Incident Logs


Entries for February 2009

Friday
Feb 13
Highland, IL: A chemical reaction at a aircraft supply facility forced workers to evacuate. More information

Thursday
Feb 12
Sharjah, UAE: Fire spread through 4 warehouses storing petroleum products. More information

Thursday
Feb 12
Limoux, France: Nearly 16,000 gallons of acid leaked at a roofing materials plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Herten, Netherlands: Mounting pressure inside a tanker truck carrying 2 tons of nitric acid resulted in a vapor release. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Deerfield, MA: A broken rupture disk on a railroad tank car resulted in a small leak of hydrochloric acid. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Carthage, TX: An area evacuation was ordered after an explosion at a natural gas plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Minatitlan, Mexico: An explosion rocked a cooling tower at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Feb 11
Kochi, India: A fire broke out in the sulfur handling facility at a fertilizer plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Bangalore, India: Fire spread through a nitric acid plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Moula Ali, India: At least four workers died in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Kolkata, India: Fire broke out at a mustard oil plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Tuanjie Twp., China: 2 people died when a boiler exploded at a bean curd factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Eugene, OR: Firefighters responded to a haz mat incident involving hydrochloric acid at a rail yard. More information

Tuesday
Feb 10
Sarnia, ON: Sirens sounded when a leak developed at an oil refinery’s sour water stripper unit. More information

Monday
Feb 09
Lozova district, Ukraine: Fire broke out at a toxic chemical storage facility. More information

Sunday
Feb 08
Toano, VA: Sprinklers controlling a fire at a metal plating plant overflowed 2 vats of chromic acid, injuring four firefighters. More information

Sunday
Feb 08
Rockdale, IL: Nearly 6,000 gallons of oil sludge overflowed a holding tank at a tractor factory, spilling into the Des Plaines River. More information

Saturday
Feb 07
Jiuduhe Village, China: An explosion at a fire extinguisher plant killed a worker and injured 6. More information

Saturday
Feb 07
Sidor, Venezuela: An explosion rocked a cold rolling steel mill. More information

Saturday
Feb 07
Paulding, OH: An explosion and fire at a cement plant caused massive damage to a laboratory. More information

Saturday
Feb 07
Houston, TX: A small fire broke out at a biofuels plant. More information

Friday
Feb 06
Shanghai, China: A worker resting in a dormitory died when a pressure test on equipment at an LNG plant triggered an explosion. More information

Friday
Feb 06
Williamsport, MD: A worker mixing chemicals at a paint factory was burned in a flash fire. More information

Thursday
Feb 05
Kirov region, Russia: A worker died and another was seriously injured in an ammonia release at a chemical plant making fertilizer. More information

Thursday
Feb 05
Low Moor, UK: Haz mat responders dealt with an acrylonitrile  spill at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 05
Edmonton, Alberta: A boiler tripped at an oil refinery, causing flaring. More information

Thursday
Feb 05
Huckelhoven, Germany: 34 people complained of respiratory problems after a gas release at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 05
Hurth-Knapsack, Germany: 3 chemical plant workers were hospitalized after a chlorine leak. More information

Thursday
Feb 05
Santiagode Guayaquil, Ecuador: Fire spread through a natural gas processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 04
Indianapolis, IN: Responders dealing with a fire at an aluminum finisher also faced a nitric acid leak. More information

Wednesday
Feb 04
Reynosa, Mexico: An explosion and fire rocked an oil and lubricant warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Feb 04
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan: A Freon leak at a bottling plant resulted in a haz mat response. More information

Wednesday
Feb 04
Salt Lake City, UT: A large cloud of powdered alumina catalyst was accidentally released from a refinery. More information

Tuesday
Feb 03
Milwaukee, WI: A silo at a coal-fired power plant exploded, burning 2 contractors severely. More information

Tuesday
Feb 03
Owen Sound, ON: 24 office workers were taken to the hospital after diesel fumes from a garage next door were pumped through the office ventilation system. More information

Tuesday
Feb 03
Bromborough, UK: A lithium fire forced factory workers to flee. More information

Tuesday
Feb 03
Augusta, Italy: 2 workers were seriously injured in an oil refinery fire. More information

Tuesday
Feb 03
Kuparuk, AK: A spill of wastewater effluent was reported at an oil field. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Jasper County, TX: Haz mat responders were called in when a truck carrying calcium chloride began leaking. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Oak Ridge, TN: Work at a nuclear weapons plant was temporarily suspended after a leak in a line carrying hydrogen fluoride was reported. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Banbury, UK: A small fire broke out in an extractor fan at a chocolate factory. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Clayton, NY: Firefighters contained the flames at a burning water bottling plant to one room. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Elkview, WV: An overturned tractor trailer spilled thousands of pounds of cocoa on an interstate highway. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Lenoir, N.C.: Fire destroyed a furniture plant and threatened to spread to other structures. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Nitro, WV: A storage tower for paper products caught fire at a nutritional fiber plant. More information

Monday
Feb 02
Salisbury South, Australia: Fire erupted in the duct system at a tire plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 01
Houston, TX: A shelter-in-place order was issue after hydrochloric acid spilled into a containment dike at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 01
Prince George, BC: A chlorine dioxide pipe connecting 2 pulp mills burst. More information

Sunday
Feb 01
Guelph, ON: A nitric acid spill was reported at a food processing plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 01
Menamkulam, India: An explosion at a clay factory killed 2 people. More information

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