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Tuesday
Aug 04
Vero Beach, CA: Two workers received burns in an explosion thatshook an aircraft plant. The two were working at a sanding machine when the accidentoccurred. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Henderson, NV: An explosion and fire involving a spill of moltenmagnesium rocked a metal foundry. No injuries were reported. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Vero Beach, CA: Two workers received burns in an explosion thatshook an aircraft plant. The two were working at a sanding machine when the accidentoccurred. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Branchburg, N.J.: An explosion at a pharmaceutical plant leveled a300-by-500 foot building and damaged surrounding structures. No one was inside at the timeof the blast. One company supplied by the plant estimated it would lose two months annualrevenue due to resulting shortages. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Martinez, CA: Touching power lines knocked out electricity to alocal refinery, forcing the burn off of more than two tons of oil and gas. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Rodeo, CA: A gas leak forced the shut down of a major unit at alocal refinery. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Martinez, CA: Touching power lines knocked out electricity to alocal refinery, forcing the burn off of more than two tons of oil and gas. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Rodeo, CA: A gas leak forced the shut down of a major unit at alocal refinery. More information

Sunday
Aug 02
Port Stanvac, Australia: A fire in a fuel oil distillation unitcaused major damage to a refinery south of Adelaide. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Aug 02
Port Stanvac, Australia: A fire in a fuel oil distillation unitcaused major damage to a refinery south of Adelaide. No injuries were reported. More information

Saturday
Aug 01
San Francisco, CA: One firefighter was listed in critical condition after a fire that destroyed a sausage factory and warehouse. The firefighter and three others were injured in a series of explosions during the fire. More information

Saturday
Aug 01
Athens, Greece: At least one factory was destroyed by a mammoth forest fire that swept through small villages at the foot of Mount Pendeli. More information

Saturday
Aug 01
San Francisco, CA: One firefighter was listed in critical condition after a fire that destroyed a sausage factory and warehouse. The firefighter and three others were injured in a series of explosions during the fire. More information

Friday
Jul 31
Savannah, GA: A tanker truck used by a construction companyoverturned spilling 500 gallons of diesel fuel. More information

Friday
Jul 31
Missoula, MT: Fire destroyed much of an electrical substation,causing millions in damages. Firefighters who responded are being monitored for possibleexposure to PCB. More information

Friday
Jul 31
Cambridge, MA: A rail yard accident caused a small rupture in atank car containing hydrochloric acid. Area businesses and a nearby highway were closed. More information

Thursday
Jul 30
Magna, UT: A tractor-trailer rig hauling anhydrous ammoniaoverturned after being sideswiped by a car. The area was evacuated and the roadway closedfor hours. More information

Thursday
Jul 30
Haddam, CN: A 1,000 gallon spill of radioactive cooling watercaused the shut down of a nuclear reactor used for electrical generation. More information

Thursday
Jul 30
Atlanta, GA: Noxious odors forced the evacuation of 300 employeesfrom a communications facility. A pest control company was treating the eight-storybuilding. More information

Thursday
Jul 30
Hercules, CA: Fire broke out at a closed refinery as workersdismantled a storage tank. More information

Thursday
Jul 30
Henry County, GA: A worker for a pipeline company died when theunsupported walls of a construction ditch collapsed. More information

Wednesday
Jul 29
Havana, Cuba: More than 100 tons of crude oil was accidentlyreleased from an oil refinery into Havana Bay. Workers to close oil tank valves afterroutine maintenance. More information

Wednesday
Jul 29
Martinez, CA: A smoky fire in the crude oil processing unit of arefinery caused local concern. More information

Tuesday
Jul 28
Hammond, IN: An explosion followed by a huge fireball erupted ata coal-fired electrical generating plant near Lake Michigan. At least 17 workers wereinjured. More information

Tuesday
Jul 28
Milwaukee, WI: Firefighters responded to an ammonia spill at alocal brewery. No injuries were reported. More information

Tuesday
Jul 28
Warsaw, IN: Thirteen workers were hospitalized as the result of afire that destroyed nearly one-third of a massive foundry. A spill of molten metalpreceded the blaze. More information

Tuesday
Jul 28
Seguin, TX: Emergency workers were forced to burn off theethylene cargo of an overturned refrigerated tanker truck. The risk of rupture by liftingthe full tanker was too great. More information

Monday
Jul 27
Somerville, MA: An eight-alarm fire destroyed an inkmanufacturing plant after at least 10 explosions inside. One woman was seriously burned. More information

Saturday
Jul 25
Andover, MA: An explosion and three-alarm fire at a metal foundryinjured three people. More information

Saturday
Jul 25
Memphis, TN: Hundreds of workers in an industrial park wereevacuated when chemicals being mixed to make flea collars ignited. The fire took threehours to bring under control. More information

Friday
Jul 24
Lagos, Nigeria: A pipeline burst spilling more than 1,800 barrelsof crude oil. The accident comes on the heels of a decision to evacuate staff frompipeline flow stations in southeast Nigeria after a wave of attacks by local youths. More information

Friday
Jul 24
Bessie, OK: Two workers were listed in critical condition after agas well explosion. More information

Friday
Jul 24
New Orleans, LA: Workers were evacuated from a cold storage plantafter a supply line carrying anhydrous ammonia ruptured. Workers and hazmat personnel shutoff a valve to the broken pipe. More information

Thursday
Jul 23
Texas City, TX: Three workers dismantling an out-of-service oilrefinery process unit suffered injuries in an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Jul 22
Empire, LA: Two oil field storage tanks located at an isolatedsite ignited and burned during a thunderstorm. Coast Guard officials were unable to reachthe site with firefighting equipment. More information

Wednesday
Jul 22
Dandenong, Australia: Thirty people at a waste processing plantrequired treatment when titanium tetrochloride reacted with water, creating hydrochloricacid vapor. More information

Tuesday
Jul 21
Oakland, CA: A five-alarm fire raced through a warehouse used bytwo trucking companies. Firefighters were concerned about the possibility of hazardousmaterials at the site. More information

Tuesday
Jul 21
Hawthorne, CA: Ten people required treatment after adichlorosilane leak at a computer chip manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 21
Columbus, OH: Municipal firefighters evacuated nearly 50 workersand closed nearby roads when ethylhexl methacrylate was found leaking from atractor-trailer rig. An EPA official later said the evacuation was unwarranted. More information

Tuesday
Jul 21
Green Bay, WI: Arson charges were filed against an employee of alocal plant that burned in February. The employee faces up to 40 years in prison. More information

Monday
Jul 20
St. Charles Parish, LA: Sulfur dioxide released from the watertreatment system at a chemical plant required more than 80 workers to be taken to a localhospital. Most returned to work after the incident. More information

Monday
Jul 20
Angola, IN: A fire at a manufacturing plant was quickly broughtunder control with one injury. More information

Monday
Jul 20
Superior, WI: A propane tank truck caught fire in the fleetrepair shop of a fuel delivery company prompted a neighborhood evacuation when it spreadto a house next door. Three workers were injured. More information

Saturday
Jul 18
Farmington, MA: Fire destroyed a manufacturingplant despite the efforts of firefighters from nine surrounding towns. More information

Friday
Jul 17
Anaheim, CA: More than 300 employees were evacuated due to a fireat a computer parts manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Jul 17
Saticoy, CA: Firefighters repaired a chlorine leak at a vegetablepacking plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 16
Memphis, TN: A tanker truck carrying diesel crashed in the frontyard of a local residence, spilling most of its cargo. More information

Wednesday
Jul 15
Las Vegas, NV: A tanker truck spilled nearly 2,000 gallons ofgasoline in a collision with another vehicle. More information

Wednesday
Jul 15
Redmond, WA: An explosion involving hydrogen gas knocked a36-by-70-foot hole in the roof of a circuit-board manufacturing plant. Company officialssaid the gas was formed when chemicals mixed in the plants waste treatment unit. More information

Wednesday
Jul 15
Los Alamitos, CA: An acid spill at an aerospace plant forced theevacuation of 375 workers. At least 15 workers were treated for minor injuries andreleased. More information

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