Incident Logs


Entries for June 2005

Tuesday
Jun 21
Lexington, SC: A worker was transported to a hospital when his arm became stuck in a conveyor belt at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Jun 20
Meishan City , China : Seven people were killed, and several others injured when an operational error occurred when detonators that workers were fixing exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jun 20
Queensland, Australia: A fire broke out in the switchboard room of a meat processing plant cutting off the power supply to refrigeration facilities and caused more than $1 million damage. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Halol, India: A strong reaction occurred while employees were diluting chemicals at a petrochemical treatment plant resulting in an explosion that caused extensive damage. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Arcade, GA: It is thought that a cigarette lit by a worker caused a series of explosions to occur at an oil company resulting in the death of the worker. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Gwinnett, GA: Hazmat teams responded to an ammonia leak at an ammonia storage facility that resulted in the evacuation of employees. More information

Sunday
Jun 19
Plant City, FL: One employee was injured when a transformer caught fire at a meat packing plant causing about $37,000 damage. More information

Saturday
Jun 18
Traverse City, MI: A concrete tank at a septage treatment plant exploded spilling thousands of gallons of treated waste into nearby lagoons. More information

Saturday
Jun 18
Baytown, TX: A maintenance mechanic died in an accident while doing routine work in the plastics manufacturing area of a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jun 17
Houston, TX: Sodium hydroxide spilled when five train cars derailed while the train was backing up. More information

Friday
Jun 17
Kurkumbh, India: A fire broke out in a tank containing petrochemicals at a petroleum refinery. More information

Friday
Jun 17
Sydney, Australia: Paper on a conveyor belt caught fire at a paper storage plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 16
Oklahoma City, OK: Lightning caused an oil tank battery to catch fire. More information

Thursday
Jun 16
Harrisburg, PA: The roof of a steel plant caught on fire after a reaction between hot steel and water caused steam and slag to shoot 85 feet in the air. More information

Thursday
Jun 16
Oklahoma City, OK: A power outage caused an ammonia leak when a release valve opened briefly resulting in the evacuation of employees. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Vadadora, India: A fire broke out in a pipe connected to a catalytic cracker unit at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Rzhev, Russia: A train pulling 24 rail cars carrying heavy fuel oil derailed while in transit to another city. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Yangling, China: A truck hauling LNG or LPG became stuck beneath a viaduct. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Fryburg, ND: A pipeline ruptured and spilled about 42,000 gallons of brine from oil drilling at a petroleum company. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
NewtonAycliffe, UK: Employees were evacuated after a fire broke out and destroyed a plastics plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Chicago, IL: A tanker truck carrying 6,000 gallons of ether lost control on a major highway and overturned, bursting into flames. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Sichuan Province, China: A village was evacuated and 38 people became ill when a chemical company released a toxic gas cloud measuring 65 feet high when they tried to reduce the pressure in a reactor. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Noginsk, Russia: Two workers were killed and another injured when a technical problem caused explosions at a petroleum storage depot. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Baton Rouge, LA: A canister of organic peroxide fell from a truck and spilled on a highway causing traffic to slow down while hazmat teams cleaned up the area. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Richfield, NC: An electrical fire caused a mobile home manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Lucknow, India: A thermal power station was shut down after a boiler tube was discovered leaking. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Temelin, Czech Republic: A reactor had to be disconnected from the grid because of a fault discovered in the generator cooling system of the non-nuclear part of a nuclear power plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Mingo Junction, OH: Three people were injured when natural gas escaped while they were testing a release valve and interacted with welding sparks resulting in an explosion at a steel factory. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Grank Forks, BC: A truck loaded with copper sulfate hit a bridge killing the driver. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Alloways Creek, NJ: A steam leak caused a nuclear power plant to be shut down. More information

Monday
Jun 13
Bridge City, TX: A tank holding 2300 gallons of oil caught fire at a power plant. More information

Monday
Jun 13
Saginaw, MI: Officials worked to determine how about 1800 gallons of sodium hydroxide spilled into the citys sewer system. More information

Monday
Jun 13
Wuhai , China : Three people were killed and three others injured when a gas leak occurred during a routine inspection of equipment. More information

Monday
Jun 13
St. Croix, USVirgin Islands: Officials worked to confirm suspicions that a 13.7 million gallon benzene tank was leaking at a rate of 10 gallons an hour. More information

Monday
Jun 13
West Monroe, LA: One man was injured when a fire broke out in an electrical panel at a packaging plant. More information

Monday
Jun 13
Sendai, Japan: A fuel oil desulphurization unit shut down after a fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jun 13
West Yorkshire, UK: A fire broke out in a popcorn machine sending up flames measuring 100 feet high at a sweets factory. More information

Monday
Jun 13
Baton Rouge, LA: Officials ordered a shelter-in-place as hazmat crews responded to a naphtha leak at a gas refinery. More information

Sunday
Jun 12
Sendai, Japan: A fire broke out in a sulfur recovery unit that produces 450 tons per day at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Jun 11
Tasmania, Australia: Officials worked to determine the source of a 1600 foot oil slick discovered in a nearby river. More information

Saturday
Jun 11
Sterling, Norwich: Firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that erupted in a pile of shredded tires at a tire plant. More information

Saturday
Jun 11
Newport, IN: A leaky valve caused about 30 gallons of a liquid nerve agent to spill at a chemical weapons depot while workers were trying to neutralize the substance to hydrolysate. More information

Friday
Jun 10
Devon, UK: About five gallons of cobalt 60 spilled during the refit of a nuclear submarine at a dockyard. More information

Friday
Jun 10
San Antonio, TX: A major interstate was closed and resident evacuated when the driver of a truck towing a trailer filled with more than a ton of explosions lost control and rolled over. More information

Friday
Jun 10
Chattanooga, TN: Five steel workers were injured while cutting support beams from a paint booth with a cutting torch which triggered a flash fire when the booth collapsed and ignited paint dust. More information

Friday
Jun 10
Detroit, MI: Firefighters worked to contain a fire that broke out at a wastewater treatment plant that serves more than 3 million people. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Thala Athmane , Algeria : One person was killed and four to her injured when an explosion occurred at a factory that makes gas-fired boilers. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Saint-Laurent-Blangy, France: An express train collided with a truck carrying butane and propane cylinders causing a fire and multiple explosions. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Hamburg, Germany: Toxic gases were emitted when a fire broke out in a foam material factory resulting in orders for a shelter-in-place. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Las Vegas, NV: A gray powder inside a clear containment box caught fire while workers were opening 55-gallon metal drums of nuclear weapons production waste at a test site causing it to be sealed off for clean-up. More information

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