Incident Logs


Thursday
Apr 11
Cedar City, UT: An accident at a sodium azide plant left one person dead. More information

Thursday
Apr 11
Bathinda, India: A worker went into a coma following cardiac arrest after inhaling nitrogen while working in a fertilizer plant catalyst chamber. More information

Thursday
Apr 11
Samut Sakhon, Thailand: Workers used sand bags to block city sewers and prevent more than 21,000 gallons of runoff from a fire at an oil depot from running into the Tha Chin river. More information

Wednesday
Apr 10
Norcross, GA: A chemical spill at a plant specializing in diagnostic imaging equipment forced the evacuation of 50 workers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 10
Kuwait City, Kuwait: A fire broke out in a natural gas pre-heater at an ammonia plant, slightly injuring six workers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 10
Cohocton, NY: Several nearby homes were evacuated after a large spill of anhydrous ammonia at a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 09
Port Stanvac, Austalia: A fireball rising 300 feet from an oil refinery caused a grass fire outside the facility. More information

Tuesday
Apr 09
Norfolk, VA: A fire at a food processing plant destroyed more than 250,000 pound of peanuts. More information

Tuesday
Apr 09
Takapau, New Zealand: Four workers were treated after a minor ammonia leak at a refrigeration plant. More information

Monday
Apr 08
Portland, OR: A tanker carrying 7,400 gallons of anhydrous ammonia overturned on the St. Johns Bridge. A wide perimeter around the truck was isolated until it could be pumped out. More information

Saturday
Apr 06
Madison, OH: A tanker truck carrying anhydrous ammonia overturned. More information

Friday
Apr 05
Amherst, Nova Scotia: A chemical spill at a wastewater treatment facility inside an aerospace plant forced the evacuation of nearly 200 workers. More information

Friday
Apr 05
Convent, LA: An overturned truck spilled molten sulfur, forcing area evacuations. More information

Wednesday
Apr 03
Deer Park, TX: A fire in an out-of-service crude unit was swiftly brought under control without affecting production in the rest of the refinery. More information

Wednesday
Apr 03
Fort Worth, TX: At least 10 people were hospitalized after a fire involving naphthalene sulphate in a dryer unit at a chemical plant. Several others reported respiratory difficulties. More information

Wednesday
Apr 03
Ormond Beach, FL: A hydrogen gas explosion blew the lid off a heavy container at a heat treatment and brazing plant, crushing one workers hand. More information

Tuesday
Apr 02
Syracuse, NY: Workers fled several buildings at a nuclear power plant after a fire suppression system discharged carbon dioxide. No fire was found. More information

Tuesday
Apr 02
Canton, N.Y.: A boiler explosion that blew out a wall at a food processing plant halted cheese production. Three workers were injured. More information

Tuesday
Apr 02
Latrobe, PA: A fire in an empty chemical tank at a steel plant forced the evacuation of nearly 20 surrounding homes. More information

Tuesday
Apr 02
London, U.K.: Fire that started in an oil seed rape hopper spread throughout an oil works plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 02
Metropolis, IL: A seven-block area around a burning duck decoy factory was evacuated out of concern for hazardous chemicals kept on site. More information

Tuesday
Apr 02
London, U.K.: Heavy fire was reported throughout a one-story factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 02
Tampa, FL: A conveyor belt moving coal to a collection bin 10 stories tall caught fire at a power plant. Seven workers were treated for smoke inhalation. More information

Monday
Apr 01
Newington, NH: A chemical release at a pharmaceuticals plant seriously injured two workers. More information

Monday
Apr 01
Ras Tamura, Saudi Arabia: A small fire in an oil treatment unit at a 325,000-barrel-a-day refinery was extinguished in 15 minutes. More information

Monday
Apr 01
Plainfield, PA: Fire destroyed a packing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 01
Portsmouth, N.H.: Sodium bisulphite being transferred to a new container injured five chemical plant employees who were accidently sprayed with it. More information

Sunday
Mar 31
DeKalb, IL: Fire leveled a horse-slaughtering plant. More information

Saturday
Mar 30
Columbia, TN: Nearby residents were evacuated after lightning set fire to a large tree in the middle of a propane storage lot. More information

Saturday
Mar 30
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Officials temporarily closed an industrial park after an accident in which several bottles of bromine broke. Workers complained of eye irritation. More information

Friday
Mar 29
Waukesha, WI: An anhydrous ammonia leak at an engine plant caused concern, but no evacuation was ordered. More information

Thursday
Mar 28
Marrakesh, Morocco: A lightning strike triggered a fire at a cobalt plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 27
Atlanta, GA: Safety devices extinguished a blaze in an asphalt plant. No injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Mar 27
Port Everglades, FL: Fire broke out in an asphalt tank at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Gary, IN: Three steel plant workers were injured in a series of explosion in a slag pit where waste collects after liquid iron is poured out of the blast furnace. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Elyria, OH: A tanker truck delivering hydrochloric acid to a wheelchair manufacturing facility ruptured, spilling 400 gallons in the parking lot. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Toronto, Canada: Fire spread through the walls and floor of a garment factory. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Athens, GA: Four electricians at a nuclear plant were seriously burned in a flash fire when a grounding cable came too close to an energized circuit breaker. More information

Tuesday
Mar 26
Linthwaite, U.K.: A blaze at a chemical plant destroyed two boilers and adjoining pipework. No injuries were reported but production was temporarily shut down. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Djibouti, East Africa: Plastic drums containing 200 tons of chromated copper arsenate began leaking, threatening the pollute the port facility. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Indianapolis, IN: Fourteen people required decontamination after workers cleaning a tank at an environmental company were exposed to the contents. Exposure spread to hospital workers and firefighters after several of the workers visited to local emergency room. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Moncure, N.C.: Fire spread from the press at a wood processing plant into the duct work and onto the roof. More information

Monday
Mar 25
Lubbock, TX: Beer flowed freely when a train collided with a tractor-trailer pulling into the distributors parking lot to make a delivery. More information

Sunday
Mar 24
Turin, Italy: Fire swept through the warehouse at a steel plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 24
Newcastle, WY: Cold weather and a frozen valve were blamed for the release of 14,000 pounds of silica catalyst, a brown powder that coated neighboring structures. More information

Saturday
Mar 23
Roanoke, VA: Fire spread through a 145 acre illegal dump estimated to contain three million used tires. More information

Saturday
Mar 23
Naameh, Lebanon: An explosion at a paint factory led to a fire that burned the facility to the ground. More information

Saturday
Mar 23
Port Talbot, U.K.: Several small fire broke out at a steel plant. Eighteen weeks earlier an explosion destroyed a blast furnace at the plant. More information

Friday
Mar 22
Germinston, South Africa: A car plant warehouse containing flammable chemicals was gutted by fire. More information

Friday
Mar 22
South Bend, IN: A man shot four co-workers to death at an aircraft parts plant, then killed himself after a high speed pursuit by police. More information

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