Incident Logs


Entries for August 2009

Tuesday
Aug 11
Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad: A leak in a propane line at a refinery was quickly sealed. More information

Tuesday
Aug 11
Port of Brisbane, Australia: 2 unrelated incidents thought to be hazmat connected triggered a mass evacuation of the port. More information

Monday
Aug 10
Chastre, Belgium: A vapor release from a chemical plant was reported. More information

Monday
Aug 10
Knockbridge County, Ireland: 2 people died in an accident at a agricultural products facility. More information

Sunday
Aug 09
Laiyuan, China: 8 people died in an explosion in a steel plant workshop. More information

Sunday
Aug 09
Rotterdam, Netherlands: A small fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Aug 09
Urwan More, India: A tanker truck carrying more than 17 tons of LPG overturned and began to leak. More information

Saturday
Aug 08
Mt. Isa, Australia: A 1 kilometer radius was evacuated when a truck carrying ammonium nitrate caught fire. More information

Saturday
Aug 08
St. Bonface, MB: Fire spread through a pallet factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 08
Strong, ME: An explosion and fire damaged a wood fuel pellet plant. More information

Friday
Aug 07
Saint-Martin-de-Crau, France: About 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a 40-inch pipeline. More information

Friday
Aug 07
Sungai Udang, Malaysia: Fire broke out at a power substation at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 06
Barsac, France: A tanker was unloading hydrochloric acid at a chemical plant when an explosion occurred. More information

Thursday
Aug 06
Baytown, TX: A small fire broke out in a pipe rack at a refinery, injuring 1 worker. More information

Thursday
Aug 06
Joliet, IL: 1 refinery worker suffered hydrofluoric acid burns when an alkylation unit began leaking propane. More information

Thursday
Aug 06
Porvoo, Finland: Fire broke out in a diesel line at a refinery. More information

Wednesday
Aug 05
Harare, Zimbabwe: A plastics plant was gutted by fire. More information

Wednesday
Aug 05
Hongshan, China: More than 200 people fell ill when ammonia leaked from a tanker truck unloading at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 05
Kent, OH: Fire broke out during roofing work at an agricultural mill. More information

Wednesday
Aug 05
Liebenburg, Germany: About 1.2 million liters of partly fermented corn waste spilled at a biogas facility. More information

Wednesday
Aug 05
Oshawa, ON: More than 7,000 tons of recycled newsprint were lost to fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Edwardsville, KS: Fire spread through a lighting and sign plant injuring 2. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Gulf of Mexico: An explosion followed by fire rocked an offshore natural gas platform. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Houston, TX: A fire broke out at an waste treatment and disposal facility only hours after a raid by law enforcement related to safety issues. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Malville, France: Intending to pump wastewater from an electronic circuit plant, a tanker driver loaded hydrochloric acid instead. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Tanjung Kidurong, Malaysia: A worker died after a gas leak at an LNG facility. More information

Tuesday
Aug 04
Yuma, AZ: A chemical fire broke out at an agricultural supply warehouse. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Barra Mansa, Brazil: A steel mill worker was killed and another injured in a boiler explosion. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Gonfreville-l’Orcher, France: 3 people were injured when a sulfuric acid tank and the surrounding scaffolding collapsed at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Hooksett, NH: A tanker truck exploded inside a garage, destroying part of the building. More information

Monday
Aug 03
New Bedford, MA: At least 10 people lost consciousness after breathing fumes released at a trash disposal facility. More information

Monday
Aug 03
New Cumberland, WV: A zirconium fire broke out at a scrap metal recovery plant. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Osborne Park, Australia: An equipment fire gutted a plastics plant. More information

Monday
Aug 03
San Diego, CA: A truck carrying muriatic acid and chlorine overturned, requiring a hazmat response. More information

Monday
Aug 03
Sydney, Australia: A factory fire filled the sky with smoke. More information

Sunday
Aug 02
Sandstone, WV: A fire in a truck carrying 32,000 pounds of uranium hexafluoride caught fire, triggering a local evacuation. More information

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