Incident Logs


Saturday
Nov 25
Narsingdi, Bangladesh:A fire caused a stampede in a garment factory killing at least 45 people, many of themwomen and children. More information

Friday
Nov 24
Denver, CO: A three-alarm blaze at a beer brewery is being investigated as an arson. Glass bottles stored in cardboard boxes stacked 25 feet high shattered when the cardboard became soggy from firewater and collapsed. More information

Friday
Nov 24
Ufa, Russia: Three workers were killed when hydrogen sulfide fumes escaped from a sulfuric acid plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 23
Red Lake, Ontario: Aworker was killed in a surface accident at a newly opened gold mining operation. More information

Tuesday
Nov 21
Hackensack, N.J.: An abandoneddye factory was gutted by a raging fire that spewed acrid black smoke over the city forhours. More information

Tuesday
Nov 21
Castleton, N.Y.: A five-alarmfire was reported at a paper plant. More information

Monday
Nov 20
DeQuincy, LA.: Hazardousmaterials specialists were called to a drilling site tank battery out of concern that aworker found dead might have been exposed to fumes. More information

Friday
Nov 17
Johannesburg, South Africa:Eleven workers died in a fire at a chemical plant specializing in floor polish. Theplants owner was later arrested on suspicion that the factory doors had been locked. More information

Thursday
Nov 16
Rouseville, PA: Two separate fire broke out at a plant that extracts parafin wax from crude oil. One worker was admitted to the hospital with leg burns. More information

Monday
Nov 13
Bonner Ferry, ID: About 11,800 gallons of gasoline spilled from an above-ground storage tank but was contained within the surrounding dike. More information

Monday
Nov 13
Addison, IL: A fire was reported at a local factory. More information

Sunday
Nov 12
Mobile, AL : Three train cars carrying butadiene and butyl acrylate derailed. No chemical leaked, but a nearby interstate highway was closed for 12 hours. More information

Friday
Nov 10
Allentown, PA: A12-count indictment was returned against the president of a chemical plant that was thescene of a February 1999 explosion that killed five. More information

Friday
Nov 10
Modesto, CA: A fiery explosionfueled by aluminum dust ripped through a recycling plant. Resulting flames quickly burnedout with no report of injuries. More information

Friday
Nov 10
Cambridge, MD: A fire at anelectronic plant resulted in several explosions. More information

Friday
Nov 10
Great Park, IL: A chemicalspill at a local plant threatened to force an area evacuation. More information

Friday
Nov 10
Katowice, Poland: A packaging plant was badly damaged by an explosion and subsequent fire. More information

Thursday
Nov 09
Presidents Island, TN:Hydrochloric acid spilled when a tanker being loaded at a chemical distribution center,causing a brief evacuation but no serious injuries. More information

Thursday
Nov 09
Deer Park, TX: Residents andworkers at nearby plants were advised to shelter indoors after a sulfur dioxide releasereported at an area refinery. The all-clear signal was given a short time later with noinjuries reported. More information

Wednesday
Nov 08
Van Buren, AR: A formerforklift operator at a canning company was arrested in connection with an arson fire thatdestroyed a company warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Nov 08
Boston, MA: Hazardous materials teams successfully contained hundreds of gallons of hydrochloric acid solution that spilled at a transit authority garage. More information

Wednesday
Nov 08
Devizes, U.K.: One worker suffered severe facial burns in an explosion at an aluminum castings factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 08
Laurel, MT: An interstate highway was closed 12 hours after a truck overturned, spilling toxic chemicals. More information

Tuesday
Nov 07
Widnes, U.K.: More than a dozen people reported breathing problems after toxic fumes escaped from a tanker. More information

Tuesday
Nov 07
Kingston, Jamaica: An empty storage tank at an oil refinery exploded, igniting a fire that spread to two tanks filled with gasoline. More information

Monday
Nov 06
Winston-Salem, N.C.: A worker at a furniture factory suffered facial injuries in an industrial accident. More information

Monday
Nov 06
Deer Park, TX: A naphtha leak in a diesel fuel hydrotreater forced the unit to be shutdown. A coker unit at the refinery was also affected. More information

Sunday
Nov 05
Scottsbluff, NE: Eighteen cars of a train derailed, with three cars carrying benzene torn open. About 80,000 gallons of benzene spilled. More information

Sunday
Nov 05
Thorne, U.K.: One man was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion at an electro-plating company. More information

Sunday
Nov 05
Granger, WY: About 100 people were evacuated after a fire in a refinery incinerator where silver is extracted from waste film processing paper. More information

Sunday
Nov 05
Sonora, TX: Four firefighters were injured battling a fire that destroyed a chemical warehouse. More information

Saturday
Nov 04
Sao Sebastiao, Brazil: An oil tanker rammed a concrete pier, spilling more than 13,000 gallons of crude oil. More information

Saturday
Nov 04
Bountiful, Utah: A double gasoline tanker swerving to avoid a collision overturned and caught fire. Damage to the road was so extensive it had to be repaved. More information

Saturday
Nov 04
Osun State, Nigeria: More than 100 people were killed when a gasoline tanker burst into flames after crashing into a line of cars waiting on road repairs. More information

Friday
Nov 03
Ansan, South Korea: Twoworkers were killed and 41 injured in an explosion at a plastics plant. More information

Friday
Nov 03
Paterson, N.J.: Foul odor at a metal factory forced the evacuation of employees. A shopping mall in the same community was evacuated in October when explosive levels of methane escaped from local sewers. More information

Thursday
Nov 02
Tiszaujvaros, Hungary: Aruptured hydrocarbon pipe resulted in a refinery fire that burned five hours. More information

Thursday
Nov 02
Bosanski Brod, Bosnia: Oil leaking from a refinery contaminated a long stretch of the Sava River. More information

Thursday
Nov 02
Cairns, Australia: A container ship carrying 1,211 tons of fuel oil and 94 tons of diesel oil ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef. No pollution was reported. More information

Thursday
Nov 02
Salekhard, Russia: Four workers were killed when a gas pipeline under construction burst, causing a fire. More information

Thursday
Nov 02
Aberdeen, S.D.: Twenty-six people including three firefighters were treated after being exposed to fumes from incorrectly mixed epoxy. More information

Wednesday
Nov 01
Bedford, VA: An oven used to curerubber caught fire at a foam rubber plant. Work resumed with the morning shift. More information

Wednesday
Nov 01
Veracruz, Mexico: A 12-inchpipeline ruptured contaminating a local river. More information

Wednesday
Nov 01
Wayne Township, IN: A fire wasreported on the roof of a local factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 01
Salem, VA: A smoldering firestarted in the ventilation system of a tire plant. Damage was minimal and the building wasnot evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Nov 01
Covington,KY: A magnesium furnace exploded at a die-casting plant, forcing the evacuation of almost 80 employees. A resulting fire tore a hole in the roof of the facility. More information

Wednesday
Nov 01
Saint John, New Brunswick: Two oil refinery workers were injured when welding torches ignited escaping fumes. More information

Tuesday
Oct 31
Mumbai, India: Fire broke outin a chemical godown near a huge diesel and petroleum storage facility. More information

Tuesday
Oct 31
Channel Islands, France: AnItalian cargo ship carrying 6,000 tons of chemicals sank northwest of the Channel Islands. More information

Tuesday
Oct 31
Red Deer, Alberta: Twelveconstruction workers were treated for headaches and nausea after being exposed to vaporsleaking from a hydrocarbon storage tank at a chemical plant. More information

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