Incident Logs


Wednesday
Dec 06
Union City, CA: An explosion at a pipe-making factory injured at least 12 people. The plant was not evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Dec 06
Fort Wayne, IN: Sprinklers helped control a fire in a first floor storage facility at a foam manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 06
Myerstown, PA: A four-alarm fire destroyed a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 05
Lilburn, GA: Fire was reported at a plant that manufactures gutters and siding. More information

Tuesday
Dec 05
South Whitehall, PA: A chemical plant warehouse was destroyed by fire. More information

Tuesday
Dec 05
Mountain Lake, MN: Electricity was shut down to this community in frigid weather when flames from a fire at a wood products plant threatened power lines. More information

Tuesday
Dec 05
Douglas County, CO: Two fires in three days have local authorities urging that a recycling plant be shut down. More information

Tuesday
Dec 05
Gardner, KS : A fire was reported on the roof of a battery plant, producing heavy smoke. More information

Monday
Dec 04
Mont Belvieu, TX: A natural gas pipeline ruptured but did not ignite. More information

Monday
Dec 04
Orchard Park, N.Y.: Explosions and fire at a manufacturing plant caused heavy damage. More information

Sunday
Dec 03
Hartford, CT: A dumpster fire broke out inside a trash recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 02
Chittagong, Bangladesh: Authorities sank a burning 2,300-ton cargo ship rather than risk an explosion. The ship was carrying 2,000 tons of coconut copra. More information

Friday
Dec 01
Atlas Cove, Lagos: At least 50 people were killed in a pipeline explosion. More information

Friday
Dec 01
Summit, IL: Ambulances were called to the scene when five pounds of methyl iodine spilled on the loading dock at a frieght handling depot. More information

Thursday
Nov 30
Ebute-Oko, Nigeria: At least 60 people were killed when gasoline being collected from a broken pipeline ignited. More information

Wednesday
Nov 29
Attleboro, MA: An employee was hospitalized with second-degree burns resulting from an explosion at an electronics plant. The damaged two-story building was declared unsafe. More information

Tuesday
Nov 28
Ito, Japan: Eight people wereinjured in an explosion at a propane distribution facility. More information

Tuesday
Nov 28
Portland, TN: Three people were injured in an explosion at a facility operated by a natural gas pipeline company. More information

Tuesday
Nov 28
Port Sulphur, LA: An 800-foot tanker ran aground, spilling 500,000 gallons of crude oil. More information

Tuesday
Nov 28
Ontario, CA : Gasoline fumes ignited during a routine cleaning operation on an underground tank. The tank was being filled with a detergent mixture at the time of the blast. More information

Monday
Nov 27
Newark, N.J.: An areaevacuation was ordered after a release of explosive vapor at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Nov 27
Grenda, MS: A worker atan air conditioning components plant shot a shift supervisor to death. The workers wife,who also worked at the plant, was also shot and killed. The worker then killed himself. More information

Sunday
Nov 26
Kansas City, MO, : A smallamount of anhydrous ammonia from a holding tank at a power plant, but was containedwithout injuries. More information

Sunday
Nov 26
New York, N.Y.: Fire at anewspaper printing plant forced owner to turn to competitors to complete the press run forthe morning edition. More information

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

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