Incident Logs


Entries for December 2010

Tuesday
Dec 07
Tierra Amarilla, Chile: One worker was killed and two others injured in an explosion at a copper mine. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Westlake, LA: Hydrogen sulfide was released from a leaking pipe at a refinery. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Boyne City, MI: Sprinkler dealt with a machine fire at a plant making injection molded plastics. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Ainsworth, BC: Fire broke out at a plant that makes oriented strand board. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Lanzhou, China: A truck carrying 14 tons of nitric acid overturned and caught fire, killing the driver. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Meppel, Netherlands: An ammonia leak at a food processing plant required emergency response. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Frostproof, FL: No injuries were reported in a fertilizer plant fire. More information

Monday
Dec 06
Frostproof, FL: Fire broke out in several sludge bins used for mixing at a fertilizer plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 05
Tukwila, WA: Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a rendering plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 05
Saegertown, PA: Production resumed at an industrial plating plant after fire damaged half of the building. More information

Sunday
Dec 05
Nalgonda, India: Two workers were killed and eight others sustained burn injuries in a boiler explosion at a steel factory. More information

Saturday
Dec 04
Norwegian Sea, Norway: An offshore drilling platform was evacuated after a gas leak developed. More information

Saturday
Dec 04
Pascagoula, MS: Leak of less than 3 gallons of benzene reported at an oil refinery owing to equipment failure. More information

Saturday
Dec 04
Piombino, Italy: An explosion at a steel plant injured one worker. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Eden, Australia: Ammonia fumes released by a fish processing plant fire forced a local evacuation. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Flintshire, UK: More than 500 liters of sulfuric acid spilled at an aircraft parts plant. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Belle, WV: Two workers suffered injuries when monomethylamine leaked from a railcar at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Dec 03
Te Aroha, New Zealand: A meat plant that processed 100,000 animals a year was razed by fire. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Amuay, Venezuela: A refinery worker died after being crushed by a bulldozer at a petroleum coke warehouse. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Yanshi, China: Three people died when an explosion spread fire through a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Kunda Park, Australia: A spill of hydrogen peroxide and potassium hydroxide created large plumes of vapor at a fertilizer plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Temirtau, Kazakstan: A gas pipeline caught fire at a metals plant, killing two workers. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Birsfelden, Switzerland: Nearly 200 liters of acid spilled in an accident at a freight depot. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Grenzach, Germany: An oleum spill in a chemical plant tank farm created a vapor cloud. More information

Thursday
Dec 02
Denver, CO: Fifty gallons of sulfuric acid spilled from a transport truck. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Fairland, OK: Workers were using cutting torches at a mill that manufactures poultry feed when grain dust exploded, seriously burning three. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Salt Lake City, UT: The federal Department of Transportation ordered the temporary closure of a pipeline running through the city after the second spill in six months. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Frenchtown, IL: Radioactive water leaked at a nuclear power plant, contaminating some workers’ clothing. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana: Welding was in progress when an explosion rockedn an off shore workover rig, injuring 3. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Bayou Perot, LA: Welding was being done when a wellhead exploded, injuring three workers. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Bayport, TX: An operator error released about 200 pounds of propylene amine at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 01
Salisbury, MD: Two workers were treated after chlorine-treated water leaked from a damaged pipe at a water treatment plant. More information

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