Incident Logs


Monday
Oct 12
Halifax, Nova Scotia: More than 2,900 gallons of gasoline spilled from an overturned tanker truck, forcing the evacuation of 150 nearby residents. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Hagerstown, MD: Four workers were treated for breathing problems after an ammonia leak at an ice cream plant. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Golden, British Columbia: A propane tanker exploded on the Trans-Canada Highway, igniting nearby cars and tractor-trailer rigs. Two truckers in another rig were seriously burned when the escaping vapor ignited. Both later died in a Calgary hospital. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Carntown, KY: A chemist working in a building beneath a limestone storage silo died when the bottom of the silo gave way, burying him beneath nearly 600 tons of limestone gravel. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Bay St. Louis, MS: One worker required surgery after being struck in the head in an unwitnessed accident. A noise like an explosion was reported. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Rockford, IL: A tanker rig carrying 7,400 gallons of diesel fuel overturned. Some fuel leaked at the scene. More information

Monday
Oct 12
Mosel, Germany: A fire in an auto factory paint shop shut down production at the entire facility. Work was expected to resume the next day. More information

Sunday
Oct 11
Peoria, IL: More than 300 residents near a plant using acid to remove rust from metal parts were evacuated when a spill released a cloud of nitric acid vapor. More information

Sunday
Oct 11
Amite, LA: A tanker truck carrying an 8,000-gallon load overturned and caught fire. The driver was killed. Residents within a half-mile of the accident were evacuated. More information

Sunday
Oct 11
Granite City, IL: A worker at a steel plant was killed in an accident involving a blast furnace. The worker was burned over nearly 90 percent of his body. More information

Saturday
Oct 10
Alverston, South Africa: More than 5,900 gallons of gasoline spilled from a burst pipeline onto a school playground. More information

Saturday
Oct 10
New York, N.Y.: A welder was killed in an explosion at a ship yard involving an empty oil barge in dry dock. The dead man was hurled 40 feet by the blast. Another worker was injured. More information

Saturday
Oct 10
Monroe, MI: A worker at a nuclear power plant was in critical condition with severe burns after coming into contact with a 480-volt electrical connection. More information

Saturday
Oct 10
Spokane, WA: A worker lost three fingers off his right hand in a foundry accident. More information

Friday
Oct 09
Orlando, FL: Nearly 5,000 gallons of waste water contaminated with perchloroethylene drained from a holding tank into a nearby lake. The water had been pumped out of the ground at a dry-cleaning plant. More information

Friday
Oct 09
Bogata, Columbia: Troops were called out to protect key refineries from violence during a country-wide general strike. More information

Friday
Oct 09
Marlboro Township, Ohio: Unignited natural gas leaking from a high-pressure well triggered an evacuation of nearby homes. More information

Thursday
Oct 08
Moses Lake, WA: A cloud of tetrachloride gas was released by an explosion at a silicon refinery. Four of the six workers injured were listed in critical condition with breathing difficulties. Of the critical cases, one died 16 days later. More information

Thursday
Oct 08
Carson, CA: Three workers were injured in an explosion and fire at an oil refinery processing unit. None of the injuries were life threatening. More information

Thursday
Oct 08
Sungai Semenyih, Malaysia: An electrical transformer exploded at the water treatment plant, shutting down the water supply to nearly 1.2 million people. More information

Thursday
Oct 08
Middlesex, N.J.: A security guard who suffered second-degree burns over 90 percent of his body in an Aug. 6 chemical plant explosion died. More information

Wednesday
Oct 07
Houston, TX: A recently installed and previously unused 24-inch pipeline exploded during a test involving about 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The blast injured one worker and demolished an electrical transmission tower. More information

Wednesday
Oct 07
Reno, NV: A truck carrying 1,000 gallons of propane exploded while making a residential delivery, destroying a nearby house. No injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Oct 07
Billings, MT: An overturned tanker truck spilled nearly 1,500 gallons of lube oil onto a busy roadway. No injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Oct 07
Pittsburgh, PA: Sprinklers helped contain a fire that broke out at a foundry when a broken line spewed hydraulic fluid onto heated metal. More information

Wednesday
Oct 07
Houston, TX: A tanker truck carrying acid overturned, forcing residents of a nearby home to evacuate. More information

Wednesday
Oct 07
Danbury, N.C. A tanker truck carrying hazardous chemicals overturned on a state highway. More information

Tuesday
Oct 06
Woodside, CA: A tanker truck plunged into a gulch with a 7,000 gallon cargo of gas and diesel fuel. Emergency personnel managed to unload the fuel without further incident. More information

Tuesday
Oct 06
Edmonton, Alberta: A fire in the catalytic cracker at an oil refinery shut the plant down from more than a week. Several employees were injured. More information

Monday
Oct 05
Woburn, MA: Although the fuel tank on an overturned tanker truck burst into flames, the trucks cargo of liquid natural gas remained safe. The driver was killed. The accident shut down traffic into Boston during morning rush hour. More information

Monday
Oct 05
Pascagoula, MS: More than 1,500 residents were evacuated after fire broke out at a propane storage facility. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Oct 05
Ridgeway, PA: A train derailment resulted in a spill of sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide, creating a vapor cloud. Nearly 100 people were evacuated from a nearby small town. More information

Sunday
Oct 04
Mead, WA: A spill of molten metal filled an aluminum foundry with smoke. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Oct 04
Belview, Ireland: Three workers were injured in a fire and explosion at a plant specializing in wood products. None of the injuries were life threatening. More information

Thursday
Oct 01
New Orleans, LA: Nearly 155,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from an underwater pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico near the Mississippi River. The spill was initially attributed to the wrong company. More information

Thursday
Oct 01
Clinton, N.J.: A worker was burned in an explosion at a commercial waste incinerator. Company officials believe a discarded propane bottle was fed into a shredder. More information

Thursday
Oct 01
Aberdeen, MD: Nearly 500 gallons of a chemical that had to be neutralized with soda ash spilled onto the ground at an Army wastewater treatment plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 29
Linz, Germany: A cloud of nitric acid vapor was released during routine maintenance at an area plant. Within the previous two weeks explosions were reported at two other area plants. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Chicago, IL.: A building occupied by a metal recycler and otherbusinesses was destroyed when 3,000 pounds of magnesium ignited. A neighboring apartmentbuilding was also burned. Three firefighters and one civilian were injured. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Siler City, N.C.: Only minutes after quiting time an explosionshook a tile factory. Fire officials said the buildings sprinkler systems extinguishedthe fire resulting from the blast. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Lubbock, TX: Firefighters in full hazmat gear repaired an ammonialeak at a Lubbock food warehouse. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Cohoes, N.Y.: A vacant textile mill was destroyed by a fire laterdetermined to be arson. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Hong Kong, China: Fumes from leaking chlorine in the basement ofa factory sent 25 people to the hospital. More than 300 workers were evacuated. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Chicago, IL.: A building occupied by a metal recycler and otherbusinesses was destroyed when 3,000 pounds of magnesium ignited. A neighboring apartmentbuilding was also burned. Three firefighters and one civilian were injured. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Siler City, N.C.: Only minutes after quiting time an explosionshook a tile factory. Fire officials said the buildings sprinkler systems extinguishedthe fire resulting from the blast. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Lubbock, TX: Firefighters in full hazmat gear repaired an ammonialeak at a Lubbock food warehouse. No injuries were reported. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Cohoes, N.Y.: A vacant textile mill was destroyed by a fire laterdetermined to be arson. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Hong Kong, China: Fumes from leaking chlorine in the basement ofa factory sent 25 people to the hospital. More than 300 workers were evacuated. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Toronto, Ontario: Nearby residents had to be evacuated after anexplosion and fire in a vacant furniture factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Toronto, Ontario: Nearby residents had to be evacuated after anexplosion and fire in a vacant furniture factory. More information

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