Incident Logs


Sunday
Apr 29
Ogoniland, Nigeria: An oil field under the control of militant rebels was the site of a major spill. Evidence indicates that lines leading to well head were tampered with. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Chino, CA: Fire at a food processing plant contaminated a large volume of meat. More information

Saturday
Apr 28
Roxana, IL: A pump fire happened at an oil refinery’s crude oil distilling unit. There were no injuries. More information

Saturday
Apr 28
Limerick, ME: Fire spread through a building at a concrete plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 28
St. Louis, MO: Smoke was showing from a fire at a dairy manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Portland, OR: One worker was seriously injured in an explosion at a steel mill. Hot steel came in contact with water, triggering the blast. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Milwaukee, WI: A five-alarm fire at a large stamping plant began in the dust collection system and ignited the entire roof. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Linden, N.J.: A fire showing from the roof of a car plant reached three alarms. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Cleveland, OH: A trailer section of a 18-wheeler carrying 8,000 gallons of ethanol overturned and began leaking. Police closed the area because of the danger of fire or explosion. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Hardwick, MA: More than 20 fire companies and 40 tanker truck were needed in a fire that damaged a paper mill. The fire originally spread from a nearby house fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Marlboro, MA: A laboratory accident involving borane dimethyl sulfide forced the evacuation of 100 plant employees. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Sukhodol, Russia: Fire broke out in a 3,000 ton tank at a oil storage refinery. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in four hours. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Anaheim, CA: Two employees repairing a fuse box were injured in a flash fire at an aircraft plant. Nearly 4,000 employees were evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Winnipeg, Manitoba: A fire that damaged a furniture factory is being investigated as a possible arson. More information

Tuesday
Apr 24
Lynbrook, N.Y.: A tanker truck spill of less than 2,000 gallons of gasoline shut down train traffic through the area. The truck overturned as it was leaving a fueling terminal. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Carson, CA: Fire broke out in a coking unit at a 125,000 barrel a day refinery, sending black smoke billowing over nearby Los Angeles. The fire was extinguished within three hours. Repairs to the affected area of the refinery are expected to take several months. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Gridley, CA: A double tanker carrying 47,000 pounds of liquid ammonia was found to be leaking during a routine traffic stop. The area was evacuated and the highway closed for nearly four hours. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Hill Air Force Base, Utah: A tanker truck spilled 1,500 gallons ot jet fuel when the driver grazed a concrete wall, tearing a hole in the tanker’s side. Most of the fuel was contained by a concrete dike. The rest spilled through a storm drain into a containment pond. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
Hoquiam, CA: About 16 gallons of molten sulphur spilling from a tanker truck was enough to close the roadway for six hours. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
New Iberia, LA: An explosion rocked an oil well during a workover operation. No injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Wujin City, China: Six people were killed in an explosion and fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Toone, TN: A munitions plant that manufactures flares went up in flames. One worker was killed. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
East Joliet, IL: An explosion knocked down a wall and ignited a fire at a power plant, disabling one of three generating units. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Labadie, MO: A hydrogen leak led to a fire at a power plant that burned a 30-foot-wide hole in the roof. The plant continued to operate three of its four turbines. More information

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

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