Incident Logs


Saturday
Mar 20
Malvezy, France: A settling pond containing uranium nitrate waste ruptured and spilled. More information

Tuesday
Mar 16
Hanford, WA: 6 workers at a nuclear reservation were exposed to radiation in 3 separate incidents. More information

Sunday
Feb 29
Portsmouth, VA: A tanker carrying 3.5 million gallons of ethanol exploded and sank. Only six of the 27-member crew survived. More information

Thursday
Feb 26
Cincinnati, OH: Fire broke through the roof at an aluminum casting plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
St. Louis Park, MN: Workers at a plastics plant evacuated when a vapor cloud filled the building. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Elkhart, IN: More than 40 workers at a window blind manufacturer were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fire destroyed most of a chemical plant specializing in floor wax. More information

Monday
Feb 23
Madhavan Nair, India: 6 people were killed when a rocket exploded at Indias main space launch facility. More information

Monday
Feb 23
Union, CA: A building at a fireworks plant was destroyed when explosive vapors ignited. More information

Monday
Feb 23
Muskegon, MI: Haz mat crews were called to a paper mill after a chlorine dioxide leak. More information

Monday
Feb 23
Indianapolis, IN: A duct system fire broke out in a refuse building at an auto plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 21
Tokyo, Japan: Firefighters fought a fire on the roof of a turbine building at a nuclear power plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 21
Wallsend, U.K.: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 21
Toronto, Ontario: A fire at an abandoned recycling plant continued to burn 4 days later. More information

Saturday
Feb 21
Las Vegas, NV: An interstate highway was closed 7 hours after a gasoline tanker overturned and caught fire. More information

Saturday
Feb 21
East Kalimantan, Indonesia: A flash fire on an off-shore oil platform resulted in the entire Attaka field being shut down. More information

Friday
Feb 20
Archbold, OH: 1 firefighter was severely burned and two others also injured fighting a fire in the sawdust collection system at a furniture factory. More information

Friday
Feb 20
Martinez, CA: A power outage forced workers at an oil refinery to torch unburned gases as a precaution. More information

Thursday
Feb 19
Elmira, N.Y.: A maintenance worker at a foundry was crushed to death when he became caught in a conveyor belt system. More information

Thursday
Feb 19
Greenville, N.C.: A line carrying sulphur trioxide broke, sending a vapor cloud into the sky above a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 18
Neyshabur, Iran: At least 200 people were killed when runaway train cars carrying fuel, fertilizer and industrial chemicals derailed and exploded. Hundreds more were reported injured and 5 villages were devastated in the blast, according to news reports. More information

Wednesday
Feb 18
Pleasant Plain, OH: An attempt to steal anhydrous ammonia from a fertilizer plant unleashed a vapor cloud that forced the evacuation of 300 residents. More information

Wednesday
Feb 18
Charlotte, N.C.: A manufacturing plant suffered a million dollar loss in its second fire in less than two months. More information

Wednesday
Feb 18
Jonesburo, AR: A smokey fire in the exhaust system at a plastics manufacturing plants was quickly extinguished. More information

Wednesday
Feb 18
Piscataway, N.J.: A two-hour fire at a chemical plant damaged the facility. More information

Monday
Feb 16
Des Moines, IA: A worker was killed after he lost his footing and fell feet-first into a large meat auger. More information

Monday
Feb 16
Mundhwa, Pune, India: A blast at a forging department injured 24 workers. Officials said the blast was caused by a leak in the air pipe of a boiler. More information

Monday
Feb 16
Scunthrope, U.K.: Drums containing industrial spirits ignited at a distillation plant. More information

Monday
Feb 16
Red Rock, OK.: The fire suppression system at a power plant successfully extinguished a coal dust fire. More information

Saturday
Feb 14
Tuas, Singapore: A fire at a storage company ignited drums of organic solvents causing several explosions. More information

Saturday
Feb 14
Jacobad, Pakistan: An explosion in a state-owned gas pipeline disrupted gas supplies to parts of Pakistan. More information

Saturday
Feb 14
Najembe, Uganda: At least 32 people died after a collision between a tanker carrying gas oil and another vehicle caused a major fire. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Cradley Heath, UK: A fire at a refrigerator recycling center caused a release of cyanide fumes. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Baytown, TX: An explosion involving isopropyl alcohol rocked a plastics plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 12
Cambridgeshire, UK: A fire at a pipeline fittings factory killed 2 men and caused the evacuation of 15 others. More information

Thursday
Feb 12
Sioux Falls, S.D.: An ammonia leak at a meat packing plant sent 76 people for treatment. More information

Thursday
Feb 12
San Luis Obispo, CA: A small amount of hydrazine leaked from a delivery truck at a nuclear power plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Marburg-Biedenkopf, Germany: 1 worker died and 2 others were severely injured in an explosion and fire at a manufacturing plant. Officials said the fire started in the degreasing plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Alliance, LA: No injuries were reported in an explosion and fire at a refinery. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Beau-Climat, Mauritius: Ammonia leaking from a valve in a freezing chamber injured 17 workers. 9 of the workers were hospitalized. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Detroit, MI: Fire broke out in a heat treating plant, threatening to spread to hazardous materials. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Charlotte, N.C.: A cooking machine at a food processing plant caught fire, requiring firefighters to use water and foam. More information

Monday
Feb 09
Houston, TX: 2 firefighters were injured while battling flames at a grain elevator. More information

Monday
Feb 09
Manila, Philippines: 2 women were killed and 2 injured when a truck loaded with flammable chemicals exploded, destroying an apartment building. More information

Sunday
Feb 08
Calcutta, India: 2 workers died and 6 were injured in a fire that destroyed a tannery. More information

Saturday
Feb 07
Elkton, MD: At least 50 people were evacuated after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed. More information

Saturday
Feb 07
Marseilles, IL: 2 workers were injured in an explosion at a plastics plant. The fire was quickly extinguished and the workers were treated and released. More information

Saturday
Feb 07
East Hempfield, PA: Fire broke out in the ductwork at a cereal plant. More information

Friday
Feb 06
Billings, MT: 4 workers were treated at hospital after being exposed to aniline at a refinery. More information

Friday
Feb 06
Bennington, VT: Employees of a battery factory were evacuated after smoke from a fire filled part of the building. More information

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