Incident Logs


Monday
Dec 23
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Four people died and one was injured after inhaling poisonous gas inside a septic tank they were cleaning. More information

Sunday
Dec 22
Altona, Australia - Staff were evacuated after a holding tank exploded. The tank contained sludge, water and hydrocarbon. A spokesman said cause of the blast was being investigated. More information

Saturday
Dec 21
Aurora, CO - Fire broke out in a convenience store warehouse and was fuelled by potato chips, wood pallets and plastic packaging. The facility and its inventory were destroyed. More information

Friday
Dec 20
Sadasivpet, India - Five persons were killed and four injured in an explosion in a chemical plant. According to police, the explosion was triggered bu a chemical reaction inside a boiler and destroyed a portion of a chemical plant which manufactures omofozole, used in the manufacture of anti-ulcer tablets. More information

Friday
Dec 20
Algeciras, Spain - A Danish-flagged container ship spilled 1,000 tons of fuel oil in Algeciras bay during a refueling operation. More information

Wednesday
Dec 18
Sorgues, France - Two workers were seriously injured in an explosion at an explosives plant. The explosion occurred during the small-scale production of hexanitrostibene, an explosive mostly used in oil exploration. More information

Wednesday
Dec 18
Manchester, UK - Roads were closed after a truck carrying potentially explosive acetylene containers caught fire. It is not clear how the fire on the truck started. More information

Tuesday
Dec 17
Haifa, Israel - Two people were injured when fire broke out at a petrochemical plant next to an oil refinery. Officials said that a technical fault led to the fire. More information

Tuesday
Dec 17
Cornwall, UK - A village had to be sealed off after a ton of propane gas was released after a valve failed on a tanker. The tanker had been filling up with gas when the valve failed. The valve was soon fixed and the propane was dissipated naturally into the air. More information

Monday
Dec 16
Poland Township, OH - Fire destroyed a pool and spa supply business. The local fire chief said crews had difficulty fighting the fire which was fed by chlorine, bromine and other chemical used for swimming pools, stored inside the building. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Dec 16
Worcestershire - More than 130 firefighters battled a blaze at an oil refinery. Residents in the area were advised to keep their doors and windows closed because of fumes but no evacuation was considered. the fire broke out in a two-story building containing chemicals. More information

Sunday
Dec 15
Cottage Grove, MN - A fire at a plastics factory destroyed several semi-tractor trailer trucks, six rail cars and various rolls of plastics in a storage yard. No one was injured in the blaze. More information

Saturday
Dec 14
France - A Norwegian-registered ship carrying new cars sank in the English Channel after colliding with a container vessel in thick fog. More information

Friday
Dec 13
Athens, Greece - A Greek-flagged tanker loaded with 2,000 tons of fuel oil was about to dock at a refinery when a fire broke out in one of the cabins and spread to the deck. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and the crew was safely taken off the ship. More information

Friday
Dec 13
Osaka, Japan - An oil tanker, truck and containers filled with kerosene caught fire in the parking lot of a company. The fire caused one injury and caused the evacuation of nearby residents. The fire department reported that workers were filtering kerosene on the loading platform when the fire occurred. More information

Thursday
Dec 12
Tsuruga, Japan - A reactor was shut down following two fires in the casing of a turbine. Reports say no radiation was released and there was no danger to the public. More information

Wednesday
Dec 11
Sui, Pakistan - A suspected bomb blast set a state-owned- gas pipeline on fire at a southwestern Baluchistan province, disrupting supplies to the countrys main commercial hub. More information

Tuesday
Dec 10
Bergen, Norway - One person died during maintenance and repair work on a semi-submersible. The accident occurred during repair work on a derrick. More information

Tuesday
Dec 10
Brattleboro, VT - An explosion in the boiler room of a woodworking plant blew out the north and south walls of the building and caused a fire in an on top of the vents inside the building. There were no injuries. More information

Monday
Dec 09
Wenzhou City, China - Five people were killed and five others injured in an explosion and fire in a plant manufacturing artificial leather. The explosion occurred in the drying workshop and the cause remains unclear. More information

Sunday
Dec 08
Cabras, Guam - Fire broke out in a tank farm during a typhoon. Two tanks (one of gasoline and one of jet fuel) caught fire and burned out with 24 hours. More information

Friday
Dec 06
Canary Islands, Spain - An explosion on an oil tanker under repair killed two people. The tanker was having a crack in the hull repaired when the explosion occurred. More information

Thursday
Dec 05
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France - Train service was halted between Hendaye and Bayonne after a natural gas pipeline caught fire on the bridge over the river Nivelle. More information

Thursday
Dec 05
Singapore - Authorities spotted two oil slicks in Indonesian waters after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship. 350 tons of Sumatra light crude spilled into the water. No damage to nearby islands or injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Dec 04
Shizuishan, China - Four workers died in a high-pressure, high-temperature steam leak at a power station in the north-west of China. A fifth man survived with serious burns. More information

Wednesday
Dec 04
Pascagoula, AL - Two contract workers were burned by hot water at a refinery while performing modifications on a reservoir containing petroleum coke. One worker later died. It is believed the workers were burned by a mixture of hot water and petroleum coke that splashed over the side of the reservoir. More information

Tuesday
Dec 03
Deer Park, TX - A hydrogen pipeline ruptured adjacent to a facility. The pipeline had been patched approximately one month before after springing leak. No injuries were reported. More information

Tuesday
Dec 03
Rutledge, TN - 200 people were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out in a portion of a farmers coop. Authorities feared that chemicals in the building could ignite. More information

Tuesday
Dec 03
North Yorkshire, UK - Sixty residents were evacuated after a leak developed from one of four storage tanks used to supply the whole village. Fire crews spent a day dispersing the gas cloud. More information

Monday
Dec 02
Naples, FL - No injuries were reported when 6 4-liter bottles of dilute hydrochloric acid fell from a flatbed truck causing the road to be closed for 2 hours for cleanup. More information

Monday
Dec 02
Toledo, OH - A chemical fire forced the evacuation of a factory after a chemical solvent fell onto a burner and ignited. More information

Monday
Dec 02
Cincinnati, OH - an explosion and fire at a hazardous waste treatment facility was extinguished before firefighters arrived on the scene. More information

Monday
Dec 02
Cumberland, RI - Fire broke out in a cooling air scrubber and filtration system at a dye plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 01
Aadborg, Denmark - Six crew members of a German freighter were injured (3 seriously) in an explosion in the cargo hold which occurred when a pump was started. More information

Sunday
Dec 01
Nottinghamshire, UK - Eight people were taken to the hospital from smoke inhalation when a large sandwich factory went up in flames. The factory was badly damaged. More information

Thursday
Nov 28
Brunsbuttel, Germany - An explosion occurred during maintenance work on the generator at an atomic power plant. There were no injuries and no release of radioactive material according to reports. Police said the explosion was caused by an oil leak. More information

Thursday
Nov 28
Porto Marghera, Italy - A fire in a chemical plant caused four injuries and sent a cloud of smoke into the sky. More information

Wednesday
Nov 27
Chavannes-sur-Letang, France- A trainee was suffocated in a silo of maize grains. The victim fell into the grain while trying to help two colleagues who had been trapped by the emptying grains. According to a fire service spokesman, rescue was hampered by suction at the bottom of the silo that had compacted the mass of grain. More information

Wednesday
Nov 27
Tamaulipas, Mexico - An explosion and fire in the hydroesulphurisation section of the refinery injured at least 8 people. A spokesman said that the damage to the refinery was very slight. More information

Wednesday
Nov 27
Tuas, Singapore - An oven used for drying raw materials overheated and exploded injuring 10 workers. More information

Tuesday
Nov 26
Athens Township, PA - Employees were evacuated from a woodworking plant after a spark caused an explosion at the base of a dust-collecting and wood-shavings silo. Officials reported no injuries. More information

Monday
Nov 25
Port of Mohammeda, Morocco - Following heavy rains, fire broke out at one of Moroccos largest refineries. Officials report that flood waters caused waste oil to be brought into contact with hot parts of the refinery, causing explosions and fire. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Nov 24
Kuwait - A fire broke at an oil gathering center in Kuwaits largest oil field, injuring one worker. The Center was temporarily closed. Three firefighters were also injured in the blaze. More information

Saturday
Nov 23
Gainesville, GA - An electric light or shop vacuum may have ignited a fire at a maintenance shop that injured a worker. The fire destroyed the building, its contents and a vehicle. More information

Saturday
Nov 23
Yokohama, Japan - A gasoline storage tank caught fire several minutes after workers started filling it with unleaded gasoline from an oil tanker. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Nov 22
North Bohemia, Czech Republic - A fire partially destroyed a resin plant used for manufacturing epoxy resins, unsaturated polyesters, coating resins and specialty resins. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Nov 22
Glenbrook, NZ - More than 8,000 liters of hydrochloric acid spilled from a ruptured storage tank into a holding pit at a steel mill. The plant was evacuated and the chemical was contained. More information

Friday
Nov 22
Sidney, NE - More than 100 oxygen tanks exploded in a wood engraving shop. The blast destroyed 2 businesses, broke windows and scattered debris for several blocks. One volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries. More information

Wednesday
Nov 20
Riobamba, Ecuador - Five people were killed and 300 injured in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a military base. Spokesman said the explosion was caused when a hand grenade detonated accidentally. More information

Wednesday
Nov 20
Sebdou, Algeria - A propane tank exploded in a bakery killing at least 13 people and injuring 21. According to local reports, the explosion occurred due to a technical defect. More information

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