Incident Logs


Friday
Nov 16
Dayton, OH: Seventeen people had to be decontaminated after an explosion at a laboratory specializing in specialty chemcials for industry. An initial explosion activated a sprinkler system, but water mixed with released chemicals to create hydrochloric acid, causing a second blast. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Fort Wayne, IN: Fire ripped through a hopper at a casting plant. Molten aluminium complicated the firefighting effort. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Mount Pleasant, PA: Two men were injured when a gas well exploded. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Hubert, N.C.: A chlorine gas leak at a water treatment plant forced officials to evacuate employees. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
Janesville, WI: A security guard at a car assembly plant accidently released enough fire foam to coat a nearby road. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Nashville, TN: Hydrochloric acid spilled from a railroad tank car at a train depot. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Meeteetse, WY: A tanker truck crash resulted in a gasoline spill that closed the a highway for six hours. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Texas City, TX: Ethylene diamine spilled at a marine terminal but was captured in a containment area without reaching the water. A large vapor cloud resulted in a shelter in place order being issued. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Rochester, NY: A hydrochloric acid spill closed an interstate highway for nearly five hours. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Idaho Springs, CO: A gasoline tanker rolled over and spilled its contents into Clear Creek. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Port Talbot, U.K.: Two men were killed in an explosion in a blast furnace caused by an escape of molten iron. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Warminster, PA: Area residents were ordered to shelter in place after a chlorine leak a municipal water plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Louisville, KY: A fuel barge struck a metal barrier leaking a large amount of gasoline into the water. Shipping was shut down. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Lynnville, IO: A truck loaded with grain alcohol en route to a whiskey distillery crashed, closing the highway over six hours. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Tehama County, CA: A fire at a natural gas compressor station caused several million in damage. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Kanauga, OH: A tanker truck caught fire and exploded at an asphalt plant, killing one person. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Minneapolis, MN: A tanker truck caught fire and exploded at an asphalt plant, killing one person. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Essexville, MI: A wreck involving a tanker filled with liquid sodium bisulphate closed local roads for nearly an hour. No leaks were detected. More information

Friday
Nov 02
St. Louis, MO: A five-alarm fire with flames shooting up to 60 feet destroyed a fiber manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Brisbane, Australia: An explosion and fire at a substation transformer knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Luoning County, China: A wrecked truck transporting 11 tons of liquid sodium cyanide began leaking into a tributary of the Luohe River, killing livestock in the area. More information

Thursday
Aug 30
Culpepper, VA:An explosion at a plant specializing in lightweight aircraft material left one man dead. More information

Thursday
Aug 30
Baltimore, MD: Sodium borohydride fed a fire that damaged a plant specializing in nutrition supplements and other products. City officials subsequently shut the plant down for lack of proper hazmat permits. More information

Thursday
Aug 30
Culpepper, VA:An explosion at a plant specializing in lightweight aircraft material left one man dead. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Fairfax County, VA: A power transformer released 10,400 gallons of oil. Responders rushed to build a dam to contain the oil before it reached a nearby stream. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Evansville, TN: A fire at a cardboard factory destroyed the building and threatened to spread to nearby storage tanks. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Coventry, U.K.: Five people were hospitalized after chemical containers exploded at a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Chicago, IL: Flames prevented firefighters from entering a burning chemical plant. Propane tanks exploded inside. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Coventry, U.K.: Five people were hospitalized after chemical containers exploded at a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Chicago, IL: Flames prevented firefighters from entering a burning chemical plant. Propane tanks exploded inside. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
West Salem, OR: An ammonia spill inside a freezer at a food processing plant forced a 13-hour shutdown. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
West Salem, OR: An ammonia spill inside a freezer at a food processing plant forced a 13-hour shutdown. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Ponca City, OK: Two men performing maintenance work at an oil refinery survived a fall inside a tower. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Conroe, TX: A fire in a machine manufacturing rubber molds lead to a three-alarm blaze. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Augusta, GA: An operator at a polymers plant suffered second-degree burns in a fire in the amodel unit. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Ponca City, OK: Two men performing maintenance work at an oil refinery survived a fall inside a tower. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Conroe, TX: A fire in a machine manufacturing rubber molds lead to a three-alarm blaze. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Augusta, GA: An operator at a polymers plant suffered second-degree burns in a fire in the amodel unit. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta: An uncontrolled ethane release from a well head at a gas plant ignited, spreading flames to a second well. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
McCutchanville, IN: A fire in a trailer refrigeration unit under repair spread to a refrigeration plant building, causing several explosions. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta: An uncontrolled ethane release from a well head at a gas plant ignited, spreading flames to a second well. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
McCutchanville, IN: A fire in a trailer refrigeration unit under repair spread to a refrigeration plant building, causing several explosions. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Detroit, MI: A fire broke out at a metal plating plant which contained tanks of cyanide and other chemicals. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Detroit, MI: A fire broke out at a metal plating plant which contained tanks of cyanide and other chemicals. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Orange County, FL: Five barrels stored in an environmental services warehouse began leaking a toxic, flammable mixture. A firefighter and a worker were treated. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Orange County, FL: Five barrels stored in an environmental services warehouse began leaking a toxic, flammable mixture. A firefighter and a worker were treated. More information

Thursday
Aug 23
Sampson, USA: A tank at a manufacturing plant filled with zinc overheated and ruptured, starting a fire hot enough to melt the brass sprinkler heads above. More information

Thursday
Aug 23
Sampson, USA: A tank at a manufacturing plant filled with zinc overheated and ruptured, starting a fire hot enough to melt the brass sprinkler heads above. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
Mapleton, IL: Area residents were warned to shelter-in-place after a fire broke out in a chemical plant reactor containing triethylene aluminum. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
Mapleton, IL: Area residents were warned to shelter-in-place after a fire broke out in a chemical plant reactor containing triethylene aluminum. More information

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