Incident Logs


Entries for September 2008

Tuesday
Sep 30
Brightton, NY: A chlorine leak forced 20 workers to evacuate a pump manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Clinton, IA.: A small fire ignited in the primary recovery column at a biodiesel plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Hampton-in Arden, UK: More than 50 firefighters tackled a blaze at a wood shavings factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Heidenheimer, TX: A broken valve released ammonia during a railcar transfer at an agricultural storage facility. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Henrietta, NY: A 40-pound chlorine cylinder leaked, prompting the evacuation of a plant specializing in carbon and graphite products. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Indianapolis, IN: Fire spread from a grain drying unit at a starch factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Moscow, Russia: Helicopters filled the firefighters were dispatched to a gas pipeline explosion. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Riverside, OH: Flammable cooling oil fueled a fire at an asphalt plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 30
Sylvester, GA: A small equipment fire at a peanut butter plant did not affect production. More information

Monday
Sep 29
Heinsburg, VT: Fire extensively damaged a cheese plant warehouse. More information

Monday
Sep 29
Painted Post, NY: Two compressor factory workers were injured in an explosion during a helium test on a cylinder. More information

Monday
Sep 29
Prudhoe Bay, AK: A seven-inch diameter steel pipeline supplying gas to a production pad ruptured. More information

Monday
Sep 29
Saudi Arabia: Three foreign workers died in a fire at a sofa factory. More information

Monday
Sep 29
Shreveport, LA: A valve popped open on an ammonia tank at a disused tool manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 28
Bakersfield, CA: Hydrogen leaked from a compressor at a refinery, triggering a hazmat response. More information

Sunday
Sep 28
Belle, WV: A trace amount of SO3 was released at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 28
Enid, OK: A conveyor belt at a food processing plant caught fire. More information

Sunday
Sep 28
Mettur, India: A gas leak at a chemical plant sent five workers to the hospital. More information

Saturday
Sep 27
Norwich, CT: Fire was reported at a copper products plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 27
Raceland, KY: A tank car leaking chlorine fumes prompted a shelter-in-place order. More information

Saturday
Sep 27
Woods Cross, UT: Argon gas escaped when a tractor trailer rig overturned, prompting an area evacuation. More information

Saturday
Sep 27
Delta State, Nigeria: A pipeline fire forced the company to shut down production. More information

Saturday
Sep 27
Gbahon, Central African Republic: Fifteen people attempting to drain fuel from an overturned tanker died in a subsequent explosion. More information

Saturday
Sep 27
Hillsborough, FL: Fire broke out in a conveyor belt at a liquidf and dry bulk handling facitliy. More information

Saturday
Sep 27
Ludenscheid, Germany: Eight people were injured in an ammonia leak at a metal processing operation. More information

Friday
Sep 26
Bakersfield, CA: A 500 pound release of sulfur dioxide was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Sep 26
Bear Lake Twp., MI: A ruptured line spewed ammonia at a cold storage facility, prompting an evacuation. More information

Friday
Sep 26
Marib Province, Yemen: An oil pipeline was blown up. More information

Friday
Sep 26
Salt Lake City, UT: A large quantity of sulfuric acid was illegally dumped in a field. More information

Friday
Sep 26
Sarnia, ON: A problem at a refinery unit resulted in flaring. More information

Friday
Sep 26
Sines, Portugal: A refinery worker was injured by a falling object. More information

Thursday
Sep 25
Huntingdon, WV: An ethylene oxide spill prompted an evacuation at an optical lens factory. More information

Thursday
Sep 25
Meeker, CO: A pipeline worker has a skid steer dropped on him. More information

Thursday
Sep 25
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Fire damaged a chemical factory. More information

Thursday
Sep 25
South Bend, IN: A fire at a power plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Thursday
Sep 25
Tula de Allenda, Mexico: A fire fighting snorkel hit a worker in the head during a training exercise, killing him. More information

Wednesday
Sep 24
Aurora, NE: An explosion and fire at a pet food plant injured two workers. More information

Wednesday
Sep 24
Bridgman, MI: A fire in a turbine generator shut down a nuclear power plant reactor. More information

Wednesday
Sep 24
Chinon, France: A pump failure at a nuclear plant allowed more than 2,6000 gallons of oil to leak into the Loire River. More information

Wednesday
Sep 24
Russellville, AR: An anhydrous ammonia leak at a food processing plant injured one worker. More information

Wednesday
Sep 24
Salisbury, MD: Fire broke out in a mixing blender at a plant specializing in animal feed pharmaceuticals. More information

Wednesday
Sep 24
Sao Miguel dos Campos, Brazil: Two people died after a fire broke out at an oil and gas treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 24
Winchester, KY: About 20 gallons of ammonium hydroxide spilled at a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 23
Austin, TX: Fire destroyed a wheel manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 23
Charleston, WV: A worker at a power plant died when he fell more than 15 feet. More information

Tuesday
Sep 23
Maceio, Brazil: An explosion in a natural gas pipeline killed two workers at an oil treatment plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 23
Millstadt, IL: An ammonia leak at a farmer’s co-op forced nearby residents to evacuate. More information

Tuesday
Sep 23
Pele el Ojo District, Venezuela: A crude oil spill occurred when a pipeline ruptured. More information

Tuesday
Sep 23
Sibin, Romania: A truck carrying five tons of hydrochloric acid overturned. More information

Tuesday
Sep 23
Stonington, CN: A fire in the testing area of a battery plant released hydrochloric acid. More information

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