Incident Logs


Entries for February 2009

Saturday
Feb 28
Port of Catoosa, OK: Fire broke out at a fertilizer blending and bagging plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 28
Antalya, Turkey: A gas canister explosion in a welding shop on an industrial estate injured 6 workers. More information

Saturday
Feb 28
Edmonton, Alberta: Officials evacuated a 30 block area when a propane leak was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Feb 28
Casselton, ND: A fire at an ethanol plant damaged a dryer and dust collection bin. More information

Saturday
Feb 28
Delta state, Nigeria: Vandals blew up a major crude oil pipeline. More information

Friday
Feb 27
Lehmingen, Germany: Nearly 540,000 gallons of manure spilled from a silo at a biogas plant. More information

Friday
Feb 27
Tuas View, Singapore: Fire chemical plant workers suffered burns when nitric acid leaked from a heat exchanger. More information

Thursday
Feb 26
Borger, TX: An explosion shut down part of a carbon black plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 26
Punta Cardon, Venezuela: A fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Las Vegas, NV: An overturned tractor trailer spilled 5,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Youngstown, OH: An explosion at an oil refinery knocked a worker off a scaffold, critically injuring him. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Klundert, Netherlands: Fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia: A worker died in a sugar mill accident. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Athens, AL: Water from tanks washed at a biodiesel plant caused a fish kill in a nearby stream. More information

Wednesday
Feb 25
Fairford, UK: Thousands of gallons of jet fuel spilled from a military storage facility. More information

Tuesday
Feb 24
Alton, IL: An explosion rocked a factory manufacturing explosive devices for the military. More information

Tuesday
Feb 24
Champaign, IL: An explosion and fire spread through a grain tunnel at an agricultural processing facility. More information

Tuesday
Feb 24
Lenoir, NC: A fire broke out at a furniture factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 24
Los Barrios, Spain: An explosion damaged a steel mill. More information

Monday
Feb 23
Allansford, Australia: Nearly 2,700 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a storage tank at a cheese factory. More information

Monday
Feb 23
Malvern, OH: A battery of oil storage tanks caught fire. More information

Monday
Feb 23
Carson, CA: Fire broke out in a 679-foot tunnel used to move petroleum coke beneath a busy rail corridor splitting a massive refinery. See Tunnel Vision, May-June 2009 IFW. More information

Sunday
Feb 22
Mackenzie, BC: A chlorine dioxide leak at a pulp mill forced an area evacuation. More information

Friday
Feb 20
Somersby, Australia: The sprinkler system doused a small fire in a packaging area of a chemical factory. More information

Friday
Feb 20
North Richland Hills, TX: An ammonia leak was reported at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Feb 20
Kountze, TX: A fire damaged a biodiesel facility. More information

Friday
Feb 20
Rafah, Egypt: A fire in a fuel storage tank at a pipeline facility killed a worker and injured two. More information

Friday
Feb 20
Knowl Hill, UK: A fire broke out at a waste management facility. More information

Thursday
Feb 19
Callaway, MO: A hydrogen gas leak at a nuclear plant force workers to evacuate. More information

Wednesday
Feb 18
Penrose, New Zealand: Molten glass spilled from a furnace at a glass plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 18
Niederkassel, Germany: A worker suffered minor injuries at a chlorine plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 17
Europoort, Netherlands: Fire broke out near the crude unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Feb 17
Boardman, OR: A welder at a metal fabrication plant died when he was buried by debris in an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Feb 17
Follansbee, WV: A fire broke out at a carbon compounds plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 17
Saint Chamond, France: An aluminum foundry worker died in an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Feb 17
Dormagen-Sturzelberg, Germany: An explosion in an aluminium shredder injured a worker. More information

Tuesday
Feb 17
Bucyrus, IL: An explosion and fire were reported at a plant for processing waste paper. More information

Monday
Feb 16
Delaware City, DE: A boiler shut down at an oil refinery creating a large amount of smoke. More information

Monday
Feb 16
Moscow, Russia: 12 workers were injured in an ammonia leak at a meat processing plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 15
Ferrysburg, MI: A 10,000 gallon water-oil separator tank exploded at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Feb 14
Solon, OH: A chemical reaction triggered the sprinkler system at an epoxy resin plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 14
Rajkot, India: A worker at an acrylic bath tub plant was maimed when expired chemicals he was transporting by motorcycle exploded. More information

Saturday
Feb 14
Gordon County, GA: Hazmat responders dammed off a stream to contain sodium hydroxide spilling from an overturned tanker truck. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Turlock, CA: An industrial complex was evacuated after ammonia vapors leaked from a cold storage facility. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Sharjah, UAE: An office fire at an industrial complex threatened to spread to nearby warehouses. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Katargam, India: An explosion in a pressure vessel at a textile mill killed 2 workers and injured 10. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Manistee County, MI: An explosion at a gas processing plant injured a worker. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Shreveport, LA: A fire at a lubricants refinery was quickly extinguished. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Europoort, Netherlands: A fire broke out in the desulfurization unit at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Feb 13
Sarnia, ON: A small coker unit fire at an oil refinery was quickly extinguished. More information

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