Incident Logs


Thursday
May 22
New Delhi, India - Sources reported that a major fire broke out in 3 chemical factories. More information

Wednesday
May 21
Hebei province, China - Six people were killed and 15 injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. The explosion occurred when a reaction tower exploded and collapsed, triggering a blaze in a nearby warehouse. More information

Wednesday
May 21
Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Thirteen people were injured in a fire at a garment factory after the four-story building they were working in collapsed. Authorities said most of the workers had left the factory when an explosion caused by a power surge started the fire and destroyed the factory and 5 homes. More information

Tuesday
May 20
Northern Kedah state, Malaysia - Fifty-five student and staff of three schools were given medical treatment after being exposed to an anhydrous ammonia leak from a nearby fertilizer plant. More information

Tuesday
May 20
Erlanger, KY - One worker was injured in an explosion at a candy factory. According to reports, the worker was in a plant silo room where candy ingredients are stored when the explosion occurred. Officials said the silo contained maltodextrin which is highly combustible. More information

Monday
May 19
Bangkok, Thailand - A large amount of formalin leaked from a truck transporting it along a crowded street. The truck was finally stopped by police who spotted the leakage. The spill was contained and cleaned up and there were no reports of injuries. More information

Monday
May 19
Claycomo, MT - About 500 gallons of gasoline spilled onto the floor of an automotive plant after a float in a gasoline holding tank malfunctioned. Hazmat crews were called in to help with the cleanup. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
May 19
Rourkela, India - One person died and two sustained severe burns when a mixture of hot metal and slag splashed out while being poured into a converter of a steel plant. More information

Sunday
May 18
Kola Peninsula, Russia - An automatic safety valve system shut down a nuclear reactor at a power plant but there was no radiation leak. Unofficial sources said the shutdown occurred after an unexpected frequency shift in the grid. More information

Sunday
May 18
Wilmington, CA - A small fire in an alkylation unit heater at a refinery was quickly extinguished and there was no release of hazardous chemicals and no injuries were reported. Officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation. More information

Sunday
May 18
Two plant employees were injured in a fire at a food plant. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke but were able to locate the fire. According to officials, the cause of the fire is under investigation but is believed to have been caused by welding work done the day before. More information

Saturday
May 17
Geelong, Australia - Three men were injured when a boiler exploded on a ship ship. The explosion started a fire in the engine room. The three workers received burns to the head and face. More information

Wednesday
May 14
New South Wales, Australia - A truck carrying unspecified industrial chemicals overturned on a highway. The chemicals spilled from the truck and started a fire. The truck driver received minor injuries. More information

Wednesday
May 14
Louisville, KY - Almost 100 workers were evacuated after an ammonia leak was discovered in a bakery. More information

Monday
May 12
India, Mubai coast - an oil tanker loaded with naphtha sank after it collided with another ship. All crewmembers were rescued. More information

Sunday
May 11
Singapore - A sailor was killed in a fire and explosion aboard a Korean chemical tanker. A spokesman said the incident aboard the ship occurred while the vessel was lifting its anchor after refuelling. The explosion occurred in a store room at the front of the vessel. The ship crew extinguished the fire. More information

Sunday
May 11
Kunming, China - Five people died and one was seriously injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. Plant officials said that they thought the explosion was caused by industrial chemicals overheating in a closed vessel. The blast destroyed 4 workshops. More information

Saturday
May 10
Tipton, UK - An arson attack on a factory caused the evacuation of hundreds of families after the blaze threatened a neighboring housing estate. The arsonists set fire to 2 large tanks holding liquid propane gas. More information

Saturday
May 10
Ludhiana, India - Nine people died and at least 90 suffered burn injuries due to a blast in a hosiery factory. The blast followed a cooking gas cylinder explosion. A fire tender had taken care of the fire and 5 firemen, a few policemen and about 50 people were standing around when a second blast occurred. More information

Friday
May 09
Clearcreek Township, OH - A leak from a propane gas pipeline prompted the evacuation of 70 homes and a high school. Officials said a vapor cloud formed in the area of the leak. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
May 09
Portland, OR - Firefighters shut down a metal plating business after a routine inspection found barrels filled with sodium cyanide and hydrochloric acid in various exposed conditions. Inspectors said the company had been storing toxic liquids and powders in corroded barrels. More information

Thursday
May 08
Grand Forks, SD - Three workers were injured after hot sugar juice spilled from a ruptured expansion joint at a sugar factory. More information

Wednesday
May 07
Reventador river, Ecuador - A pipeline damaged by a landslide caused 5,600 barrels of crude oil to be dumped into a river. Officials said repairs would take approximately 6 days. More information

Monday
May 05
Elsdorf, Germany - One person was injured at an aggregate company when a grenade exploded in a rock crushing machine. It is thought that the grenade was in excavated material dumped at the site many years ago. More information

Monday
May 05
Agra, India - Two children of a chemical factory guard were burned to death when the factory caught fire. Fire brigades battled the fire for several hours before it was brought under control. Seven other people received burn injuries and were admitted to the hospital. More information

Sunday
May 04
Gdansk, Poland - Four people died after the explosion of a barge loaded with gasoline. The explosion occurred at an oil refinery in northern Poland. More information

Saturday
May 03
Stockton, UT - Nerve-agent disposol operations were shut down after a detection alarm sounded at a chemical agent disposal facility. No danger was reported. More information

Friday
May 02
Azumamura, Japan - Several thousand liters of hydrochloric acid spilled onto a highway after a tanker truck crashed into a parked truck. The driver of the tanker truck was injured. More information

Thursday
May 01
Turnu Magurele, Romania - Ammonia fumes from a fertilizer plant affected residents of Nikopol. Officials said the plant had suspended operations. More information

Tuesday
Apr 29
Dighi-Kalas, India - One worker died and 7 others were injured when vapors of hydrochloric acid leaked from a container in an electroplating department. Police said the incident happened when the premises of the department was being cleaned. More information

Tuesday
Apr 29
Kings Mountain, NC - Employees were evacuated after a chemical reaction occurred inside the plant. The incident was caused by a chemical spilling on the mixing room floor. No injuries were reported. More information

Tuesday
Apr 29
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - One worker died and 3 other were injured from an acid spill at a pulp and paper mill. More information

Sunday
Apr 27
Adelaide, Australia - Fire crews were called to a plant after tarpaulins covering large quantities of chemicals caught fire in an open storage area of the factory. More information

Saturday
Apr 26
Falcon State, Venezuela - A gas oil processing plant was shut down after a fire broke out in one of four hydrosulphurization units. The fire was extinguished by employees. More information

Saturday
Apr 26
Pittsburgh, PA - A fire that destroyed a wood column manufacturing business caused the evacuation of about 20 residents, police said. The fire spread from the building and destroyed 3 nearby homes. The cause of the fire is not yet known. More information

Saturday
Apr 26
Nikiski, AK - A worker was burned while doing electrical maintenance work at a refinery. Dust from the procedure flashed when it came into contact with a nearby switch that still had electricity going to it. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Anzotegui, Venezuela - One worker was killed and 3 other injured in an explosion and fire at a plant that produces methyl tertiary butyl ether. The plant suffered minor damage. More information

Tuesday
Apr 22
Houston, TX - A bridge over the San Jacinto River was closed for about 6 hours after a truck carrying glacial methacrylic acid caught fire when its brakes locked up. Liquid spilled from 3 drums damaged in the fire. More information

Sunday
Apr 20
Wynyard, Tasmania - A gas leak at a milk company forced the evacuations of staff and nearby residents. Police said a crack in a steel tank holding hydrochloric acid caused the leak. More information

Saturday
Apr 19
Cambridge, MD - More than 200 firefighters fought a 10-alarm fire at 3 warehouses that caused at least $2 million in damage. No injuries were reported. More information

Saturday
Apr 19
Martigues, France - Heavy fuel oil accidentally spilled into an oil port due to a malfunction during the filling of a tanker. According to reports the incident occurred because of a valve failure in a catchment basin. More information

Friday
Apr 18
Qianging, China - An explosion at a textile plant killed 5 workers and injured 4 others when a machine used to print designs on cloth blew up starting a fire that collapsed the ceiling. More information

Thursday
Apr 17
Dundee, Scotland - A toxic chemical spill created a cloud of chlorine gas when a shelf collapsed as workers were moving jars of acid. Workers were evacuated but no injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Apr 14
Sarnia, Ontario - A power cut caused flaring and releases at 6 petrochemical companies. The cause of the power cut was due to a broken insulator on a high-voltage transmission line. More information

Sunday
Apr 13
Caivano, Italy - An explosion at a paint factory killed 4 workers and injured another. Workers on an overnight shift reported a problem with a nitrogen tank and called in an outside technician. An explosion occurred in the area of the tank. A fifth worker was slightly injured in the blast. More information

Sunday
Apr 13
Gretzenbach, Switzerland - A large explosion occurred in a paper mill causing heavy damage but no injuries. The explosion occurred on the east side of the plant and caused a small fire. Parts of the front wall of the building were thrown several yards. More information

Sunday
Apr 13
Palestine, TX - Three teenagers died and 2 were injured after a petroleum tank exploded in the western part of the county. The teens reportedly climbed up on the tank and opened the hatch and one of the teens used a lighter to see inside. The lighter ignited vapors from a few inches of oil in the tank. More information

Saturday
Apr 12
Perm region, Russia - One person was killed when 33 rail tankers containing a propane-butane blend were involved in a series of explosions and fires. The train was unloading when a pipe came off one of the tankers which exploded. Three other explosions followed, igniting 8 tanks. More information

Friday
Apr 11
Jharkhand, Palamu district, India - One person died and 18 were seriously affected after they inhaled chlorine gas from a leaking pipe of a chemical factory. More information

Thursday
Apr 10
Port Dickson, Malaysia - About 15 gas cylinders stored in a fenced-up yard exploded due to hot weather, a spokesman said. No casualties were reported. More information

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