Incident Logs


Tuesday
Dec 15
Landover, MD: Three workers were listed in critical condition after being overcome by leaking refrigerant at a food warehouse. Two other workers were also hospitalized. More information

Tuesday
Dec 15
Calgary, Alberta: Firefighters worked to rescue a man trapped inside a concrete hopper with his arm caught in its machinery. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Trainer, PA: Fire spread from a burning truck to a crude oil pipeline at a refinery. No injuries were reported. The same refinery experienced a major fire in October. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Billings, MT: A worker had one leg amputated above the knee after a refinery accident. Routine maintenance on a coker unit was underway at the time. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Tooele, UT: A containment dike caught a 140 gallon spill of sarin, a toxic chemical weapon. The agent was being poured into an incinerator for disposal. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Thermopolis, WY: A pup trailer tanker separated from a moving tractor-trailer rig and crashed, leaking nearly 2,500 gallons of gasoline into the Wind River. More information

Monday
Dec 14
New Braunfels, TX: A tanker truck carrying diesel fuel overturned on an interstate highway, blocking traffic for nearly five hours. The fuel was transferred to another vehicle. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Southbridge, MA: A worker was injured when a methanol fire broke out at a plant specializing in fiber optics. Firefighters also had to deal with refrigerant leaking from a pipe damaged by the fire. More information

Sunday
Dec 13
Cushing, OK: Residents living near an abandoned refinery are being asked to leave for eight hours today while 6,000 gallons of hydrofluoric acid are removed from the site. More information

Sunday
Dec 13
Lake County, FL: A 15,000-square-foot warehouse was extensively damaged by fire. More information

Sunday
Dec 13
Elkhart, IN: A lumber warehouse was destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Dec 13
Chicago, IL: Fire caused major damage to a multi-story warehouse. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Duluth, IN: Ignited dust created a plume of fire in an air shaft at a lumber mill. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Santo Antonio de Jesus, Brazil: More than 30 people were killed in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory that involved 1.5 tons of explosives. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Lone Oak, TX: Fire destroyed a petroleum packing plant complete with 150,000 gallons of oil and solvents near San Antonio. Volunteer firefighters opted to let the fire burn itself out. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Northfield Township, OH: Traffic was halted for several hours until hazmat technicians could determine what an unknown substance covering the roadway was. It turned out to be sour milk. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Saxonburgh, PA: A magnesium-fueled explosion at a local plant was loud but caused minor damage. One worker was injured. In October at the same plant magnesium in a tanker truck ignited, destroying a warehouse. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Continental Divide, N.M.: A ruptured natural gas pipeline sent flames 200 feet into the sky and left a 65 foot wide crater. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Rock Island, IL: Two 25 pound bags of calcium oxide caught fire at a disposal plant forcing an evacuation of nearby homes. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Somerset, ME: A cable fire forced the shut down of a electrical power station. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Granville Township, PA: An arson fire caused major damage to a wood recycling plant. Officials report this is the second such arson at a local business in recent weeks. More information

Friday
Dec 11
St. Cloud, MN: A natural gas pipeline exploded, rocking downtown and killing at least four people. Twenty more were injured. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Jefferson Township, MI: A blast flattened a fireworks factory, leaving seven workers missing and presumed dead. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Quebec: The last of nearly 22,000 tons of PCB-contaminated material was scheduled to be removed from the site of an August 1988 warehouse fire. More information

Friday
Dec 11
York, PA: Firefighters responded to a fire at a counter top manufacturing plant that involved machinery. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Seymour, CT: Nearly 200 workers were evacuated after many were overcome by fumes. More than 30 went to area hospitals. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Piketon, OH: Workers were evacuated from a plant specializing in enriching uranium for nuclear power plants when a fire broke out in a motor. Four workers were treated for minor injuries. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Islington, New Zealand: A 100-ton bitumen storage tank was blasted off its foundation in an early morning explosion. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Truro Township, Ohio: A slow-speed derailment of tank cars hauling ammonia nitrate and chlorine had firefighters concerned. The situation was resolved without incident. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Kothagudem, India: Two units at a thermal power station were closed due to fire. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Fayetteville, AR: Workers removed drums of hazardous materials discovered at a closed electroplating plant. A leaking drum of potassium cyanide was found at the site several months earlier. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Patna, India: A gasoline tanker and a passenger bus collided and burned, killing more than 50 people. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Aiken, S.C.: An employee was charged with arson in one of three fires at a tire plant subsequent to a massive warehouse blaze in November. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
St. Louis, MO: A worker at a chemical plant was injured when a container of hydrofluoric acid exploded in a laboratory. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Chicago, IL: At least five airport workers were sickened when a small amount of toxic chemical spilled in cargo area. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Leominster, MA: A supervisor at a plastics plant suffered an electrical shock sufficient to stop his heart. A co-worker successfully administered CPR and saved the supervisors life. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Mount Asa, Australia: Emergency personnel were called in to recover numerous drums containing hazardous material that fell off the back of a truck. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Pinellas County, FL: Organic peroxide kept in a chemical storage freezer at a manufacturing plant ignited when the cooling system broke down. Flames broke through the roof of the plant, but local firefighters were able to contain the fire. More information

Monday
Dec 07
Puerto Rico: The latest of eight separate fatalities to workers repairing hurricane- damaged power lines occurred. More information

Monday
Dec 07
Saluda, N.C.: A tractor-trailer rig carrying volatile sodium hydrosulfite overturned and caught fire, closing an interstate highway. Firefighters chose to let the fire burn itself out. More information

Monday
Dec 07
Forcados, Nigeria: Protesters seized and shut down an oil terminal that usually produces 400,000 barrel per day of crude oil. More information

Sunday
Dec 06
Denver, CO: A tanker truck rollover spilled nearly 7,000 gallons of gasoline into the South Platte River. The tanker driver was killed. More information

Saturday
Dec 05
Perth, Australia: A chemical plant was destroyed in a massive blaze involving caustic soda, acetone, sulfuric and phoric acid. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Yekaterinburg, Russia: Three workers died in an explosion and fire at a military warehouse where stores of artillery gunpowder were kept. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Pittsburgh, PA: Two workers died from severe burns received in an explosion at an area plant. The workers were using a torch to dismantle a coal tar storage tank when the blast occurred. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Point Comfort, TX: More than two dozen workers were hurt in an explosion at a plastics plant. The blast occurred in a part of the plant that handles ethylene dichloride. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Plymouth, IN: A tanker truck carrying 5,200 gallons of gasoline and 2,700 gallons of diesel exploded when it was struck from the rear by another tractor-trailer rig. More information

Thursday
Dec 03
Tucson, AZ: Flying metal debris from an laboratory explosion at a missile plant injured four workers. More information

Thursday
Dec 03
Lawrence, KS: A hydraulic machine used to compress scrap paper at a greeting card printing plant accidently crushed a workers leg. More information

Thursday
Dec 03
Bombay, India: Sixteen workers were hurt, eight fatally, when a construction scaffolding gave way. More information

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