Incident Logs


Saturday
May 21
Qatar: Electrical problems caused a fire at a carton factory destroying machinery and cartons. More information

Saturday
May 21
Perth, Australia: A tube in a heat exchange bundle failed in the acid area of a nickel plant causing a fire. More information

Saturday
May 21
Basel, Switzerland: An ammonia leak was repaired at a meat processing plant. More information

Saturday
May 21
Cheboygan, MI: While unloading a bundle of combustible material in the central pulping unit of a paper plant, a metal binding snapped, hit the cement and caused a fire. More information

Friday
May 20
Three Rivers, TX: A leak at a gas refinery caused the release of 10,000 pounds of carbon monoxide, 3,500 pounds of nitrogen monoxide, 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide, and 100 pounds of nitrogen dioxide resulting in flaring through the hydrocracking unit. More information

Friday
May 20
Anderson, SC: Equipment at a lawnmower manufacturing plant overheated, emitting smoke that caused employees to feel ill. More information

Friday
May 20
Hamilton, New Zealand: A fire broke out on a bitumen tanker on a major road. More information

Friday
May 20
LaVergne, TX: Heat from a mixing chute caused a conveyor belt on the mixing floor to catch fire at a rubber plant. More information

Friday
May 20
Thibodaux, LA: Welding sparks ignited nitro-parafins causing a fire at a chemical plant More information

Friday
May 20
Port Louis, Maritius: Equipment at a generating station failed causing heavy fuel oil to leak into a nearby canal. More information

Thursday
May 19
Port of Liverpool, UK: Four people were hurt when too much pressure built up in an auxiliary boiler at a combined cycle power plant, causing it to explode. More information

Thursday
May 19
Durban, S. Africa: A truck carrying about 20 tons of asbestos chrysotile overturned, spilling the substance on a major road. More information

Thursday
May 19
Tokyo, Japan: Three employees were injured when a fire broke out in the input gate of a disposal plant for industrial waste. More information

Thursday
May 19
Williston, ND: A lignite manufacturing plant shut down after a fire ignited in the electrical room. More information

Thursday
May 19
El Paso, TX: At least three fire fighters were injured in a fire at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
May 19
Rockville, MD: Firefighters responded to a massive fire that broke out at a cement plant. More information

Thursday
May 19
Pittsgrove Twp., NJ: Two people were injured when about six gallons of acid used to clean equipment at industrial warehouse spilled. More information

Thursday
May 19
Merseyside, UK: A boiler exploded at a power plant injuring four people. More information

Thursday
May 19
Handan, China: While checking equipment at a sewage pool in a brewery, five people were killed by a hydrogen sulfide leak. More information

Wednesday
May 18
South Salt Lake, UT: About 700 gallons of sodium hydroxide leaked into a nearby canal at a water treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Jiangxi , China : Four people were killed and several others injured when a melting furnace in the nitration section of a chemical plant exploded. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Salt Lake City, UT: A pipe on a container of sodium hydroxide at a purified water plant snapped causing the chemical to leak and eat through the concrete foundation eventually leaking into the canal system. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Kenai, AK: A transmitter failure caused a fire at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Greenville County, NC: A flash fire occurred while workers mixed sodium hydroxide, ferrous chloride and sodium hydrosulfide causing a cloud of hydrogen sulfide to be released at a water treatment plant. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Kronstadt , Russia : One worker was killed and another injured when a fire started at a naval artillery shell dismantling and scrapping plant when powder self combusted. More information

Monday
May 16
Dunkerque, France: While employees manipulated molten metal at a high temperature, an explosion occurred at a metallurgical plant, releasing a cloud of steam and iron oxide. More information

Monday
May 16
Hainan Island , China : A hydrogen sulfide leak killed eight workers at a food factory. More information

Sunday
May 15
Merrimack, NH: Firefighters responded to a fire that broke out at a plastics plant. More information

Sunday
May 15
Amarillo, TX: A fire broke out after a mechanical failure occurred at a gas plant. More information

Sunday
May 15
Newport, AR: A transformer exploded at a steel plant burned 3700 gallons of oil and caused significant damage to the melt shop. More information

Sunday
May 15
Amarillo, TX: A mechanical failure caused a fire in the inlet area of a gas plant. More information

Sunday
May 15
Bourbon County, KY: Workers accidentally mixed two chemicals creating a cloud of nitrogen oxide that resulted in the evacuation of a factory. More information

Saturday
May 14
RichardsBay, S. Africa: A major pump at an industrial waste pipeline failed, leaking wastewater through safety valves into the bay. More information

Saturday
May 14
Ripley , OK : An oil storage tank exploded killing two workers. More information

Saturday
May 14
Jeram, Malaysia: A worker at a rubber factory accidentally opened the wrong valve on a cylinder containing chlorine and caused three others to become ill. More information

Saturday
May 14
Georgetown, SC: A fire caused damage to a porch screen manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
May 13
Uruqi , China : At least five people were killed and one other injured when an explosion occurred in an oil storage depot at an electricity generating plant. More information

Thursday
May 12
Whiteford, MD: About 6,000 gallons of aqua ammonia spilled at a fertilizer plant while workers were loading a container of the solution into a pit. More information

Thursday
May 12
Savannah, GA: Hazmat crews responded to a pesticide leak after residents complained of the smell. More information

Thursday
May 12
Tokyo, Japan: Diesel and crude oil from a major oil refinery was spilled into a nearby bay. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Tandragee Castle, UK: Fire fighters worked for five hours to extinguish a fire that started in a potato chip fryer due to fat buildup at a chip factory. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Denver, CO: An explosion occurred in a mixing room at a concrete blending company resulting in a chemical fire that caused fire fighters to have to be decontaminated. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Troy, NY: A fire erupted at a recycling plant causing a series of explosion and resulted in the closure of nearby streets. More information

Wednesday
May 11
Phoenixville, PA: While installing a new electrical cable inside a generating plant, two workers were overcome by fumes from hydrogen sulfide used to clean the demineralizer. More information

Tuesday
May 10
Butler, OK: A natural gas pipeline exploded at a gas plant causing a state highway to be closed down. More information

Tuesday
May 10
Pocahontas, AR: A tool box manufacturing plant evacuated 30 workers after hydrochloric acid was spilled onto the floor of the plant. More information

Tuesday
May 10
Lyons, TX: A piece of machinery burst into flames outside a chemical factory. More information

Monday
May 09
Logan, UT: Two employees mixed 14 five-gallon buckets of an epoxy resin and a curing agent, creating a hazardous cloud of vapor at an electronics manufacturing company. More information

Monday
May 09
Westerly, RI: A broken peroxide line caused a fire injuring four people and resulted in the evacuation of nearby residents. More information

Monday
May 09
Thibodaux, LA: A valve broke while employees were transferring chlorine from one tank to another at a city water plant, resulting in a chemical leak. More information

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