Incident Logs


Entries for August 2007

Saturday
Aug 11
Stourbridge, U.K.: An acetylene cylinder exploded at an industrial unit. More information

Saturday
Aug 11
Ochomogo, Costa Rica: Two workers were injured in an explosion at a solvent recycling plant. More information

Friday
Aug 10
Big Flats, N.Y.: Steel titanium chips caught fire in a hopper at a plant specializing in orthopaedic instruments. More information

Friday
Aug 10
Lenoir, N.C.: Dust and lint trapped under the rafters of a hosiery plant caught fire. More information

Friday
Aug 10
Prudhoe Bay, AK: Fire suppression had been turned off when a fire broke out in an oil field. More information

Friday
Aug 10
Texas City, TX: A failed O-ring resulted in a pipeline leak at a refinery that spilled 120 barrels of gasoline. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Burton, MI: A worker was working on a 5,000 gallon ammonia tank at an ice plant when a leak developed. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Indramayu, Indonesia: A 125,000 bpd refinery was shut down following a strong earthquake. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Niles, IL: Workers at a bottling plant were evacuated due to an ammonia leak. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Port Arthur, TX: A contractor died in a heavy equipment accident at a refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 09
Lancaster, PA: The accidental discharge of a fire extinguisher resulted in an alert being declared at a nuclear power plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Bamber Bridge, U.K.: More than 50 gallons of propylamine spilled when the container was pierced by a fork lift. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
North York, Ontario: Two workers were overcome by fumes at an electronics plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Mahurangi Harbour, New Zealand: More than 3,400 gallons of diesel spilled into a nearby river. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Gabes, Tunisia: An explosion was reported in a furnace at a cement plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Valdellora, Italy: A worker was seriously injured when a compressor exploded at an LPG plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Raleigh, N.C.: A chemical spill was reported at a biomedical facility. More information

Wednesday
Aug 08
Fernley, NV: A tanker truck carrying chlorine overturned, blocking traffic for nearly nine hours. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
East Flat Rock, N.C.: Neighboring homes were evacuated after an explosion at a plant that makes industrial ceramics and cutting tools. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Dalton, GA: An overflowing storage tank released anhydrous ammonia, forcing the evacuation of neighboring plants. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Vairapalayam, India: An explosion in a chemical plant boiler injured 20 workers. More information

Tuesday
Aug 07
Cherry Point, WA: A diver working at an oil refinery died after being found unconscious underwater. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Coffeyville, KS: An ammonia leak at a plant specializing in nitrogen fertilizer sent dozens to the hospital. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Winnie, TX: An accident involving a truck hauling liquid hydrogen closed an interstate highway for two hours. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Chita, Japan: One worker died and five others were injured in an explosion at a shipyard. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Lafarge, CO: An asphalt tank exploded. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Billings, MT.: A tractor-trailer carrying xylene caught fire in a downtown rail yard. More information

Monday
Aug 06
Niederzissen, Germany: A tanker truck carrying 25 tons of methylmethacrylate spilled several hundred liters. More information

Sunday
Aug 05
St. Joseph, MO: A worker died in an industrial accident at a pork-processing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 05
New Philadelphia, OH: A dust explosion at a chemical plant set off the sprinkler system. More information

Sunday
Aug 05
Port Arthur, TX: An explosion and fire at a refinery was brought under control within an hour. More information

Sunday
Aug 05
Sarjini Nagar, India: One person died and six other were overcome by toxic fumes at a PVC pipe manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
Muang, Thailand: A suspected sulfur dioxide release in an industrial area resulted in wide spread headaches and respiratory problems. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Fire broke out in the production unit of a surfactants plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 04
Lviv, Ukraine: A fire destroyed 180 tons of gasoline at a storage depot. More information

Friday
Aug 03
Moncure, N.C.: A small fire broke out at a plant that makes adhesives and surfacing solutions. More information

Friday
Aug 03
Bury, U.K.: An abandoned chemical plant caught fire, sending smoke into nearby neighborhoods. More information

Friday
Aug 03
Delaware Water Gap, PA: An electronics plant shut down after a drum containing chloride and other chemicals exploded. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Carbon County, UT: A worker was seriously burned in two explosions at a oil and gas service company. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Denison, IA: About 28,000 gallons of gasoline spilled from a railway tank car. More information

Thursday
Aug 02
Derry Township, PA: Fire gutted a 160,000-square-foot plant specializing in foam products. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Langfang City, China: Seven workers died after they fell into a paper pulp pool at a paper mill. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Bakersfield, CA: Sulfur being cut into smaller pieces caught fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Greenwood, S.C.: A faulty valve on a railcar released ammonia into the downtown area. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Mountain Home, ID: An ammonia leak forced dozens of homes to be evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Aug 01
Pauls Valley, OK: A leaking tanker truck hauling butane shut down an interstate highway. More information

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