Incident Logs


Entries for October 2008

Tuesday
Oct 14
Cressona, PA: A forklift at a foundry caught fire, forcing workers to flee. More information

Tuesday
Oct 14
Louisville, KY: A refinery worker was electrocuted. More information

Tuesday
Oct 14
Martinez, CA: The flare gas recovery system at a refinery failed, causing extremely large flaring. More information

Tuesday
Oct 14
Rheinweiler, Germany: A leaking container of hydrochloric acid shut down a railway line between Switzerland and Germany. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Charleston, WV: A shelter-in-place order was issued when ammonia gas leaked from a coal mine. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Cleveland, OH: Fire broke out in a compressor room at an appliance factory. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Heerlen, Netherland: Solar cell plant workers fled when a vessel containing chemicals fell. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Kansas City, MO: An ammonia leak was reported at a bottling plant. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Keokuk, IA: A ruptured storage tank released 200,000 gallons of sugar water into the Mississippi River More information

Monday
Oct 13
Portsmouth, NH: Two pipes at a frozen scallop production plant cracked, releasing ammonia gas. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Priolo Gargallo, Italy: An explosion shook the power plant serving a refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Tepeji del Rio, Mexico: 16 workers were injured during a fire at a waste management facility. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Tonawanda, NY: A cloud of trichlorethelyne vapor escaped from a screw machining plant. More information

Monday
Oct 13
Wilkie, Saskatchewan: Residents evacuated for several hours after a truck carrying ammonia spilled its contents. More information

Sunday
Oct 12
Billings, MT: Fire broke out in the pulp dryer at a sugar plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 12
Rajiv Nagar, India: A worker was killed and three injured when a drum exploded at a chemical factory. More information

Sunday
Oct 12
Ummendorf-Reichenbach, Germany: A gas pipeline between Germany and Italy ruptured. More information

Sunday
Oct 12
Yosu, South Korea: Fire broke out in a crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Oct 11
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fire consumed a warehouse filled with plastics. More information

Saturday
Oct 11
Petrolia, PA: Fuming sulfuric acid vapor released from a chemical plant forced nearby residents to evacuate. More information

Friday
Oct 10
Addiewell, U.K.: More than 1500 gallons of alcohol spilled when a tanker truck collided with another vehicle. More information

Friday
Oct 10
Freeport, TX: A chemical plant landfill caught fire. More information

Friday
Oct 10
Schwechat, Austria: Fire broke out in power plant serving a refinery. More information

Friday
Oct 10
Wickliffe, KY: Fire destroyed a storage building at a paper plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 09
Geismar, LA: A low-level release of sulfuric acid was reported at a industrial gases plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 09
Houston, TX: A small fire broke out during the restart of the fluid catalytic cracker at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Oct 09
Ichihara City, Japan: An oil refinery worker was found dead inside a storage tank. More information

Thursday
Oct 09
Salina, KS: Smoke poured from a battery plant ventilation system designed to pull vapors away from boiling lead. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Brisbane, Australia: A grass fire spread to material outside a plasterboard factory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Danville, IL: A conveyor belt fire spread to a product storage area at a textile mill. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Henderson, KY: A fire broke out at a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Honolulu, HI: An explosion at an oil and water treatment plant killed one worker and injured three. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Tulsa, OK: A cloud of hydrochloric acid was released by a chemical plant during a transfer operation. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Burlington, NC: A worker at an industrial electrical supply plant died when he was crushed by falling equipment. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Dyersville, IA: A train carrying ethanol derailed at a biofuel plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Dusseldorf, Germany: 4 workers were injured after mistakenly mixed chemicals produced acid vapor at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Rozzano, Italy: 2 workers were injured in an explosion at a pesticides plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 08
Sydney, Australia: Fire burned more than 24 hours at a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Calvert City, KY: Residents were ordered to shelter-in-place after a release of hydrochloric acid at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Cinnaminson, PA: A fire was reported at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Ningbo City, China: At least 100 residents were moved after a nitric acid spill. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Vale of Glamorgan, U.K.: A power plant worker fell 30 feet to his death. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
West Manchester, PA: Fire erupted when a transfer pump at an asphalt plant broke down. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
York, PA: A fire started in an asphalt tank at a paving materials plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Alexandria, MN: A small fire prompted an employee evacuation at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Anderlecht, Belguim: A ferric chloride solution leaked from a 1.300 gallon tank at a chemical refinery water treatment plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Deer Park, TX: A gasket flange leak at an oil refinery ignited and burned several hours. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Marinette, WI: A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of workers at a plant specializing in fire protection products. More information

Tuesday
Oct 07
Moultrie, GA: A powder coating machine at a manufacturing plant caught fire. More information

Monday
Oct 06
Lestrem, France: A fire at a starch plant was quickly contained. More information

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