Incident Logs


Wednesday
May 25
Moscow, Russia: Gas condensate was burnt up with a flaming installation during a power failure at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Persian Gulf, Iran: About 700 tons of crude oil spilled into the Persian Gulf after two oil tankers collided. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Terminal Island, CA: A fire broke out at a scrap metal plant, sending out fumes that sickened residents. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Dahod, India: A freight train carrying ammonia leaked, resulting in the evacuation of passengers at a train station. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Kansas City, MO: Four workers at an ice cream plant were injured when the valve of an ammonia tank they were working on flew off. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Cairns, Australia: An oil line burst causing a fire in the engine room of a ship. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Tarchung City, Taiwan: At least nine people were killed when a fire broke out in a plastics factory that housed workers and their families. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Smethwick, UK: An incident involving an LPG bottle on a forklift caused an explosion that injured two employees at a metal processing plant. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Goryachi Klyuch, Russia: A small crack in a worn out pipe caused about 20 tons of oil to spill from an oil pipeline. More information

Monday
May 23
Kansas City, KS: A gas pipeline ruptured at a pipeline supply company leaking more than 18,000 gallons of fuel near a river causing traffic re-routes for the area. More information

Monday
May 23
Windsor, UK: A fire broke out at a recycling and waste plant. More information

Monday
May 23
Paris, TX: An employee at a safety products manufacturing plant was injured when a flash fire occurred when he tried to light a natural gas furnace. More information

Sunday
May 22
Tacoma, WA: A fire broke our in a kiln building causing $500,000 damage to a lumber processing plant. More information

Saturday
May 21
Arudy, France: A fire destroyed a chrome plating plant. More information

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

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