Incident Logs


Monday
Nov 25
Port of Mohammeda, Morocco - Following heavy rains, fire broke out at one of Moroccos largest refineries. Officials report that flood waters caused waste oil to be brought into contact with hot parts of the refinery, causing explosions and fire. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Nov 24
Kuwait - A fire broke at an oil gathering center in Kuwaits largest oil field, injuring one worker. The Center was temporarily closed. Three firefighters were also injured in the blaze. More information

Saturday
Nov 23
Gainesville, GA - An electric light or shop vacuum may have ignited a fire at a maintenance shop that injured a worker. The fire destroyed the building, its contents and a vehicle. More information

Saturday
Nov 23
Yokohama, Japan - A gasoline storage tank caught fire several minutes after workers started filling it with unleaded gasoline from an oil tanker. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Nov 22
North Bohemia, Czech Republic - A fire partially destroyed a resin plant used for manufacturing epoxy resins, unsaturated polyesters, coating resins and specialty resins. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Nov 22
Glenbrook, NZ - More than 8,000 liters of hydrochloric acid spilled from a ruptured storage tank into a holding pit at a steel mill. The plant was evacuated and the chemical was contained. More information

Friday
Nov 22
Sidney, NE - More than 100 oxygen tanks exploded in a wood engraving shop. The blast destroyed 2 businesses, broke windows and scattered debris for several blocks. One volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries. More information

Wednesday
Nov 20
Riobamba, Ecuador - Five people were killed and 300 injured in an explosion at an ammunition depot at a military base. Spokesman said the explosion was caused when a hand grenade detonated accidentally. More information

Wednesday
Nov 20
Sebdou, Algeria - A propane tank exploded in a bakery killing at least 13 people and injuring 21. According to local reports, the explosion occurred due to a technical defect. More information

Monday
Nov 18
Chicago, IL - Police ordered the shutdown of an asphalt plant after 5 people were overcome by fumes. More information

Monday
Nov 18
Stanly county, NC - Three men were burned in an explosion during a welding job in a silo. The silo had contained wood and polyethylene chips and a dust explosion is suspected. More information

Sunday
Nov 17
Hyderabad, India - An explosion at a nuclear facility did not cause any leakage of radioactive materials, officials said. Sources say the blast was probably caused by a chemical reaction. The explosion occurred at an ammonia nitrate purification plant within the complex. More information

Saturday
Nov 16
Castaic, CA - A man was killed in an explosion and fire at a development well being drilled in an oil field. A second man was severely burned. It was unclear what caused the explosion and fire. More information

Saturday
Nov 16
White Oak, TX - An oil storage tank caught fire with a work crew inside. The workers were quickly evacuated and no serious injuries were reported. Fire crews believe either capors or residue ignited. More information

Friday
Nov 15
Manitoba, Canada - A build-up of propane caused an explosion at a potato-processing plant under construction. Two men were injured. Police were uncertain why the propane built up or what ignited it. The explosion occurred when employees changed 2 propane tanks. More information

Friday
Nov 15
Baku, Azerbaijan - One person was killed during an explosion at a natural gas plant. The cause of the blast has not been determined. More information

Thursday
Nov 14
West Melbourne, Australia - Two people received minor injuries when a tank containing 8,000 liters of hydrochloric acid exploded. Factories downwind of the explosion were evacuated. The cause of the explosion is uncertain. More information

Wednesday
Nov 13
Cape Town, South Africa - A person was injured in an explosion in a store for power cartridges and primer cases. The cause of the explosion is not yet known. More information

Tuesday
Nov 12
Scotland - Twenty-one workers were reportedly exposed to radioactive particles at a waste handling plant. It was discovered when routine monitoring detected contamination on the footwear of workers. More information

Sunday
Nov 10
Melbourne, Australia - A major fire broke out in 4 tons of magnesium slag at a factory. Dry aluminum oxide was used to smother the flames. More information

Sunday
Nov 10
Oliver, Canada - Two winemakers fell into a fermentation tank, were overcome by fumes and drowned. More information

Sunday
Nov 10
Kertih Port, Mayalaysia- One person died and one was in serious condition after inhaling ammonia gas which leaked while it was being loaded onto a ship. The incident occurred when a transit pipe ruptured. More information

Sunday
Nov 10
Brandenburg, Germany- Two people were killed and 2 missing after an explosion at a privately owned plant destroying munitions. The worker were defusing bombs when the explosion occurred. More information

Saturday
Nov 09
Lawton, OK - A flash fire killed an oil field worker and destroyed drilling equipment after oil erupted from a rig. The fire may have been started by static electricity. More information

Friday
Nov 08
Luze, France - Ten thousand liters of kerosene leaked from a pipeline which feeds a military base. The spill was confined to a field. More information

Friday
Nov 08
Dinnington, South Yorkshire, UK - About 30 workers were evacuated after a fire at a plant making rubber seals. More information

Thursday
Nov 07
Littau, Switzerland - Two persons were injured in an explosion in the electrical melting furnace at a steel plant. Damage to the building was minimal. More information

Wednesday
Nov 06
Bernburg, Germany - An explosion in a natural gas pipeline and pumping distribution station caused a large fire that completely destroyed the plant. The fire was extinguished after 5 hours. More information

Wednesday
Nov 06
Tuffley, Gloucester, UK - A transport had to be evacuated after a 25-liter drum of a de-carbonizing chemical leaked. Hazmat crews contained the spill with sand and earth. More information

Tuesday
Nov 05
Broward county, FL - US 27 was closed for almost 8 hours when a tanker carrying chlorine solution overturned. The tanker dome was sheared off, spilling the solution. More information

Tuesday
Nov 05
Klong Toey, Thailand - 30 homes were destroyed when an illegal insecticide plant caught fire. Eighty-eight residents were treated for inhaling xylene fumes. More information

Monday
Nov 04
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales - A major fire broke out in the polystyrene section of a domestic appliances plant. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation. More information

Monday
Nov 04
Awatoto, New Zealand - A fire started on a conveyor belt section and spread into the roof area of a manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 03
Omsk, Siberia - Two workers are missing and presumed dead after a mixture of fuel and air accidentally ignited in a storage tank they were cleaning. More information

Saturday
Nov 02
Faido, Switzerland - Hydrochloric acid leaked from a tank at a tunnel constructing site. It made contact with rain water and formed a chlorine gas cloud. No injuries. More information

Friday
Nov 01
Dolna Mitropoliya, Bulgaria - An installation at a cooking oil factory exploded killing 4 workers and injuring 2. More information

Friday
Aug 30
Kansas City, KS: A flash fire spread through the ductwork of a plant specializing in industrial chemicals and coatings. More information

Friday
Aug 30
Scriba, N.Y.: Tar caught fire while workers were repairing the roof at an aluminum plant. More information

Friday
Aug 30
Kansas City, KS: A flash fire spread through the ductwork of a plant specializing in industrial chemicals and coatings. More information

Friday
Aug 30
Scriba, N.Y.: Tar caught fire while workers were repairing the roof at an aluminum plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 29
Trier, Germany: 4 RR tank cars carrying isopropylbenzene derailed with 3 igniting. More information

Thursday
Aug 29
Pulaski County, KY: A 2-story pile of briquettes burned at a warehouse used by a charcoal manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 29
Galveston, TX: 2 workers died from asphyxiation after being trapped in the leg of an offshore oil rig. More information

Thursday
Aug 29
Trier, Germany: 4 RR tank cars carrying isopropylbenzene derailed with 3 igniting. More information

Thursday
Aug 29
Pulaski County, KY: A 2-story pile of briquettes burned at a warehouse used by a charcoal manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 29
Galveston, TX: 2 workers died from asphyxiation after being trapped in the leg of an offshore oil rig. More information

Tuesday
Aug 27
Sydney, Australia: A damaged vent stack at an LPG depot resulted in a leak that closed a major highway. More information

Tuesday
Aug 27
Shawnee, KS: More than 3,000 gallons of diesel spilled from a ruptured pipeline. More information

Tuesday
Aug 27
Sydney, Australia: A damaged vent stack at an LPG depot resulted in a leak that closed a major highway. More information

Tuesday
Aug 27
Shawnee, KS: More than 3,000 gallons of diesel spilled from a ruptured pipeline. More information

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