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Thursday
Dec 13
Longview, TX: Two workers suffered minor injuries in an explosion when a maleic anhydride catalyst tank ruptured. More information

Thursday
Dec 13
Fort Worth, TX: A half mile radius of an adhesive plant was evacuated after vapors permeated the area. More information

Wednesday
Dec 12
Victoria, Australia: Authorities said a marine oil spill at Phillip Island was one of Victorias worst and has left hundreds of the islands world-famous penguins covered in oil. More information

Wednesday
Dec 12
Fort Worth, TX: A contract worker was critically burned in two explosions in a gasoline tank that was being drained for cleaning. More information

Wednesday
Dec 12
Calgary, Alberta: A three-alarm fire broke out at a plant that stores and recycles used oil filters. More information

Tuesday
Dec 11
Frankfurt, Germany: At least eight firefighters were injured when a fire broke out at a chlorine production plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 11
York, PA: An electrical short circuit in the dust collector sparked an explosion and fire at an industrial facility. Two employees were injured, one critically. More information

Monday
Dec 10
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: An explosion at an oil refinery sent a 1,400-barrel heating fuel storage tank flying. The tank was only one-tenth full at the time. More information

Sunday
Dec 09
Washington, IN: Four employees were injured at a chicken processing plant when anhydrous ammonia leaked from the plants refrigeration system. More information

Friday
Dec 07
Tullytown, PA: Multiple explosions collapsed a building at a plant specializing in silicone-based materials used in the electronics field. More information

Thursday
Dec 06
Qingtongxia, China: More than 40 people were burned in a chemical explosion at a factory producing calcium carbide. More information

Thursday
Dec 06
Goshen, IN: At a plant specializing in simulated wood, a worker was asked to leave after trying to start a fight with another employee. The worker returned with a gun and opened fire, killing one and wounding six others. The worker then killed himself. More information

Tuesday
Dec 04
Beesley Point, N.J.: An insulation fire broke out in one of three boilers as a power plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 04
Roanoke, VA: At a foundry, a hole opened in a blast furnace and spilled molten iron. More information

Tuesday
Dec 04
Pasadena, TX: Six people were treated after a mixture of petroleum and hydrofluoric acid at a petroleum refinery. More information

Sunday
Dec 02
Lindon, UT: A hydrochloric acid leak released fumes into the area surrounding a metal coating facility. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Dec 02
Winnebago, MN: A dryer fire cut production in half at an ethanol plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 01
Lafayette, LA: Fire severely damaged the states only aligator tannery, a French-owned plant which tans 5,000 hides a month. More information

Friday
Nov 30
Duson, LA: A 14-year-old boy suffered second and third degree burns when a crude oil storage tank exploded and burned. More information

Thursday
Nov 29
Richmond, CA: A sulphur trioxide release from a plant making sulfuric acid resulted in a shelter-in-place order. More information

Wednesday
Nov 28
Northglenn, CO: Liquid nitrogen leaking from a crashed tanker truck turned out to only be residual in pipes under the truck. More information

Wednesday
Nov 28
Roanoke, VA: Rescue workers were forced to amputate a mans arm to free him from machinery at a yarn-manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 28
Perry County, KY: A worker at a coal preparation plant was killed in a 100 foot fall. More information

Tuesday
Nov 27
Soldotna, AK: A broken pipe aboard an oil drilling platform dumped crude oil into Cook Inlet, shutting down the operation. More information

Monday
Nov 26
Leola, PA: Two local fire companies responded to a fire at an electronics plant. No injuries reported. More information

Sunday
Nov 25
Westlake, LA: Two explosions sent fireballs skyward at a chemical plant after a safety valve ruptured. More information

Friday
Nov 23
Chelmsford, U.K.: Fire caused extensive damage to a factory manufacturing fountain soda equipment. More information

Friday
Nov 23
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Oil from a ruptured underwater pipeline leaked into Guanabara Bay. More information

Friday
Nov 23
Butinge, Lithuania: Nearly 40 tons of oil spilled at a floating oil terminal during the loading of a tanker. More information

Thursday
Nov 22
Pasadena, TX: A liquid petroleum gas unit at a petroleum refinery explosed, injuring one person and causing heavy damage. More information

Thursday
Nov 22
Shijonawate, Japan: More than 30 school children were treated after hydrochloric acid fumes escaped from a nearby factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 21
Macon, OH: Officials evacuated homes and tested for water well contamination after a truck carrying liquid nitrogen rolled over. More information

Tuesday
Nov 20
Chicago, IL: A drum containing nitric acid toppled and spilled when the truck transporting it struck a pot hole. A major thoroughfare remained closed most of the day. More information

Tuesday
Nov 20
Bruckl, Austria: An explosion damaged three tanks containing 40 tons of hydrochloric acid, but the small amount that escaped was captured in a containment area. The plant manufactures electolysis products. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Dampier, Australia: An explosion aboard a scrap metal cargo ship killed eight people. Spray painting operations were under way inside a ballast tank when the blast occurred. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Persian Gulf, Bahrain: Two U.S. Navy personnel are missing after a an oil tanker being boarded sank. The tanker was carrying 1,900 tons of Iraqi oil in violation of U.N. sanctions. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Roanoke, VA: A furniture plant rented a replacement boiler after a fire shut down production. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Kearneyville, W.V.: At least 44 people were treated at area hospitals after a chlorine leak at a private water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Oakland County, MI: Two persons were killed when two freight trains crashed head-on. Early reports that a tanker containing chlorine was leaking was false. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Dayton, OH: Seventeen people had to be decontaminated after an explosion at a laboratory specializing in specialty chemcials for industry. An initial explosion activated a sprinkler system, but water mixed with released chemicals to create hydrochloric acid, causing a second blast. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Fort Wayne, IN: Fire ripped through a hopper at a casting plant. Molten aluminium complicated the firefighting effort. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Mount Pleasant, PA: Two men were injured when a gas well exploded. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Hubert, N.C.: A chlorine gas leak at a water treatment plant forced officials to evacuate employees. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
Janesville, WI: A security guard at a car assembly plant accidently released enough fire foam to coat a nearby road. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Nashville, TN: Hydrochloric acid spilled from a railroad tank car at a train depot. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Meeteetse, WY: A tanker truck crash resulted in a gasoline spill that closed the a highway for six hours. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Texas City, TX: Ethylene diamine spilled at a marine terminal but was captured in a containment area without reaching the water. A large vapor cloud resulted in a shelter in place order being issued. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Rochester, NY: A hydrochloric acid spill closed an interstate highway for nearly five hours. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Idaho Springs, CO: A gasoline tanker rolled over and spilled its contents into Clear Creek. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Warminster, PA: Area residents were ordered to shelter in place after a chlorine leak a municipal water plant. More information

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