Incident Logs


Entries for March 2009

Sunday
Mar 15
Kingsbury, IN: Sprinklers quickly extinguished a fire at a bio-diesel plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 15
Albany, GA: Leaking acetylene ignited at a chemical plant, critically burning a worker. More information

Sunday
Mar 15
Bufalo, Honduras: A hydrogen cylinder exploded at a margarine factory, injuring 2 workers. More information

Sunday
Mar 15
Nizhni, Russia: An explosion at a plastics plant injured 4 workers. More information

Saturday
Mar 14
Berry, Australia: An overturned tanker truck leaked sulfuric acid from its roof vents. More information

Saturday
Mar 14
Galva, IL: Multiple dust explosions were reported at a pet food factory. More information

Saturday
Mar 14
Grand Rapids, MI: Fire broke out in an industrial oven used to bake freshly painted auto parts. More information

Saturday
Mar 14
Paraguana, Venezuela: A refinery unit was out of service after a fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 14
Shenzhen City, China: More than 3 tons of hydrochloric acid leaked at an industrial facility, forcing an area evacuation. More information

Saturday
Mar 14
Torrance, CA: A fire at an oil refinery burned a worker. More information

Saturday
Mar 14
Halstead, KS: A fire in a chemical storage area forced the evacuation of a plant specializing in agricultural and industrial belts. More information

Friday
Mar 13
Loudon, TN: Smokestack insulation caught fire during maintenance at a corn refinery. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Springdale, AR: A small fire broke out in a hammer mill. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Santa Maria, CA: Problems with a vapor recovery system at a crude oil refinery lead to a release of hydrogen sulfide gas. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
San Jose, CA: A fire at a metal fabrication plant injured 3 workers. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Port Lisas, Trinidad & Tobago: An explosion and fire were reported at an ammonia plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Philadelphia, PA: 10 contract workers at a refinery were evaluated after hydrofluoric acid vapors escaped. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Nan’am District, China: A worker died when ammonia gas leaked from a burst pipe at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico: 2 workers were killed in a steam explosion at a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Jaffrey, NH: Fire broke out at a match book plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 12
Charleston, SC: Fiber dust ignited at a rubber recycling plant, resulting in a brief fire. More information

Wednesday
Mar 11
Tupman, CA: A propane facility reported a fire contained to a process heater that was allowed to burn itself out. More information

Wednesday
Mar 11
Rye, UK: About 340 tons of chemicals were released when a storage tank collapsed. More information

Wednesday
Mar 11
Newburgh, NY: A chemical reaction triggered an explosion at a prosthetics plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 11
Moreton Bay, Australia: A cargo ship lost 620 tons of ammonium nitrate in the wake of a cyclone. More information

Wednesday
Mar 11
Beauport, Quebec: An explosion was reported at a galvanizing plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 11
French Island, WI: Flour dust ignited a small fire at a waste-to-energy plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 10
St. James Parish, LA: A contractor working on an underground pipeline at an oil storage facility died when fire erupted. More information

Tuesday
Mar 10
Maryville, TN: An ammonia leak at an ice company forced area residents to evacuate. More information

Tuesday
Mar 10
Luke, WV: Nearly 4,000 gallons of toxic coal ash spilled from a pipeline, narrowly missing the Potomac River. More information

Tuesday
Mar 10
Huntington, IN: An explosion in an aluminum foundry furnace spewed molten metal on the plant floor. More information

Tuesday
Mar 10
Hatfield Twp., PA: Flames broke out at a hazardous materials storage facility. More information

Tuesday
Mar 10
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 3 workers at a gas plant were injured in an explosion. More information

Monday
Mar 09
Oldham County, KY: Fire destroyed a building at a lumber products plant, injuring a firefighter. More information

Monday
Mar 09
Texarkana, AR: Rubber dust ignited at a tire plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 08
Oakland, CA: Fire broke out at a steel recycling plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 08
Longmenqiao, China: 3 people died in an explosion at a feed additive factory. More information

Sunday
Mar 08
Jesup, IA: Nearby residents were evacuated when several railcars containing ethanol derailed. More information

Sunday
Mar 08
Carson, CA: A hydrogen sulfide leak was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Mar 08
Akhalgori, Georgia: An explosion rocked an ammunition depot. More information

Saturday
Mar 07
Port Alice, BC: A tanker carrying sodium chlorate bound for a paper mill overturned. More information

Saturday
Mar 07
Plaquemine, LA: More than 100 people were evacuated after a derailed tank car containing molten sulfur began leaking. More information

Saturday
Mar 07
Jefferson County, TX: A construction worker died at an oil refinery when a crane fell. More information

Friday
Mar 06
Youngsville, NC: Fire broke out in an outdoor storage area at a plant specializing in kitchen ventilators. More information

Friday
Mar 06
Yahud, Israel: Residents were evacuated when a fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Mar 06
San Jose, CA: A chemical leak at a biochemical plant forced employees to evacuate. More information

Thursday
Mar 05
Perm, Russia: 2 workers died when hydrogen sulfide leaked at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Mar 05
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, Japan: Fire broke out in a reactor containment building at a nuclear power plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 05
Hastings, NE: An explosion in a grain grinder at an ethanol plant injured 2 workers. More information

Thursday
Mar 05
Bend, OR: Dust filters on a paint booth at a sign company ignited, activating the sprinklers. More information

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