Incident Logs


Entries for July 2005

Monday
Jul 18
Tyler TX: Zinc dust caught fire at a manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 17
Cleveland OH: Flames broke out at a mineral factory. More information

Sunday
Jul 17
Aurangabad India: Three people were killed when a crack in a chemical plant reactor triggered a reaction leading to an explosion. More information

Sunday
Jul 17
Rocton IL: Trees behind a paper recycling company caught fire spreading flames through 500 paper bales. More information

Saturday
Jul 16
Yosu Korea: Several employees exposed to a phosgene leak at a pharmaceutical plant became ill. More information

Saturday
Jul 16
Shizuishan China: An explosion and fire at a zinc refinery resulted in two deaths. More information

Saturday
Jul 16
Nampa ID: A polymer pile at an asphalt company caught fire causing extensive damage. More information

Saturday
Jul 16
Marsascala Malta: Crews were shredding tree trimmings when an explosion ignited a fire at a waste treatment plant. More information

Friday
Jul 15
Crystal River FL: A fire related to a boiler feed pump broke out at a refinery. More information

Friday
Jul 15
Pittsburgh PA: An explosion at a manufacturing plant caused injuries. More information

Thursday
Jul 14
Phoenix AZ: Fire destroyed a paint-booth manufacturing plant injuring two firefighters. More information

Thursday
Jul 14
Lafayette IN: Flames spread from a grain dust collector at a corn processing plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 14
Columbia SC: Workers were evacuated after water spilled into a barrel of mamidine sulfinic acid at a textile facility. More information

Thursday
Jul 14
Sacramento CA: A container punctured by a forklift leaked phosphoric acid. More information

Wednesday
Jul 13
Lubbock TX: A cloud of nitrogen crossing a highway forced officials to close it. More information

Wednesday
Jul 13
Long Beach CA: Propane leaking from the valve on a 1600 gallon tank forced an area evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Jul 13
Seattle WA: An explosion led to a fire in a hopper at a cement plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 13
Takaka New Zealand: Welding is blamed for a fire that damaged a dairy factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 13
Toledo OH: Fire broke out at a refinery specializing in greases and oils. More information

Wednesday
Jul 13
Shasta CA: Fire officials worked to repair a chlorine leak at a water treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 13
Fresno CA: Escaping gas ignited at a gas processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 12
Johnston County NC: A fire in an asphalt plants dust filtration system resulted in a major highway being closed. More information

Tuesday
Jul 12
Salt Lake City UT: Refinery workers were cutting metal when sparks ignited dry grass nearby. More information

Tuesday
Jul 12
Mersin Turkey: Nearly 40 people became ill from ammonia leaking from a ruptured pipe at a fertilizer factory. More information

Tuesday
Jul 12
Fort Atkinson NE: Burning chemicals at a plastics plant created toxic smoke. More information

Monday
Jul 11
Ehimi Japan: A gallon of water used to control boric acid levels leaked from a reactor at a nuclear power plant. No radiation danger was detected. More information

Monday
Jul 11
Wauconda IL: Sprinkler systems helped confine a fire at a metal plating factory. More information

Monday
Jul 11
Queensland Australia: Fire destroyed a butter factory. More information

Monday
Jul 11
West Yorkshire UK: Arson is suspected in a fire that heavily damaged a factory specializing in shop fitting equipment and retail displays. More information

Monday
Jul 11
Cedar Falls, IA: Thirteen people were decontaminated after being exposed to spilled nitric acid. More information

Sunday
Jul 10
Loganton PA: A fire caused heavy damage to a meat packing plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 10
Adelaide Australia: A recycling plant caught fire causing about 1 million in damage. More information

Sunday
Jul 10
Ontario Canada: A fire broke out in the process heater of a refinerys pre-treating unit. More information

Sunday
Jul 10
Kingston IN: A tanker truck leaking methyl methacrylate monomer forced officials to close the highway. More information

Sunday
Jul 10
Newcastle UK: A factory that makes components for central heating systems was destroyed by a fire. More information

Saturday
Jul 09
Utah: An overturned truck spilled sodium hydroxide forcing the closure of an interstate highway. More information

Saturday
Jul 09
Rhymney Valley South Wales: Gas cylinders exposed to fire exploded at a refridgator recycling plant. More information

Friday
Jul 08
San Antonio TX: Firefighters extinguished a fire while working to contain basins filled with nitric and chromatic acid at an electronics plant. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Sanford NC: A dust collecting machine at an automotive manufacturing plant caught fire but was quickly extinguished. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Qinhuangdao China: Three people were injured when a burning oil tanker exploded at a sea port. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Cham Switzerland: A delivery tanker unloaded into the wrong tank creating hydrogen sulphide fumes that sent two workers to the hospital. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Tabasco Mexico: Two people were killed and 13 others injured in a series of explosions involving a natural gas pipeline. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Melbourne, Australia: Sparks from a grinder ignited a fire at a plant specializing in printing chemicals. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Hollywood, FL: A delivery truck rolled over spilling a few gallons of bleach resulting in the closure of three northbound lanes of a major highway. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Kaohsiung, Taiwan: A fire broke out at a petroleum refinery being restarted after a maintenance shut down. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
South Toledo, OH: Fire crews removed a conveyor belt system at a grain plant to extinguish a fire burning in a silo. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Quebec, Canada: Four workers were injured in an explosion inside a closed basin at a water treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Greendale, IN: Fire officials battled a massive blaze at a recycling plant decided to let the fire burn itself out. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Norwood, MA: Fire broke out at a construction materials manufacturing plant when oil mist from a leaking hose ignited. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Butler County, OH: Emergency officials determined that a chemical leak discovered near a regional airport involved hydrochloric acid.. More information

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