Incident Logs


Entries for May 2009

Wednesday
May 20
Coventry, UK: Fire broke out at a windows factory. More information

Tuesday
May 19
Chicago, IL: A small fire released ammonia at a chocolate factory. More information

Tuesday
May 19
Corpus Christi, TX: A brief fire at an oil refinery left one worker burned. More information

Tuesday
May 19
Deer Park, TX: A release was reported in a crude distillation unit at a refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 19
Kollsnes, Norway: A condensate leak at a gas processing plant forced workers to evacuate. More information

Tuesday
May 19
Texas City, TX: Fire broke out in a slop tank at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 19
Ashland, NE: Fire destroyed a saw mill specializing in wood pallets. More information

Monday
May 18
Beaverton, OR: An explosion and fire at a power plant resulted in a major power outage. More information

Monday
May 18
Chattangooga, TN: A damaged container of crystallized pircric acid was discovered at a wire factory. More information

Monday
May 18
Longview, TX: Anhydrous ammonia spilled at an industrial gas facility. More information

Monday
May 18
Power County, ID: Fire broke out at a bio diesel plant. More information

Monday
May 18
Tianjin, China: A chimney core collapsed at a power plant, killing12 workers. More information

Sunday
May 17
Lemont, IL: An elevated conveyor belt used to move petroleum coke caught fire at a refinery, burning nearly 8 hours. More information

Sunday
May 17
New Castle County, DE: An explosion spread fire throughout an ethylene plant. More information

Sunday
May 17
Sunderland, S. Africa: 11 cars burned at an auto plant. More information

Saturday
May 16
Honolulu, HI: A cooling tower being demolished at an industrial park collapsed, killing a worker. More information

Saturday
May 16
Yerevan, Armenia: An explosion in the chloroprene section of a rubber plant killed 4. More information

Friday
May 15
Cape Town, South Africa: Fire damaged much of a fish processing plant. More information

Friday
May 15
Charlotte, NC: An equipment fire at a recycling plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Friday
May 15
Lamesa, TX: A lightning strike ignited a fire leading to an explosion in a tank battery at a salt water disposal facility. More information

Friday
May 15
Lubeck, Germany: A worker cleaning an industrial sized soup vat was scalded to death when jets of steam activated accidentally. More information

Friday
May 15
Nampa, ID: A sugar factory worker died when he fell into a giant auger. More information

Friday
May 15
Perth, Australia: A fuel tanker exploded and burned at a service station. More information

Thursday
May 14
Badami Bagh, Pakistan: More than a dozen workers died in a chemical fire that swept a factory. More information

Thursday
May 14
Vlissingen, Netherlands: 2 workers were killed in a chemical plant accident. More information

Thursday
May 14
Yerevan, Armenia: 2 explosions rocked a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 14
Oranienbaum, Germany: Fire broke out at a wood pellet plant. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Amargarh, India: A massive fire broke out at a biscuit factory. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Collingwood, Ontario: Firefighters responded to an ethanol plant. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Digboi, India: 2 workers were killed in a fire in a delayed coker unit at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Fairfield, CA: Chemicals being mixed at a polymer plant reacted unexpectedly. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Hastings, Australia: A fire at a metal treating plant threatened to spill 400,000 liters of hydrochloric acid. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Hayward, CA: Area residents sheltered in place when fire broke out at an appliance recycling facility. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Louisville, KY: 2 workers died from an ammonia leak at a cold storage facility. More information

Wednesday
May 13
Mosyr-Brest, Belarus: A ruptured pipeline spilled 27,000 gallons of crude oil. More information

Tuesday
May 12
Ambernath, India: 2 workers died in an explosion that destroyed a chemical factory. More information

Tuesday
May 12
Brisbane, Australia: Fire destroyed an industrial complex. More information

Tuesday
May 12
Chatham, NJ: A chemical fire ignited in a carbon filtration system at a manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
May 12
Delta state, Nigeria: A barge carrying thousands of tons of oil sank off the Nigeria coast. More information

Tuesday
May 12
Port Arthur, TX: 5 contract workers at an oil refinery were treated for undetermined reasons. More information

Tuesday
May 12
Searcy, AR: A gasoline storage tank explosion killed three contract workers. More information

Monday
May 11
Columbus, WI: Explosions and fire spread through a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
May 10
Ambegaon, India: Explosions and fire destroyed a chemical plant unit. More information

Sunday
May 10
Vanleen, TN: Fire leveled a water bottling plant. More information

Sunday
May 10
Vastrapur, India: Refinery workers were evacuated for a short period when a pump supplying a gasoline process unit failed. More information

Saturday
May 09
Karachi, Pakistan: An explosion at a chipboard plant killed 3 workers. More information

Saturday
May 09
Palm Coast, FL: Responders uprighted a derailed tank car leaking hydrochloric acid. More information

Saturday
May 09
Toragay, Azerbaijan: Fire broke out in a gas pipeline. More information

Friday
May 08
Whiting, IN: Refinery workers were evacuated for a short period when a pump supplying a gasoline process unit failed. More information

Thursday
May 07
Baton Rouge, LA: 8 refinery workers exposed to carbon monoxide were taken to the hospital for observation. More information

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