Incident Logs


Thursday
Jan 14
Fayetteville, AR: The EPA is supervising a two-month project to remove toxic waste and hazardous material left behind when an electroplating company closed two years ago. More information

Wednesday
Jan 13
Smackover, AR: Three workers trying to fix a leaking valve on a storage tank containing naphtha were killed in an explosion at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jan 13
Napoleon, OH: At least five workers were injured when the snow-laden roof of a food processing plant collapsed. More information

Wednesday
Jan 13
West Allis, WI: At least two workers at a steel plant were overcome by smoke when a brief fire erupted in the plants boiler room. Firefighters reported problems finding fire hydrants buried in the deep snow. More information

Wednesday
Jan 13
Bangor, ME: A fire at a wholesale bakery plant caused minor damage. The fire was traced to a vent pipe above a large oven. More information

Wednesday
Jan 13
South Plainfield, N.J.: About 200 people were evacuated when propane-laden tanker truck overturned and ruptured. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Chicago, IL: Three workers died from electrocution when a crane in use at a rail yard struck an overhead power line. One of the workers was killed trying to rescue the other two. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Marieville, Quebec: Two workers at a metal fasteners plant were killed in an explosion on the roof of the facility. The two were trying to thaw pipes at the time of the explosion. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Hollywood, FL: A worker using a sausage machine at a meat processing plant died when he was pulled into a grinder. Witnesses report that the machine snagged the workers lab coat. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Blount County, AL: A tanker carrying liquid propane overturned and ruptured in front of a high school. Classes were moved to another location before being dismissed for the day. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Georgetown, KY: An accident at a materials handling plant killed one worker and seriously injured another. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Stanton, MO: One worker was killed and another seriously injured in a workshop explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Scottsdale, AZ: One worker at a freeway construction site was killed and another seriously injured when a sewer line burst filling a 20-foot-deeptrench with muddy water. A third worker managed to scramble to safety before the trench collapsed. More information

Saturday
Jan 09
Grozny, Checha: Firefighters fought a full day to bring an oil refinery fire under control. Several tons of fuel spilled into the nearby Sound River. More information

Saturday
Jan 09
South Gate, GA: An explosion sparked a two-alarm fire at an oil refinery. The fire was quickly extinguished with no injuries reported. More information

Saturday
Jan 09
Toncheng, China: An explosion in a fireworks factory killed22 people, 11 of them children. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Lewisville, TX: Two workers installing an industrial oven to bake dry painted products were seriously burned when leaking gas ignited. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Delaware County, OH: A tractor-trailer rig carrying ammoniumpersulfate overturned on an icy interstate highway, spilling its cargo. The interstate remained closed overnight. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Brazos County, TX: A tractor-trailer rig hauling more than8,000 gallons of crude oil overturned, killing the driver. Authorities managed to prevent the cargo from spilling. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Grand Rapids, S.D.: Twenty-three people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning when fumes from a produce warehouse penetrated a nearby restaurant. Workers at the warehouse were using heaters to stay warm. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Manchester, IO: A half dozen homes and businesses were evacuated when liquid propane began leaking from a tanker truck. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Sebringville, Ontario: The yard manager at a trucking company was crushed to death when a support holding up a loading ramp gave way. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Dayton, OH: A recently fired worker was charged with arson in afire that destroyed the offices at a steel mill. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Achillo, Greece: Nearly 45,000 bales of cotton stored at a cotton gin facility were destroyed by fire. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Kanchanaburi, Thailand: Rebel forces fought with government troopsdefending a $1.2 billion gas pipeline. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Warren Township, IN: An equipment fire spread into the duct work above it and a sawdust bin at a local factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Tilbury, Ontario: A worker was killed when he became caught on a conveyor belt feeding foam-recycling equipment at a plastics plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Red Wing, MN: A transformer explosion and fire was reported at nuclear power plant. However, no customers lost power during the emergency. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Chicago, IL: A hydrogen sulfide release from an oil refinery resulted in a foul odor affecting a large area, but no health problems. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Seattle, WA: It might have been funny if it hadnt been so serious. A steel block at a construction site came loose and slammed into a portable toilet, injuring the occupant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Akron, OH: Cold weather made fire fighting difficult during ablaze at a local steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Kernerville, N.C.: Two firefighters were injured battling a blaze at a snack chip factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Laconia, N.H: A small airplane that crash landed and burned narrowly missed hitting a local factory. Of the two people aboard the plane, one was killed and the other seriously injured. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Everett, WA: Naval authorities reported that 1,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled aboard an aircraft carrier. The fuel was being transferred from one tank to another when the accident occurred. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Sterling, AK: A ruptured pipeline spilled nearly 2,500 gallons of crude oil into a wildlife refuge. More information

Monday
Jan 04
Fremont, CA: Fire broke out in the ductwork above the painting area at a vehicle plant. The fire burned for nearly an hour. More information

Monday
Jan 04
Semnan Province, Iran: A bus collided with a truck hauling chemicals. The accident killed 14 and injured 27. More information

Monday
Jan 04
Oregon, OH: A oil refinery fire brigade called for mutual aid assistance when a fire broke out at the plant. Working together, firefighters brought the blaze under control in less than 45 minutes. More information

Monday
Jan 04
British Columbia: A foundry is offering a $7,000 reward for information relating to workplace sabotage. At least one worker has been badly burned when molten metal came in contact with aerosol cans. More information

Sunday
Jan 03
Wytheville, VA: An explosion and fire at a natural gas substation destroyed a nearby house, together with a small business. More information

Sunday
Jan 03
Lorain, OH: Cold weather was partly blamed for a fire at a steel plant. Workers were using blow torches to open frozen railcar doors when the fire broke out. More information

Sunday
Jan 03
Dundalk, MD: A worker received minor burns in an explosion at a steel mill caused by molten slag coming in contact with cold water. More information

Saturday
Jan 02
Charlotte, N.C.: Nearly 75,000 gallons of gasoline leaked from a ruptured fuel line at a tank farm. A dike surrounding the storage tanks captured the escaping fuel. More information

Saturday
Jan 02
Spokane, WA: Two separate fires were reported at an aluminum planton consecutive nights. Both fires involved spills of molten metal. More information

Saturday
Jan 02
Viking, Alberta: A collision involving a tanker truck and a passenger car killed three people. Because the leaking tanker was carrying pentane, the area was ordered evacuated. More information

Saturday
Jan 02
Pendleton, OR: A pipeline explosion destroyed a natural gas facility, cutting off fuel to nearly 10,000 people. More information

Saturday
Jan 02
Chicago, IL: A fire at a manufacturing companys warehouse went to four alarms. Cold weather conditions made fire fighting difficult. More information

Saturday
Jan 02
Rawlins, WY: A collision between two rail cars at a railroad yard resulted in a 4,000 gallon spill of flammable drip gas. More information

Friday
Jan 01
Khorason, Iran: A bus and oil tanker truck collided. Thirteen people were killed and more than 20 injured. More information

Friday
Jan 01
West Chester, PA: An explosion and fire was reported at a chemical plant. The blast occurred in a tank for flammable chemicals used in making ink. More information

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