Incident Logs


Entries for June 2009

Tuesday
Jun 30
Bedford, OH: A vapor cloud of volatile dinethyl aminopropylamine released from a chemical plant forced an area evacuation. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Calgary, BC: A butane drum exploded at a tool plant, injuring a worker. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Dalian, China: 2 workers died in a chemical plant explosion. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Evadale, TX: A flash fire in a chemical unloading area at a paper products plant injured a worker who later died. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Gonzales, CA: A dumpster fire at a biodiesel plant threatened nearby drums of sulfuric acid. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Hunedoara, Romania: A fire in a continuous casting machine shut down production at a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Leamington, ON: Firefighters responded to a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Natchez, MS: A smoldering fire destroyed several tons of formamidine sulfinic acid at a chemical warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Qingkeng’ao, China: A rail tanker carrying 23 tons of LP gas fell into a river and began leaking. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Richland, WA: A small fire forced operators to shut down a nuclear power plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
St. Louis, MO: Fire spread through a company that provides cleanup services following disasters. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Waldenburg, AR: A flash fire after a power outage injured an agricultural plant worker. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
West Manchester Twp., PA: Flaming snack chips on a conveyor belt spread fire through a snack food factory. More information

Tuesday
Jun 30
Wright Twp., PA: Neighbors reported a noxious odor at a PVC plant. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Ashulia, Bangladesh: Protesting workers burned down a garment factory. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Camden, AR: An explosion at a plant making flares injured a worker. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Dalian City, China: 2 workers died in a chemical plant explosion. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Eutritzsch, Germany: Fire broke out in chemicals stored at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Jamaica, NY : A worker who fell into a pit for collecting waste runoff and 2 workers who tried to rescue him were overcome by hydrogen sulfide fumes and died. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Knox, ME: About 200 gallons of sodium hydroxide spilled from a wrecked tanker truck. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Leamington, UK: Fire spread through an oven manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Lee, FL: Workers cleared a peanut processing plant when a 30,000-gallon propane tank began leaking. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Matthew, NC: Fire broke out at a plant making steel drums. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Viareggio, Italy: 13 people died and 50 were injured when a freight train derailed, igniting 2 LNG tank cars. More information

Monday
Jun 29
Waterloo, IA: A fire in an outdoor wooden pallet storage yard is suspected to be arson. More information

Sunday
Jun 28
Hereford, UK: A factory explosion injured a worker. More information

Sunday
Jun 28
Lumberton, NC: Fire swept through a fertilizer plant. More information

Saturday
Jun 27
Billings, MT: Nearby homes were evacuated when fire broke out at a feed factory. More information

Saturday
Jun 27
Borken, Germany: Fire broke out in the ventilation ducts at a textile plant. More information

Saturday
Jun 27
Muscffah, Abu Dhab: A warehouse in an industrial area burned 5 hours. More information

Saturday
Jun 27
Pico Truncado, Argentina: An explosion ripped through an oil company laboratory, injuring a worker. More information

Saturday
Jun 27
Surabaya, Indonesia: Fire destroyed a palm oil factory. More information

Saturday
Jun 27
Saint-Ghislain, Belgium: An explosion in a furnace used to produce ammonia injured 2 fertilizer plant workers. More information

Saturday
Jun 27
Wilmington, NC: A polymer plant worker repairing a valve was severely burned when sprayed with chemical. More information

Friday
Jun 26
Aurora, NC: 4 contract workers were treated after an acid leak at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jun 26
Calaveras Lake, TX: An explosion rocked a power plant. More information

Friday
Jun 26
Kingsbury Run, OH: Cooking oil spilled into the Cuyahoga River killed hundreds of gulls. More information

Friday
Jun 26
Limassol, Cyprus: A worker lost part of a hand in a cheese grating machine at a pasta factory. More information

Friday
Jun 26
Salt Lake City, UT: Sprinklers reacted quickly when fire broke out in a building shared with a fire suppression systems company. More information

Friday
Jun 26
Sanborn, IA: Fumes from cleaning chemicals overcame 9 workers at a cheese plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Corsicana, TX: Fire broke out in a reactor at a plant specializing in anime-based chemicals. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Halifax, NS: Responders extinguished a fire at a plant making plaster models. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Menasha, WI: Fire broke out in the ventilation system at a paper mill. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Ottawa County, IA: An explosion rocked the transmission switchyard at a nuclear power plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
South Molton, UK: Fire spread through the ceiling of a hydraulic press room at a wood panel factory. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Tula de Allendre, Mexico: 2 refinery worker doing maintenance on a pump valve were injured in a fire. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Abbotsford, BC: A dumpster fire threatened a rubber mat production plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Blaenavon, UK: Valves left open spilled a large quantity of chemicals at a detergent plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 25
Caloocan, Philippines: 3 workers died in a fire at a plant making promotional displays. More information

Wednesday
Jun 24
Albany, GA: A smoldering pallet of sodium hydrosulphate at a detergent plant required a haz mat response. More information

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