Incident Logs


Entries for January 2005

Saturday
Jan 15
Oklahoma City, OK: A fire fueled by 55-gallon barrels of oil products, broke out at an oil plant causing more than $4.5 million damage and the evacuation of nearby homes due to toxic fumes. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
Annville, KY: A gas heater or batter chargers may have sparked a fire that destroyed an electronics appliance plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Victoria, Australia: A leak from a cooler associated with a gasoline treater caused thousands of liters of fuel to spill on the floor of a fuel refinery. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Vacaville, CA: While trying to redistribute the weight of a load on a tractor-trailer, a 350-gallon cylinder accidentally tipped over spilling about 300 gallons of hydrogen peroxide on an interstate highway. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
St. Charles, IL: Twenty-five workers were evacuated after a fire broke out in the ductwork of a safety equipment manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Chicago, IL: A gas main beneath a parking lot at a shopping mall exploded injuring 10 people. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A factory worker was killed after he lost his balance and fell into a tub of hot lubricant at a steel factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Xiangliu, China: An explosion at a fireworks factory resulted in the death of 12 workers and injured 11 others. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Auckland, New Zealand: A digger on the North Shore Caused a gas leak interrupting the flow of traffic on a major road. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Yadkin County, NC: About 60 people were evacuated when a fire broke out at an electrical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Manavgat, Turkey: An explosion and fire occurred at a vacation resort while a large LPG tank was being filled, injuring 26 workers. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Oceanside, CA: Two 100-gallon tanks containing hot water were involved in a fire that caused about $5,000 damage to an aerospace supply plant that caused the evacuation of employees. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Morton, WA: An unknown amount of diesel fuel leaked from a trucking company into a recreational lake. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Buenos Aires, Argentina: An explosion at a hydrogen recovery plant resulted in the injury of 10 people. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Gelsenkirchen, Germany: A chemical reaction in a hazardous waste container caused an explosion and fire that resulted in the heavy damage of a factory. More information

Sunday
Jan 09
Mingo Junction, OH: A fire started in the storage area of a steel plant near a basic oxygen furnace causing conveyor belts to catch on fire. More information

Sunday
Jan 09
Sui, Pakistan : Six people were killed when a gas pipeline was blown up by attackers. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Enid, OK: A fire broke out at a concrete plant causing about $1.6 million damage. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Lock Haven, PA: A small chlorine leak at a sewage treatment plant caused a worker to become ill. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Chilgok, South Korea: A fire broke out in a dormitory of a glove-making factory and resulted in the death of four disabled employees. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Chhatak, Bangladesh: An explosion occurred while workers were drilling a gas well at a gas field. More information

Friday
Jan 07
Marshall, MO: A fuel tank failed as it was being filled by workers, causing an explosion that injured a tanker driver at a fuel storage station. More information

Friday
Jan 07
Norwich, CT: An electrical fire broke out at a copper rod production plant causing it to be shut down for a couple of days. More information

Friday
Jan 07
Brisbane, Australia: While unloading chemical drums at a port, four men became ill after being exposed to a toxic chemical. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Graniteville, SC : Nine people were killed and many others sickened when afreight train crashed into a parked train, leaking chlorine, cresols and sodium hydroxide. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Mt. Vernon, IL: A ventilation unit above the curing section of a tire plant caught fire and was contained by firefighters. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Narayanganji, Bangladesh: A fire swept through a garment factory resulting in the death of 22 employees because most exits were locked. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Goshen, IN: A fire started in a paint booth damaging a steel fabrication factory. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Ise, Mie, Japan: Three people were injured when an explosion occurred from the use of a kerosene heater near chemicals used at a photoengraving plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Henderson, TX: While cleaning a pipeline right of way, a worker was injured when the bulldozer he was driving struck the pipeline causing an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Hazleton, PA: Cardboard on a loading dock at a chocolate manufacturing plant caught fire but did not spread indoors. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Grant County, KY: Two railroad workers were injured when debris from a partial tunnel collapse caused their train to derail. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Greensboro, NC: A finishing machine caught fire at a manufacturing plant that resulted in the evacuation of 50 employees. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Alberta, Canada: About 250 people were evacuated from an oil refinery when a fire started in an area of the plant where bitumen is converted to crude oil products. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Flint, MI: A fire in a pile of pallets at a plastics recycling plant destroyed a warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Dansville, NY: A tractor trailer lost two drums in an accident causing bromine and a photographic chemical to spill on the road resulting in its temporary closure. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Westwego, LA: A 790-foot tanker carrying 20 million gallons of sweet crude oil struck a pier causing an undetermined amount of caustic soda to spill from pipes on the pier into the Mississippi River. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Stockton, UT: Monitoring operations at a chemical depot revealed a mustard agent vapor leak in two over-packed 155 millimeter projectiles. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Daejin, Korea: Six researchers were injured after a reaction overheated causing several explosions in a laboratory building at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jan 03
Pretoria, Africa: Traffic was interrupted when a trailer carrying about 4,000 gallons of sulfuric acid overturned on a major road. More information

Sunday
Jan 02
El Dorado, AR: A fire broke out at a hazardous waste incineration plant causing the evacuation of hundreds of residents. More information

Sunday
Jan 02
Star, MS: A valve was discovered to be leaking ammonia at a plant causing three people to be hospitalized. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Shetland, UK: After smelling gas while doing maintenance work at an oil rig, an employee collapsed and died while trying to evacuate the area. More information

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