Incident Logs


Entries for August 2007

Thursday
Aug 23
Knoxville, TN: A fire at a power substation caused the partial shutdown of a power plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 23
Marlborough, MA: Monoethanolamine left on a hot plate exploded at an electronics plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Sitakunda, Bangladesh: A furnace explosion at a steel plant killed four workers and injured at least 20. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Lubbock, TX: A fire at a beer distribution plant initially started as a controlled burn. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Nashville, TN: A truck driver died when his gasoline tanker overturned and exploded. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Port Alberni, British Columbia: Explosions and fire destroyed a seafood processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Ca Mau, Vietnam: Ammonia leaking from an ice plant triggered a local panic. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
La Teja, Uruguay: A fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Cologne, Germany: An engine test stand caught fire at an auto plant specializing in Formula One racers. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Kingston, Jamaica: An oil tanker overturned and caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Mthatha, S. Africa: Firefighters fought a blaze at a timber factory for six hours. More information

Wednesday
Aug 22
Green Bay, WI: A sprinkler system kept a transformer fire at a power plant from spreading. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
Ikorodu, Nigeria: A tanker truck caught fire on a local expressway. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
Kolkata, India: Fire destroyed a local printing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
Gauteng, S. Africa: A roadway was closed after a sulfuric acid spill. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
Monclova, Mexico: An explosion and fire swept through a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
Canon City, CO: Two workers at a model rocket plant were treated for injuries. More information

Tuesday
Aug 21
West Pittsburg, PA: Several barrels of magnesium caught fire at an abandoned factory. More information

Monday
Aug 20
Meridian, TX: Ammonia released from a food processing plant forced the evacuation of a county courthouse. More information

Monday
Aug 20
Munster, IN: Crude oil leaking from a pipeline was discovered in a suburban area. More information

Monday
Aug 20
Jackson County, FL: The driver of a truck hauling molten sulfur was charged with careless driving after losing control of the vehicle. More information

Monday
Aug 20
Scunthorpe, U.K.: A fire in the coke ovens at a steel plant resulted in the discharge of a thick cloud of gas. More information

Sunday
Aug 19
Randolph Township, IN: Approximately 100 gallons of sulfuric acid spilled from a road tanker’s relief valve, leading to closure of the roadway. More information

Sunday
Aug 19
Zouping, China: At least 14 workers were killed and 59 injured in an explosion that destroyed an aluminium foundry. More information

Saturday
Aug 18
Moscow, Russia: A gasoline tanker truck overturned but the spilled gasoline did not ignite. More information

Saturday
Aug 18
Pasig City, Philippines: A forklift at a chemical plant pierced a drum of ethyl acrylate. More information

Saturday
Aug 18
Moosburg, Germany: A shelter-in-place order was issued after a railcar carrying hydrochloric acid was found to be leaking. More information

Friday
Aug 17
Tillmans Corner, AL: Ammonia used for refrigeration was released at a bottling plant. More information

Friday
Aug 17
Berlin, CT: Nine workers were sent to the hospital for exposure to cyanide at a plant that makes locks and architectural materials. More information

Friday
Aug 17
Richmond, N.C.: A power plant transformer caught fire. More information

Thursday
Aug 16
Pascagoula, AL: Fire destroyed part of a crude unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 16
Sagamu, Nigeria: A gasoline tanker overturned and caught fire. More information

Thursday
Aug 16
Sotnikovo, Russia: A gasoline tanker exploded and burned. More information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Clinton, N.C.: A steam pipe ruptured at a food processing plant, injuring two workers. More information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Backford, U.K.: A tanker carrying ethylene dibromide had to be towed five miles after a crash. More information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Grand Junction, CO: A tractor-trailer rig hauling sodium hypochlorite crashed into a bridge and caught fire, killing two people. More information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Woods Cross, UT: Fire broke out in the piping structure of an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Charleston, S.C.: A leak detected in a shipment of difluoroethylene forced port facilities to close. More information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Cheyenne, WY: A plume of sulfur dioxide gas was emitted from an oil refinery, forcing workers to evacuate. More information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Elsdorf, Germany: A small fire broke out in the powder mill at a sugar factory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Sayansk, Russia: Four people were killed and four injured in an explosion and fire at a polymer resins plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Ramnicu Valcea, Romania: An explosion at the country’s biggest oil refinery killed one worker. More information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Souderton, PA: Ammonia-laced wastewater that spilled from a rendering plant killed 10,000 fish in Skippack Creek. More information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Morristown, TN: Two workers at a cake making plant were injured when a welding torch ignited sugar dust, resulting in an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Chicago, IL: Firefighters evacuated two apartment buildings after an ammonia leak at a frozen foods plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Federalsburg, MD: A series of explosions destroyed part of a storage warehouse at a plant specializing in industrial adhesives. More information

Monday
Aug 13
South Jolla, S. Korea: A gas explosion at a shipbuilding plant injured 11 workers. More information

Sunday
Aug 12
Tomsk, Russia: An ethylene release from a compressor facility resulted in and explosion and fire at an oil refinery that killed one worker and injured two. More information

Sunday
Aug 12
Guizhou, China: A chemical plant leaked arsenic into the Chongan river, killing at least 10,000 fish. More information

Saturday
Aug 11
Bloomington, CA: Forty gallons of hydrofluoric acid spilled from a rail car. More information

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