Incident Logs


Wednesday
Jul 06
Freienbrink, Germany: About 300kg of anhydrous ammonia leaked from a cooling system on the roof of a freight depot warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Nottingham, UK: A chemical fire at an industrial plant injured nine firefighters. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Indianapolis, IN: A tanker truck spilled 3,100 gallons of sulfuric acid at an aluminum anodizing plant. More information

Monday
Jul 04
Ayer, MA: Hazmat crews quickly contained an ammonia leak discovered at a soda bottling company. More information

Monday
Jul 04
Marne, MI: A fire that started in a fertilizer plant grain elevators spread throughout the facility. More information

Monday
Jul 04
Rolla, MO : About 40,000 pounds of zinc stearate spilled when a truck crashed on an interstate highway. More information

Monday
Jul 04
South Fallsburg NY: A safety valve on a 30000 gallon tank of liquid carbon dioxide exploded at a chicken processing plant. More information

Monday
Jul 04
Shanghai China: Several anhydrous ammonia cylinders exploded after prolonged exposure to high temperatures injuring about 108 people. More information

Monday
Jul 04
West Columbia TX: A major highway was shut down after a tanker truck hauling molten sulfur overturned. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Paterson NJ: Several overcharged batteries caught fire at a battery manufacturing company. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Taichung City Taiwan: About 18 people were injured in a fertilizer plant explosion which released ammonia ethylene and methyl alcohol. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Nashville TN: A fire erupted at an aluminum recycling plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Kaswazaki-Kariwa Japan: A vacuum fell into the steam condenser of a reactor at a nuclear power plant causing it to automatically shut down. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Rome GA: A worker was killed when he was dragged into a paper machine at a linerboard mill. More information

Saturday
Jul 02
Anwpanulam Village India: Ten people were killed when an explosion rocked a firework factory. More information

Saturday
Jul 02
Elizabeth NJ: Toxic chemicals fueled a fire at a foil manufacturing plant that injured four firefighters. More information

Saturday
Jul 02
Papua , New Guinea : A refrigerator containing chemicals exploded at an agricultural lab. More information

Friday
Jul 01
Tarmigan , Iraq : A blown transformer caused a fire at a power station which left millions without water. More information

Friday
Jul 01
San Pedro do Sul Portugal: Three people were killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Friday
Jul 01
Grenchen Switzerland: Fire destroyed a printing ink plant. More information

Friday
Jul 01
Bengbu China: Workers were unloading epoxy propane when a tanker exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jul 01
Kaohisiung Taiwan: A petroleum refinery caught on fire. More information

Friday
Jul 01
Morris IL: Twenty thousand pounds of molten aluminum spilled out of a furnace causing an aluminum plant fire. More information

Tuesday
Jun 21
Lexington, SC: A worker was transported to a hospital when his arm became stuck in a conveyor belt at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Jun 20
Meishan City , China : Seven people were killed, and several others injured when an operational error occurred when detonators that workers were fixing exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jun 20
Queensland, Australia: A fire broke out in the switchboard room of a meat processing plant cutting off the power supply to refrigeration facilities and caused more than $1 million damage. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Halol, India: A strong reaction occurred while employees were diluting chemicals at a petrochemical treatment plant resulting in an explosion that caused extensive damage. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Arcade, GA: It is thought that a cigarette lit by a worker caused a series of explosions to occur at an oil company resulting in the death of the worker. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Gwinnett, GA: Hazmat teams responded to an ammonia leak at an ammonia storage facility that resulted in the evacuation of employees. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Plant City, FL: One employee was injured when a transformer caught fire at a meat packing plant causing about $37,000 damage. More information

Saturday
Jun 18
Traverse City, MI: A concrete tank at a septage treatment plant exploded spilling thousands of gallons of treated waste into nearby lagoons. More information

Saturday
Jun 18
Baytown, TX: A maintenance mechanic died in an accident while doing routine work in the plastics manufacturing area of a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jun 17
Houston, TX: Sodium hydroxide spilled when five train cars derailed while the train was backing up. More information

Friday
Jun 17
Kurkumbh, India: A fire broke out in a tank containing petrochemicals at a petroleum refinery. More information

Friday
Jun 17
Sydney, Australia: Paper on a conveyor belt caught fire at a paper storage plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 16
Oklahoma City, OK: Lightning caused an oil tank battery to catch fire. More information

Thursday
Jun 16
Harrisburg, PA: The roof of a steel plant caught on fire after a reaction between hot steel and water caused steam and slag to shoot 85 feet in the air. More information

Thursday
Jun 16
Oklahoma City, OK: A power outage caused an ammonia leak when a release valve opened briefly resulting in the evacuation of employees. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Vadadora, India: A fire broke out in a pipe connected to a catalytic cracker unit at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Rzhev, Russia: A train pulling 24 rail cars carrying heavy fuel oil derailed while in transit to another city. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Yangling, China: A truck hauling LNG or LPG became stuck beneath a viaduct. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Fryburg, ND: A pipeline ruptured and spilled about 42,000 gallons of brine from oil drilling at a petroleum company. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
NewtonAycliffe, UK: Employees were evacuated after a fire broke out and destroyed a plastics plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Chicago, IL: A tanker truck carrying 6,000 gallons of ether lost control on a major highway and overturned, bursting into flames. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Sichuan Province, China: A village was evacuated and 38 people became ill when a chemical company released a toxic gas cloud measuring 65 feet high when they tried to reduce the pressure in a reactor. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Noginsk, Russia: Two workers were killed and another injured when a technical problem caused explosions at a petroleum storage depot. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Baton Rouge, LA: A canister of organic peroxide fell from a truck and spilled on a highway causing traffic to slow down while hazmat teams cleaned up the area. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Richfield, NC: An electrical fire caused a mobile home manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Lucknow, India: A thermal power station was shut down after a boiler tube was discovered leaking. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Temelin, Czech Republic: A reactor had to be disconnected from the grid because of a fault discovered in the generator cooling system of the non-nuclear part of a nuclear power plant. More information

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