Incident Logs


Thursday
Mar 24
Glasgow,UK: A transformer caught fire and spread to a boiler house area during tests on a new piece of machinery at a pump manufacturing company. More information

Wednesday
Mar 23
Off Goa,India: An iron-ore barge collided with an anchored bulk carrier due to rough seas and caused the carrier’s oil tank to spill 110 tons of oil in the sea. More information

Wednesday
Mar 23
Texas City,TX:15 people were killed and at least 100 others injured when an isomerization unit exploded at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Mar 22
Texas City,TX: A furnace valve caught fire and was quickly extinguished inside the area that boosts the octane level of gasoline at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Mar 22
Leominster,MA: Investigators were unable to pinpoint the cause of a blast that occurred during research operations at a polycarbon plant that resulted in the injury of 1 worker. More information

Tuesday
Mar 22
Hessen,Germany: Tetrahydrothiopen spilled at a natural gas odorizing plant. More information

Monday
Mar 21
Dearborn,MI: At least 12 people were injured when molten steel sloshed out of a container on a transport vehicle at a steel plant causing the tires on the vehicle to catch fire and explode. More information

Monday
Mar 21
Melbourne,Australia: A machine containing about 15kg of magnesium malfunctioned and caught fire at a flare factory. More information

Monday
Mar 21
Baltimore,MD: A fire broke out at an asphalt plant after about 23,000 gallons of hot asphalt spilled on the base of a smoke stack. More information

Monday
Mar 21
Devens,MA: Gases expelled from a container of sodium hydroborate caused an explosion at a pharmaceutical research center. More information

Monday
Mar 21
Portland,OR: 2 workers were injured after an ammonia leak was discovered at a brewery. More information

Monday
Mar 21
Sydney Australia: A chemical spilled into an internal drain resulting in the evacuation of employees at a waste treatment plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 20
Buffalo, NY: 4 railroad cars derailed resulting in a ruptured valve causing about 1,000 gallons of propylene tetramer to spill. More information

Sunday
Mar 20
Presidio,Mexico: 6 freight cars derailed causing about 200 gallons of sodium hydroxide to spill. More information

Sunday
Mar 20
Adelaide,Australia: A fire at a cardboard carton factory caused $1 million damage and forced firefighters to retreat due to a series of explosions. More information

Sunday
Mar 20
Delaware City,DE: A fire broke out in a pump used to move finished products through pipes at a refinery. More information

Saturday
Mar 19
Delaware City,DE: A broken pipe at a refinery spilled over 528 gallons of ethylene glycol. More information

Saturday
Mar 19
Kanksha,India: A tanker carrying about 3,200 gallons of diesel overturned and caught fire after it collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction. More information

Friday
Mar 18
Sussex, WI: Fire officials extinguished a fire that ignited inside a 30-gallon drum containing celogen and diop. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Vinton,TX: A fire broke out at a plastics factory resulting in the evacuation of nearby residents. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
King George,UK: Firefighters were busy battling a fire that broke out at a pickle factory resulting in a roof collapse. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Patna,India: A fire caused major damage to a soda bottling plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Reno,NV: A rural highway was closed after a truck carrying 23,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate and blasting caps overturned. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Veracruz,Mexico: A corroded pipeline ruptured and spilled about 1,300 gallons of crude oil. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Wales,UK: Residents advised to stay indoors when a fire erupted after chemicals began exploding at a pharmaceutical packaging plant. More information

Monday
Mar 14
Adina,OH:A hopper on a tractor trailer was damaged during a turn causing the truck to leak about 15 tons of calcium oxide. More information

Monday
Mar 14
Fort Saskatchewan,Canada: Investigators worked to determine what caused a tank to leak styrene and ethyl-benzene at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 13
Melbourne,Australia: About 50 firefighters responded to a chemical fire that broke out at an automotive factory. More information

Saturday
Mar 12
Sydney,Australia: Over 100 fire fighters worked to control a blaze at a furniture factory for more than 26 hours. More information

Friday
Mar 11
Ust-Balyk,Russia: Corrosion caused petroleum to spill at an oilfield resulting in 249 wells being shut down. More information

Friday
Mar 11
Truro,RI: A failed coupling released potassium hydroxide at a water treatment plant and sent three employees to the hospital. More information

Friday
Mar 11
Carlisle,UK: A chemical mixture of water, sodium cyanide, and zinc cyanide spilled into the drain system of a plating plant, resulting in the decontamination of two employees. More information

Thursday
Mar 10
Karachi,Pakistan: A navy oil tanker exploded during routine maintenance killing at least six people and injured 95 others. More information

Wednesday
Mar 09
Guwahati,India: A fire at a packing and raw materials manufacturing company caused the factory to temporarily stop production. More information

Wednesday
Mar 09
Bakersfield, CA: 2 workers were injured when hydrochloric acid spilled at an oil company. More information

Tuesday
Mar 08
Roxana,IL: A fire broke out in a crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Mar 08
Port Neches,TX: An explosion and fire broke out after an ethylene oxide railcar filter ruptured. More information

Tuesday
Mar 08
West Covina,CA: About 200 people were evacuated after a freight train derailed and spilled propylene glycol. More information

Tuesday
Mar 08
Rawalpindi,Pakistan: An ammonia gas leak caused the compressor of an air conditioning plant to explode resulting in the injury of at least 7 people. More information

Monday
Mar 07
S. Yorkshire,UK: An ethyl acrylate leak at a plastics plant caused residents to become ill. More information

Monday
Mar 07
Napa County,CA: About 10,000 gallons of ferric chloride liquid leaked from a tank due to a corroded valve at a water treatment plant. More information

Monday
Mar 07
Taunton,MA: A supplier accidentally pumped sodium hydroxide into the wrong tank resulting in a sodium hydroxide spill. More information

Monday
Mar 07
Texas City,TX: An expansion joint leak caused a styrene unit to be shut down for repairs at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Mar 07
Houston,TX:Gas was released to the flare system of a gas plant after a compressor shut down. More information

Monday
Mar 07
Ross-Pickaway,OH: Methyl methacrylate monomer spilled on a state highway after a tanker truck crashed. More information

Sunday
Mar 06
South Warwickshire,UK: A sand-like substance measuring 600 degrees Celsius spilled on acetylene cylinders at a cement factory. More information

Sunday
Mar 06
Juron Island,Singapore: A worker suffered second-degree burns to his body after a flash fire broke out in a five-story concrete silo. More information

Sunday
Mar 06
Jurong Island,Singapore: A worker was killed when a 3-ton container fell on him at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Mar 06
Salt Lake City,UT: It was suspected that a liner inside the tank of a rail car failed causing a mixture of acids to leak resulting in the evacuation of residents. More information

Saturday
Mar 05
Borger,TX: About 5,000 pounds of carbon monoxide and 100 pounds of ammonia were released when a boiler unit had to be shut down at an oil refinery. More information

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