Incident Logs


Entries for March 2002

Sunday
Mar 10
Seattle, WA: Ammonia leaking from a dairy plant forced closure of a busy highway nearby. More information

Sunday
Mar 10
Gillette, WY: A nearly empty oil field tank exploded sending its 30 foot roof crashing into a nearby mobile home. No injuries were reported. More information

Sunday
Mar 10
Waterford, N.Y.: An illegal tire dump near a silicone plant caught fire. Firefighters fought 40 mph winds at the scene. More information

Sunday
Mar 10
Seattle, WA: An ammonia leak at a dairy plant forced neighborhood evacuations. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Anacortes, WA: An explosion in a de-asphalter unit sparked a fire at an oil refinery. No injuries were reported. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Lincoln, NE: Workers were evacuated from a flour mill after an explosion in a metal bin where duct was collected started a fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Waterford, NY: High winds fanned flames that swept across a massive illegal tire dump. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Beckley, W.V.: Parts of the West Virginia Turnpike were closed after a chemical tanker overturned, spilling formaldehyde. More information

Saturday
Mar 09
Sturgis, MI: A 55-gallon drum containing a biocide exploded at a plant specializing in metalforming lubricants. Sprinklers washed the material into the city sewers, killing bacteria used for water treatment. More information

Friday
Mar 08
Miami, FL: A power plant fire knocked out electricity to more than 50,000 customers, including the local airport. More information

Friday
Mar 08
Canton, OH: About 3,300 pounds of raw titanium caught fire at an industrial plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Taylor, PA: Scrap magnesium stored in 55-gallon drums caught fire at a specialty metals plant. The same magnesium reignited several weeks later. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Straight, OK: One of two workers burned in an explosion at a natural gas processing plant later died. The blast caused extensive damage. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Perth, Australia: A fireworks factory exploded, blanketing the city in brown smoke and sparking brush fires. No injuries were reported. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Hattiesburg, MS: Residents were ordered evacuated after flammable petroleum waste washed into the city sewer system. The spill occurred as a tank trailer was being emptied. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
West Pittsburg, PA: Firefighters opted to let a magnesium fire at a metals plant burn rather that risk the violent reaction that marks contact with water. The fire burned more than two days. More information

Wednesday
Mar 06
Camas, OR: A worker at a paper mill died when he was caught in a machine that presses and dries wet pulp into paper. More information

Tuesday
Mar 05
Radford, VA: Two foundry workers were burned when molten iron came in contact with water, creating steam. More information

Tuesday
Mar 05
Madison, WI: An explosion and fire at a company making rat poison forced an area evacuation. More information

Monday
Mar 04
Coffeyville, OK: Four refinery workers were treated after exposure to a small release of hydrocarbon and hydrofluoric acid vapors. More information

Sunday
Mar 03
Portsmouth, VA: Problems with a pulsation damper at a chemical plant allowed a small release of anhydrous ammonia. More information

Saturday
Mar 02
Shetland, U.K.: An oil worker died in a drilling rig accident. Operations were suspended while the investigation was in progress. More information

Friday
Mar 01
Crossett, AR: A paper plant warehouse containing giant uncut rolls of tissue paper was damaged by fire. More information

Friday
Mar 01
East Kalimantan, Indonesia: Fire fed by a blow out spread across a drilling barge, forcing the evacuation of workers. Several other nearby wells were shut down as well. More information

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