Incident Logs


Monday
May 13
Claymont, DE: An oil refinery restared its open disposal burner after lightning put an acid waste recycling process out of commission at a nearby chemical plant. An estimated one ton an hour of sulphur dioxide was being emitted by the refinery flare. More information

Monday
May 13
Blainville, Quebec: Explosions at a hazardous waste processing plant left six people injured. A truck was unloading hazardous materials when the blasts occurred. More information

Monday
May 13
Deer Park, TX: Large plumes of black smoke rising from a chemical plant forced the closure of a nearby major highway. More information

Monday
May 13
Chino, CA: Six workers were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at a spa factory. More information

Monday
May 13
Jackson, OH: A burst hydraulic line sparked a fire at an automotive system plant. The building sprinklers controlled most of the fire. More information

Sunday
May 12
Arlington, WA: An ammonia leak at a food processing plant resulted in an area evacuation of nearly 1,500 people. Police suspect an attempt to steal ammonia resulted in the leak. More information

Sunday
May 12
Dulac, LA: A mandatory evacuation was ordered after natural gas fumes were detected from a nearby well. More information

Saturday
May 11
Tuas, Singapore: Fire destroyed a chemical waste treatment plant. Authorities voiced concern about contaminated water runoff. More information

Friday
May 10
Newark, N.J.: A 4-alarm fire caused major damage outside a paper recycling plant. More information

Thursday
May 09
Grand Rapids, MI: Hydrochloric acid leaking from a railcar forced authorities to close a major highway and ask area residents to shelter-in-place. More information

Thursday
May 09
Decatur, IL: A three-alarm fire in a warehouse at an ethanol plant produced heavy smoke. More information

Wednesday
May 08
Gardner, MA: A tanker truck explosion at an asphalt plant left one worker burned. A heater was being used to liquefy asphalt inside the tanker at the time of the blast. More information

Wednesday
May 08
Claymont, DE: A dense cloud of sulfur trioxide and acid mists blanketed the area surrounding a chemical plant. No injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
May 08
Fort Worth, TX: Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze that destroyed a plastics plant. More information

Tuesday
May 07
Falls Township, WY: A tanker truck overtuned on a bridge, spilling more than 6,300 of fuel oil into the Susquehanna River. More information

Tuesday
May 07
La Plata County, CO: A worker was seriously injured when a valve from a gas well blew off and struck him. More information

Tuesday
May 07
White Springs, FL: One man was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
May 06
Pulau Bukom, Malaysia: A ship that lost power crashed into a wharf at an oil refinery, collapsing the wharf gantry and deck and rupturing a pipeline. More information

Monday
May 06
Shropshire, U.K.: A dairy employee was treated after inhaling fumes during a chemical leak. More information

Sunday
May 05
Trzebinia, Poland: A lightning strike at a petroleum refinery ignited a storage tank containing more than 211,000 gallons of oil. More information

Sunday
May 05
Ghaziabad, India: Four workers died after inhaling toxic gas at a plastic foam factory. More information

Saturday
May 04
Taunton, R.I.: More than 2,300 gallons of bunker oil leaked at a textile finishing plant and spilled into Three Mile River. More information

Saturday
May 04
Boston, MA: A nine-alarm fire heavily damaged a165-year-old factory, the last remaining naval rope factory in the U.S. Arson is suspected. More information

Friday
May 03
Fort Wayne, IN: An animal rights group has taken responsibility for attempting to burn trucks at a poultry plant. Only one truck was destroyed. More information

Thursday
May 02
Forest Park, GA: A ruptured ammonia line at a food processing plant sent 10 workers to the hospital. Another 22 were treated at the scene. More information

Thursday
May 02
Oslo, Norway: A fire in a refinery unit processing heavy oil was quickly extinguished. More information

Thursday
May 02
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia: Three workers died and four were injured in a fire at a gas processing plant. The workers were conducting maintenance on a high pressure flare line when the fire occurred. More information

Wednesday
May 01
Pearland, TX: An explosion and fire destroyed a petrochemical blending facility specializing in products such as anti-freeze. An area evacuation was ordered. More information

Wednesday
May 01
West Charlotte, N.C.: Two employees at a cardboard-making plant were injured in a two-alarm fire that spread through bundled material left in the parking lot. More information

Wednesday
May 01
North Pole, AK: About 200 workers were evacuated when a fire broke out at a refinery. A worker with a hand-held extinguisher snuffed out the fire. More information

Wednesday
May 01
New Haven, IN: Four workers were injured in an explosion at a company that makes Teflon seals. An uncontrolled reaction involving sodium hydroxide was blamed. More information

Friday
Apr 26
Ashland City, TN: A fire at a water heater factory triggered by an exploding propane tank was quickly extinguished. More information

Thursday
Apr 25
Oshkosh, WI: Nitric acid leaking from a chemical plant holding tank triggered a three-hour area evacuation. More information

Thursday
Apr 25
Runcorn, U.K.: A giant cloud of white powder consisting of half a ton of PVC polymer and VC monomer escaped from a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 23
Port Sunlight, U.K.: No injuries were reported in a small fire and chlorine release at a detergent plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 23
Martinez, CA: A 40-minute discharge of sulfur dioxide resulted in a shelter-in-place order. More information

Monday
Apr 22
Rochester, N.Y.: Nine police officers were treated after an ammonia leak at a bottling plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 21
Cincinnati, OH: Vapors from a vat of varnish ignited causing an explosion at a pigment factory. Sprinklers quickly extinguished the resulting fire. More information

Saturday
Apr 20
Cook Inlet, AK: Four worker were injured when escaping natural gas exploded aboard an oil platform. More information

Saturday
Apr 20
Canton, CN: Fire gutted a 60,000-square-foot building that was home to a plant making electromagnetic brakes. More information

Friday
Apr 19
Bakerfield, CA: An accidential power failure shut down an oil refinery and triggered flaring. Power was returned within an hour. More information

Thursday
Apr 18
Tlaneplantla, Mexico: A large fire at a paint factory was extinguished by firefighters within two hours. More information

Wednesday
Apr 17
Matraville, Australia: A ruptured ethyline pipe at a chemical plant resulted in a giant plume of flame. More information

Wednesday
Apr 17
Texas City, TX: A refinery released a small amount of catalyst to the fire. More information

Monday
Apr 15
Tomakomai, Japan: A refinery fire raged nearly 10 hours before it could be extinguished. No injuries reported. More information

Sunday
Apr 14
Richmond, CA: Firefighters quickly extinguished a sulfur fire that broke out atop a storage tank at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 13
Saylor Township, IA: Four employees at a manufacturing plant were injured in a dust explosion. More information

Friday
Apr 12
North Shields, U.K.: Acrid smoke from a major fire in a solvents recycling plant forced area evacuations. Explosions threw barrels of chemicals into the air. More information

Friday
Apr 12
South Gate, CA: Fire engulfed a plastics plant, sending columns of flame more than 100 feet in the air. More information

Thursday
Apr 11
Fort McMurray, Alberta: A fire in a leaking hydrogen unit at a 220,000-barrel oilsands plant temporarily cut production nearly 80 percent. More information

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