Incident Logs


Entries for May 2007

Thursday
May 10
Muscatine, IO: An explosion triggered a fire in the auxiliary transformer of a power plant. More information

Thursday
May 10
Bellingham, WA: A small oil leak ignited a fire that broke through the roof of a refinery storage unit. More information

Thursday
May 10
Sunset Hills, MO: A worker injured when a degreasing solvent spilled at a metal finishing plant later died. More information

Thursday
May 10
Edlington, U.K.: Fire spread through a chemical storage facility. More information

Wednesday
May 09
Erie Township, MI: A semi-rig loaded with propane bottles caught fire at a commercial gas facility. More information

Wednesday
May 09
Iatan, MO: A worker was killed when a steam line ruptured at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
May 09
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Six workers died in an explosion and fire at a canned aerosol factory. More information

Wednesday
May 09
El Dorado, AR: A release of anhydrous hydrogen bromide gas at a chemical plant resulted in a shutdown. More information

Tuesday
May 08
Middletown, OH: Fire broke out in the roof of a paperboard plant as workers were removing equipment. More information

Tuesday
May 08
Jiangxi Province, China: A workshop fire at a pharmaceutical plant killed three workers and injured 12. More information

Monday
May 07
Brooksville, FL: A laboratory employee at a cement plant was hospitalized after a glass container holding corrosive solvent exploded in his hands. More information

Monday
May 07
Phoenix, AZ: An ammonia leak cleared workers at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
May 07
Memphis, TN: Resin leaking from a tanker ignited at a tile and marble plant, resulting in thick smoke. More information

Monday
May 07
Woods Cross, UT: A rupture in a line feeding a process unit resulted in an explosion and fire at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
May 07
Greensburg, KS: A railroad tanker leaking ammonia resulted in an area evacuation. More information

Monday
May 07
Forest Grove, OR: Fire broke out at a custom wood products plant. More information

Monday
May 07
Corby, U.K.: More than 30 firefighters were overcome by toxic fumes from a glue factory fire. More information

Monday
May 07
Herzogenburg, Austria: A tank containing hydrochloric acid leaked at a metal treatment factory. More information

Monday
May 07
Baar-Ebenhausen, Germany: An unexpected chemical reaction triggered a fire at a barrel treatment plant. More information

Monday
May 07
Monluel, France: An LPG tanker spread flames through four warehouses in an industrial district. More information

Monday
May 07
Auburn, WA: A worker at an aircraft plant was injured when his vehicle struck a propane tank. More information

Monday
May 07
Anaheim, CA: Eighteen people were examined after an ammonia leak at a bottling plant. More information

Sunday
May 06
La Porte, TX: An explosion at a plant specializing in heat exchangers damaged a de-coking oven. More information

Sunday
May 06
Marlborough, MA: Magnesium hydroxide spilled from an overfilled storage tank into drains feeding into an adjacent river. More information

Sunday
May 06
West Deptford, N.J.: A brush fire that burned more than 100 acres threatened a refinery. More information

Sunday
May 06
Bangkok, Thailand: At least 80 people were overcome by ammonia fumes leaking from a cold-storage warehouse. More information

Saturday
May 05
Saalfelden, Austria: An explosion occurred at a sawdust pellet production plant. More information

Saturday
May 05
Shekhupura, India: Ammonia leaking from an ice factory caused a local panic. More information

Saturday
May 05
Trecate, Italy: A pharmaceutical plant worker died when a centrifuge exploded, dousing him with hydroxyacetic acid. More information

Saturday
May 05
Gokak, India: More than 15 workers died in an explosion at a plant that manufactures ammonium nitrate for explosives. More information

Friday
May 04
Gokak, India: Two workers died and more than 30 were injured when a boiler exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
May 04
Wolfwil, Switzerland: A chemical plant emergency resulted when a worker mistook containers of nitric acid for hydrochloric acid. More information

Friday
May 04
Huelva, Spain: Fire broke out in the laboratory at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
May 04
San Diego, CA: Eighteen vehicles caught fire at a recycling yard and released toxic fumes. More information

Friday
May 04
Ada, OK: A manager at a goat cheese factory was listed in critical condition after a cheese dryer toppled on her. More information

Thursday
May 03
Moscow, Russia: One worker died in an ammonia release at a sausage factory. More information

Thursday
May 03
Lower Hutt, New Zealand: A drum containing more than 50 gallons of hydrochloric acid split open at a farm products warehouse. More information

Thursday
May 03
Pulau Ayer Chawan, Singapore: Three maintenance subcontractors died when fire broke out in the overhead heat exchanger in a refinery crude distillation column. More information

Thursday
May 03
Morton, IL: Fire spread through a welding company, causing propane tanks to explode. More information

Thursday
May 03
Houston, TX: A worker required treatment after inhaling sulphur fumes at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 03
Gaffney, S.C.: A propane leaked forced the evacuation of an automotive bearing plant. More information

Thursday
May 03
Bitterfeld Wolfen, Germany: Fire was reported in a chemical plant warehouse. More information

Thursday
May 03
Reggio Emilia, Italy: An explosion involving a mechanical lift injured six workers. More information

Thursday
May 03
Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Fire broke out at a state run refinery. More information

Thursday
May 03
Coleraine, N. Ireland: Thick smoke from a fire at a plant specializing in medical equipment forced area evacuations. More information

Wednesday
May 02
Paterson, N.J.: A flash fire at a processing plant left one worker with first-degree burns. More information

Wednesday
May 02
Wrentham, MA: A 10,000 gallon tank of liquid asphalt caught fire. More information

Wednesday
May 02
Port of Vancouver, OR: Downwind evacuations were ordered when a warehouse containing 9,800 tons of calcium nitrate fertilizer burned. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Alajuela, Costa Rica: Fireballs rose above a chemical plant in a five-hour fire. More information

Tuesday
May 01
Lynden, Ontario: A tanker accident spilled more than 250 gallons of industrial bleach on a residential street. More information

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