Incident Logs


Tuesday
Apr 17
Ufa, Russia: A fire broke out at an oil refinery when a pipe cracked in a unit making gasoline. The fire was extinguished after two hours. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Bsalim, Lebanon: A fire ignited at a power plant as oil from one of the transformers was being filtered. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Columbus, GA: A leak at a chemical plant prompted the evacuation of 25 nearby homes. The spilled material released fumes as it poured into a containment area. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Fieldale, VA: A flash fire at a local factory left one employee with second and third degree burns over 85 percent of his body. He died three days later. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Immingham, UK: Two workers were injured in an explosion at a refinery. The blast shut down all but two units of the 230,000-barrel-a-day refinery. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Killingholme, U.K.: Two people were injured in an explosion at a refinery involving large amounts of LPG and petroleum. The blast occurred in the saturate gas unit. The closure for repairs will coincide with a maintenance turnaround already scheduled. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Toledo, OH: A furnace explosion at a metal-coating factory caused extensive damage and injured one worker. The factory applies paint and lacquer coatings to metal to be used for food and beverage cans. The blast ignited nearby drums of paint and lacquer. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Shackleton, Australia: A tanker carrying ammonium nitrate overturned, causing a major spill. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Krems, Austria: A tanker spilled 5,500 gallons of heating oil into the Danube River. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
South Bend, IN: Fire severely damaged a factory that makes incense and potpourri. Some chemicals used in the process must be kept at a constant 90 to 95 degree F. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Kuparuk Oil Field, AK: More than 70,000 gallons of produced water spilled from a North Slope pipeline. The line was immediately shut down by a low-pressure alarm. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Dubai, UAR: A tanker loaded with 3,850 tons of fuel oil sank. The tanker was en route to a holding area in international waters for suspicion of smuggling Iraqi oil in violation of U.N. sanctions. A second ship was fired upon in the same waters five days later. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Brampton, Ontario: A storage tank leaked boron trichloride. Nine people were injured. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Edmonton, Alberta: A fire at a tire recycling plant created dense black smoke but no worker injuries were reported. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Twinsburg, OH: A worker was pinned under a machine at a car plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Camdenton, MO: At least six barrels of fluorosilic acid fell off an 18-wheeler, forcing authorities to close the highway. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Carlsbad, N.M.: Three workers were injured, one critically, in an explosion that destroyed an oil rig. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Bicudo Oil Field, Brazil: An uncontrolled blowout on an offshore oil rig forced the evacuation of 80 workers and spilled more than 3,400 gallons of crude oil. No fire or explosion was reported. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Near Brantley Lake State Park, N.M.: Three workers were injured, one critically, when an oil rig blew out and burst into flames. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Paseo Del Norte, N.M.: A worker assisting in a tank truck delivery of sulphuric acid to a power plant was accidently sprayed while disconnecting a hose. Less than two gallons of the acid spilled. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Bhoipur District, India: Nearly 53,000 gallons of gasoline was lost when a damage pipeline ignited. Several people trying to collect spilled gasoline were injured in the fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Brunswick, GA: One person was injured when a line blew off an ammonia tank at a refrigeration plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Brooklyn, N.Y.: An outdoor rubbish fire communicated to a one-story factory building. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Milford, CN: A partition fire was reported at a large power plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Lake Mills, WI: More than a million chickens narrowly missed being prematurely cooked when fire destroyed most of an egg processing plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Bicudo Oil Field, Brazil: An uncontrolled blowout on an offshore oil rig forced the evacuation of 80 workers and spilled more than 3,400 gallons of crude oil. No fire or explosion was reported. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Near Brantley Lake State Park, N.M.: Three workers were injured, one critically, when an oil rig blew out and burst into flames. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Rivne, Ukraine: A construction crane fell across six electrical cables at a nuclear power plant, damaging two transformersand leading to an automatic shutdown of two reactors. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Imazucho, Japan: About 600 kilograms of antimony trioxide fell from a transport truck as the driver made a sharp turn. Cleanup closed the highway for four hours. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Rivne, Ukraine: A construction crane fell across six electrical cables at a nuclear power plant, damaging two transformersand leading to an automatic shutdown of two reactors. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Imazucho, Japan: About 600 kilograms of antimony trioxide fell from a transport truck as the driver made a sharp turn. Cleanup closed the highway for four hours. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Grand Island, MI: A gasoline tanker caught fire when excess oil and grease inm an emply tank ignited at an equipment shop. Employees were welding when the fire started. The tanker was destroyed and the building suffered extensive damage. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Katchi Abadi, Pakistan: More than 40 people were injured when a boiler at a refinery exploded. Water was being boiled inside to clean the vessel at the time of the blast. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Conway, KS: An accidental release of ethane, propane and butane from a natural gas facility forced an area evacuation. Work crews identified and repaired the leak. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
South Amboy, N.J.: A working fire was reported at a plastics plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Katchi Abadi, Pakistan: More than 40 people were injured when a boiler at a refinery exploded. Water was being boiled inside to clean the vessel at the time of the blast. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Conway, KS: An accidental release of ethane, propane and butane from a natural gas facility forced an area evacuation. Work crews identified and repaired the leak. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
South Amboy, N.J.: A working fire was reported at a plastics plant. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Saint Nicolaas, Aruba: A major fire burned nearly 12 hours at a 280,000-barrel a day refinery. Three employees were injured. Limited production has since been restored. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Bellville, TX: Several acetylene gas cylinders exploded at a storage depot. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Edinburgh, UK: A fire that destroyed 12 transport trucks at a depot is being treated as suspicious by police. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Saint Nicolaas, Aruba: A major fire burned nearly 12 hours at a 280,000-barrel a day refinery. Three employees were injured. Limited production has since been restored. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Bellville, TX: Several acetylene gas cylinders exploded at a storage depot. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Edinburgh, UK: A fire that destroyed 12 transport trucks at a depot is being treated as suspicious by police. More information

Sunday
Apr 08
Old Monroe, MO: An anhydrous ammonia leak at a fertilizer plant caused a three-hour evacuation of more than 200 nearby residents. The leak was blamed on thieves who were probably interested in the ammonia as an ingredient in making illegal metamphetamines. More information

Sunday
Apr 08
Old Monroe, MO: An anhydrous ammonia leak at a fertilizer plant caused a three-hour evacuation of more than 200 nearby residents. The leak was blamed on thieves who were probably interested in the ammonia as an ingredient in making illegal metamphetamines. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Aceh Province, Indonesia: An explosion ignited a fire that extensively damaged facilities at a natural gas field. The field had been closed in 2002 due to terrorist attacks over the last two years. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Bydgoszcz, Poland: A teenager was rushed to the hospital after touching high-tension power lines at a local sub-station, seriously injuring himself and short-circuiting the local power supply. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Oxnard, CA: A gasoline tanker that skidded on a rain-slick freeway exploded when it struck a concrete pillar. The freeway was closed to traffic for three hours. The driver sustained third-degree burns on his arms. More information

Saturday
Apr 07
Oxnard, CA: A gasoline tanker that skidded on a rain-slick freeway exploded when it struck a concrete pillar. The freeway was closed to traffic for three hours. The driver sustained third-degree burns on his arms. More information

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