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Saturday
Apr 07
Oxnard, CA: A gasoline tanker that skidded on a rain-slick freeway exploded when it struck a concrete pillar. The freeway was closed to traffic for three hours. The driver sustained third-degree burns on his arms. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Oxnard, CA: A gasoline tanker that skidded on a rain-slick freeway exploded when it struck a concrete pillar. The freeway was closed to traffic for three hours. The driver sustained third-degree burns on his arms. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Cottage Grove, WA: More than 250 gallons of hydrofluoric acid spilled from a truck parked beside an interstate highway. The interstate was closed for eight hours and 1,840 school student evacuated from the area. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Greenlead, KS: An explosion in a concrete pit below a grain elevator sent a fireball through a hallway and into a feed room, injuring two workers. A wall of the feed room was blown out. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A small fire in a vacuum distillation unit did not affect production at a 100,000 barrel a day refinery. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Cottage Grove, WA: More than 250 gallons of hydrofluoric acid spilled from a truck parked beside an interstate highway. The interstate was closed for eight hours and 1,840 school student evacuated from the area. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Greenlead, KS: An explosion in a concrete pit below a grain elevator sent a fireball through a hallway and into a feed room, injuring two workers. A wall of the feed room was blown out. More information

Friday
Apr 06
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A small fire in a vacuum distillation unit did not affect production at a 100,000 barrel a day refinery. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
Covington, KY: Fire flashed over into a ventilation system filling a plastics factory with smoke. Employees were evacuated for nearly two hours. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
O’Fallon, MO: Heat from a paint oven ignited dust particles used to coat parts for refrigerators, resulting in a two-alarm fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
Covington, KY: Fire flashed over into a ventilation system filling a plastics factory with smoke. Employees were evacuated for nearly two hours. More information

Thursday
Apr 05
O’Fallon, MO: Heat from a paint oven ignited dust particles used to coat parts for refrigerators, resulting in a two-alarm fire. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Rantoul, IL: A building at a waste disposal facility was destroyed when bales of recycled cardboard outside burned. More information

Wednesday
Apr 04
Rantoul, IL: A building at a waste disposal facility was destroyed when bales of recycled cardboard outside burned. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Glendale, AZ: Fire destroyed a building at a plant specializing in polymer flooring. Fire officials said only the mixing area was equipped with a sprinkler system. More information

Tuesday
Apr 03
Glendale, AZ: Fire destroyed a building at a plant specializing in polymer flooring. Fire officials said only the mixing area was equipped with a sprinkler system. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Los Angeles, CA: A former refinery employee plead innocent to planning to blow up the facility. The FBI found an assault rifle, ammunition and bomb making literature at his home. More information

Monday
Apr 02
Los Angeles, CA: A former refinery employee plead innocent to planning to blow up the facility. The FBI found an assault rifle, ammunition and bomb making literature at his home. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
Sharonville, OH: An oven fire at a cereal plant resulted in five employees being treated for smoke inhalation. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
Edmonton, Alberta: A foundry specializing in steel casings was destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
Sharonville, OH: An oven fire at a cereal plant resulted in five employees being treated for smoke inhalation. More information

Sunday
Apr 01
Edmonton, Alberta: A foundry specializing in steel casings was destroyed by fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 31
Billings, MT: Two new portable diesel generator caught fire immediately before a refinery shut down for scheduled maintenance. The generators were part of a plan to reduce the refinery’s power bills. More information

Saturday
Mar 31
Erie, PA: Firefighters arrived to find a well advanced fire at a large recycling plant. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Leicester, U.K.: A two-story bread factory was heavily damaged by fire. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Laughlin, NV: In the midst of a West Coast energy crisis, an electrical fire shut down one of two units at a coal-fired power plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Darsser Ort, Denmark: A Cypriot sugar freighter collided with a double-hulled oil tanker, spilling 550,000 gallons of oil. The spill was brought under control before the tanker lost any more of its 9.7 million gallon cargo. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Bayonne, N.J.: Response to an extensive fire at a chemical plant was complicated by limited water. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Paterson, N.J.: A plant that manufactures transformers was ordered evacuated because of a chemical leak. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Auburn, IN: Plant firefighters and a sprinkler system contained a fire when exhaust ignited combustible paint. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
East Newark, N.J.: An elevator shaft between buildings in a mill complex caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Rahway, N.J.: A hydrogen leak was reported at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Toronto, Ontario: A fire in an abandoned leather tanning factory took six hours to bring under control. Firefighters were concerned about tanks of sulphuric acid outside the building. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Walkerburn, U.K.: One person was injured and more than 100 evacuated after a boiler exploded at a chemical factory. Firefighters fought four hours to bring the fire under control. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Townsville, Australia: A train engineer was treated for lime burns to his eyes and face after his train, carrying sulphuric acid, hit a truck and derailed. Three other people were injured. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Berkeley County, S.C.: Four workers were injured in an explosion at an off-stream manufacturing unit used to make purified terephthalic acid. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Boaz, GA: One person was seriously hurt and two others injured by an ammonia spill that forced the evacuation of a poultry-processing plant. A maintenance worker accidentally cut into an active line, releasing anhydrous ammonia. More information

Monday
Mar 26
St. Paul, MN: A tanker truck being loaded at a refinery caught fire, setting off a small explosion. More information

Monday
Mar 26
New Holland, PA: Heavy flames from a garage at a wire cable plant caused damage to the main plant building. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Laton, CA: A tank car of anhydrous ammonia was among 21 cars of a freight train that derailed. No ammonia was released but clearing the rails for traffic took 12 hours. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Hanover County, VA: Fire broke out in the laundry room of a poultry processing plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Lexington, AL: Fire and explosions were reported at a plant that specializes in packaging car windshields. Firefighters extinguished the blaze within 90 minutes. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
East Manchester, PA: Leaking oil ignited at a local plant. Firefighters fought the blaze for four hours. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Wayne County, OH: A three-alarm fire extensively damaged a maintenance facility and loading dock at a lumber manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Phoenix, AZ: Several streets were closed as firefighters cleaned up a nitric acid spill at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Hiroshima, Japan: An earthquake resulted in the shut down of two Yamaguchi-area refineries. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Long Island, N.Y.: Residual fuel oil leaked from a barge en route to a Connecticut power plant. Cleanup was expected to take seven to 10 days. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Montgomery County, MD: An explosion involving a tanker truck occurred at a propane facility. One burn injury was reported. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Newark, N.J.: Almost 1,000 gallons of sulfuric acid was spilled at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
San Diego, CA: More than 20 people were treated after a tank of ammonia overheated and released fumes into a business park. More information

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