Incident Logs


Sunday
Mar 18
West Miffin, N.J.: Two acid spills at a steel plant involving delivery trucks occurred within minutes of each other. The spills were small and handled by company crews. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Roanoke, IL: Fire at a poultry production building caused extensive damage and killed 4,000 chickens. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Weston, FL: A tanker truck carrying nearly 8,000 gallons of chlorine solution spilled part of its load when a low tree limb sheared off an elbow valve. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Lindon, UT: An 800-gallon tank of hydrochloric acid ruptured at a steel-coating plant. Two police officers suffered minor injuries while investigating the reported fumes. More information

Friday
Mar 16
Roncador Oil Field, Brazil: Eleven people died from injuries sustained in explosions aboard Brazil’s largest offshore oil platform. A damaged pillar supporting the 40-story-tall facility caused a 30-degree list. The platform sank four days later. More information

Friday
Mar 16
Fontana, CA: Nearby residents were evacuated after a leak in a 24,000 gallon propane tank was discovered. To stop the leak, workers shut the main gas valve to the tank. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Shelby, N.C.: A fired worker began shooting into the crowded parking lot at a fiberglass plant, killing an innocent bystander and wounding his intended target. The shooter was later wounded by police. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Vienna, PA: A fiberglass plant was forced to shut down after a fire badly damaged its power generating facility. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Toledo, OH: A rail yard was evacuated and freight traffic halted after workers found a small amount of methanol leaking from a tank car. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Cleveland, OH: Four confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease, one of them fatal, led company officials to temporarily close an auto casting plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Hay Lakes, Alberta: An oil field worker was killed and another injured in an explosion at an oil battery. Maintenance on a saltwater storage tank was under way at the time of the blast. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Khayelitsha, South Africa: One worker was killed and six injured in an explosion at a shotgun cartridge assembly line. Damage was limited to one small manufacturing room. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Easton, MD: One person was killed by an explosion in a dust collector at a flare plant. The collector was located just outside a concrete block building where chemicals are mixed. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
West Chicago, IL: Fire broke out in the boiler room of a cereal plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Eastbourne, U.K.: A fire that destroyed 12 transport trucks at a depot is being treated as suspicious by authorities. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Augusta, GA: Three workers were killed in two explosions at a plant that manufactures metal fasteners. Repairs were underway on the unit that exploded. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Banksmeadow, Australia: More than 50 people were evacuated from an industrial area after a chemical spill. Five people were treated for respiratory problems. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Temelin, Czech Republic: A small fire at a nuclear plant was quickly extinguished. The blaze occurred on the construction site for a second reactor. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Stockholm, Sweden: A fire in a power cable tunnel knocked out electricity to a large area of the city, including the high tech industrial district. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Silver Spring Shores, MI: A chemical reaction triggered a fire in a storage building at an aircraft plant. The fire was contained to a single drum of hydrochloric acid. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Deer Park, TX: An unexpected power outage at a chemical plant resulted in a release of sulphur dioxide. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Gingoog City, Philippines: Four people died and almost 30 others were injured when a fuel tank exploded in a plywood factory. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Phoenix, AZ: A worker was slightly injured in a nitric acid explosion at an industrial park. Acetone was poured into a 55-gallon drum containing the acid. More information

Friday
Mar 09
Galveston, TX: A barge collision in Galveston Bay resulted in a 44,000 gallon naphtha spill. It evaporated with no detectable environmental damage. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Yamburg, Russia: A natural gas pipeline in the Russian Arctic burst during maintenance work, killing three people and severely burning two others. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Vestal, N.Y.: Firefighters used liquid nitrogen and argon to extinguish a fire smouldering in the bottom of a large composter at a sewage treatment facility. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Elba, N.Y.: A fire at a produce packaging plant knocked out power to a nearby school. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Decatur, IL: An explosion in the process area of a chemical plant caused minor damage and sent one employee to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Fort McMurray, Alberta: An explosion near a plant that extracts the bitumen or extra-heavy oil from oil sands injured four workers. Gas monitors alerted workers to the danger allowing many to escape. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Romeoville, IL: Firefighters responded to a haz mat situation at a refinery’s hydrochloric acid unit. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Casper, WY: A fire broke out at a tear gas manufacturing plant with four employees exposed to the gas. The fire was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Mar 05
Richmond, CA: An oleum spill produced a small cloud of sulfuric acid at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 04
Port of Santos, Brazil: At least two storage tanks each containing more than 26,000 gallons of fuel oil ruptured and spilled into the sea. More information

Sunday
Mar 04
Athens, Greece: One worker was killed and three others injured when an oxygen cylinder exploded during repair work on an oil tanker. More information

Saturday
Mar 03
Des Moines, IA: The emergency power unit of an F-16 on the ground inadvertently activated, dumping the jet’s fuel supply. Nine people suffered injuries, including two Des Moines Fire Department medics. More information

Saturday
Mar 03
Greensboro, N.C.: An unused room at a packing plant was damaged by fire. Workers were using a blow torch immediately prior to the blaze. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Calgary, Alberta: A worker leap to safety with his clothes aflame after an explosion at a wood processing plant. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Racine, WI: An employee checking the duct work in a tool manufacturing plant found a decomposed body that police theorize was a burglar who got stuck months earlier. More information

Thursday
Mar 01
Gulf of Mexico, USA: A jack-up drilling rig sustained extensive damage in a blowout while drilling a development well. All personnel were safely evacuated. More information

Thursday
Mar 01
Iron Range, MN: Fire destroyed a cabinet plant that was the community’s second largest employer. It came only weeks after the town’s largest employer closed its doors. More information

Wednesday
Feb 28
Seattle, WA: A major refined oil pipeline was shut down as a precautionary measure after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake. The pipeline connects four large refineries and the local airport. On Harbor Island, small spills from ruptured gasoline and diesel pipelines were reported. More information

Wednesday
Feb 28
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A container of chlorine was accidentally punctured, causing the evacuation of three businesses at an industrial park. More information

Tuesday
Feb 27
Mesa, AZ: An explosion at a auto airbag plant involving sodium azide residue injured three workers. The workers were using a blow torch in a room once used for storage of the volatile powder. More information

Tuesday
Feb 27
Rathdrum Prairie, ID: Two freight trains derailed with two tank cars leaking almost 2,000 gallons of diesel. More information

Tuesday
Feb 27
Cincinnati, OH: A release of mercaptan from a chemical plant resulted in a flood of calls to the local gas company to report natural gas leaks. More information

Tuesday
Feb 27
Columbia, PA: A two-alarm fire broke out at a foundry in an area where scrap metal is compressed into metal ingots. More information

Monday
Feb 26
Waukesha, WI: Nearly 16,000 gallons of home heating oil poured out of a tank through an open valve and into the Fox River. Vandalism is suspected. More information

Monday
Feb 26
Windsor, Ontario: A fire in an air duct that spread to an air filter unit caused extensive damage to an auto plant. Five firefighters were treated and released. More information

Sunday
Feb 25
Moody, AL: Evacuations were ordered when fire and explosions broke out at a urethane manufacturing plant. Firefighters were concerned about drums of mercury compounds stored on site. One police officer was treated for smoke inhalation. Residents were allowed to return 32 hours later. More information

Sunday
Feb 25
Buena Vista,VA: Five fire companies battled an hour and a half to extinguish burning plastic pipes at a plant that builds drainage systems. More information

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