile home. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Mar 10
Waterford, N.Y.: An illegal tire dump near a silicone plant caught fire. Firefighters fought 40 mph winds at the scene. More information

Sunday
Mar 10
Seattle, WA: An ammonia leak at a dairy plant forced neighborhood evacuations. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Anacortes, WA: An explosion in a de-asphalter unit sparked a fire at an oil refinery. No injuries were reported. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Lincoln, NE: Workers were evacuated from a flour mill after an explosion in a metal bin where duct was collected started a fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Waterford, NY: High winds fanned flames that swept across a massive illegal tire dump. More information

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