Incident Logs


Tuesday
Jul 22
Latonia, KY: A shelter order was issued during a 6-hour fire at a building supply plant. Officials were concerned about the effect of burning styrofoam on air quality. More information

Tuesday
Jul 22
Blythewood, SC: 7 workers at a pharmaceutical packaging plant were injured in an explosion when dust from ground plastics ignited. More information

Tuesday
Jul 22
Ussurisk, Russia: 1 worker died and 2 others were seriously injured when an ammonia tank at a meat processing plant overheated and exploded. A toxic cloud from the blast spread through the facility. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Ponca City, OK: 1 of 3 workers injured in an explosion and fire in a oil refinerys gasoline processing unit later died. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Cantley, UK: 1 worker received a serious head injury in an dust explosion at a sugar beet factory. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Houston, TX: Firefighters were called to a refinery after a power outage forced larger than usual flaring. Fire hoses were used for cooling some equipment until power returned. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Weirton, WV: Fire broke out at a steel mill in an exhaust system for an area where steel is cleaned with acid. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Gaylord, MN: 4 people including a former employee were charged with arson in a multi-million dollar fire at a door factory. More information

Sunday
Jul 20
Monroe, N.C.: Fire broke out on the roof of a plant specializing in PVC pipe, requiring evacuation. Roofing work had been done earlier in the day. More information

Sunday
Jul 20
Baton Rouge, LA: 8 workers were hospitalized after a chlorine release at a chemical plant. On July 29, another worker was overcome by chlorine. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
The Geysers, CA: 1 worker died when a metal tank at an oil well site ruptured and exploded, hitting him with flying pieces. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Lawrence, KS: Fire erupted at a chemical plant specializing in lubricants used in motor oil. Pyrophoric materials were involved. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Elgin, IL: 2 firefighters were injured while fighting a large fire at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Leicestershire, U.K.: Sprinkler systems help confine a fire at a automobile plant in a parts distribution warehouse. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Muncie IN: A worker died after falling into a vat of sodium cyanide at a metal plating plant. The worker was attempting to place zinc balls into tubes in the vat when he lost his balance. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: Fearing further violence by angry protestors, management shut down production at an 80,000 barrel a day oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Porterville, CA: Fire destroyed a fruit processing plant and triggered a power outage affecting more than 1,000 customers. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Cumbria, U.K.: Burning fuel oil hampered fire operations at an animal feed factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Valencia, Venezuela: 2 oil refinery workers died from asphyxiation and 2 others were injured. A valve on an alkylation plant ruptured, releasing highly toxic gas. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Bristol, NH: Damage was limited from a flash fire involving solvents inside a processing machine at a car parts plant, thanks largely to the sprinkler system. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Osaka, Japan: 8 workers were injured in a series of explosions at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Gantt, AL: Lightning struck a transformer, temporarily shutting down a power plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Glowno, Poland: A waste treatment plant worker released 158 gallons of toxic waste in order to retrieve a lost wallet. The results included a major fish kill. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Ciudad, Guayana: An explosion at an iron plant left 1 dead and 7 injured. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Jiangshan City, China: A collision involving a truck loaded with coal and a train carrying methanol resulted in explosion and fire. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Worcester, U.K.: 4 tons of wooden pallets and a tractor-trailer rig burned in a factory fire. More information

Saturday
Jul 12
Waurn Ponds, Australia: An explosion at a cement plant seriously injured 2 workers who were attempting to clear a pre-heater blockage. A burst of hot gas got beneath the workers protective clothing, causing severe burns. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Moss Landing, CA: A cutting torch was in use when flames spread across the floating roof of a power plant storage tank containing 1.2 million gallons of oil. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Chalmette, LA: Lightning triggered the shutdown of a sulfur recovery unit at a chemical refinery. Sulfur fumes drifted into nearby neighborhoods. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Staffordshire, U.K.: Fire spread through a production building at an agricultural equipment factory, damaging stored products. More information

Thursday
Jul 10
Mosul, Iraq: A two-week old fire at a sulfur plant was brought under control by U.S. Army engineers. 2 died from the toxic fumes. More information

Thursday
Jul 10
Middletown, OH: The 3,000 pound lifting block of an overhead crane at a steel plant fell on a forklift, killing the operator. One worker was fired and 10 others suspended following the accident. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Peshawar, Pakistan: At least 3 people were killed and 19 injured when a cannon shell hidden among scrape exploded inside a metal furnace. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Matsuyama, Japan: 1 worker died and 14 overcome by leaking carbon monoxide at a chemical plant. Work to change valves on large containers of the gas was under way when the accident occurred. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Kennett, MO: Rapid response limited damage from a fire in an adhesive coating machine at a hose manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Benicia, CA: A fire shut down a hydrocracker unit at an oil refinery, causing a price surge for West Coast refined products. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Port Hedland, Australia: Firefighters used foam to extinguish a large fire at an oil recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Mexborough, U.K.: Evidence of arson was found after a fire that damaged building and equipment contents at a paper plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Meridan, MS: A aircraft parts plant worker armed with a gun wounded 14 co-workers, killing six. The gunman then committed suicide. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Newport Beach, CA: About 2 dozen workers were deconned after an explosion in a chemical vat at a metal plating facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Charlotte, N.C.: Smoke from an equipment fire at a tire plant sent 1 worker to the hospital. More information

Monday
Jul 07
Lancaster, U.K.: A fire at a chemical plant came shortly after news that it would close in September. More information

Sunday
Jul 06
Attibele, India: 1 worker died and 4 others injured in a pharmaceutical plant explosion. Workers using water to extinguish a chemical fire are believed to have caused the blast. More information

Sunday
Jul 06
Cappele, New Brunswick: Flames destroyed a fish processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 05
Shipshewana, IN: An arrest for arson was made after fire destroyed an RV manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 05
Louisville, KY: An equipment fire at an aluminum plant resulted in heavy damage to the second floor and roof. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Framingham, MA: 1 worker died when a 16,000 gallon tank of liquid asphalt exploded. Flames threatened nearby tanks. Welding was being done at the time of the blast. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
North Fayette, PA: A multi-million dollar fire destroyed a candle factory complete with formulas, tax records, vendor names and customer lists. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Kentwood, MI: A chemical fire at a plastic auto parts plant created a cloud of sulfuric acid dust that hung in the air nearly 45 minutes. Welding work was being done at the time of the fire. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Chandler, AZ: 3 workers were injured in an explosion at a rocket manufacturing plant. More information

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