Incident Logs


Entries for May 2000

Wednesday
May 31
Harlan Township, OH: A fire and explosion inside a wood chipper dryer at a manufacturing plant injured 11 people, including 10 firefighters. More information

Wednesday
May 31
Crawfordsville, IN: Some water hit hot rock in a steel plant, causing an explosion. More information

Wednesday
May 31
Buffalo, NY: Six people were treated after an oleum release at a chemcial plant. More information

Tuesday
May 30
Hartford, CT: The supervisor of the water pollution control authority died after he accidentally fell head-first down a 20-foot shaft. More information

Monday
May 29
Milwaukee, WI: A heating-oil tank caught fire, forcing police to close the Hoan Bridge. More information

Monday
May 29
Olathe, CO: A fire at a waferboard plant sent flames 30 feet into the air and tied up three fire departments. More information

Sunday
May 28
Ignace, Ontario: A section of natural gas pipeline ruptured during pressure testing. More information

Saturday
May 27
Eunice, LA: A train carrying acrylic acid and dichloropropane derailed and some of the cars burned, causing concern that fire might spread to the cars containing the flammable chemicals. More information

Saturday
May 27
Akron, OH: Just a week after a vapor fire caused an explosion that injured two workers, three more workers were injured under similar circumstances at the same paint and varnish plant. The second blast caused damages in excess of $1 million. More information

Thursday
May 25
Farlington, U.K.: Ten people were hospitalized after a chemical blaze released noxious smoke into the air. More information

Wednesday
May 24
Phoenix, AZ: About 150 employees were evacuated from a plastics production plant after 75 gallons of a highly flammable chemical leaked onto the floor. More information

Wednesday
May 24
Akron, OH: A vapor fire at a paint and varnish factory seriously injured two workers. More information

Wednesday
May 24
Carthage, MO: An explosion at a dynamite plant caused the evacuation of some employees. More information

Wednesday
May 24
Donaldsonville, LA: An explosion in an ammonia processing unit of a fertilizer plant killed one man and critically injured ten others. More information

Tuesday
May 23
Decatur, IL: Two workers were injured after nearly 1 million gallons of a fermenting corn and water mixture spilled out of two ethanol processing plants. More information

Monday
May 22
Greensburo, N.C.: A hosiery factory was destroyed by fire fueled from waste cuttings. More information

Monday
May 22
Kansas City , MO: A fire and explosion at a power company left over five hundred customers without power. More information

Sunday
May 21
Summit, IL: Cotton bales ignited a warehouse at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
May 19
Owensville, IN: A fire at a plastics company caused authorities to recommend evacuations for local residents. More information

Thursday
May 18
Elmwood Park, NJ: Exploding propane tanks, diesel fuel and oil caused a fire that destroyed a truck plant and closed U.S. Highway 46. More information

Thursday
May 18
Veroli, Italy: Two explosions at a fireworks factory killed the owner, his son and an employee. More information

Wednesday
May 17
Tonawanda, NY: A fire in an industrial park released noxious fumes, causing evacuation of a plant and three nearby homes. More information

Tuesday
May 16
Buffalo, ND: A man was killed and a firefighter attempting to rescue him was severly burned, when a pyrotechnics plant exploded and burned. More information

Tuesday
May 16
Rosemount, MN: Three people were injured in multiple explosions at a feed-processing plant. More information

Monday
May 15
Rafelcofer, Spain: Six workers were killed and eight were injured in a blast at a fireworks plant. More information

Monday
May 15
Elmwood Park, N.J.: Fire fed by exploding propane tanks and diesal fuel destroyed a truck repair plant. More information

Monday
May 15
San Luis Obispo: A nuclear reactor at a power plant shut down because of a small electrical fire. The fire released steam possibly tainted with low level radiation. More information

Saturday
May 13
Enschede, Netherlands: A fireworks warehouse exploded, killing an estimated 20 people and injuring over 600 others. More information

Friday
May 12
Twin City, GA: A worker at a chemical plant was killed when hydrofluoric acid he was working with spilled. Three other employees and nine law enforcement and emergency personnel were treated for exposure. More information

Wednesday
May 10
Trenton, NJ: Thirteen people were sent to the hospital after a chemical fire at a plant. A thermostat connected to a 9,000 volt heating unit malfunctioned, and a machine overheated and ignited the chemicals. More information

Wednesday
May 10
Cali, Colombia: Hundreds of children were rushed to the hospital after being exposed to poisonous gas that leaked in their town. Police believe the gas came from empty barrels discovered behind a local store. More information

Wednesday
May 10
Palmerston, New Zealand: A chemical spill at a sports gear factory sent five workers to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
May 10
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada: Four janitors and a guidance counselor were sent to the hospital after an unknown chemical spilled in a science lab at an intermediate school. More information

Tuesday
May 09
Lawrenceburg, KY: Fire destoryed a seven-story wooden warehouse used for aging whiskey. More information

Tuesday
May 09
Dwight, ND: A fire and explosion destroyed a trailer manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
May 08
Adrian, MI: A fire broke out at a plastic recycling parts, requiring firefighters from five townships to respond. More information

Monday
May 08
Oconee County, SC: Officials believe a petroleum tank on the back of a forklift exploded, causing a fire that destroyed part of a plastics plant. More information

Saturday
May 06
Long Beach, CA: A ruptured natural gas pipe at an asphalt company set off a fire that sent flames up to 100 feet in the air. More information

Tuesday
May 02
Pleasant Prairie, WI: There was a fire in a wood recycling plant. More information

Monday
May 01
Perry, FL:One worker was killed and another critically injured when a building containing magnesium exploded. More information

 
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