Incident Logs


Thursday
Nov 19
Haukipudas, Finland: Production at a plant specializing in communications gear came to a halt after a fire that damaged the facilitys roof. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Tuticorin, India: Fire spread through a sulfuric acid plant, injuring five workers. Acid was being transferred between vessels at the time of the fire. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Aiken, GA: A 100,000-foot warehouse full of rubber products at a manufacturing plant caught fire, sending acrid fumes across the city. Firefighters kept the fire from spreading to the rest of the plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Los Angeles, CA: Hazardous materials specialists were brought in to handle a fire involving storage container stocked with unknown chemicals. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Buffalo, N.Y.: A worker at a tire factory was injured when he caught his leg in a conveyor belt. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Buffalo, N.Y.: An industrial worker was trapped nearly an hour under a fallen beam before being found by another worker. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Louisville, KY: Two acid-based chemicals were mistakenly mixed at an auto plant, causing a nitric oxide vapor release. A one-mile radius of the plant was temporarily evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Louisa, KY: A plant that manufactured hats and t-shirts was destroyed by fire, putting 30 people out of work. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Coffeyville, KS: A pipeline break dumped nearly 33,000 gallons of crude oil and naphtha into the Verdigris River, creating a 13 miles oil slick that reached into Oklahoma. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Jersey City, N.J.: A supervisor at a precious metals refinery was sentenced to a year in jail for cheating customers. He was also ordered to repay $5 million. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Kingston, N.Y.: A tug boat towing a barge loaded with 2.5 million gallons of gasoline was destroyed by fire. The fire did not spread to the cargo. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Augusta, GA: Nearly 40 people were treated and released from an area hospital after almost 100 pounds of sulfur trioxide was released into the air at a chemical plant. The leak was brought under control within 10 minutes. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Uffculme, UK: A fireworks factory exploded, smashing windows in nearby homes. Injuries among the staff were minor. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Kirikkale, Turkey: An LPG explosion at a refinery injured five employees. A fire following the explosion was quickly extinguished. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Beirut, Lebanon: Twelve workers died when a construction site elevator plunged 20 floors. Three others survived with serious injuries. More information

Monday
Nov 16
Brownsville, TX: Production ceased at a plastics plant after an explosion in the duct work leading to an antipollution device. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Nov 16
Cotulla, TX: Flames spread through a fuel distribution center, forcing the closure of an interstate highway. Nearby train traffic had to be rerouted. More information

Monday
Nov 16
Norwalk, CT: About 60 people were treated and released after a methylene chloride spill at a manufacturing company. Three workers were hospitalized. More information

Monday
Nov 16
Colwich, KS: A worker was found pinned beneath an overturned forklift at a local plant. He died shortly after reaching the hospital. More information

Sunday
Nov 15
Windsor Locks, CN: Two tanker trucks collided head-on near an international airport. Only one driver was injured. More information

Sunday
Nov 15
Moses Lake, WA: A second worker died from injuries sustained in an Oct. 9 explosion at a silicon refinery. Both workers inhaled caustic fumes. More information

Saturday
Nov 14
Spokane, WA: Three workers were treated for breathing problems after garbage being compacted in preparation for being burned as fuel released toxic fumes. More information

Saturday
Nov 14
Fisher, IL: Six homes near a natural gas plant were evacuated after an explosion that sent flames hundreds of feet into the air. More information

Friday
Nov 13
Elmwood, N.J.: Firefighters dealt with a fire at a paper mill without interrupting production. A smoldering fire was found in a storage area for scrap and recycled paper. More information

Friday
Nov 13
Norway, WI: More than 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel was emptied into septic system mistaken for a storage tank at a manufacturing firm. The fuel flowed into a nearby creek but was contained before it could pollute a large lake. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
Pearl River, China: Two Chinese tankers collided near the South China Sea, causing one to leak diesel fuel. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
Woods Cross, UT: An explosion in a oil tank with a capacity of 1.5 million gallons resulted in a brief fire but no injuries. Workers were transferring oil to tankers at the time of the blast. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
South Salt Lake, UT: Equipment used to test fuel atoms caught fire and burned nearly 20 minutes at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
Smyrna, DE: An overturned tractor-trailer rig dumped more than 40,000 pounds of a sugar product onto the roadway. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
Birmingham, AL: A chemical spill involving ink and acid shut down the city newspaper. The solution was being used to clean the printing presses. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
Aurora, IL: A series of explosions ripped through a plant that reconditions propane and oxygen tank. The blaze was extinguished within 30 minutes. More information

Thursday
Nov 12
Footscray, Australia: One worker was killed and another seriously injured when a large concrete slab collapsed on them in a warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Ciudad Madero, Mexico: An explosion at an oil refinery killed one worker and injured six. The explosion was located in a tank used for storing water and gasoline residual. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Apex, NV: A 30-year employee at a lime quarry went berserk, using a front loader to smash three buildings. A supervisor who tried to stop him was run down and killed. Police shot the worker to death. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Louisville, KY: Two workers were injured in a three-alarm fire at a recycling company. Firefighters needed nearly two hours to bring the blaze under control. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Glendale, AZ: A worker using an acetylene torch to cut up a metal drum was seriously injured in an explosion at a fabricating plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Hansen, ID: A 55-gallon drum of acetic acid fell from a transport vehicle, releasing toxic fumes. Three people were treated for exposure. The spill closed an interstate highway for seven hours. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Spokane, WA: Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed a portion of a packing plant specializing in apples. Fire officials said the owner and tenants are not considered suspects. More information

Wednesday
Nov 11
Lagos, Nigeria: Eight workers aboard an offshore oil exploration rig were taken hostage by an armed gang. The hostages included three Americans. More information

Tuesday
Nov 10
Chelsea, S.C.: A reinforcement wall weighing several tons collapsed on two workers at a construction site. One of the two workers was critically injured. More information

Tuesday
Nov 10
Savannah, GA: A truck hauling hundreds of pounds of powdered phosphoric acid overturned on an interstate highway. The acid is an ingredient in soft drinks. More information

Tuesday
Nov 10
Mount White, Australia: A collision with a tanker truck doused a compact car with jet fuel which then ignited. The four occupants, aided by passersby, escaped with minor injuries. More information

Tuesday
Nov 10
Ascutney, VT: A worker at a scrap yard died from severe burns when a metal drum he was cutting up exploded. The worker was using a cutting torch at the time of the accident. More information

Monday
Nov 09
Porto Seguro, Brazil: An engine room explosion spread fire throughout the hold of a container vessel. No fatalities were reported. More information

Monday
Nov 09
Medisa, Malta: A factory that produces medical products was badly damaged by fire. More information

Monday
Nov 09
Terminal Island, CA: One worker was killed and another injured when a conveyor belt collapsed at a coal yard. More information

Monday
Nov 09
Fruitland Park, MS: A collision sparked a fire that threatened to ignite the flammable contents of a tanker truck. The truck driver escaped with minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was killed. More information

Monday
Nov 09
Pick City, N.D.: Nearly 11,000 gallons of gasoline burned when a tanker truck overturned and slid down an icy embankment. The driver escaped with minor injuries. More information

Saturday
Nov 07
Rockledge, FL: Fire officials asked residents living near a burning recycling plant to remain indoors. People with respiratory problems were asked to evacuate. More information

Friday
Nov 06
Lisbon, Portugal: A series of explosions followed by fire killed three workers at an arms and ammunition factory. Fourteen workers were injured. More information

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