Incident Logs


Wednesday
Feb 13
Baldwin, IL: Workers using explosives to blast unburned coal ash from the wall of fuel storage areas at a Baldwin Power station apparently caused a flash fire the sent five to area hospitals. More information

Wednesday
Feb 13
Baldwin, MO: A 30-year-old worker is dead from burns he suffered in a flash fire at a power plant. Five others were injured. More information

Wednesday
Feb 13
Alpha, PA: Two men were seriously injured in an explosion which took place in the plants filling room, where workers mix gases and fill cylinders. More information

Wednesday
Feb 13
Newington, NH: A liquid propane truck carrying gas overturned, forcing a shipping company and several nearby residents to be evacuated for several hours. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Machida, Japan: In western Tokyo, 5 tons of acrylamide spilled at Tomei Highways Yokohama-Machida interchange when a truck tipped over near a toll gate. No one was injured. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Geismar, LA: An explosion and flash fire a chemical plant killed one worker. The blast occurred while several employees were cleaning out a vessel as part of routine maintenance. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Samut,Thailand: Seven workers were killed and more than 50 injured when a part of the ceiling of one factory collapsed February 1. Heavy steel beams and concrete debris rained down an about 100 employees in the factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Kuwait: Two workers were killed in an accident at a petro-chemicals company at an urea plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Hardeman County, TN: A small explosion and fire at an elevator plant sent one worker to the hospital with burns on his arm. More information

Tuesday
Feb 12
Baton Rouge, LA: An explosion and flash fire at a chemical plant killed one worker and severely injured another. Several employees were cleaning out a vessel, or container, as part of routine maintenance. More information

Monday
Feb 11
Chembur, India: A major fire broke out in the high chimney of a sulphur removal plant at an electric company. More information

Monday
Feb 11
Claymont, DE: A leak in a 30-year-old tank spilled up to 2,000 tons of molton sulphur, starting a four hour fire. One worker was hurt when he fell and some of the molton sulphur entered his glove. More information

Monday
Feb 11
Akron, OH: An explosion in a dust collector ignited a fire at a plant. A spark in the collector, which acts as a large vacuum, might have ignited the blaze. More information

Sunday
Feb 10
Marao, Goa: A tanker carrying 9 tons of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) overturned on the highway and was ignored by police for 11 hours. Though police were informed about the incident immediately, they did not inform the fire and emergency services till next morning. More information

Saturday
Feb 09
Onagawa, Japan: Two workers were exposed to a small amount of radiation and suffered minor burns when a fire broke out at a nuclear power plant. More information

Friday
Feb 08
Coffeyville, KS: A mid-sized storage tank on the west side of a refinery complex exploded and burned. No injuries were reported by plant officials. More information

Friday
Feb 08
Pontotoc, MS: A man died after a nearly six-hour effort to pull him from a soybean-filled silo. The man was working inside a silo about two-thirds full of soybeans when he fell. More information

Friday
Feb 08
Baltimore, MD: Hazardous chemicals at a manufacturing plant caught fire and caused minor damage-the second time since July that chemicals at the facility have caught fire. More information

Friday
Feb 08
Sydney, Australia: A large quantity of agricultural pesticide - Electra 225 - spilled at a commercial facility after a forklift punctured a drum. The chemical washed down into storm-water drains. More information

Thursday
Feb 07
Bayswater, Australia: A fire caused multiple explosions and badly damaged a fertilizer factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 07
Kuwait: A refinery temporarily shut down (the smallest of Kuwaits three main oil refineries) after a gas leak and fire. More information

Wednesday
Feb 06
Guam Power Authority, Guam: An explosion inside a unit at the power plant caused a fire and extensive damage. More information

Tuesday
Feb 05
Ocala, IL: Two employees were injured when a steam line running to one of the plants vulcanizers exploded, scalding one maintenance worker across his back and causing hearing loss for another. More information

Tuesday
Feb 05
Richland County, SC: Columbia fire officials prepared for the worst when a blaze started at a machine gun plant. More information

Monday
Feb 04
Kansas City, MO: Three workers suffered chemical and thermal burns Monday when an explosion rocked a chemical-testing plant. More information

Monday
Feb 04
Kansas City, MO: Three workers suffered chemical and thermal burns when an explosion rocked a chemical-testing plant. More information

Monday
Feb 04
Clayton County, GA: A spontaneous chemical spill involving nitric acid that leaked from a tank in a warehouse resulted in two minor injuries and evacuation of the building. More information

Sunday
Feb 03
Jervis Bay, Australia: Seven sailors were hospitalized after being affected by a hydrogen sulphide leak on board the HMAS Melbourne. More information

Sunday
Feb 03
Boyd County, KY: A chemical spill on Interstate I-64 occurred when a tractor trailer lost control and spilled close to a hundred barrels of an acid type product. More information

Sunday
Feb 03
Dighton, MI: A metal building housing part of a natural gas processing operation exploded and burned. No one was at the plant at the of the incident. More information

Saturday
Feb 02
Ludwigshafen, Germany: Eleven people were injured in an explosion which occurred in a reaction vessel in which animal fodder additives were being mixed. More information

Saturday
Feb 02
Kuwait: A massive fire that killed four workers caused a temporary production shutdown of an oil field that produces 600,000 barrels daily. More information

Friday
Feb 01
Vallejo, CA: A tanker loaded with gasoline spilled a large quantity of gas on the roadway, forcing the evacuation of a mobile home park. More information

Friday
Feb 01
Hamilton, Ontario: Thirty workers were evacuated from a soybean oil processing plant, after a small explosion and fire in a conveyor belt. No one was injured in the explosion. More information

Friday
Feb 01
Grand Forks, ND: A meat packing plant was destroyed by fire. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Raudhatain,Kuwait:Near the Iraqi border, four people were killed in an explosionand fire at an oil gathering center, gas booster station and power substation.Nineteen people were also wounded. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Richmon, CA:A release of hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide ata refinery prompted county health officials to warn residents to remainindoors for about 2 hours. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Owensville, In:Some 200 barrels of oil spilled from a storage tank and ran downhill toa drainage ditch. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Rapid City, SD:A major fire burned at a meat-packing plant. No serious injuries werereported. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Wilmington, CA:A refinery was forced to shut its 141,000 barrel per day production dueto an instrumentation problem. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
North Shields,UK: Chemicals overheated at a solvent recycling plant, releasing acloud of toxic vapor. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Los Angeles, CA:A tanker truck carrying gasoline overturned, closing the Harbor Freewayfor an hour. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Paterson, NJ:A vat of chemicals used to make nail polish and nail polish remover exploded,blowing out all the windows and the front door of the unoccupied building. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Silver Springs,NV: A fire at a wood preserving plant forced the evacuation of 350homes. The fire destroyed a pump room and a filter press room. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Calvert City,KY: A fire and chemical release forced the Sheriffs Department toshut down as authorities asked nearby residents to keep their doors andwindows shut. No one was injured in the explosion. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Toowoomba, Australia:Twenty-eight firefighters and police officers were hospitalized afterpesticide cylinders exploded or leaked toxic fumes after fire a truckdepot. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Newbern, KY:A fire at a chemical plat released a cloud of toxic chemicals. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Calvert City,KY: Emergency officials said a fire and chemical release at a chemicalcompany were contained and wont pose a threat to the nearby community. More information

Monday
Jan 28
South Charleston,WV:A chlorine release at a chemical plant caused a 45 minuteshelter-in-place order. More information

Monday
Jan 28
Port Moody, BC:A contained explosion in a hydrogen tank at a B.C. thermal generationplant in a Vancouver suburb. Staff were forced to evacuate the complex. More information

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