Incident Logs


Monday
Apr 17
Edmonton, Alberta: A worker was using a 45-gallon drum of asphalt primer as a work table to cut a piece of steel when the drum exploded, killing him. More information

Sunday
Apr 16
SanJose, CA: Nitric acid spilled from a barrel and an acid cloud rose from the spill. Seventeen workers were treated for breathing difficulties, and 200 more workers were evacuated from the building. More information

Saturday
Apr 15
Ellijay, GA: Two workers were killed when a tank exploded at an asphalt plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 15
Burns Harbor, IN: A safety device on a tanker carrying liquid hydrogen malfunctioned, causing a clear fire to erupt and burn straight into the air. Over 300 local residents were evacuated, but no one was injured. More information

Saturday
Apr 15
Brooklyn, NY: A two-alarm fire at a factory sent two firefighters to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Apr 13
Grand Rapids, MI: A warehouse went up in flames and spilled an estimated 20,000 gallons of petroleum products including hydraulic oils, starting fluids, and racing fuel, into a channel that flows into the Mississippi River. There were multiple explosions as 55-gallon drums and cases of petroleum products exploded. Fire-fighters reported about 20 such explosions sending fireballs up to 150 feet into the air. Damage is estimated at $1 million and two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and released. More information

Thursday
Apr 13
Chrudim, Czech Republic: Eleven people were hospitalized after a fire in an agrochemical company. Authorities issued a shelter-in-place warning because of fumes from the fire. More information

Wednesday
Apr 12
Egelston Township, MI: Three rapid-fire explosions leveled a wastewater collection systems building at a herbicide and ink pigment plant. At least ten people were injured, two critically. More information

Wednesday
Apr 12
Muskegon, MI: A plant explosion injured eight workers, three critically. There were no reports of toxic fumes escaping, but people living near the plant were advised to stay inside. More information

Wednesday
Apr 12
Akron, OH: An oil well and storage tank at a metal abrasives plant caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Apr 11
Dothan, AL: Ammonia gas leaked from a fertilizer plant, forcing the evacuation of more than 400 people.Thirty-three people were treated for minor respiratory problems. More information

Tuesday
Apr 11
Guanghou, China: At least three explosions were reported on the top floor of an electro-plating factory. Two workers were killed and four were injured. It took 150 firefighters and 17 engines about an hour to extinguish the blaze. More information

Monday
Apr 10
Leetsdale, PA: An explosion at a copper plant injured five workers, twisted water lines, and dislodged 800 pound molds for molten copper. An official said that the blast was triggered by water contaminating the copper during the casting process. More information

Sunday
Apr 09
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada: Explosions and a huge blaze at a chemical plant caused concerns over air and water contamination, but exact extent of damage is still unknown. More information

Sunday
Apr 09
Romney, United Kingdom: A gas leak at a nuclear power plant prompted the evacuation of about 300 workers. Officials said there was no danger to the nuclear reactor. More information

Saturday
Apr 08
Duluth, MN: A generator at a hydroelectrical plant caught fire, causing $500,000 damage. More information

Friday
Apr 07
Prince Georges County, MD: More than 125,000 gallons of fuel leaked from a pipeline operated by an electric company, causing what Maryland officials called the states worst oil spill in years. The oil contaminated a marshland, but did not spread to a nearby river. More information

Thursday
Apr 06
Port Royal, SC: A worker was hospitalized after being exposed to organophosphate during a routine merchandise delivery. He was delivering a 2,000-pound cylinder of the chemical to a sod farm. More information

Thursday
Apr 06
Anchorage, AK: Fifteen fire engines responded to a fire at a tank farm that ignited 2,000 gallons of jet fuel. More information

Wednesday
Apr 05
Lillestroem, Norway: Two freight trains collided and caught fire. No one was injured, but fear of explosion caused officials to evacuate 2,000 people from the center of the city. More information

Tuesday
Apr 04
Spencer, NC: An explosion at a steam power plant killed one worker when a transformer exploded during routine maintenance. More information

Sunday
Apr 02
Two Rivers, WI: Buildings were evacuated and traffic was rerouted after an alarm went off indicating a chlorine leak. The county hazmat team shut off a valve in the plant, stopping the leak. More information

Saturday
Apr 01
Monroe, LA: About 10,000 gallons of gasoline spilled during an effort to transfer the liquid from a barge to a storage tank. No one was injured, but about 100 homes were evacuated and a nine mile stetch of U.S. 165 was closed for the night. More information

Friday
Mar 31
Point Comfort, TX: Apolethylene unit caught fire at a plastic company, injuring two workers. More information

Monday
Mar 27
Pasadena, TX:An explosion and fire at a chemical plant killed at least one person and injured at least20 more. More information

Saturday
Mar 25
Jackson, MS:Twenty motorists on Interstate 55 were treated after being exposed to anhydrous ammoniafumes that escaped from an agricultural tank after theives left a valve open on the tank.Anhydrous ammonia is used by farmers in crop production and is an ingredient in crystalmethamphetamine. More information

Saturday
Mar 25
Canton, GA: Afuel pipe ruptured, spilling about 360 gallons of gasoline into Lake Allatoona, andprompting the evacuation of about 20 people. More information

Friday
Mar 24
Biddeford, ME:A propane tank exploded at a trash incinerator. More information

Thursday
Mar 23
Pennsville, NJ: Threemen at a pharmaceutical plant were trying to load an industrial dryer with a powderysubstance wet with solvents when the machine exploded, injuring all three. More information

Thursday
Mar 23
Lily, KY: Surlfuricand hydrochloric acid were accidentally mixed, causing two releases of chlorine gas intoan automotive plant. After the first release sent 23 workers and 2 emergency responders tothe hospital, the building was evacuated for 90 minutes. After workers were allowed backinto the building, an off-site air system took in some of the chlorine gas, producing thesecond release and sending 23 more employees to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Mar 22
Farmington, CT: Twodrums of highly toxic trichloroethylene were found within 50 feet of a resivoirsbanks. At least one of the drums had leaked. More information

Wednesday
Mar 22
Abia State,Nigeria: Fifty people were killed during a pipeline fire that occurred whilesiphoning gasoline. More information

Wednesday
Mar 22
Kenedy, TX: Partof Highway 181 was closed after a natural gas pipeline exploded, shooting flames 90 feetinto the air. More information

Wednesday
Mar 22
HempfieldTownship, PA: An underground gas line ruptured, causing an explosion that damaged twohomes and injured three men, two critically. More information

Tuesday
Mar 21
Channelview,TX: Two men died inside a large boiler that they had been sandblasting. An exactcause of death is unknown. More information

Monday
Mar 20
Hollywood, FL:Several business were evacuated and parts of I-95 were closed when four train carsderailed and overturned, spilling thousands of gallons of hydrogen peroxide from one car,limestone from another, and a petroleum compound from a third car. More information

Sunday
Mar 19
Tanzania: Twenty-eightpeople were killed while trying to siphon gasoline from an overturned tanker truck. More information

Friday
Mar 17
Albany, KY:Afire at a plant that stores gasoline, oil, and toulene caused officials to evacuate thearea within 4,000 feet of the plant. More information

Friday
Mar 17
North Salt LakeCity, UT: A fuel delivery tanker exploded in a refinery loading dock, causing $500,000in damage. More information

Friday
Mar 17
Owens Crossroads,AL: An explosion at a fireworks factory left the owner in critical condition afterchemical compounds he was mixing reacted, causing a flash fire and a small explosion. Thiswas the third explosion at this factory in nine months. More information

Thursday
Mar 16
Corunna, Ontario,Canada: A flare went out on a stack at a refinery, releasing gases into theatmosphere. 200 employees of a call center in the community complained of nausea,sorethroats,a nd dizziness. Air quality testing showed low levels of hydrogen sulfide andother sulphur containing compounds called mercaptans. More information

Thursday
Mar 16
Bucks County, PA:Two workers were injured, one seriously, in a flash fire at a label printing plant.The fire also forced the evacuation of about 150 employees. More information

Wednesday
Mar 15
Rosepine, LA:Two men were putting diesel tanks and a gasoline air compressor on a 2000 model loggingtruck when an explosion occurred, injuring both men. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Lakeland, FL:A tanker truck carrying aviation fuel overturned and burned, killing the driver andclosing Highway I-4 during morning rush hour. The column of smoke could be seen for up to30 miles. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Hangzhou,China: Four people were killed in an explosion when they were sent to cut a steelstructure over an abandoned biogas generating pit. Their arc-welding device ignited theremaining gas in the pit, resulting in the explosion. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Richwood, WV:An explosion at a furniture plant killed the owner as he did welding work on a discarded55-gallon barrel. None of the other 13 workers in the plant at the time were injured. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Fredericton, NewBrunswick, Canada: A chemical spill at an educational science center had emergencyofficials racing to prevent an explosion, and forced the evacuation of close to 800people. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Rock Hill, SC:Two men were killed and two were injured in an explosion when turpentine fumes ignited asthey welded a tank outside of a paper plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 14
Allentown, PA: Thedoor of an oven used to burn hazardous waste in a mercury recovery plant blew off andstruck a nearby worker in the head, knocking him unconscious. More information

Monday
Mar 13
Ushuaia,Argentina: An explosion in an industrial plant used to make road constructionexplosives injured at least 35 people, and set off a fire that spread to other nearbyfactories, causing a second explosion. The second explosion blew out the windows in houseswithin a 545-yard radius of the complex and injured several firefighters. More information

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