Incident Logs


Monday
Jan 12
McMinnville, OR: 4 workers were injured in an explosion at a steel mill. More information

Sunday
Jan 11
Mannheim, Germany: Although fitted with a modern fire extinguishing system, a hygienic paper factory was almost destroyed by a fire that started in a cotton wool store. More information

Sunday
Jan 11
Cameron, TX: A train carrying flammable and toxic chemicals derailed forcing evacuation of 75 residents and closing 2 roads. A small chemical leak was contained. More information

Sunday
Jan 11
Port Neches, TX: 4 workers were injured in an explosion at a propylene oxide plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 10
Sofia, Bulgaria: Coke gas killed 3 people killed (1 firefighter) and overcame 18 other in an incident at a steel works. There was no fire or explosion. More information

Friday
Jan 09
West Auckland, UK: Furniture factory and shop fire resulted in death to a worker using an angle grinder to cut a container when the contents ignited. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Kansas City, MO: 2 men welding a tank likely sparked an asphalt plant fire. No injuries and firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Milford, DE: Fire in part of a grain elevator complex destroyed a building and tons of stored sunflower seeds. No injuries reported. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Houston, TX: Warehouse spread from office to storage facility. No injuries. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Conway, AR: At least 2 people were injured by explosions at chemical plant. Nearby schools and businesses were evacuated. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Lybrook, N.M.: A fire at a natural gas processing plant temporarily shut down area traffic. More information

Monday
Jan 05
Delfzijl, Netherlands: Chemical plant maintenance work caused a chlorine leak, fire crews used water cannons to disperse the chlorine, no injuries reported. More information

Monday
Jan 05
International Waters, near Australia: 2 crewmen on a bulk carrier died from toxic fumes in a confined space. More information

Saturday
Jan 03
St. Hyacinthe, Quebec: Nearby residents were evacuated when smoke began pouring from a herbicide factory. More information

Friday
Jan 02
Anderson, SC: 5 people injured rubber mixing room fire at tire factory. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Beirut, LebanonAt least 14 workers were killed and two others injured in a fire that gutted a plastic factory. The workers were sleeping on the first floor of the four-story building when the fire broke out. The cause of the fire is not yet known. More information

Saturday
Dec 13
Aurelius Township, MIA fire that started from a leak in a tanks burner tube took nearly fours hours to put our. There were no injuries. More information

Saturday
Dec 13
Benicia, CAA leak of gas oil was discovered in an above ground pipeline. A company spokesman said the spill was less than 750 barrels. More information

Friday
Dec 12
Oberenfelden, Switzerland One person was seriously injured during an explosion that destroyed a bakery. More information

Friday
Dec 12
Caen, France 1,110 workers were evacuated after a major fire an electronic components factory caused a thick cloud of smoke over the region. A spokesman said the fire broke out after an explosion in a fabricating unit. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Antop Hill, India One person died and at least 33 more were hospitalized after gas released from a chemical reaction engulfed a residential building. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Bremen, Germany Fifty-two people were injured in a chlorine gas release after caustic bleach solution was inadvertently mixed with hydrochloric acid. More information

Sunday
Dec 07
Mumbai, India Two workers died after poisonous gas leaked from a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 06
Temple, OK Two people were burned after two gasoline storage tanks exploded while the plant manager and owner were checking levels in one of the tanks. Fumes were ignited and touched off the explosion. Nearby residents were evacuated. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Premont, TX Two workers were injured during an explosion at a plant near Corpus Christi. The employees were believed to have been working near a 400-barrel saltwater tank when it exploded. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Tracy, CA Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled across farmland after a worker accidentally struck a pipeline with a tilling machine. More information

Tuesday
Dec 02
Avonmouth, UK An explosion and fire in a freezer at a chemical company caused a radiation leak. Firefighters put out the fire and decontaminated the area. About 75 workers were sent home. More information

Sunday
Nov 30
Soni No Chawl,India Anhydrous ammonia leaked from a pipe in an ice factory.There were no injuries. More information

Saturday
Nov 29
Perryville,TN A boat sank in the Tennessee River spilling almost 400 gallonsof diesel fuel. More information

Tuesday
Nov 25
Kukatpally,India An explosion at a detonator factory killed at leasteight people and seriously injured three others. Officials suspect a shortcircuit caused the blast. More information

Tuesday
Nov 25
Surat,India Three workers were killed by a toxic gas while cleaninga reactor in a drug manufacturing company. More information

Tuesday
Nov 25
Kukatpally,India At least eight people were killed and three seriouslyinjured in an explosion at a detonator factory. More information

Sunday
Nov 23
Midland,TX Crude oil tanks exploded on a lease near Midland due toan electrical spark. A field superintendent said that about 640 barrelsof oil, three stock tanks, three water tanks and some equipment were destroyed. More information

Sunday
Nov 23
Surat,India Two workers were killed and four other sustainedserious burns in an explosion at an ethanol plant. A spokesman said theexplosion was due to a leak in the ethanol pipeline. More information

Saturday
Nov 22
Ahmedabad,India Two persons were killed in a fire that broke outinside a chemical factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 22
Alberta,Canada A man working inside a natural gas station escaped unhurtwhen it exploded and destroyed the building. The cause of the blast isunder investigation. More information

Saturday
Nov 22
Meraux, LA A refinery experienced a small fire in a new hydrocracker unit. More information

Friday
Nov 21
SkullValley, AZ A man was killed in a fuel tank explosion. More information

Tuesday
Nov 18
RichardsBay, Africa Workers were evacuated from an industrial complexwhen smoke from a fire at the citys landfill engulfed the area. More information

Monday
Nov 17
Kitwe,Zambia One person died and several others were injuredafter an acid tank at a leach plant exploded. More information

Saturday
Nov 15
Veracruz,Mexico Eight workers were injured, two seriously when theywere cleaning a pressure valve and a spark ignited an explosion. More information

Saturday
Nov 15
Taman Bersatu,Malaysia Three children, two of whom are sons of a firefighter,were injured in an explosion at a factory after one of the three threwa firecracker that hit three unlabelled barrels containing what is believedto have been kerosene. More information

Friday
Nov 14
Great Falls,MT Fire broke out in a large wastewater tank and spread toa nearby slop oil tank More information

Friday
Nov 14
Old Bridge,NJ A sulfuric acid spill that reportedly injured a worker ata chemical plant was contained by hazmat handlers. The spill may havestarted with a leak from a discharge hose on a railroad car. More information

Wednesday
Nov 12
Sydney, AustraliaAbout 60 firefighters took two hours to contain a fire that destroyeda tire retreading factory. The crew stopped the fire from spreading toan adjacent engineering company. More information

Wednesday
Nov 12
BrownstownTwp, MI an explosion occurred whole two employees inside afacility were working with aluminum paste. Crews believed the blast wascaused by hydrogen that had built up in the plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 12
CangzhouCity, China Three workers died and three others were injuredin a explosion in an evaporator at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 11
Edinburg,TX Two men died and another was seriously injured afterbeing overcome by hydrogen sulfide and methane fumes. More information

Monday
Nov 10
Buford, GA Two workers were seriously injured in an explosion in a water pipethey were installing. Fire officials believe the explosion was causedby a spark from welding equipment igniting a natural gas build-up. More information

Monday
Nov 10
Henderson,IN A fire started in a smoke stack at a milling plant. More information

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