Incident Logs


Thursday
Aug 09
Baytown, TX: Silicon tetrafluoride gas leaked from cylinders on a truck, shutting down a major highway and forcing the three-hour evacuation of a day-care center. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Fort Frances, Ontario: Workers excavating for a water pipeline accidentally ruptured an effluent pipe from a paper mill, forcing an emergency shutdown of the mill. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Columbia, S.C.: About 4,000 gallons of a liquid containing hydrochloric acid leaked at a plastics manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Baytown, TX: Silicon tetrafluoride gas leaked from cylinders on a truck, shutting down a major highway and forcing the three-hour evacuation of a day-care center. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Fort Frances, Ontario: Workers excavating for a water pipeline accidentally ruptured an effluent pipe from a paper mill, forcing an emergency shutdown of the mill. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Redcar, U.K.: An explosion at a power station left three workers dead. The blast occurred as preparations were being made to shut down a portion of the plant for repairs. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
El Paso, TX: Four refinery workers received burns when sulfuric acid sprayed from a broken connection. The workers were wearing protective clothing. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Wood Dale, IL: Dozens of people were evacuated after a drum of divinyl benzene ruptured at a shipping company. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Chicago, IL: A truck carrying azodicarbonamide turned over on a major expressway, halting traffic for five hours. More than 1,500 people were evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Texas City, TX:A contract refinery worker at work on a deactivated unit for removing sulphur died when he fell into an empty storage tank. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Redcar, U.K.: An explosion at a power station left three workers dead. The blast occurred as preparations were being made to shut down a portion of the plant for repairs. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
El Paso, TX: Four refinery workers received burns when sulfuric acid sprayed from a broken connection. The workers were wearing protective clothing. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Wood Dale, IL: Dozens of people were evacuated after a drum of divinyl benzene ruptured at a shipping company. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Chicago, IL: A truck carrying azodicarbonamide turned over on a major expressway, halting traffic for five hours. More than 1,500 people were evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Texas City, TX:A contract refinery worker at work on a deactivated unit for removing sulphur died when he fell into an empty storage tank. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A three-alarm fire at a chemical company forced the evacuation of 60 nearby residents. A shelter-in-place order was issued for hundreds more. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Fifteen brewery workers were treated after an ammonia buildup related to a power outage. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Washington, D.C.:One person was killed when a tank truck carrying liquid nitrogen overturned, leaking vapor. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Twenty-five brewery workers required treatment after an ammonia release followed a power outage. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A three-alarm fire at a chemical company forced the evacuation of 60 nearby residents. A shelter-in-place order was issued for hundreds more. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Fifteen brewery workers were treated after an ammonia buildup related to a power outage. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Washington, D.C.:One person was killed when a tank truck carrying liquid nitrogen overturned, leaking vapor. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
St. Paul, MN: Twenty-five brewery workers required treatment after an ammonia release followed a power outage. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Butte, MT: A small phosphorus fire at a closed plant created a lot of smoke but little damage. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
St. Croix, Virgin Islands: A small fire was reported in a vacuum unit at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
Bloomington, MN: A gasoline tank overturned and spilled its load into the wetlands bordering the Mississippi River. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
St. Croix, Virgin Islands: A small fire was reported in a vacuum unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Portland, OR: One man died when he fell into an acid storage tank. Two others were seriously injured trying to save him. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Pine Bluff, AR: Four firefighters were injured when an acetylene tank exploded during a fire at a machine shop. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Betim, Brazil: One man was killed when a tanker truck being loaded with naphtha at a refinery exploded. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Portland, OR: One man died when he fell into an acid storage tank. Two others were seriously injured trying to save him. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Pine Bluff, AR: Four firefighters were injured when an acetylene tank exploded during a fire at a machine shop. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Parsippany, N.J.: Two persons were slightly injured when a cap fell off a tanker truck carrying ethylhexoic acid, splashing on two other vehicles. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Ohira, Japan: Ten workers were injured in an explosion at a mobile phone component factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Charleston, N.C.: Tons of coal slurry spilled from a broken line into a tributary of the Guyandotte River. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Chicago, IL: One man sustained acid burns over more than 80 percent of his body when sulfuric acid leaked at a steel processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Charleston, N.C.: Tons of coal slurry spilled from a broken line into a tributary of the Guyandotte River. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Chicago, IL: One man sustained acid burns over more than 80 percent of his body when sulfuric acid leaked at a steel processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Falls Township, PA: A dozen employees at a filter plant were evacuated when a large indoor tank of hydrochloric acid leaked hundreds of gallons. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Parsippany, N.J.: Two persons were slightly injured when a cap fell off a tanker truck carrying ethylhexoic acid, splashing on two other vehicles. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Ohira, Japan: Ten workers were injured in an explosion at a mobile phone component factory. More information

Tuesday
Jul 31
Baltimore, MD: A fire in a manufacturing plant prompted the evacuation of a one-block area. Chemicals involved included sodium borohydride. More information

Tuesday
Jul 31
Visalia, CA: A propane tank being loaded using a forklift fell and exploded, destroying the forklift and a truck. More information

Monday
Jul 30
Hobbs, N.M.: A man was killed while filling a tanker truck with crude oil. He filled the truck to 75 percent capacity without opening the overhead hatch cover. When he climbed atop the truck to open the valve, the hatch cover blew open and struck him. More information

Monday
Jul 30
Anniston Army Depot: Four workers were treated after nitric acid spilled in the depot’s plating shop. The acid was being transferred from a vat to a truck. More information

Sunday
Jul 29
Ashtabula, OH: A firefighter sustained chemical burns while battling a fire at a metals finishing plant. The firefighter was wearing bunker gear at the time. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
San Antonio, TX: Twelve volunteer fire departments lost as much as $200,000 in equipment ruined by caustic chemicals during a fire at a chemical mixing and storage facility. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
Coffeyville, OK: An anhydrous leak injured one worker. A deluge system was activated by the leak. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
Oklahoma City, OK: A four-alarm fire swept through a car plant paint building, sparking at least two explosions. Workers had been in the process of cleaning away years of paint sludge. More information

Saturday
Jul 28
Midway, IN: A fire in a natural gas well took 28 hours to extinguish. More information

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