Incident Logs


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

Tuesday
Nov 03
Lodeve, France: Three workers were burned, one seriously, when a propane tank being used in a closed uranium mine caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Nov 03
Fort McMurray, Alberta: A coker at an oil refinery was shut down for several days following a fire. More information

Monday
Nov 02
Woodbury, MN: One worker died in a construction site accident when a load of steel rods being moved by a forklift fell and crushed him. More information

Monday
Nov 02
San Antonio, TX: A 6,000-gallon fuel tank at an asphalt plant exploded, injuring one worker. The worker was welding the tank at the time of the blast. More information

Sunday
Nov 01
Khanapara, India: At least ten people died and dozens were injured when an LPG tanker truck exploded. More information

Thursday
Oct 29
Pusan, S. Korea: Fire broke out at a cold storage facility under construction, killing 21 workers and injuring 16. More information

Thursday
Oct 29
Lowell, MA: One of four injured workers was in critical condition after an explosion at an automobile parts plant. The blast occurred in an industrial oven where a new process was being tested. More information

Wednesday
Oct 28
Ibadan, Nigeria: At least 15 people died when a tanker truck crashed and burned. Spilled fuel touched off as many as 20 houses. More information

Tuesday
Oct 27
Santa Catalina, Mexico: A pipeline leak released nearly 20,000 gallons of gasoline, forcing the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people. Authorities said the spill was triggered by thieves trying to steal fuel. More information

Tuesday
Oct 27
Steelton, PA: A water department worker laying a sewer line died when a trench collapsed. More information

Tuesday
Oct 27
Milton Keynes, UK: A worker escaped with minor burns despite falling into a vat of sulphuric acid. Fellow workers immediately used water to hose him down. More information

Tuesday
Oct 27
Ferndale, MI: Four 55-gallon drums of xylene spilled in a truck accident, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. More information

Monday
Oct 26
Delaware City, DE: A sudden loss of power produced large clouds of soot from the smoke stacks of an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 26
Stone Bluff, OK: Workers battled a small blaze that broke out at the site of a chemical plant that was heavily damaged by fire last year. The fire was confined to a large steel container filled with hazardous material. More information

Sunday
Oct 25
St. Goar, Germany: A tanker navigating the Rhine River collided with another ship, spilling as much as 60 tons of oil into the water. More information

Saturday
Oct 24
Bryceland, LA: Seven workers were killed in an explosion and fire at a natural gas well site. It took a full day before emergency personnel could reach five of the bodies. More information

Saturday
Oct 24
Fredericktown, OH: A plant that made axles for riding lawn mowers was destroyed by fire. The plant employed 150 people. More information

Saturday
Oct 24
Fort Wright, KY: Dicyclopentadiene, a chemical used in plastics manufacturing, was accidentally released into the atmosphere from a chemical plant. The release was brought under control within 10 minutes with no health problems reported. More information

Saturday
Oct 24
Berlin, MD: Nine thousand gallons of gasoline and diesel spilled when a tanker truck overturned, closing a U.S. highway for most of the day. More information

Friday
Oct 23
Bristol, W.V.: A tanker truck carrying butyle acrylate collided with a logging truck and exploded in flames, killing both drivers. The fire closed an interstate highway for nearly three hours. More information

Friday
Oct 23
Mandan, N.D.: An oil refinerys plant brigade extinguished a small fire in a crude oil unit within 25 minutes. More information

Friday
Oct 23
Renton, WA: A temporary worker at a metal fabrication plant died when a stack of metal sheets weighing nearly a ton shifted and collapsed on him. More information

Friday
Oct 23
Gulfport, MS: A worker at a natural gas plant lost an arm in an explosion that occurred while he was testing a meter loop. More information

Thursday
Oct 22
Phoeniz, AZ: Firefighters choose to let an intense fire at a propane plant in northwest Phoenix burn itself out. The fire forced the closure of an interstate highway for three hours. More information

Thursday
Oct 22
Auckland, New Zealand: An electrical transformer exploded injuring four workers. One of the workers who suffered severe burns was listed in critical condition. More information

Wednesday
Oct 21
Oshawa, Ontario: A factory worker was hospitalized in critical condition after a piece of machinery snapped and struck her head. More information

Wednesday
Oct 21
Uwchlan, PA: A concrete truck operator was killed when the remote-control boom on the vehicle brushed a 34,000-volt power line. More information

Tuesday
Oct 20
Geelong, Australia: A $5 million project to replace a salt-water firewater system with fresh-water at an important oil refinery was announced. Company officials said the salt-water system was too corroded to be safe. Government authorities ordered the closure of the refinerys solvents operation the previous week. More information

Tuesday
Oct 20
Nairobi, Kenya: Six factories in a single industrial district burned in a fire that spread from a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 20
San Francisco, CA: A tanker trailer separated from an 18-wheeler, spilling a load of sodium sulfate and other chemicals. The accident closed a major route into the city during morning rush hour. More information

Tuesday
Oct 20
Clinton, PA: A warehouse at a chemical plant was destroyed by an explosion and fire. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Oct 18
Apawor, Nigeria: Nearly 700 people perished when a burst gasoline pipeline exploded. Nearly 2,000 people had gathered to scavenge fuel using pots and buckets. The fire following the blast burned for nearly a week. Vandalism and possibly terrorism is suspected. More information

Sunday
Oct 18
Machuca, Columbia: At least 45 people died after political rebels sabotaged the countrys largest oil pipeline. Burning crude swept through two nearby villages. More information

Sunday
Oct 18
Laurel, MT: A pipeline carrying diesel ruptured at an oil refinery leading to an explosion and fire. Only minor injuries were reported. More information

Saturday
Oct 17
Igoumenitsa, Greece: Two seamen suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire in a petroleum storage tank at a coastal port. The explosion happened after a tanker finished unloading gasoline at the port. More information

Saturday
Oct 17
Nong Chok, Thailand: Five people died in a fire that destroyed a fireworks warehouse. More information

Saturday
Oct 17
Falls City, TX: Flooding is blamed for a 13,000 gallon crude oil spill at a storage tank farm. Much of the oil reached a nearby creek. More information

Friday
Oct 16
Trainer, PA: An explosion in a storage tank containing jet fuel rocked an oil refinery. Only minor injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Oct 16
Inola, OK: A 20-year-old man who climbed the fence to enter a locked electrical substation was found electrocuted. The man apparently climbed onto the transformer and came into contact with a high-tension line. More information

Wednesday
Oct 14
Lisbon, Portugal: Two men fishing near an oil refinery were overtaken by an explosion at the facility. One was killed and the other injured. More information

Wednesday
Oct 14
Union Grove, WI: A waste processing plant specializing in the removal of mercury had its third fire in 21/2-months More information

Wednesday
Oct 14
Biloxi, MS: An overturned tanker spilled nearly 1,000 gallons of diesel. Two interstate ramps were closed for nearly six hours to allow cleanup. More information

Tuesday
Oct 13
Baltimore, MD: Five workers were injured in a chemical plant explosion, triggering a three-alarm fire. One injured worker fell 30 feet from a catwalk. More information

Tuesday
Oct 13
Tultepec, Mexico: An explosion at a fireworks plant killed at least 16 people and smashed a four block area. At least 60 more people are missing. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Midland, MI: Exposure to 2,4-dichlorophenol, a chemical used in herbicide, is being blamed for the sudden death of a chemical plant worker. More information

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