Incident Logs


Entries for April 2004

Friday
Apr 30
Putney, VT: A paper plant was evacuated after two chemicals accidentally mixed produced chlorine gas. More information

Wednesday
Apr 28
Boston, MA: A fire in an overheated press slowed production on a major metropolitan newspaper. More information

Sunday
Apr 25
Moscow, Russia: An explosion and fire at a refrigerated storage plant released an ammonia gas cloud. More information

Saturday
Apr 24
London, U.K.: Fire followed by an explosion did major damage to a plastics plant that had no sprinkler system in place. More information

Saturday
Apr 24
Sydney, Australia: 12 workers and several members of the public were evacuated from a sugar refinery following an explosion and fire in a silo. More information

Saturday
Apr 24
Tijuana, Taiwan: Lack of water hindered firefighters battling a plastics plant fire that produced heavy smoke. More information

Friday
Apr 23
Illiopolis, IL: An explosion at a plastics plant killed 4 people and critically injured 2 others. More information

Thursday
Apr 22
Ningbo City, China: 1 person died and another was injured during an explosion and fire caused by a chemical leak. More information

Thursday
Apr 22
Ryongchon, N. Korea: At least 154 people died and 1,300 were injured after a train carrying ammonium nitrate exploded in a station. More information

Thursday
Apr 22
Ulsan, S. Korea: A tank filled with low-pressure hydrogen exploded at a food manufacturing plant, killing 3 workers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 21
Kamisu, Japan: A fire at an oil refinery caused the shut down of the refinery and associated petrochemical plants. More information

Wednesday
Apr 21
Taizhou, China: 2 workers were killed in an explosion and fire after chemicals leaked at a pharmeceutical company. More information

Tuesday
Apr 20
Yanqui Town, China: 3 people died and 15 were treated after hydrogen cyanide leaked from a gold refining plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 20
Nanchang City, China: 22 people were severely injured and hundreds showed symptoms of poisoning after a liquid chlorine tank at a chemical plant leaked. More information

Tuesday
Apr 20
Yangtze River, China: 2 workers are listed as missing and 4 others injured when an unloaded oil tanker exploded. More information

Tuesday
Apr 20
Jilin Province, China: 2 persons were killed and 2 injured in an naphtalene-fueled explosion and fire. More information

Monday
Apr 19
New Holstein, WI: An overturned tanker leaking ammonia forced the evacuation of nearby homes. More information

Monday
Apr 19
Saraburi Province, Thailand: 4 workers were killed and 4 injured in an explosion and fire at a cement factory. More information

Monday
Apr 19
Toms River, NJ: Explosions and fire rocked a gas warehouse. Explosions were felt as far as 20 miles away. More information

Monday
Apr 19
Guangdong Province, China: 3 people died and 2 were severely injured by an unidentified gas at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Apr 19
Dover Township, N.J.: A series of spectacular explosions destroyed an oxygen supply company and two other businesses. More information

Sunday
Apr 18
Middleburo, MA: A 40-foot plume of ammonia gas released from a refrigeration plant prompted a nearby evacuation. More information

Saturday
Apr 17
Coffeyville, KS: A worker attempting to cut coke out of a coker unit using high pressure water suffered severe injuries and later died. More information

Saturday
Apr 17
Granite City, MO: 4 people were injured in an explosion at a steel mill bast furnace. 2 of the workers are listed in critical condition with severe burns. More information

Friday
Apr 16
Sydney, Australia: Emergency services were called to a refinery because of a major acid spill and fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Corpus Christi, TX: The Coast Guard evacuated 7 people from a natural gas platform after the workers reported hearing the sound of an explosion and smelling the strong odor of gas. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Saint-Floritin, France: Fire erupted in wood shavings at a sign making company. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Central City, LA: An ammonia leak at a dairy prompted a neighborhood evacuation. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Boston, MA: A rail tanker leaking hydrochloric acid prompted officials to close a busy transit station, causing commuter delays. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Duisburg, Germany: 1 person was killed and 4 others injured by a carbon monoxide release in a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Chicago, IL: An ammonia leak at an ice company forced dozens of families to be evacuated. More information

Thursday
Apr 15
Chongqing, China: 7 people died and 3 others were injured when a series of explosions triggered a major chlorine gas leak. The incident forced the evacuation of at least 150,000 people. More information

Wednesday
Apr 14
Alpha, NJ: A worker was slightly burned on his arms and face after an aerosol gum remover he was using ignited. More information

Wednesday
Apr 14
Paducah, KY: A small chemical leak at a uranium refining plant prompted the evacuation of employees in 2 buildings. More information

Monday
Apr 12
Hebei Province, China: 3 people died and 9 were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Apr 12
Dalton, GA: Hundred people were evacuated after a reactor system malfunctioned, releasing an allyl alcohol cloud. More information

Monday
Apr 12
Muhlenberg Township, PA: 2 workers were in critical condition with burns suffered in a sulfuric acid spill. More information

Sunday
Apr 11
Angthong, Thailand: 2 students doing summer jobs in a synthetic textile factory died after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning a truck. More information

Sunday
Apr 11
El Paso, TX: An ice cream distributor lost its entire inventory after a storage area caught fire. More information

Sunday
Apr 11
Vatva, India: A vessel containing benzene caught fire, engulfing the entire reactor. More information

Sunday
Apr 11
Ybor City, FL: Firefighters used chemical extinguisher to put out a fire in an asphalt processing tank. More information

Saturday
Apr 10
Upper Merion, PA: A worker at a chemical plant was airlifted to the hospital after receiving chemical burns. More information

Friday
Apr 09
Henniker, NH: A concrete business was heavily damaged by a fire that destroyed several buildings. More information

Thursday
Apr 08
Gallup, NM: 4 people were seriously injured after 2 explosions rocked a refinery. More information

Thursday
Apr 08
Gresik, Indonesia: A petrochemical plant suffered an explosion and fire, the 2nd in 2 months. More information

Wednesday
Apr 07
Song Nai Province, Viet Nam: 1 person died and 6 more injured in an explosion at a military ammunition warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Apr 07
Coefield, N.C.: A worker at a seed plant was listed in critical condition after a dust explosion and fire. More information

Tuesday
Apr 06
South Island, New Zealand: An ammonia explosion aboard a ship seriously burned the chief engineer. More information

Tuesday
Apr 06
Mayport, FL: A sailor died on board ship after being exposed to hydrogen sulphide. More information

Monday
Apr 05
Eaton Park, FL: A major fire broke out at a pallet repair and wood recycling plant. More information

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