Incident Logs


Entries for April 2005

Thursday
Apr 28
El Dorado,AR:12 workers at a chemical plant became sick at work, one of whom later died. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Savannah,GA:A vapor cloud hovered over a paper plant for nearly an hour following an accidental release of Therminol. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Busan, S. Korea:An explosion and fire at a shoe factory killed 1 worker. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Chongquing,China: An explosion tore through a chemical plant, destroying a 3 story building and leaving 12 dead. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Lusaka,Zambia:A blast at an explosives plant killed at least 51 people. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Kitwe,Zambia: About 51 people were killed and at least three others injured when an explosion occurred at an explosives factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Hialeah,FL: A fire destroyed a paper plant causing the evacuation of businesses and the suspension of railroad operations. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Thomaston,ME: Ammonium hydroxide spilled while being transfered from a tanker truck, injuring 2 workers. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Wichita,KS: A formaldehyde gas was accidentally released at a plastics manufacturing company. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Athens,AL: A 250 gallon tank of propane flipped causing a valve to break while it was being off-loaded resulting in a leak and evacuation of three buildings. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Oslo,Norway: Crew members were evacuated from a gas platform after a gas leak was discovered coming from a valve gasket. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Long Beach,CA: Fire broke out in an above ground crude oil pipe at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Vadodara,India: A static charge caused a solvent to catch fire at a pharmaceuticals production plant, severely burning 1 worker. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Anthony,TX: It took firefighters 2 hours to contain a fire that damaged a Styrofoam plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
San Jose,CA: A hydrogen pipe burst at a semiconductor plant injuring 1 person. More information

Friday
Apr 15
Ontario,Canada: 1 unit was shut down at a nuclear plant due to a transformer fire that spilled insulating oil into a lake through a storm drain. More information

Friday
Apr 15
Glasgow,Scotland: A faulty compressor machine used to manufacture plastic bottles caused an explosion and fire at a plastics factory, injuring 6 people. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Derby,UK: While being unloaded with a forklift, cylinders fell from a truck causing an acetylene explosion at a gas plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Trinidad,TX: An 18-wheeler carrying diesel fuel overturned and exploded. The driver escaped with minor injuries. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Dinuba, CA: 3 trucks exploded causing $500,000 damage to a box plant after thousands of pallets and cardboard boxes caught fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Aragon,Spain: A fire and explosion in a grain silo at a flour mill injured at least 19 people. More information

Wednesday
Apr 13
Petersburg,VA: A worker suffered severe blistering after he came in contact with an amphetamine-based chemical at a chemical factory. More information

Wednesday
Apr 13
Veracruz,Mexico: Maintenance workers repairing a propylene pipeline caused an explosion and gas leak killing 6 people. More information

Tuesday
Apr 12
Wuxi,China: About 88 people were hospitalized after a blackout at a chemical plant resulted in a leak from a liquid chlorine pump. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Calumet City,IL: A 55, gallon drum of sodium hypochlorite dropped from a pallet at a gelatin manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Palash Bari,Bangladesh: A 9-story garment factory collapsed after an explosion killing at least 54 people. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Tirau,New Zealand: A state highway was closed after a truck carrying radioactive materials hit a pole and jackknifed. More information

Sunday
Apr 10
Maryville,TN: Molten metal reacted with water at a metal manufacturing plant causing a fire. More information

Sunday
Apr 10
Antwerp,Belgium: A fire broke out in the desulphurization unit at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Apr 09
Cumming,GA: A chlorine line exploded at a protein manufacturing plant injuring 1 person. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Vienna,Austria: 4 employees were killed in a fire that broke out at a steel manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Brisbane,Australia: A pipe containing hydrofluoric acid ruptured at an oil refinery and sent 24 people to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Henderson, Australia:1 employee was killed and at least 1 other injured after a furnace exploded at an engineering factory. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Klang Jaya,Malaysia:1 employee was injured in an explosion in a chemical plant storage area containing ammonia, acetone, and hydrogen. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Southgate,MI:Hazmat crews worked to clean up a solvent used for chrome plating found to be leaking from a semi truck. More information

Wednesday
Apr 06
Garner, NC: A fire broke out and damaged an asphalt plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 06
Canterbury,UK: A milk powder dryer exploded at a dairy factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Penang,Malaysia: Fumes from a diesel spill in the generator room at an electronics plant caused 9 workers to become ill. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Fort Wayne,IN:A magnesium fire broke out at a metals plant, resulting in 1 death. More information

Monday
Apr 04
Dumas, TX: A spark from machinery at a manufacturing plant caused a fire in a dust hopper that was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Apr 04
San Bernardino,CA:A train derailed causing about 200 gallons of a flammable liquid to leak from one of the 13 derailed cars. More information

Friday
Apr 01
Twinsburg, OH: A hose at a fluorescent pigment manufacturing plant burst and sprayed a corrosive flammable chemical on 3 workers. More information

Friday
Apr 01
Devon,UK: Gas cylinders exploded in a fire at a paint workshop injuring one firefighter. More information

 
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