Incident Logs


Entries for January 2002

Thursday
Jan 31
Raudhatain,Kuwait:Near the Iraqi border, four people were killed in an explosionand fire at an oil gathering center, gas booster station and power substation.Nineteen people were also wounded. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Richmon, CA:A release of hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide ata refinery prompted county health officials to warn residents to remainindoors for about 2 hours. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Owensville, In:Some 200 barrels of oil spilled from a storage tank and ran downhill toa drainage ditch. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Rapid City, SD:A major fire burned at a meat-packing plant. No serious injuries werereported. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Wilmington, CA:A refinery was forced to shut its 141,000 barrel per day production dueto an instrumentation problem. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
North Shields,UK: Chemicals overheated at a solvent recycling plant, releasing acloud of toxic vapor. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Los Angeles, CA:A tanker truck carrying gasoline overturned, closing the Harbor Freewayfor an hour. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Paterson, NJ:A vat of chemicals used to make nail polish and nail polish remover exploded,blowing out all the windows and the front door of the unoccupied building. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Silver Springs,NV: A fire at a wood preserving plant forced the evacuation of 350homes. The fire destroyed a pump room and a filter press room. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Calvert City,KY: A fire and chemical release forced the Sheriffs Department toshut down as authorities asked nearby residents to keep their doors andwindows shut. No one was injured in the explosion. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Toowoomba, Australia:Twenty-eight firefighters and police officers were hospitalized afterpesticide cylinders exploded or leaked toxic fumes after fire a truckdepot. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Newbern, KY:A fire at a chemical plat released a cloud of toxic chemicals. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Calvert City,KY: Emergency officials said a fire and chemical release at a chemicalcompany were contained and wont pose a threat to the nearby community. More information

Monday
Jan 28
South Charleston,WV:A chlorine release at a chemical plant caused a 45 minuteshelter-in-place order. More information

Monday
Jan 28
Port Moody, BC:A contained explosion in a hydrogen tank at a B.C. thermal generationplant in a Vancouver suburb. Staff were forced to evacuate the complex. More information

Monday
Jan 28
Bakersfield, CA:A man was critically injured when a nearby empty oil-tanker he was cleaningexploded. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Suffolk, VA:A tanker truck carrying gasoline overturned and burst into flame. Thedriver escaped with minor injuries. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Denver, CO:A tanker carrying roofing tar overturned, injuring the driver and closingpart of Interstate 70 for nearly 12 hours. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Vancouver,WA:A maintenance worker was killed at an oil refinery early Saturdaymorning when a temporary elevator fell and crushed him, the company said. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Cartegena, Spain:A cloud of gas engulfed much of the Spanish coastal town after a firein a fertilizer plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Okene, Nigeria: Fifty-one people were killed in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker veeredoff the road and exploded into flames. More information

Saturday
Jan 26
Martinez, CA:A shelter-in-place order lasting 1.5 hours was issued after a level threesulphur trioxide release at the 168,000 barrel-per-day refinery. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Willingboro,NJ:One person was killed and 14 injured in an explosion at ascrap metals factory. Workers were cleaning tantalum through a seriesof acid baths when the blast occurred. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Commerce City,CO: A refinery shut down its 35,000 barrel per day production forabout 6 hours as a precaution after a small fire broke out inside theboiler rooms at its utility plant. No one was injured. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Willingboro, NJ:An explosion at a scrap metals factory killed one worker and sent at least14 people to the hospital, officials said. More information

Thursday
Jan 24
Neath, South Wales:Near Neath, thousands of residents were warned to stay inside after atruck spilled ferric chloride. The accident happened when the truck carryingthe chemical exploded. More information

Thursday
Jan 24
Greenville, OH:A gasoline storage tank exploded, causing minor injuries to two workersand damage to three homes. Two workers were preparing to move a 24,000-gallonhorizontal gasoline storage tank when their cutting torch generated sparksand ignited vapors in the tank. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Gallipolis Ferry,WV: A hydrochloric acid release prompted a call for nearby residentsto briefly shelter in place until the plume dissipated. There were noinjuries More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Nebraska City,NE: An explosion during a fire at a tire recycling plant injured 13firefighters. The fire started in two bulk containers. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Fort Collins,CO:A worker who climbed into a rock washing machine was killedwhen he got caught inside. More information

Tuesday
Jan 22
Delaware City,DE: An explosion in a hydro-treater unit triggered a fire that spreadto the desulphurization unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 22
McLean County,KY: A gasoline tractor-trailer crashed, the impact puncturing therear of the tanker, causing fuel to leak. The road was blocked and trafficdiverted for more than three hours. More information

Monday
Jan 21
Luzon, Philippines:About 35 million people were left without power after a bulldozercaused an explosion in a power substation, damaging a major transmissionline. More information

Sunday
Jan 20
El Segundo, CA:An explosion at a refinery shook several nearby houses. The explosionwas caused by a leaking valve. More information

Friday
Jan 18
Minot, ND: Railroad cars derailed, resulting in an anhydrous ammonia leak. One persondied and 13 were admitted to hospitals. More information

Wednesday
Jan 16
Lorman, MS:A tanker carrying sulphuric acid to a paper plant in Vicksburg overturned.No acid was spilled. More information

Wednesday
Jan 16
Butler, MI: A hydrogen sulphide leak at a paper mill killed two and injured 13. Thevictims were overcome by gas while working at the mill. More information

Tuesday
Jan 15
New Martinsville,WV: Toluene leaked from a ruptured railroad tanker car in large quantities,forcing an area evacuation. More information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Riverview, MI:A hydrogen leak occurred in a tanker trailer valve. The leak was confinedto the complex and no one was evacuated as a result of the incident. More information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Seattle, WA: A worker was fatally injured at a company plant when a hydraulic hoseripped loose and struck him in the face. More information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Elizabethon,TN: A gasoline fire erupted when a car struck a tanker loaded withgasoline. Two roads were shut down as a precautionary measure. More information

Monday
Jan 14
Torrington, CN:Five workers were injured by debris and broken glass in an explosion thatcause extensive damage at a plant specializing in fuel cell technology. More information

Monday
Jan 14
Garyville,LA:A worker working inside a gas-oil hydrotreater died afterbeing engulfed in burning catalyst at a petrochemical refinery. More information

Sunday
Jan 13
Rocky Mountain,CO: A fire destroyed about 135,000 lambskins and 250,000 pounds ofwool, causing an estimated $5 million in damage. More information

Sunday
Jan 13
Pasadena, TX:Isobutane being used to clean a vessel ignited, causing an explosion andfire at an oil refinery. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Jan 13
Baton Rouge, LA:Five persons were injured in a flash fire during routine maintenance atan oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Jan 13
Burns Harbor,IN: A fire broke out in the slab reheat furnace of a steel plantshot strip mill. More information

Saturday
Jan 12
Woodburn, OR:Fire engulfed a gasoline tanker truck, closing an interstate highway fortwo hours. More information

Thursday
Jan 10
Beaumont, TX:The cause of a fire at a rubber plant had not been determined late Wednesday.No one was injured. The plants emergency response team had the fire extinguishedwithin 2 ½ hours. More information

Thursday
Jan 10
Baton Rouge, LA:A fire caused an explosion at a chemical plant was quickly extinguished.The blast shook buildings miles away. No one was injured in the explosion,which started in the olefins I cracker area. More information

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