Incident Logs


Entries for August 2009

Wednesday
Aug 19
Olifantsfontein, S. Africa: An explosion at a food processing plant injured 1. More information

Wednesday
Aug 19
Pittsville, WI: A barrel of waste oil exploded at a trucking company, burning 1 worker. More information

Wednesday
Aug 19
Port Kembla, Australia: A steel plant worker suffered burns when a gas bottle exploded. More information

Wednesday
Aug 19
South Bend, IN: Fire broke out in a plant that makes custom steel tubing. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Czech Republic: An explosion in an empty storage container injured 4 workers at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Boonville, MO: Heavy smoke from a fire at a heavy equipment plant injured 1 worker. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Bismarck, ND: A power outage at a refinery resulted in a large cloud of black smoke. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Charleston, WV: A leak in a transfer pump released a small quantity of monomethylamine at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Concon, Chile: An accident in the hydrogen plant at a refinery killed an operator. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Jeffersonville, IN: 1 of 2 steel workers overcome by nitrogen inside the hot bridle area of a furnace later died. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Mailiao, Taiwan: A ruptured heating pipe caused a fire at an aromatics plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Oak Ridge, TN: A nitric acid spill at a DOE laboratory resulted in a shelter-in-place order. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Port Dickson, Malaysia: A tanker carrying 58,000 tons of naphtha caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Ravno Pole, Bulgaria: High levels of ammonia, chlorine and hydrogen cyanide were detected in emissions from a lubricants plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Savannah River Site, GA: 3 workers received nitric acid burns while working in a chemical processing facility being decommissioned. More information

Tuesday
Aug 18
Zaluzi u Mostu, Czech Republic: 4 workers were injured in an explosion at a petroleum refinery. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Belin-Beliet, France: A tanker lost part of its load of 18,000 liters of nitric acid. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Manitowoc, WI: A fire in the main electrical panel shut down operations at a plastics plant for days. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Marion, VA: A chemical reaction involving resin filled a defense plant with fumes. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Phoenix, AZ: A metal shredder at a recycling plant caught fire. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Providence, RI: An explosion in a polyester varnish tank propelled a 500 pound lid through the roof of an electrical motor plant. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Ridgway, PA: A chimney fire ignited at a powdered metals plant. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Sajano, Siberia: An explosion at a hydro-electric power station flooded a turbine room. 6ty-7 people died with more missing. More information

Monday
Aug 17
Santa Maria, Philippines: A boiler explosion at a factory killed 12. More information

Sunday
Aug 16
Calne, UK: A fire broke out at a woodworking plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 16
Houma, LA: Fire broke out at an oil recycling plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 16
Napa, CA: A 200-gallon heating oil tank caught fire, destroying a building at a construction materials plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 16
Panchkula, India: A fire broke out at a plastics plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 16
Prudhoe, UK: A fire broke out in a plant that makes custome steel tubing. More information

Sunday
Aug 16
Solingen, Germany: An open storage area for raw material used in biogas production caught fire. More information

Saturday
Aug 15
Halifax, NS: Fire from a burning car spread to a factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 15
Salfit, Ma'an: A furniture factory burned. More information

Friday
Aug 14
Benoni, S. Africa: 1 worker died and 2 were critically injured in an explosion in a 70-ton tank at a scrap metal factory. More information

Friday
Aug 14
Naoetsu, Japan: A leak at a chemical plant forced production of synthetic quartz to cease. More information

Friday
Aug 14
Tampoi, Malaysia: 2 workers suffered respiratory distress after inhaling ammonia leaking from a refrigeration system at an ice factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 13
Fengchan, China: An explosion at a reactor at a chemical plant caused 4 deaths. More information

Thursday
Aug 13
Benoni, South Africa: 5 people were injured in an explosion at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 13
Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois, France: An ammonia leak at a fertilizer plant resulted in the evacuation of 300 workers. More information

Thursday
Aug 13
Jingjiang, China: A boiler explosion at a chemical plant killed 3 workers. More information

Thursday
Aug 13
Raynham, MA: 6 workers were injured when a lithium battery exploded at a battery plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 13
Rochester, NY: 2 policemen were exposed to anhydrous ammonia in a release at a milk processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 12
Bristol, VA: A chemical plant reported an accidental discharge into the South Fork Holston River. More information

Wednesday
Aug 12
Flintshire, UK: Fire spread through an industrial bakery. More information

Wednesday
Aug 12
Lathrop, CA: An ammonia release during maintenance on a valve shut down a business park. More information

Wednesday
Aug 12
Lavera, France: 2 chemical plant workers received second degree burns while lighting a furnace. More information

Wednesday
Aug 12
New Haven, WV: About a dozen power plant workers were sprayed with a weak solution of ammonia when a valve was left open. More information

Wednesday
Aug 12
North Hanover, NJ: An accident at a power substation left 19,000 people without power and 1 person burned over 80 percent of his body. More information

Wednesday
Aug 12
Woolston, UK: An ammonia leak at a frozen food distribution center required a hazmat response. More information

Tuesday
Aug 11
Kansas City, KS: A hydrogen chloride leak was reported at an agricultural chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 11
Marulas, Philippines: A fire destroyed a paint factory, then spread through an adjacent neighborhood, destroying 28 houses. More information

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