Incident Logs


Entries for March 2007

Saturday
Mar 31
Council Bluffs, IO – Three men were burned in an accident at a power plant. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Ridgefield, N.J. – A fire broke out in the boiler room at a power plant. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Murarrie, Australia – Four workers were sprayed with sulphuric acid when a pipeline ruptured at a manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Kingston, Jamaica – A pressurized tank at a foam manufacturing plant exploded, killed one worker. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Logan, UT – A worker was severely burned in an explosion at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Tatarstan, Russia – Seven tons of crude spilled from a pipeline. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Englehart, Ontario –Twenty-four cars of a freight train derailed, spilling liquefied gas styrene and glycol. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Othello, WA – Workers were sandblasting an oil tank and applying an epoxy coating when the empty tank exploded in flames, killing one and injuring three. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Londonderry, N.H. – A pipe ruptured at a manufacturing plant, spraying several hundred gallons of hot oil and water across the plant floor. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Chattanooga, TN – Threee separate fires were reported at a foam products plant within 24 hours. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Houston, TX – Leaking anhydrous sulfate forced the evacuation of a plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Volketswil, Switzerland – An explosion at an auto plant injured three workers. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Denver, CO – Officials took action to capture oil that leaked from a power plant into the South Platte River. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Humboldt, TN – Nearly 700 people were evacuated after fire broke out at a chemical storage facility. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Joliet, IL – Smoke from a fire at a chemical storage facility required the evacuation of nearby manufacturing plants. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Humboldt, TN – Lightning struck a chemical plant manufacturing agricultural products, burning it to the ground. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Albuquerque, N.M. - A tanker truck carrying 5,000 gallons of chlorobenzyl chloride overturned with no spill reported. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Affton, MO – A fire at a chemical plant was being investigated as a possible arson. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Allen, TX – An explosion at a manufacturing plant left one worker injured. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Muskiz, Spain – A worker overcome by fumes died in a fall at a refinery. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Shreveport, LA – An explosion and fire rocked an oil refinery, leaving one worker with second-degree burns. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Kansas City, MO – An ammonia leak forced employees to abandon a dairy plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Finisklin, Ireland – A chemical accident forced the evacuation of 400 workers at a plant, plus staff from an adjoining facility. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
San Diego, CA – Fire destroyed the factory for a leading manufacturer of surfboard material. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
St. Margarethen an der Raab, Austria – An explosion at a biological gas plant was reported. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Sandersville, MS – Fire broke out at a crude oil pumping and storage facility. More information

Monday
Mar 26
North Salt Lake City, UT – An oil refinery reduced production after a fire broke out. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Bainbridge, GA – Fire caused heavy damage at a sulfur plant. More information

Monday
Mar 26
West Bountiful, UT – Production at a petrochemical refinery was reduced after burning hydrocarbons from the flare tower started a small fire on the ground. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Neumarkt am Hausruck, Austria – A worker at a plastics plant died when a furnace heating resin exploded. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Bokel, Germany – A worker was burned in an explosion at a bio diesel plant. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Torrance, CA – Hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide were released into flares at an oil refinery after problems with a sulfur recovery unit forced a shutdown. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Presidents Island, TN – Work on a storage tank sparked a fire at an agricultural processing plant. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Beschenkowitschi, Belarus – A ruptured crude oil pipeline spilled into the Ulla River. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Parkersburg, W.V. – A purplish cloud of chemical rising into the air forced a lockdown at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Whiting, IN – A fire was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Lagos, Nigeria – Fire broke out at a petroleum depot. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Ngu Hanh, Vietnam – Four people were killed and five injured when a gasoline storage tank exploded. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Carson, CA – A small fire at an oil refinery was contained without injury. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Shreveport, LA – Fire broke out at a lubricants refinery when asphalt leaked from a tanker and ignited insulation. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Manchester, N. – A dumpster fire spread smoke throughout a manufacturing plant, forcing an evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Mehoopany, PA – Fire broke out in a paper machine at a detergent plant that required breathing apparatus to extinguish. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
York, PA – Workers were evacuated from a motorcycle plant after a fire started in the dust collection system on the roof. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Batavia, IL – Sprinklers contained a fire at a factory that quickly spread through supplies of cardboard. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – A cooking oil refinery caught fire, sustaining major damage. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Lakewood, N.J. – Firefighters were called to a computer recycling facility. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Royton, U.K. – An ammonia leak at a refrigeration plant overcame 26 workers. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Columbus, OH - Two workers were trapped on the roof and another in an overhead crane when fire broke out at a steel mill. All three were rescued. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Corpus Christi, TX – A broken insulator on a transmission line cause a power outage at area refineries, initiating flaring. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Plainfield, IO – A plant manufacturing soybean-based grease caught fire, producing thick, black smoke. More information

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