Incident Logs


Entries for December 2004

Tuesday
Dec 14
Sydney, Australia: A faulty valve caused a 660-gallon LPG cylinder to leak at an oil refinery. An area evacuation was ordered. More information

Tuesday
Dec 14
Detroit, MI: A fire broke out at a diesel plant after ductwork had been removed for remodeling. More information

Monday
Dec 13
Wakayama, Japan: Sulfurous acid began leaking from a dye factory while chemicals were being mixed. More information

Monday
Dec 13
Salem, OR: 36 workers were sent to the hospital and 200 others evacuated after an ammonia leak was discovered at a food processing plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 12
Edmonton, Canada: An underground natural gas pipeline ruptured while workers were doing routine maintenance. More information

Saturday
Dec 11
St. Paul, MN: High winds spread a coating of powdery clay on about 700 homes near a petroleum refinery. More information

Saturday
Dec 11
South Brunswick, NJ: About 8,300 gallons of tylene and naptha spilled at a chemical coating company near a sewer system. More information

Saturday
Dec 11
Sebastopol, CA: A fire at a storage plant caused extensive damage, leaving contaminated rubble behind. More information

Saturday
Dec 11
Troy, NY: A fire broke out at a metal factory causing the evacuation of 25 workers. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Keller, TX: Nearby businesses were evacuated because of fumes from a fire at a fiberglass factory. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Winfred, SD: A fire destroyed a honey manufacturing plant causing extensive damage. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Port Campbell, Australia: Lightning struck a cold flare-off pipe igniting a fire at a gas plant. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Hilo, HI: A short circuit in power plant breaker caused a fire leaving 750 residents without electricity for less than a half-hour. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Del City, OK: A building containing acetone, kerosene and resin caught fire at a statuary manufacturing company. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Geelong, Australia: An electrical storm caused a fire at a carpet factory leading to the evacuation of 30 employees. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Brisbane, Australia: A fire broke out at a chemical factory causing extensive damage. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Moscow, Russia: An explosion at a fire at a paint factory resulting in the death of 5 people. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Wacol, Australia: A fire at a pool chemicals plant severely damaged a complex and nearby mechanical workshop. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Gyle, Scotland: A piece of decomposing equipment released a cloud of toxic fumes at a electronics manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Elizabethtown, PA: A fire broke out in a roaster at a chocolate manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Ontario, Canada: A hydrogen tank exploded and caught fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
East Village, NY: A transformer fire broke out at a power station after a series of explosions. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Salisbury, MD: A spark set sawdust particles on fire at a boat manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Clinton Township, MI: A worker at a plastics plant was seriously injured when a forklift he was driving pinned him against steel storage racks. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Dagestan Russia: A natural gas pipeline exploded, injuring 2 firefighters. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Mulberry, NC: A fire broke out at a chemical plant causing extensive damage. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Cochin, India: Sparks from an electric motor used to pump benzene into tin containers caused a fire, seriously injuring 2 workers. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Manatee, FL: A fire at a citrus fruit processing plant may have been caused by demolition activities being conducted inside the plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Tampa, FL: A billiards plant caught fire near a paint booth, causing extensive damage. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Allentown, PA: A tractor trailer overturned and spilled antimony lactate, forcing closure of an interstate highway. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Mountain Home, AK: A chemical spill at a manufacturing plant dumped 430 gallons of dibutyl phthalate into the sewer system. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Harvey, LA: A pressurized leak on a tank car spilled diproylamine resulting in the evacuation of about 100 business and homes. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Conventry, RI: Overheated chimney stacks caused a fire at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Kipevu, Kenya: A fire that broke out at a power plant may have been the result of high pressure that cracked a boiler plate. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Progress, Saskatchewan: A fire at an oriented strand board plant temporary shut down operations. More information

Sunday
Dec 05
Gorham, NH: A fire broke out in the duct work of paper mill machinery. More information

Sunday
Dec 05
Moscow, Russia: 9 people were killed and 7 others injured after a fire broke out at a furniture factory. More information

Sunday
Dec 05
Warwick, UK: A fire broke out in a degreasing bath at a replacement fuel tank manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 04
Ternitz, Austria: A chemical came in contact with nitric acid on a forklift causing an explosion injuring 4 people. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Garner, NC: An interstate highway was closed after a twin tractor-trailer carrying a mixed load of chemicals overturned and caught fire. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Leaksville, NC: A 55-gallon drum tipped over inside a truck causing formic acid to leak onto the street. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Plains, PA: An electrical malfunction in the ventilation system of a machine factory resulted in a fire that melted part of the siding on a building. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Johnston, RI: A fire that broke out at a power plant was believed to be caused by the air filtration system. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Houston, TX: A mechanical failure in a tank of polyethylene caused a series of explosions at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Tamworth, NH: Fire destroyed a fire wood plant causing about $750,000 damage. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Kunning Yunnan, China: Pressure build up in the machinery of a natural gas well caused an explosion followed by widespread evacuations. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Bangkok, Thailand: The testing room of an electronics manufacturing plant was damaged in a fire of unknown cause. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Commerce City, CO: An unidentified liquid caught fire at the base of the main venting tube at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Detroit, MI: Hazmat crews responded to a fire that may have involved cyanide at a metal plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Port Melbourne, Australia: An explosion in a molten steel processing furnace caused a fire at an engine making plant. More information

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