Incident Logs


Entries for October 1999

Sunday
Oct 31
Hancock, MD: An ammonia leak at a cold storage facility resultsin evacuation of the area nearby. More information

Saturday
Oct 30
Dade City: A juice plant was partially evacuated due to a naturalgas leak. It was the second such evacuation in two months. More information

Saturday
Oct 30
Livonia, MI: An explosion and flash fire at a chemical plantunleashed a plume of acrid gas that drifted over a nearby freeway during rush hour. More information

Thursday
Oct 28
Cascade, MI: Three people were injured when a contractor struck anatural gas pipeline. More information

Thursday
Oct 28
Ponca City, OK: Two workers inspecting a gasoline storage tank ata refinery were critically burned when the tank burst into flames. More information

Thursday
Oct 28
Gold Coast, Australia: Earth-moving equipment had to be used toreach smoldering plastic buried beneath debris after a packaging factory fire. More information

Wednesday
Oct 27
Reedsville, WI: An explosion in a propane-fed corn dryer at afeed mill injured seven people. More information

Saturday
Oct 23
Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan: A gas pipeline being repaired exploded,killing 15 and injuring 35. More information

Friday
Oct 22
Basking Ridge, N.J.: A repair crew working on a water line strucka natural gas line, triggering an explosion. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Oct 22
Clifton, MA: Three workers suffered minor injuries in anexplosion at a laminating plant. More information

Friday
Oct 22
Surajpura, India: Five people were injured in an explosion at acracker factory. More information

Friday
Oct 22
Madison, WI: A manufacturing plant was evacuated after a chemicalspill. More information

Friday
Oct 22
Boone County, KY: An electric transfer switch overloaded andexploded, knocking out power to most of a battery plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: The Trans-Canada Highway was closed forhours when a truck carrying 18,000 kilograms of liquid dynamite overturned. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Darmstadt, Germany: An explosion extensively damaged a specialtychemicals plant , leaving three injured. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Medina Township, OH: Hydrochloric acid leaking from a truckclosed Interstate 71 for nearly 12 hours. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Memphis, TN: A two-alarm fire damaged a warehouse at a tissuefactory. More information

Saturday
Oct 16
Didsbury, Alberta: Two main buildings of a hay processing plantburned to the ground. More information

Friday
Oct 15
Richland, WA: A worker at a federal facility for storing nuclearwaste was severely burned when sprayed with nearly 55 gallons of sulfuric acid. More information

Friday
Oct 15
Cordova, IL: Three workers were injured in an explosion at aplant that makes adhesives. More information

Friday
Oct 15
Greensburo, N.C.: A fire in an air filtration system at a yarnplant temporarily shut down production. More information

Wednesday
Oct 13
Duluth, MN: Operations continued at an oil refinery despite afire that hospitalized several workers and caused minor equipment damage. More information

Wednesday
Oct 13
Paul, ID: Nearly 80,000 sacks of potatoes burned in a fire inpotato cellar. More information

Tuesday
Oct 12
Sydney, Australia: An explosion and fire cut the power supply todowntown Sydney and other areas of the city. More information

Tuesday
Oct 12
Eastpointe, MI: Fire damaged a metal plating plant. More information

Monday
Oct 11
Muskegon, MI: One worker was killed and two others injured in anexplosion at a steel foundry. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Tyseley, UK: Two workers at a battery factory were hospitalizedafter inhaling fumes from a chemical spill. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Brackenridge, PA: A worker died with third degree burnsover 95 percent of his body after an accident involving molten metal. More information

Monday
Oct 04
Nachez, MS: Two workers were seriously injured in a fire at a tireplant. More information

Monday
Oct 04
Homestead, FL: A warehouse owned by a fertilizer company burned,releasing pesticides in the air. More information

Sunday
Oct 03
Olathe, CO: A fire and explosion at a plywood plant killedone worker and caused extensive damage. More information

Saturday
Oct 02
Portage County, WI: A major fire damaged a potato processingplant. More information

Friday
Oct 01
Barberton, OH: A fire at a plasticfactory resulted in extensive damage. Nearly 500 people were evacuated. An employeesuspended for absenteeism was later charged with arson. More information

 
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