Incident Logs


Sunday
Oct 31
Kuwait : Three refineries had to shut down due to power failure caused by maintenance. More information

Saturday
Oct 30
Sasolburg, S. Africa : Fuel at a loading bay spilled, causing a fire that injured three people. More information

Saturday
Oct 30
Newport , Australia : Up to 100 liters of aviation fuel leaked from a ruptured pipeline carrying chemicals from an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Oct 30
Carteret , NJ : Three people suffered minor burns when a tank leaked thousands of gallons of a caustic liquid into a shipping waterway. More information

Friday
Oct 29
Baroda , India : Sixteen workers were injured in an explosion at a gasoline refinery. More information

Thursday
Oct 28
Winooski , VT : A sawdust hopper caused a fire at a furniture plant. Employees were evacuated. More information

Thursday
Oct 28
Greeley, CO : A worker was killed after he was caught in a conveyor belt while unloading sugar beets from a truck at a sugar factory. More information

Thursday
Oct 28
Westmoreland , TN : A faulty internal valve caused a spill of coal tar distillates during a chemical transfer. More information

Wednesday
Oct 27
Daquing , China : An explosion at an oil refinery killed seven workers. More information

Wednesday
Oct 27
Suffolk , VA : Forty workers were evacuated when a fire caused a gas cylinder to explode at a food factory. More information

Tuesday
Oct 26
Del Rey , CA : A dehydration plant was shut down after a mechanical malfunction caused a fire. More information

Monday
Oct 25
New Orleans , LA : An equipment malfunction and fire at a power plant led to an outage affecting several industrial plants. More information

Monday
Oct 25
Indianapolis , IN : A forklift at a diesel engine plant rolled into a pit sending one worker to the hospital. More information

Saturday
Oct 23
Rogersville , TN : Factory employees were evacuated when a worker caused a small fire at an automotive plant. More information

Saturday
Oct 23
Paraguana, Venezuela: Firefighters battled a blaze for nearly 2 hours at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Lugansk , Ukraine : One person died and several others were injured in a gas explosion that destroyed a 30 unit apartment building. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Sayreville , NJ : Cleanup crews and fire officials were busy after a tanker exploded, forcing the evacuation of 60 people because of gas fumes. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Hershey , PA : A fire was confined to the exhaust system of a chocolate factory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Beijing , China : A gas explosion in a coal mine killed at least 56 dead and left many more missing. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Sydney , Australia : An air injection system failure led to a fire at a steel manufacturing company. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Ajaokuta , Nigeria : An explosion at a power plant destroyed an electric motor in a circulating water pump. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Melbourne , Australia : A worker lost part of his arm when it became entangled in a mixing machine at a plastics factory. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Akron , OH : Officials battled a fire at a machine tool manufacturing plant that sent one firefighter to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Canton , OH : A gallon of concentrated acid was accidentally mixed with an oil bath at an engine cooling system manufacturing plant. Employees were evacuated. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
October 20 Thomastown , Australia : Several firefighters underwent decontamination after asbestos was found in the roof of a trailer factory that burned. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Garner, NC: A fire started in a conveyor belt at a soda plant. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Brisbane , Australia : About 500 kg of powdered chlorine was spilled causing the evacuation of nearby work sites. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Belgrade , Serbia : No leakage was reported following the derailment of three railcars carrying 150 tons of sulfuric acid. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Mattoon , IL : Sprinkers stopped the spread of a fire near electrical switch gear at a bagel plant. More information

Saturday
Oct 16
Tokyo , Japan : A fire broke out at a desulphurization plant. More information

Saturday
Oct 16
Chambersburg , PA : A pile of rubber stored in an open-air shed caught fire at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Oct 15
Magland , France : A gas leak caused 30 km of a major road to be closed. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
Hickory , NC : A fire at an industrial tape manufacturing company forced the evacuation of employees. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
Saraland , AL : A fire resulted when liquid that was not supposed to be in a flare overflowed at a gasoline refinery. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
South Connelsville , PA : Residue in an idle exhaust system caught fire when employees tried to restart the equipment at a glass plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
Hope Mills, NC: An explosion at a propane company injured three and forced an area evacuation. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
Martinez , CA : A fire broke out in a holding tank at a refinery, taking three hours to extinguish. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
Storm Lake , IA : A train hit a stolen propane tank left across the tracks, causing it to explode. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
Alton , IL : Four workers were injured when an automatic loading machine exploded at an ammunition plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 14
Ivanovo , Russia : An oil pipeline broke, causing a fire covering 1,000 square meters. More information

Wednesday
Oct 13
Palmasola , Mexico : Two people were injured when an oil pipeline exploded. Nearly 500 people were evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Oct 13
Tonawanda , NY : Fire officials worked to extinguish a fire caused by electrical equipment at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 13
Corpus Christi , TX : A construction worker was killed when a concrete foundation collapsed on top of him. More information

Wednesday
Oct 13
Buffalo , NY : A mixture of acetonitrile and methanol spilled at a medical supply manufacturing company. Six employees were hospitalized. More information

Tuesday
Oct 12
Green Bay , WI : A fire broke out in a bank of three electrical transformers, knocking out the power at a mill. More information

Tuesday
Oct 12
Bremen , Germany : Production at a foam insulation manufacturing plant came to a halt when a fire broke out in a dust collector. More information

Tuesday
Oct 12
Tadotsu , Japan : An explosion inside a freighter at a shipyard injured three workers. More information

Tuesday
Oct 12
San Antonio , TX : A tower at an oil refinery caught fire. Responders worked to keep spilled oil from seeping into a river. More information

Monday
Oct 11
Pennington, AL: Hydrogen sulfide fumes killed two workers and injured eight after chemical runoff at a paper mill drained into sewers. More information

Monday
Oct 11
Hamburg , Germany : Workers began to demolish the wrong storage fuel tank at a fuel storage depot. More information

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