Incident Logs


Entries for June 1999

Wednesday
Jun 30
Livingston, TN: Two workers were killed and a third seriously injured when flammable gas inside an empty crude oil storage tank exploded. A metal grinder was in use at the time of the blast. More information

Wednesday
Jun 30
Newcastle, Australia: A boiler explosion at a steel plant injured three workers. The workers were overcome by carbon dioxide as the plants blast furnaces were shut down. More information

Wednesday
Jun 30
Drayton Valley, Ontario: A worker disposing of explosive waste from a fireworks factory was killed when the waste prematurely ignited. More information

Wednesday
Jun 30
Seattle, WA: Fire that spread from a drying room leveled a plant for making molds for concrete blocks. More information

Wednesday
Jun 30
Los Angeles, CA: Unvented alcohol fumes exploded, seriously injuring a worker cutting a 55-gallon-drum apart with a cutting torch. More information

Wednesday
Jun 30
Gary, IN: Fire spread through a fireworks factory. More information

Tuesday
Jun 29
Drammen, Norway: A fire and explosion in a highway tunnel under construction killed two firefighters and injured more than a dozen people. More information

Tuesday
Jun 29
Siloam Springs, AK: A fired employee of a furniture factory was arrested after an anonymous caller threatened to blow-up the plant. More information

Monday
Jun 28
Williamsport, MD: A boiler explosion at a paper plant left one worker in critical condition. More information

Sunday
Jun 27
Ferndale, WA: More than 1,000 gallons of crude oil being pumped from a tanker vessel spilled into Puget Sound when the vessel accidently drifted away from the dock. More information

Saturday
Jun 26
Long Island City, N.Y.: A five-alarm fire at a plastics factory spread to a adjacent four-story apartment building. More information

Saturday
Jun 26
Buffalo, N.Y.: Workers extinguished a paint storage barge fire that threatened to pollute a local waterway. More information

Friday
Jun 25
Decatur, IL: A fire that broke out in the conveyor belt system at a tire plant was held in check by firefighters and the plants sprinkler system. More information

Thursday
Jun 24
Akute-Odo, Nigeria: At least 10 people were killed in a pipeline fire that may have been caused by fuel theft. More information

Thursday
Jun 24
Hsinchu, Taiwan: Fire destroyed a warehouse near a major semi-conductor plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 23
Houston, TX: Two workers died when an explosion and fire erupted inside a plastics plant. Four other workers were injured. More information

Tuesday
Jun 22
Cleveland, OH: Fire broke out in a three-story chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 22
Laconia, N.H.: The sprinkler system activated at a large woodworking plant. More information

Monday
Jun 21
Louiseville, Quebec: Flames roared through a warehouse at a paper mill causing extensive damage. Water bombers were called in to battle the blaze. More information

Monday
Jun 21
Kingston, Ontario: Area homes were briefly evacuated after a chemical fire broke out aboard a freight train. More information

Saturday
Jun 19
Sixth of October City, Egypt: A plastics factory under construction collapsed, killing at least seven workers. More information

Saturday
Jun 19
Charleston, IL: Fire heavily damaged the roof of a factory specializing in ceramic systems for the liquid steel industry. More information

Saturday
Jun 19
Bell Bay, Tasmania: Two workers were injured in an explosion at a plant. Welding work was under way at the time of the blast. More information

Saturday
Jun 19
Edmonton, Alberta: At least 14 workers at a pulp mill were affected by noxious fumes from an unknown source. More information

Friday
Jun 18
Williamsport, MD: A boiler explosion at a paper plant left one worker in critical condition. More information

Thursday
Jun 17
Elkhart, IN: Fire destroyed a plant specializing in recreational vehicles. Eight finished vehicles were also lost. More information

Thursday
Jun 17
Milton, WS: A rollover accident involving a tanker truck carrying 12,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen forced the evacuation of nearly 50 homes. More information

Tuesday
Jun 15
New Martinsville, W.V.: Officials at a chemical plant announced that an outbreak of Legionnaires disease had been brought under control. One worker died and five others were infected. More information

Monday
Jun 14
Dagestan, Russia: Sabotage is suspected in an explosion and fire that damaged a pipeline that carries oil from Azerbaijan to the Black Sea. More information

Monday
Jun 14
Memphis, TN: Gasoline leaking from an oil refinery storage tank ignited a grass fire. Workers brought the fire under control before it could spread. More information

Sunday
Jun 13
East China, MI: A utility company worker was crushed to death in an accident in the coal room of a power plant. More information

Sunday
Jun 13
Gadsden, AL: A fire in an electrical panel at a water works plant forced emergency water conversation measures. More information

Sunday
Jun 13
Buffalo, N.Y.: A food plant worker scalded when a boiler exploded later died. More information

Saturday
Jun 12
Shenzhen, China: Sixteen people died in a fire at an electronics plant near Hong Kong. Managers reportedly ordered workers to save property with little regard for their safety. More information

Saturday
Jun 12
Memphis, TN: Fumes from printing ink forced the evacuation of a pharmaceutical plant. Workers complained of nausea. More information

Friday
Jun 11
Grand Forks, N.D.: Two of four production lines at a potato plant were destroyed by fire. A construction project was under way at the time. More information

Thursday
Jun 10
Bellingham, WA: Two 10-year-old boys playing with fireworks were fatally burned when thousands of gallons of gasoline leaking from a pipeline ignited. A fisherman drowned trying to escape the flames. More information

Tuesday
Jun 08
Wuppertal, Germany: At least 100 workers were injured in a chemical plant explosion More information

Friday
Jun 04
Tacoma, WA: The body of a worker was found in a burned-out office trailer at a pipe company more than 17 hours after the fire was extinguished. More information

Wednesday
Jun 02
Springfield, VA: A tractor-trailer rig hauling 20 tons of fireworks powder overturned, triggering an area evacuation and a major traffic jam in the Washington, D.C. area. More information

Wednesday
Jun 02
Skokie, IL: One employee was treated and released after a small amount of methylene chloride spilled at a pharmaceutical company. More information

 
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