Incident Logs


Friday
Mar 23
Newark, N.J.: Almost 1,000 gallons of sulfuric acid was spilled at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
San Diego, CA: More than 20 people were treated after a tank of ammonia overheated and released fumes into a business park. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Rocklea, Australia: Area evacuations were ordered after a series of explosions at a chemical pesticide and fertilizer warehouse. One worker was injured. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Weatherford, TX: A 12-inch natural gas pipeline exploded, creating a 16-foot crater. No injuries were reported. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Chesterfield County, VA: An intense fire fed by chemicals broke out at a trucking company. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Toledo, OH: A nuclear plant continued operating despite a small fire when paint burned off an overheated cover on an emergency diesel generator. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
St. Johns County, FL: A stolen trailer-truck rig with 75 drums of volatile refinery waste was found at a truck stop with its cargo still intact. The rig was stolen in Jacksonville, FL. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Chicago, IL: A fire involving combustible metals swept though a smelting plant. Firefighters used salt to cover burning magnesium. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Pontotoc County, MS: Authorities found evidence of arson at a fire that destroyed a furniture factory. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Loxton, Australia: A fuel tanker rolled over and caught fire with several explosions resulting. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Bay of Biscay, France: A tanker carrying 8,000 tons of sulphuric acid went down in 16,000 feet of water about 270 nautical miles off France. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Forest, MS: Three people were treated and released with smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a poultry processing plant. Authorities ordered the evacuation of nearly 5,000 people. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Leverkusen, Germany: Fire damaged equipment necessary to operate a plant producing titanium dioxide. The plant is expected to remain closed for months. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Mingo County, W.V.: Two drilling company workers were severely injured in a gas explosion when their rig hit a pocket of methane gas. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Manila, Philippines: A gasoline tanker truck hit a bus, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. Twelve people aboard the bus and two pedestrians were killed. The truck driver survived. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Southern Taiwan: A fire caused emergency generators at a nuclear plant to fail. The generators were engaged after a build-up of salt crystals on transmission line insulators caused a short circuit. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Near Bermuda: A tanker carrying 300,000 tons of crude oil drifted out of control for 24 hours following an engine room fire. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Bhogpur, India: Three people were injured in an explosion at a coal tar plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Warren, MI: A plastics-coating plant was destroyed by a natural gas explosion. The plant was closed for the weekend. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Dongguan City, China: An explosion at a plastics factory killed one person and injured 27. An inflammable liquid was being used to clean machines and the floor. More information

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

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