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Monday
Jul 01
Kochi, Japan: An explosion rocked a bleaching powder plant, causing chlorine to leak into the atmosphere. More information

Wednesday
Jun 26
Marlborough, MA: Asmall brush fire threatening new construction at an electronics plant was quicklyextinguished. More information

Tuesday
Jun 25
Groton, CN: Anexplosion in a drum of chemicals at a pharmaceutical plant injured five workers, twocritically. More information

Monday
Jun 24
Ellisville, MO: A plantspecializing in chemical storage tanks was extensively damaged by fire and ensuingexplosions. A cutting torch was in use at the time the fire broke out. More information

Monday
Jun 24
Reno, PA: Threeemployees were seriously burned when explosions and fire engulfed a propane supply plant. More information

Saturday
Jun 22
Douglas, WY: A propanetruck exploded as a gas plant. Subsequent flames led to two further blasts, but noinjuries were reported. More information

Thursday
Jun 20
Kingsville, Ontario: Astubborn fire at a plastics plant resulted in the evacuation of 2,000 residents nearby.Firefighters struggled with the blaze nearly 24 hours. More information

Wednesday
Jun 19
Fremont, CA: Atractor-trailer rig containing 3,000 pounds of nitric acid overtuned, shutting down afreeway for 14 hours. More information

Wednesday
Jun 19
Forrest City, AR: Ahospital and community college were evacuated after a tractor-trailer carrying chemicalsbegan smoking and caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jun 19
Hamilton, New Zealand:A fire at a refrigeration plant resulted in a giant ammonia cloud release. More information

Wednesday
Jun 19
Hurlock, MD: An ammonialeak at a food processing plant forced the evacuation of hundreds of employees. More information

Wednesday
Jun 19
Kuttawa, KY: Firecaused minimal damage to the paint shop at a plastics plant. Plant operations weresuspended for several hours. More information

Wednesday
Jun 19
Zelezny Brod, CzechRepublic: One worker was killed and another injured in an explosion at a glassfactory. More information

Tuesday
Jun 18
Botwood, Newfoundland:One worker was injured when an explosion partially blew the roof off a one million gallongasoline storage tank. Workers were cleaning the interior at the time of the blast. More information

Monday
Jun 17
Rimbey, Alberta: A souroilwell blowout forced the evacuation of four homes. More information

Monday
Jun 17
Wanaque, N.J.: A workerat an aluminum powder plant suffered burns to his face and hands in a flash fire. Homesfor a surrounding eight blocks were evacuated. More information

Sunday
Jun 16
Rocklin, CA: Twoemployees at a particleboard plant were injured in an explosion and fire. The workers weretrapped in the fiber press pit, a sublevel beneath the fiberboard press. More information

Sunday
Jun 16
Tegucigalpa, Honduras:A chlorine leak at a label factory resulted in hospitalization for two adults and threeminors. More information

Saturday
Jun 15
Evansville, IN: A firein a large metal vessel being replaced at a plastic plant injured a contractor. A rubberlining in the vessel ignited. More information

Friday
Jun 14
McDonald, PA: About 100people were evacuated from their homes after a hydrochloric acid spill at a chemical plantcreated a massive vapor cloud. The spill occurred when a 10,000 gallon tank collapsedwhile being filled. More information

Friday
Jun 14
Thief River Falls, MN:An explosion in the mechanical shop at a food processing plant injured two workers. More information

Thursday
Jun 13
Atchison, KS: Eightpeople suffered minor injuries in a casting plant fire. The fire stemmed from an explosionin a 20-ton furnace. More information

Thursday
Jun 13
Egan, MN: A smallanhydrous ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a bottling plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 13
Montreal, Quebec:Nearly 60 workers at a clothing manufacturer were treated after being overcome by sulfuricoxide vapors related to newly installed steam pipes. More information

Wednesday
Jun 12
Biloxi, MS: A foodprocessing plant was evacuated when 1,000 gallons of gasoline overflowed from a storagetank. More information

Wednesday
Jun 12
Bridgman, MI: Oneworker was injured by flying debris when a transformer exploded at a nuclear power plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 12
Marksville, LA: A firethat destroyed a plastics recycling plant continued to smolder one week later. More information

Wednesday
Jun 12
Nobeoka, Japan: Adetonation at an explosives plant damaged production lines but caused no injuries. More information

Wednesday
Jun 12
Ponca City, IL: A fireat an oil refinery was quickly extinguished by the plant brigade. A severe thunderstormwas under way at the time of the fire. More information

Tuesday
Jun 11
Geneva, IL: Productionat a plant specializing in piston pins resumed within two hours of a fire in a furnaceunder repair. Welding work was under way when the fire broke out. More information

Tuesday
Jun 11
Reese, MI: A storagebuilding containing manganese used as a nutrient in fertilizer burned to the groundwithout intervention by firefighters. More information

Monday
Jun 10
Amarillo, TX: Plantfirefighters dealt with a small fire involving molten glass in the fiberglass productionarea of a glass plant. More information

Sunday
Jun 09
Oita, Japan: Anexplosion at an oil refinery injured one worker. The refinery was in the process ofstarting up after a one-month turnaround. More information

Saturday
Jun 08
Bow, WA: Fire destroyeda cedar mill, a large building that was itself built from cedar. More information

Saturday
Jun 08
Port Kembla, Australia:Nearly 100 tons of molten metal overflowed from smelting plant furnace, causing severalintense explosions as it made contact with water. More information

Friday
Jun 07
Dexter, KS: One man wastreated after an explosion involving two storage tanks, one containing 1,000 barrels ofoil. More information

Friday
Jun 07
Peoria, IL: A factoryworker caught his hand in a paper threading machine while trying to clear a jam. More information

Friday
Jun 07
Roanoke, VA: Anexplosion in the nitroglycerin pre-mix production area of a chemical plant resulted in alenghty shut down for investigation. More than 30 employees were furloughed. More information

Friday
Jun 07
Wilton, UK: A giantcloud of nitric oxide escaped from a plant specializing in man-made fibers. Area residentswere warned to stay inside. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Fort McMurray, Alberta:Three maintenance contractors were injured in an explosion at an oilsands plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Hampfield, PA: Flamesspread through a dust collection system at a plant producing tungsten carbide preforms.Three workers suffered minor injuries. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Howell, N.J.: Firedestroyed a building at a tar and asphalt plant. A vat overflowed 750-gallons of heatedmaterial. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Kawagoe, Japan: Fiveemployees suffered minor injuries after an explosion in an oil refinery laboratory. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Kennewick, WA: Smoke andflames spread through a massive grain silo. Welding was being done at the time of thefire. More information

Thursday
Jun 06
Widnes, UK: A chemicalleak following a warehouse fire led to 20 firefighters being treated. Shifting windsbrought the firefighters into contact with sulphur dioxide fumes. More information

Wednesday
Jun 05
Jacksonville, FL: Anexplosion at a company that treats oily wastewater blew the top off a fuel tank, throwingit nearly 500 feet. More information

Tuesday
Jun 04
Salt Lake City, UT:Thirteen people were overcome at a recycling plant. Officials were unable to determine thecause. More information

Tuesday
Jun 04
St. Paul, MN: Fire brokeout at an ethanol plant that last caught fire in 2002. The plant fire suppression system knocked down the flames. More information

Tuesday
Jun 04
Tal Handaq, Malta: Apaint factory caught fire, damaging another plant as well. More information

Sunday
Jun 02
Oregon, OH: A fire in acrude oil processing unit at an oil refinery burned nearly an hour before being extinguished by the plant brigade. More information

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