Incident Logs


Entries for May 1999

Monday
May 31
Chipman, New Brunswick: Nearly 150 homes were evacuated when a freight train carrying propane and oil derailed. However, no leak occurred. More information

Monday
May 31
Mascoutah, IL: Local firefighters responded to an incident involving three trailer tanks of anhydrous ammonia leaking while in transit. More information

Saturday
May 29
Brockton, MA: Fire spread through the ground floor of a local factory. More information

Saturday
May 29
Pohatcong, N.J.: Flames broke out in the storage area for a pallet factory. More information

Friday
May 28
Kansas City, MO: An overturned tanker truck spilled part of its cargo of diesel fuel. More information

Wednesday
May 26
Fort McMurray, Alberta: Two raging forest fires closed down access to oil refineries in this northern Alberta city. More information

Wednesday
May 26
North Judson, IN: A pallet company was extensively damaged by fire. More information

Monday
May 24
Boston, MA: The owner of a closed chemical plant was jailed for contempt after failing to cleanup the toxic site in the time allotted by the court. More information

Monday
May 24
London, Ontario: A construction worker died when a trench for a sewer line collapsed. More information

Saturday
May 22
Akron, OH: The president of a rubber company whose plant was destroyed by fire in February was arrested for arson in arranging the fire. More information

Wednesday
May 19
Lenexa, KS: Extensive damage occurred in a fire and explosion at a power company substation. More information

Wednesday
May 19
Ashland, OH: An interstate highway was closed seven hours after an estimated five gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a tractor-trailer rig. More information

Wednesday
May 19
Columbia, S.C.: A chemical plant fire that spread from a storage shed resulted in an evacuation that hurt many local businesses. More information

Tuesday
May 18
Boston, MA: A small fire that broke out at a nuclear power plant was safely extinguished. More information

Monday
May 17
Grand Prairie, TX: Heavy rains caved in a large section of the roof at a plastics plant, seriously injuring one worker. In nearby Dallas, two workers at a distribution plant were also injured when the roof collapsed there. More information

Monday
May 17
Salamanca, Mexico: At least 19 workers were injured in an explosion and fire at a state-owned oil refinery. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes. More information

Monday
May 17
Ndola, Zambia: A fire caused extensive damage to the countrys only fuel refinery. The plant may be shut down as long as eight months with dire effects on Zambias copper mining industry. More information

Monday
May 17
Chicago, IL: A steel plant worker died after being crushed under a 7,000-pound steel coil. More information

Monday
May 17
Cheektowaga, N.Y.: Six workers were overcome by fumes from an ammonia spill at a milk plant. More information

Sunday
May 16
Adda Rodu Sultan, Pakistan: An overturned tanker truck carrying gasoline exploded as dozens of people were collecting leaking fuel. At least 65 people were killed and 75 more injured. The fire also engulfed nearby homes and businesses. More information

Saturday
May 15
Akron, OH: An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death of a compost plant worker. The worker apparently collapsed on a conveyor belt inside the plant. The conveyor belt then carried him outside where he was later found. More information

Friday
May 14
Abidjan, Ivory Coast: A fuel depot located next to the countrys main oil refinery went up in flames, sending smoke high across the city. A special team of French firefighters were flown in to handle the blaze. More information

Friday
May 14
Corpus Christi, TX: A series of explosions at a gasoline processing unit shook a refinery, injuring five people. Fire burned for nearly an hour before firefighters could gain control. More information

Friday
May 14
Hartford, CN: A power plant using trash as fuel reported four fires within a 16-hour period. More information

Friday
May 14
Miami, FL: A worker was impaled through the shoulder when he was trapped between the cab and trailer of a tractor-trailer rig. Rescue workers removed part of the truck to transport the victim to the hospital. More information

Friday
May 14
Strasbourg, France: A dike on a Rhine River tributary gave way, forcing a chemical plant to shut down operations and move all toxic chemicals to higher ground. More information

Thursday
May 13
Corpus Christi, TX: A series of explosions rocked a refinery, resulting in a fire fed by naptha. At least five people were seriously injured. More information

Thursday
May 13
South Salt Lake, Utah: Four people were injured in an explosion at a propane plant. The explosion occurred in a shed where workers were sandblasting. More information

Thursday
May 13
Lancaster, PA: A four-alarm fire and chemical spill at an ink manufacturing company injured one worker and threatened to contaminate the local sewage system. Firefighters were able to contain runoff containing toluene before it reached the sewer. More information

Thursday
May 13
Lexington, KY: More than 40,000 gallons of latex plant was involved in a fire that destroyed a paint factory, raising concerns that runoff into a nearby creek contained toxins. More information

Thursday
May 13
Seoul, Korea: Fire broke out in a heavy oil upgrading unit at one of the worlds largest oil refineries. The refinery normally has a capacity of 810,000 barrels a day. More information

Thursday
May 13
Sidney, Australia: Firefighters battling a chemical fire in a brick and tile factory had a nasty surprise when one chemical, chronium monoxide, reacted violently with fire water. More information

Thursday
May 13
Shanghai, China: Six workers were seriously injured in an explosion at a state-owned chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
May 11
Decatur, AL: Three workers died in an explosion at a chemical plant. The explosion involved the chemical tetrafluroethelyne, used in making plastics. More information

Tuesday
May 11
Atchison, KS: More than 200,000 gallons of diesel spilled into the Missouri River from a ruptured pipeline. Authorities asked residents to conserve drinking water until tests for contaminates could be completed. More information

Tuesday
May 11
Hong Kong, China: A collision between a tugboat and a cargo vessel spilled large quantities of sodium hydrochloride into local waters. More information

Sunday
May 09
Hsinchu, Taiwan: A power station explosion and fire cut electricity to the countrys main high technology center. More than 60 electronics and semiconductor companies lost power. More information

Friday
May 07
Houston, TX: Fire broke out in a coker unit at ship channel refinery, sending the coker operator to the hospital in critical condition. More information

Thursday
May 06
Fort Lauderdale, FL: Firefighters underwent decontamination procedures after battling a blaze at a plating company. Chemicals involved in the fire included hydrogen cyanide and sodium hydroxide. More information

Wednesday
May 05
Avon, IN: Eleven railroad workers were treated related to a slow leak of acetaldehide from a tank car. More information

Wednesday
May 05
Kansas City, MO: Fire broke out in air conditioning equipment on the roof of a shirt factory. More information

Wednesday
May 05
Sullivan, IL: A five-alarm fire damaged a one-story warehouse stocked with plastics and cardboard. More information

Tuesday
May 04
Ironton, OH: A tank containing napthalene burned nearly six hours at a chemical plant. Authorities asked nearby residents to shelter in place. More information

Monday
May 03
Bathurst, Australia: An explosion at a fuel depot damaged a tanker truck. More than 5,000 gallons of diesel was transferred from the damaged truck to another vehicle. More information

Monday
May 03
Lancaster, PA: A trucking company worker was killed in a forklift accident. More information

Sunday
May 02
London, Ontario: Company officials announced that a fire in the grain dryer at a ethanol plant would not force a shutdown in operations similar to a 1997 fire. More information

 
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