Incident Logs


Entries for November 1998

Sunday
Nov 29
Nembe, Nigeria: Nearly 200 tons of crude oil spilled after sabotage by local youth gangs. More information

Sunday
Nov 29
Nembe, Nigeria: Nearly 200 tons of crude oil spilled after sabotage by local youth gangs. More information

Friday
Nov 27
Seoul, S. Korea: An explosion at a depot for refilling LPG tanks injured six people. More information

Friday
Nov 27
Morigaon, India: Guerrillas bombed a crude oil pipeline, causing extensive damage. The blast comes only two days after a similar attack on a diesel pipeline in Guwahati. More information

Friday
Nov 27
Seoul, S. Korea: An explosion at a depot for refilling LPG tanks injured six people. More information

Friday
Nov 27
Morigaon, India: Guerrillas bombed a crude oil pipeline, causing extensive damage. The blast comes only two days after a similar attack on a diesel pipeline in Guwahati. More information

Wednesday
Nov 25
Anacortes, WA: Six workers were killed in an explosion in the coke processing unit of an oil refinery. The blast occurred as the plant was being restarted after a power failure. More information

Wednesday
Nov 25
Beacon Falls, CT: A fire in the electrical room of a plant specializing in travel items forced the evacuation of about 50 employees. More information

Wednesday
Nov 25
Beacon Falls, CT: A fire in the electrical room of a plant specializing in travel items forced the evacuation of about 50 employees. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Ackley, IA: A worker was killed when the pressure cap blew off a pipeline under construction, striking him. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Alabaster, AL: Flames spread after a collision involving three tractor-trailer rigs, including a tanker hauling tar, and two passenger vehicles. Tar from the tanker spilled and ignited. Drivers of the tanker and one of the passenger vehicle were killed. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Los Angeles, CA: A compressor exploded at a furniture factory, injuring six workers. Three of the six were listed in critical condition. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
East Coast, Australia: The five-ship Japanese whaling fleet was forced to discontinue this years hunt when a fire disabled the only ship capable of processing the catch. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Union Township, OH: Sixteen workers were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes at a packaging plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Cumberland, MD: A teenager was charged with arson in a fire that destroyed a industrial supply companys warehouse. The company has decided not to rebuild. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Randburg, South Africa: A tanker swerve to miss a collision with the getaway car in a burglary struck another vehicle and exploded. The tanker driver was killed. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Woodbury County, IA: A tanker truck hauling more than 8,000 gallons of gasoline overturned after colliding with a farm tractor. Only a small amount of fuel leaked. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Arlington, TX: A half million gallons of spilled jet fuel was contained within a dike surround storage tanks at DFW Airport. The spill occurred as fuel was being pumped from one tank to another. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Pasadena, TX: No fatalities were reported in an explosion at a Houston-area refinery. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Thessaloniki, Greece: Four men were missing after a fire aboard a tanker carrying 23,000 tons of fuel. Bad weather made rescue difficult. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
Middletown, CT: An equipment fire broke out at a plant that manufactures jet aircraft engines. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
Waukegan, IL: Fire shut down one of three coal-fired generators at an electrical power station. The fire was extinguished within five minutes. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
Long Beach, CA: A 10-inch pipeline burst sending about 1,000 gallons of crude oil and wastewater into local streets. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
Ophir, CO: A highly explosive material similar to ammonia nitrate leaked from a trailer that separated from the truck pulling it. The cargo did not detonate. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
North Platte, NE: A collision between a car and a fuel truck forced the transfer of 7,000 gallons of fuel to another vehicle. None of the fuel leaked. More information

Saturday
Nov 21
Topeka, KS: City crews using an auger to clean out a sewer line accidently punctured a nearby natural gas pipeline. Area residents were evacuated. However, no explosion occurred. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Marysville, OH: A chemical spill at an auto assembly plant sent four workers to an area hospital. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Torsham, ME: An empty building at a mill complex was destroyed by fire. The building was slated for demolition. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Wahpeton, N.D.: An explosion and fire at an electrical substation cut power to much of the city, including a manufacturing plant. More information

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

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