Incident Logs


Sunday
May 06
La Porte, TX: An explosion at a plant specializing in heat exchangers damaged a de-coking oven. More information

Sunday
May 06
Marlborough, MA: Magnesium hydroxide spilled from an overfilled storage tank into drains feeding into an adjacent river. More information

Sunday
May 06
West Deptford, N.J.: A brush fire that burned more than 100 acres threatened a refinery. More information

Sunday
May 06
Bangkok, Thailand: At least 80 people were overcome by ammonia fumes leaking from a cold-storage warehouse. More information

Saturday
May 05
Saalfelden, Austria: An explosion occurred at a sawdust pellet production plant. More information

Saturday
May 05
Shekhupura, India: Ammonia leaking from an ice factory caused a local panic. More information

Saturday
May 05
Trecate, Italy: A pharmaceutical plant worker died when a centrifuge exploded, dousing him with hydroxyacetic acid. More information

Saturday
May 05
Gokak, India: More than 15 workers died in an explosion at a plant that manufactures ammonium nitrate for explosives. More information

Friday
May 04
Gokak, India: Two workers died and more than 30 were injured when a boiler exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
May 04
Wolfwil, Switzerland: A chemical plant emergency resulted when a worker mistook containers of nitric acid for hydrochloric acid. More information

Friday
May 04
Huelva, Spain: Fire broke out in the laboratory at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
May 04
San Diego, CA: Eighteen vehicles caught fire at a recycling yard and released toxic fumes. More information

Friday
May 04
Ada, OK: A manager at a goat cheese factory was listed in critical condition after a cheese dryer toppled on her. More information

Thursday
May 03
Moscow, Russia: One worker died in an ammonia release at a sausage factory. More information

Thursday
May 03
Lower Hutt, New Zealand: A drum containing more than 50 gallons of hydrochloric acid split open at a farm products warehouse. More information

Thursday
May 03
Pulau Ayer Chawan, Singapore: Three maintenance subcontractors died when fire broke out in the overhead heat exchanger in a refinery crude distillation column. More information

Thursday
May 03
Morton, IL: Fire spread through a welding company, causing propane tanks to explode. More information

Thursday
May 03
Houston, TX: A worker required treatment after inhaling sulphur fumes at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 03
Gaffney, S.C.: A propane leaked forced the evacuation of an automotive bearing plant. More information

Thursday
May 03
Bitterfeld Wolfen, Germany: Fire was reported in a chemical plant warehouse. More information

Thursday
May 03
Reggio Emilia, Italy: An explosion involving a mechanical lift injured six workers. More information

Thursday
May 03
Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Fire broke out at a state run refinery. More information

Thursday
May 03
Coleraine, N. Ireland: Thick smoke from a fire at a plant specializing in medical equipment forced area evacuations. More information

Wednesday
May 02
Paterson, N.J.: A flash fire at a processing plant left one worker with first-degree burns. More information

Wednesday
May 02
Wrentham, MA: A 10,000 gallon tank of liquid asphalt caught fire. More information

Wednesday
May 02
Port of Vancouver, OR: Downwind evacuations were ordered when a warehouse containing 9,800 tons of calcium nitrate fertilizer burned. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Alajuela, Costa Rica: Fireballs rose above a chemical plant in a five-hour fire. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Lynden, Ontario: A tanker accident spilled more than 250 gallons of industrial bleach on a residential street. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Burgdorf, Switzerland: Fire destroyed a warehouse containing inks and solvents. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Benicia, CA: A power outage resulted in flaring at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Stratton Ridge, TX: Fire broke out in a naphtha unit pump at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Milwaukee, WI: Bleach mistakenly pumped into a tank containing acid resulted in a chlorine gas release at a pool chemicals plant. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Pratteln, Switzerland – A firefighter was reported injured when a large quantity of chloracetylchloride was released at a fertilizer plant. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Viege, Switzerland – Operators overflowed a storage tank for heavy fuel oil at an industrial plant. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Woodbridge, N.J. – An engine being tested at a co-generation plant exploded. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Rubbertown, KY - Three to five gallons of butyl acrylate and styrene had leaked at a chemical plant, requiring a haz mat response by local firefighters. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Houston, TX – A food processing plant was evacuated due to an ammonia leak. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Kingman, AZ – Twenty employees at a commercial gas plant were evacuated due to a leaking silane cylinder. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Pawnee, IL – An explosion in a natural gas pipeline sent a fireball several hundred feet into the air. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Smithfield, N.C. – A scrap-metal recycling plant caught fire, spewing thick smoke into the air. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Ramadi, Iraq – A tanker laden with chlorine gas exploded near a restaurant, killing six people and wounding 10. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Wynnewood, OK – Two people were injured when a boiler at a refinery exploded. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Oakland, CA – A gasoline tanker slammed into a guardrail, sparking an intense fire that destroyed a highway overpass. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Kemi, Finland – A fire in a power plant shut down electrical production and caused extensive damage. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Khasavyurt, Russia – A pipeline carrying gasoline exploded. More information

Saturday
Apr 28
Norcross, GA – A sprinkler system set off by a fire at an electronics plant caused water to mix with acid-based chemicals, requiring a hazardous materials crew. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Richmond, CA – A small hydrogen leak occurred during routine maintenance on an oil refinery unit not in operation. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Garyville, LA - A fire broke out inside a refinery after a process unit shutdown. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Pocahontas, AR – A tanker truck carrying TNT, acid and emulsion overturned, spilling dangerous chemicals. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Anshan, China – Four workers were killed in a gas leak at a steel plant. More information

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