Incident Logs


Entries for November 2010

Friday
Nov 19
Princeton, IN: A worker lost a hand and another lost several fingers in an explosion in a fireworks factory. More information

Friday
Nov 19
Carson, CA: A potential release of nearly 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide was reported by an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Nov 18
Raynham, MA: An explosion and fire at a lithium battery plant blew out a wall in a test laboratory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 17
Kingsthorpe, Australia: More than 5,000 liters of hydrochloric acid spilled from a container at a cattle feed plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 17
Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Fire broke out in the crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Nov 17
Edmonton, AB: Fire broke out at a pipeline oil terminal in a crude tank that had been emptied for maintenance. More information

Wednesday
Nov 17
Ersingen, Germany: An explosion blew the roof off a schnapps distillery. More information

Wednesday
Nov 17
Marilao, Philippines: Welders were fixing an acetylene tank when a stockpile of insulator foams caught fire at a foam factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Kaohsiung, Taiwan: A pipeline leak triggered a fire in an oil refinery distillation unit. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Texas City, TX: A smell similar to rotten eggs enveloped the community after a leak at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
San Francisco, CA: Firefighters extinguished a small blaze at a metal recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Toledo, OH: A fire in a gas regulator station shot a bright plume of flame into the treetops. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Wickliffe, OH: A short duration release of nitrogen dioxide occurred at a lubricants plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Danville, VA: A pickup truck lost some of its load of magnesium phosphide, a chemical that fumes a toxic gas when combined with water. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Angat, Philippines: One person died and nine were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Dera Bassi, India: Chemical drums near a reactor ignited at a pharmaceutical plant, leaving three workers dead. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Navi Mumbai, India: A gas leak at a chemical plant killed one worker and injured five. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Merville, France: Four workers at a company that cleans tankers were overcome by toxic fumes. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Anacortes, WA: A hydrogen sulfide release from a refinery's crude unit flare was reported. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Minturn, CO: A tractor trailer plunged into the Eagle River, spilling nearly 28 tons of salt. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Dera Bassi, India: Four workers were injured in a fire at a pharmaceutical factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Danilimda, India: A massive fire gutted an abandoned factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 16
Lincoln, NE: A fire in an industrial oven forced worker to evacuate an electrical equipment factory. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Shikoku Island, Japan: A mushroom factory owner trying to control cockroaches by using alcohol to set them on fire managed instead to burn down the factory. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Noble Park North, Australia: Fire broke out in a mulching machine at a cardboard factory. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Hagen-Kabel, Germany: A firefighter drilled a hole in a swollen container of sodium hypochlorite at a chemical warehouse to relieve pressure. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Pearsall, TX: Drillers accidently pierced an old natural gas well that exploded, ejecting gas and water 100 feet into the air. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Dalton, GA: A dust cloud from spilled polymethyl methacrylate powder was mistaken for a fire at a adhesives factory. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Hagen-Kabel, Germany: A rectangular container of sodium hypochlorite stored at a chemical warehouse began to swell into a round shape, threatening to explode. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Sarnia, ON: A small fire at an oil refinery was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Texas City, TX: Equipment failure at an oil refinery may have released hydrogen sulfide. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Dalton, GA: A cloud of dust caused by a small chemical spill led authorities to evacuate a plant that manufactures glues and resins. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Lansdale, PA: A heater fire caused heavy smoke damage to a factory that manufactures custom screen-printed ceramic items. More information

Monday
Nov 15
Newtown, UK: A fire at an electrical lighting factory partially collapsed the building. More information

Sunday
Nov 14
Bremen, IN: Several small vats of chemicals exploded in a warehouse at a glass plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 14
Petropiar, Venezuela: Two refinery workers suffered burned in a coker unit fire. More information

Sunday
Nov 14
Petropiar, Venezuela: The floating roof on a storage tank at an oil refinery sank. More information

Sunday
Nov 14
Friesenheimer Insel, Germany: A release of 4-vinylcyclohexene was reported at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 14
Pearsall, TX: Workers drilling a new well pierced an old natural gas well, triggering an explosion. More information

Saturday
Nov 13
Beverly, MA: A 55-gallon drum of cyanide-based zincate required a haz mat response after a fire at an electronics plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 13
Petone, New Zealand: Firefighter quickly brought a fire at a battery recycling plant under control. More information

Saturday
Nov 13
Pascagoula, MS: About 180 pounds of hydrogen sulfide leaked from a process line at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 13
Kerry, Ireland: Fire destroyed the main production line at a chocolate factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 13
Petone, New Zealand: Management assured the public there was no lead emissions from a fire at a lead-acid smelter facility. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Hartford, CT: A disgarded propane tank exploded at a trash to energy power plant. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Stockton, CA: An emergency at an electrical substation created a big fireball. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Edmonton, AB: A worked died when he was struck by industrial steel pipe being moved in a transport yard. More information

Friday
Nov 12
New Amsterdam, Guyana: A factory making doors, windows and mouldings was destroyed by fire. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Laidley, Australia: A worker at a fabrication plant died when a a six-and-a-half ton industrial steel press fell on him. More information

Friday
Nov 12
Imphal, India: A empty oil tanker truck undergoing welding exploded at a workshop. More information

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