Incident Logs


Entries for April 2007

Wednesday
Apr 18
Tieling City, China – At least 32 workers were killed when a 30-ton ladle broke away from a steel plant blast furnace, spilling molten metal. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Hutchinson, KS – Nearly 2,300 gallons of natural gasoline spilled from a vertical storage tank at an oil refinery, forcing the closure of a nearby public road. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Weld County, CO – Flames fueled by strong winds destroyed a manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Parana, Brazil – One person died and six were injured after an explosion in an alcohol tank at an agricultural processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Port Wentworth, GA – A sinkhole opened beneath a storage tank at a truck yard, requiring a hazmat response. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Solon, ME – A manufacturing plant reported its fourth fire since February. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Solon, ME - For the fourth time since February, firefighters were called steel recycling plant where fire gutted a work area. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Carson, NV – Two chemicals accidentally mixed resulted in an orange plume of toxic smoke at a metals processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Tracy, CA – A ruptured oil pipeline leaked hundreds of gallons of oil onto an interstate highway. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Orem, UT – Fire destroyed a storage trailer at a wood pellet manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Wesel, Germany – An explosion rocked a mineral mill, causing one injury. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
South Charleston, W. – Two releases of n-methylethanolamine occurred during the start up of a process unit at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Frellstedt, Germany – Two workers were hospitalized for observation after an accidental release at a plant specializing in amino acid production. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Guntersville, AL – An explosion occurred in a storage silo at a feed plant. More information

Monday
Apr 16
St. Mary’s, Australia – Paint thinners and other chemicals fuelled a fire that destroyed a paint factory. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Salt Lake City, UT – A truck hauling lead cadmium-based powder lost part of its load. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Kollam, India – Eighteen people required treatment after a chlorine gas leak at a mineral recovery plant. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Chasquitambo, Peru – Nearly 40 people were overcome by fumes when sodium sulphide spilled from a tank. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Matamata, New Zealand – Evacuations were ordered and at least two people were overcome by a chemical spill. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Valley, OH – A tanker truck carrying liquid helium overturned, blocking an interstate. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Salt Lake City, UT – Hazmat crews handled a chlorine leak at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Xiaozhaiba China – A large release of sulfur dioxide was reported at a chemical fertilizer plant. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Esmeraldas, Ecuador – An explosion occurred in an empty caustic tank at a chemical refinery. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Kimberly, S. Africa – An explosion in a frame and door factory left two workers injured. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Delaware City, DE – Unspecified amounts of anhydrous ammonia and hydrogen sulphide were released from an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Helmond, The Netherlands - A pile of scrap containing magnesium burned for several hours at a recycling center before firefighters could extinguish it. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Elizabethon, TN – Responders worked to contain a chemical spill at a metal plating company. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Elk Grove Village, IL – Fire broke out in a heat treating machine at a manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Lisbon, N.D. – Thieves suspected of stealing chemicals at a fertilizer plant to make methamphetamines left a storage tank valve open, releasing ammonia. A nearby apartment complex had to be evacuated. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Minquas, DE – Four firefighters were treated after exposure to ISO Octane after a gaseous fire system extinguished a fire at a commercial gas plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Glenavon, Saskatchewan - One of the biggest Canadian oil pipelines had to be shut down after a leak was discovered. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
San Roque, Spain – A release of sulfur dioxide was reported at a petrochemical refinery. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Saras di Sarroch, Italy – A contract worker at a refinery was crushed to death when a pipe rack collapsed. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Wheeling, W.V. – A worker suffered an injured hip when gas and water lines in the arc furnace section of a steel plant ruptured. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Bowling Green, KY – An explosion damaged the steam turbine and generator at a power plant. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Wheatfield, N. – A 500 gallon container of hydrogen peroxide broke open when it fell off a forklift at a manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Forest City, MO – An explosion in a grain silo was reported at an agricultural processing plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Kinston, N. – Acid and chlorine-based chemicals that were accidently mixed forced the closure of a food processing plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Thunderbolt, GA – Firefighters evacuated nearby businesses when an ammonia leak was reported at an ice plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Tyrone, PA – A fire at a manufacturing plant sent two workers to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Covington, LA – A trucker reported leaking diethylenetriamine inside his tractor-trailer rig. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Burgas, Bulgaria – A large accidental release of propane-butane gas was reported at a petrochemical refinery. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Loudon, TN – A transformer fire idled a paper products plant, forcing an evacuation. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Athens, GA – A crack in a vat holding molten glass led to a fire at a building materials plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Bullhead City, OH – A truck crash released Dowtherm-A, an industrial heat transfer fluid that threatened to pollute the Colorado River. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Kent, WA – Burning titanium metal shaving released toxic fumes at an aerospace plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Erie, PA – Flames in a 32,000 gallon asphalt tank at a recently closed chemical plant had to be extinguished twice. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Heywood, U. – Four hundred homes were evacuated after a mill fire threatened to cause a major explosion. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Fontana, CA – Two workers at a metal recycling center were treated after a chlorine gas leak. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Fresno, CA – Fire destroyed a 45,000-square-foot warehouse at a poultry feed plant. More information

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