Incident Logs


Entries for June 2005

Thursday
Jun 09
Victoria, Australia: Six workers were overcome by chemical fumes emitted from a container they were unloading at a dock. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Melbourne, Australia: Chemical fumes caused six workers to become ill when a container they were unloading began to leak. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Pune, India: A tanker carrying about 18 tons of LPG leaned on a bridge after it was involved in an accident. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Tonawanda, NY: Fire officials used team to cut off oxygen to a fire that sparked from a leaky screw valve in a gas line. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Lena, WI: A fire broke out at a wooden pallet manufacturing company causing the roof to cave in. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Point-a-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago: A fire broke out in a vacuum distillation unit used in the production of fuel oil at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Rantoul, IL: One person died when a fire of unknown cause and several explosions occurred in the aerosol manufacturing area of a hair-care. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
London, England: Gas cylinders exploded causing a major fire at a wooden pallet factory. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Exeter, UK: A small amount of hydrofluoric acid was spilled at a lighting manufacturing plant when it was being moved from a mixing vat that had a bad valve. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Escanaba, MI: Officials contained a chlorine dioxide leak discovered at a paper plant, resulting in the evacuation of residents. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Pittsburgh, PA: A hazmat team worked to control an ammonia leak that originated from refrigeration equipment at a fish market warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Wells Township, MI: A chlorine dioxide leak caused the evacuation of employees from a paper mill. More information

Monday
Jun 06
Monts , France: A worker was killed when an explosion occurred while he was working with inert ceramic materials in an atomic energy laboratory. More information

Sunday
Jun 05
Port Arthur, TX: Fire officials investigated a chemical leak that closed part of a major highway. More information

Sunday
Jun 05
Bradford, UK: Fire officials worked to control a chlorine leak discovered coming from a hectare site at an organic chemicals manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Jun 04
W. Yorkshire, UK: Firefighters responded to a chlorine leak coming from a hectare site at an organic manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Jun 04
Central Bohemia, CzechRepublic: A tanker truck overturned on a highway leaking gasoline and diesel oil. More information

Friday
Jun 03
Staten Island , NY : A man was killed when he the fuel tank he was repairing exploded at a chemical storage plant. More information

Friday
Jun 03
Staten Island, NY: While welding inside an empty 7,500 gallon tank used to store vegetable oil for making bio-diesel fuel, a man was killed when the tank exploded at an alternative fuel manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Jun 03
McAllen, TX: About 100 gallons of aluminum sulfate was spilled at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Jun 03
Rocky Mount, NC: Firefighters worked to control a fire that destroyed a mattress factory. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
RichardsBay, S. Africa: At least nine people were injured when a major ammonia gas leak was discovered a phosphoric acid plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Greenbriar County , WV : Two workers were killed when a rig drilling for coalbed methane gas exploded. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Fieldsboro, NJ: Two workers were severely burned when they were accidentally sprayed with sulfuric acid at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Madison, WI: Hazmat crews worked to clean up lactic acid that leaked from a tanker hauling 5,000 gallons of the chemical on a roadway. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Fewsburg, NY: A fire involving titanium was contained by firefighters at a metal plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Eglinton , UK : A man was killed at a water treatment plant when an explosion caused a tank to shoot up into the air. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Johannesburg, S. Africa: Four people were injured when a fire at a flare line caused an explosion at an oil and chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Kansas City, KS: Sodium hydroxide fumes caused a small fire to break out at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Londonderry , Ireland : A man was killed when a blast from a gas tank blew causing the tank to fly through the roof of a water plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 02
Defiance, OH: A fire broke out in a processing unit at a plant that manufactures dairy products while the unit was undergoing maintenance work. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
Augusta, KY: Hazmat teams responded to a chlorine gas leak that occurred due to a faulty injector in a cylinder valve at a sewage treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
Schramberg- Sulgen, Germany: About three people were injured when a fire broke out in the galvanizing plant of an electronics factory. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
Huaibei , China : An explosion occurred at a chemical plant killing two workers. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
Newark, CA: About 18,000 gallons of bittern was spilled along a shoreline at an industrial salt evaporation company. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
Croydon, England: A fire heated a gas cylinder to the point of explosion at a carbon brush factory. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
ClayTownship, PA: A fire of unknown cause broke out at a steel fabrication plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
Chandigarh, India: A fire involving calcium carbide and paint thinner destroyed a chemical and paint shop. More information

Wednesday
Jun 01
Rushville, IN: A hydraulic system leaked and caught fire and caused major damage to a vehicle brake plant. More information

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