Incident Logs


Entries for November 2004

Tuesday
Nov 30
West Liberty , IA : An ammonia leak at a turkey processing plant sickened area residents. More information

Monday
Nov 29
Providence , RI : An ammonia leak caused the evacuation of employees at a jewelry plant. More information

Monday
Nov 29
Richland, FL:1 crewman was killed and 3 others injured when 2 freight trains collided, spilling about 300,000 gallons of fertilizer as well as diesel fuel and lubricants. More information

Sunday
Nov 28
Vitre , France : A refrigerator compressor stared a fire at an ice cream factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 27
Kobe , Japan : A broken valve on a tank caused butylphenol to leak at a tank cleaning companys tank terminal. More information

Friday
Nov 26
Haddam Neck , CT : Fumes from a chemical spill at a decommissioned power plant sent 2 security guards to the hospital. More information

Friday
Nov 26
New Glasgow , Nova Scotia : A chemical spill at a steel plant caused the evacuation of employees. More information

Friday
Nov 26
Melbourne , Australia : A fire at a factory caused extensive damage. More information

Friday
Nov 26
Kaukauna , WI : A paper machine caught fire and caused moderate damage to a paper mill. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
West Deptford, PA: A fire was brought under control in less than 2 hours that started in the furnace piping of a hydro-treater unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Navi Mumbai , India : Chemicals caught fire and destroyed a silicon product manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Melford , UK : A forklift started a fire near a pallet of cardboard boxes at a bottle manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Memphis , TN : A ruptured tank spilled almost 1,000 gallons of fuel when a train derailed. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Lilburn , GA : A propane leak seeped into a storm drain causing the closure of nearby businesses and roads. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Kilgore , TX : About 200 residents were evacuated when a leak was discovered in a high pressure gas pipeline. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Lowestoft , UK : A fire broke out in a duct in the roof of a food factory leading to the evacuation of employees. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Rotterdam , England : A fire broke out in a crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Fremont , NY : A fire started in a curing oven and spread to insulation and fiber board at a battery plant causing $25,000 damage. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Arnhem , Netherlands : About 25 people aboard a passenger train became ill from a goods train that leaked methyl tert butyl ether. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Paducah , KY : A faulty breaker in a transformer started a fire at a uranium plant. More information

Monday
Nov 22
Murrysville , PA : Freon leaked from an air conditioning unit and was circulated into the ventilation system at an equipment plant causing about 300 employees to become ill. More information

Monday
Nov 22
Salt Lake City , UT : An explosion at a chemical plant caused a tanker to spill about 10,000 gallons of sodium thiocarbonate as it was off-loading. More information

Sunday
Nov 21
Melbourne , Australia : A fire ignited near a power substation at a brick factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
St. Johns, Newfoundland: A chemical injection system failure and a faulty detection sensor caused oil to leak into the Atlantic Ocean for about five hours. More information

Friday
Nov 19
Mirfield , UK : A fire broke out in the storeroom of a cashmere factory causing extensive damage. More information

Friday
Nov 19
Middletown , PA : About 55 gallons of a hazardous chemical was spilled while being transferred from its container at a plastics plant sending eight employees to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Nov 18
North Braddock , PA : A fire broke out as liquid being poured into a mold leaked onto the floor of a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 18
York , ND : A valve malfunction on a tanker at a truck station caused about 15,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia to leak, leading to the evacuation of the town. More information

Thursday
Nov 18
Fort Morgan, CO: A sugar plant evaporating unit over pressurized causing an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Nov 17
Auckland , New Zealand : A gas leak was detected in a sterilization unit of a hospital causing the evacuation of staff from the area. More information

Wednesday
Nov 17
Spring Valley , IL : Between 20 and 30 gallons of a corrosive liquid spilled at a chemical facility causing the evacuation of employees and area businesses. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Paranagua, Brazil : 31 crew members were killed when a tanker being loaded with fuel exploded. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Lewistown , PA : A heater caused a fire that destroyed a warehouse at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Cologne , Germany : Acetic anhydride was disposed of in the wrong container causing fumes that sent 12 employees to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Fort Madison , IA : A 1- ton cylinder leaked chlorine at a water treatment plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Alexandria , LA : Sulphuric acid was spilled on part of an interstate highway causing traffic to slow. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Gadsden , AL : A truck overturned a hazardous material leading to the closure of an interstate highway. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Kilkenny , Ireland : A chemical leak at a brewery resulted in the evacuation of nearby residents. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Oakdale , IA : An underground sewer pipe broke and released a low-level radioactive fluid in a nearby park. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Caracas , Venezuela : One worker was injured in a fire that broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Nov 14
Haifa , Israel : Fuel oil seeped into a drainage channel, caught fire and spread toward a chemical factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 13
Aberdeen , UK : A feed screw on a corn dryer broke causing a fire at an ethanol plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 13
Fairbanks , AK : A utilidor system allowed carbon monoxide and smoke to leak into neighboring homes during a training exercise. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Decatur , AL : A fire ignited in a furnace at a steering gear plant causing the evacuation of 1,000 workers. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Ormeau , Australia : A large pile of plastic caught fire and emitted toxic fumes at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Raleigh , NC : A fire broke out at a storage plant and destroyed several units. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Lincoln City , OR : A mixing machine started a fire that caused about $100,000 damage to an asphalt factory. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Johnstown , ND : Fire officials responded to a fire that erupted in the control house of a fertilizer plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Woodstock, IL: 6 workers were injured when a fire broke out at a manufacturing company. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Wheeling , IL : A liter of acetonitrile was spilled at a biological services company resulted in 16 people being treated as a precaution. More information

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