Incident Logs


Monday
Aug 02
Plainfield Township, PA: One worker was killed and another seriously burned in an explosion at a tire recycling facility. The workers were contracted to do maintenance on underground oil storage tanks. More information

Monday
Aug 02
Baton Rouge, LA: Fumes leaking from a truck carrying pressurized cylinders of boron trifluoride resulted in the closing of a major interstate through the afternoon and evening. Firefighters kept a stream of 2,500 gallons a minute flowing over the truck to dissolved the escaping gas. More information

Monday
Aug 02
Monetta, S.C.: Ten workers were hurt when an explosion at a feed mill blew apart a corn silo. More information

Monday
Aug 02
Abilene, KS: Enough chocolate accidentally overflowed from a tank to force a week-long shutdown at a candy factory for clean up. More information

Monday
Aug 02
Sydney, Australia: More than 2,600 gallons of crude oil spilled from a tanker into Sydney Harbor. The oil was being transferred ashore when the spill occurred. More information

Monday
Aug 02
Saluda County, S.C.: Ten workers were injured, one critically, in an explosion that blew the top and bottom out of a 116-foot tall corn silo. Corn from the silo was spewed over a quarter-mile area. More information

Sunday
Aug 01
Cicero, IL: Twenty workers at a battery factory were injured when the small bus they were riding to work in was hit by a drunken driver. More information

Sunday
Aug 01
Cicero, IL: Twenty workers at a battery factory were injured when the small bus they were riding to work in was hit by a drunken driver. More information

Saturday
Jul 31
Montreal, Quebec: More than 300 people were evacuated from their homes because of concerns about toxic smoke produced by a fire at an abandoned paint factory. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Charlotte, N.C.: A maintenance worker at a trucking terminal shot and killed his supervisor, then fatally shot himself. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Torrance, CA: A fire at a gasoline refinery knocked out one of two hydrogen units, hindering production. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Hartford, CT: A fire broke out in a shredder unit at a local plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Stratford, CT: A chemical compound used to test the sprinkler system at an aircraft plant temporarily fouled the local municipal water supply. About 400 families were told not to use the water for drinking or bathing. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Huachuca City, AZ: A concrete worker died after being trapped under a ton of gravel deposited into a large metal hopper. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Baltimore, MD: A small explosion at a plant released a chemical vapor cloud. The incident was the first test of a new community alert system installed after an earlier release. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Roanoke, VA: A storage building at an army ammunition plant was destroyed by fire. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Cranberry, PA: Acrid smoke and high temperatures hindered fire fighting efforts when a family-owned woodworking plant caught fire. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Northborough, MA: Heavy fire was reported in the rear of a candle-making factory. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Fort Wayne, IN: Fire swept through the wood shop at a packaging plant, causing heavy damage. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Spokane, WA: Two workers constructing shelving at a mail-order business were injured when the lift they were using collapsed. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Robards, KY: Two workers at a processing plant died when they fell into a pit of chicken parts being made into cat food. One died in a rescue effort to save the first. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Calgary, Alberta: A parked truck loaded with fireworks exploded in an industrial park, spraying the area with shrapnel. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Iowa City, IA: A corrosive chemical spilled as it was being unloaded at a factory that makes toothpaste and shampoo, creating a vapor cloud that forced the evacuation of nearly 5,000 people. More information

Monday
Jul 19
Dearborn, MI: A vacant building at a massive auto-making complex burned. Six workers died in a February explosion at the same plant. More information

Monday
Jul 19
Charleston, S.C.: A multiple-alarm fire damaged a large storage warehouse. More information

Friday
Jul 16
Toronto, Ontario: An explosion and fire at a telephone service center disrupted communications across Canada. Locally, 911 emergency in Toronto was also disrupted. More information

Thursday
Jul 15
Roseville, OH: A four-story pottery factory burned to the ground. More information

Wednesday
Jul 14
Philadelphia, PA: A worker at a scrap-iron company was killed when his arm became entangled in some machinery and was torn from his body. More information

Tuesday
Jul 13
Henderson, NV: The death of an employee on the job at a clothes manufacturing plant led to a two-day shutdown of the facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 13
North Haven, CT: Emergency responders were called in to deal with an overturned and leaking railroad tank car. More information

Monday
Jul 12
Dayton, OH: Within a single 14-hour period, a paper plant was the scene of an explosion, a fire and a release of orange dye into a nearby river. One worker was seriously injured in the explosion. More information

Monday
Jul 12
Oberon, Australia: Fire spread through a fiberboard factory after a pipe carrying heating oil ruptured. More information

Monday
Jul 12
Ernfold, Saskatchewan: An explosion and fire destroyed Western Canadas first certified organic grain elevator. Only a small amount of grain was present at the time of the blast. More information

Monday
Jul 12
Boscobel, WI: Fire caused extensive damage to a plant specializing in animal feed. More information

Saturday
Jul 10
Richmond, CA: An explosion at an oil refinery forced the company involved to request permission to import dirtier fuel that does not meet the states strict air quality standards. More information

Friday
Jul 09
Minneapolis, MN: Molten metal spilling from a broken mold killed a worker at a munitions foundry. Two others received minor injuries. More information

Thursday
Jul 08
Texarkana, TX: Two workers attempting to neutralize a phosphoric acid spill were overcome by fumes. One of the workers died. More information

Wednesday
Jul 07
Chicago, IL: A 24-foot diameter asphalt tank exploded and burned. More information

Wednesday
Jul 07
Liberty, IN: A tanker truck leaking ethyl alcohol forced the closing of an interstate highway. More information

Wednesday
Jul 07
Galien, MI: Three departments fought a fire in a local factory specializing in coatings. More information

Wednesday
Jul 07
Modesto, CA: One worker was injured when a brief fire broke out at a manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 07
Philadelphia, PA: A tractor-trailer rig hauling 55-gallon drums of empilan dumped part of its load into a creek, forcing the closure of a major roadway. More information

Wednesday
Jul 07
Berwick, New Brunswick: Strong winds fanned smoke from a fire at a peat moss plant. Several nursing homes were evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Jul 07
Pelham, PA: An industrial park and nearby homes were evacuated as firefighters dealt with a fire in a chemical storage building. More information

Tuesday
Jul 06
Los Angeles, CA: One worker died and five others were injured in a fire that destroyed a downtown product processing facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 06
Nashua, N.H.: A three-alarm fire swept through several tractor-trailer rigs and a portion of a freight-handling facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 06
Salem, MA: Several electrical fires broke out inside a power generating plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 06
Portland, AR: A cloud of anhydrous ammonia was released from a storage tank at a fertilizer plant. Three people were treated for inhaling the fumes. More information

Monday
Jul 05
Gramercy, LA: Explosions rocked an aluminum plant, leaving four workers seriously burned. Bauxite residue was spread over a 1.5 mile area. More information

Monday
Jul 05
Baltimore, MD: A spill of swimming pool bleach closed four lanes of a major highway. A three-car pileup among the backed-up traffic injured eight. More information

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