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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

Saturday
Mar 09
Beckley, W.V.: Parts of the West Virginia Turnpike were closed after a chemical tanker overturned, spilling formaldehyde. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Sturgis, MI: A 55-gallon drum containing a biocide exploded at a plant specializing in metalforming lubricants. Sprinklers washed the material into the city sewers, killing bacteria used for water treatment. More information

Friday
Mar 08
Miami, FL: A power plant fire knocked out electricity to more than 50,000 customers, including the local airport. More information

Friday
Mar 08
Canton, OH: About 3,300 pounds of raw titanium caught fire at an industrial plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Taylor, PA: Scrap magnesium stored in 55-gallon drums caught fire at a specialty metals plant. The same magnesium reignited several weeks later. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Straight, OK: One of two workers burned in an explosion at a natural gas processing plant later died. The blast caused extensive damage. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Perth, Australia: A fireworks factory exploded, blanketing the city in brown smoke and sparking brush fires. No injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Hattiesburg, MS: Residents were ordered evacuated after flammable petroleum waste washed into the city sewer system. The spill occurred as a tank trailer was being emptied. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
West Pittsburg, PA: Firefighters opted to let a magnesium fire at a metals plant burn rather that risk the violent reaction that marks contact with water. The fire burned more than two days. More information

Tuesday
Mar 05
Radford, VA: Two foundry workers were burned when molten iron came in contact with water, creating steam. More information

Tuesday
Mar 05
Madison, WI: An explosion and fire at a company making rat poison forced an area evacuation. More information

Monday
Mar 04
Coffeyville, OK: Four refinery workers were treated after exposure to a small release of hydrocarbon and hydrofluoric acid vapors. More information

Sunday
Mar 03
Portsmouth, VA: Problems with a pulsation damper at a chemical plant allowed a small release of anhydrous ammonia. More information

Friday
Mar 01
Crossett, AR: A paper plant warehouse containing giant uncut rolls of tissue paper was damaged by fire. More information

Friday
Mar 01
East Kalimantan, Indonesia: Fire fed by a blow out spread across a drilling barge, forcing the evacuation of workers. Several other nearby wells were shut down as well. More information

Friday
Feb 22
Bay Point, CA: County officials issued a shelter-in-warning for area residents after a 55-gallon drum caught fire inside an adhesive manufacturing plant produced a cloud of fumes. More information

Friday
Feb 22
Baton Rouge, LA: Five men have been indited with arson for allegedly setting a fire at a hot sauce plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 20
Kalgoorlie, Australia: A fire broke out in a sulphuric acid plant. No injuries were reported and the nickel smelter was not affected. More information

Tuesday
Feb 19
Dutch Harbor, AR: An hydrous ammonia release at a seafood plant resulted in 200 evacuations and 12 injuries. More information

Tuesday
Feb 19
Baton Rouge, LA: Fire destroyed an unused building at the dormant marine shale processors plant, but no damage was reported at the waste incinerator facility. More information

Monday
Feb 18
Claymont, DE: Excessive pressure inside a tank ruptured a safety valve near the end of a plants silane production unit and released oximesilane and n-hexane vapor and hurled a section of wall panel into a worker. More information

Monday
Feb 18
Modesto, CA: Safety officials will inspect a plant after the fire department responding to a small blaze at the plant found a potentially dangerous accumulation of grease on machinery and catwalks. More information

Sunday
Feb 17
Port Everglades, FL: A freight train backed into a gasoline tanker loaded with gasoline near a cluster of gasoline storage facilities. The area was evacuated and power was turned off, as fire-fighters worked to free the driver trapped inside the tanker. More information

Sunday
Feb 17
Whitefield, UK: A trailer loaded with drums of chemicals and disused refrigerators sparked a chemical alert after it was dumped on an industrial estate. More information

Sunday
Feb 17
High Bridge, NJ: A fire at a product-testing company burned for nearly three hours after a work accident caused a blaze that spread quickly. A fuel tank in the building fed the fire, causing numerous explosions and a roof collapse. More information

Saturday
Feb 16
Istanbul, Turkey: An LPG tank exploded inside a car parts factory, bringing down part of the building and injuring 11 people. More information

Saturday
Feb 16
Sioux Falls, IA: A fire damaged a paint room at a downtown Sioux Falls manufacturing plant. It took crews nearly an hour to contain the blaze and keep it from spreading to the main part of the plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 16
Sterling, KS: A fire destroyed at least two buildings and led to the evacuation of more than a 100 people. No injuries were reported in the fire originating in a laboratory which produces chemicals mostly used in oil fields. More information

Friday
Feb 15
Lynchburg, VA: Lynchburg Fire Departments hazardous materials team contained a vapor leak of anhydrous ammonia at a diary facility. A worker was working on pipe fittings in a large cooler when the pipes ruptured. More information

Friday
Feb 15
Sterling KS: An explosion and fire at a company which makes chemicals mostly used in oil fields destroyed two buildings and led to the evacuation of much of the downtown business area and the elementary school. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Feb 15
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A CN Rail train derailed, overturning a propane tanker and forcing the evacuation of about 800 residents for 12 hours. More information

Thursday
Feb 14
Ventura, CA: At least six people sustained minor injuries when a glass container holding chromic acid exploded at a biotechnology company. More information

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