Incident Logs


Entries for September 2010

Thursday
Sep 23
Pascagoula, MS: A hydrocracking unit was shut at a 330,000 bpd refinery. More information

Thursday
Sep 23
Hartford, IL: A worker at an oil refinery was injured when a small crane collapsed. More information

Thursday
Sep 23
Xiaoyi City, China: Nine people died and four others injured in a boiler explosion in an aluminium plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 23
Eichenried, Germany: A worker suffered burns in an explosion at a biogas plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 23
Pashan, India: A tanker carrying 17 tons of LPG toppled on the Mumbai- Bangalore highway. More information

Thursday
Sep 23
Belle, WV: A truck pumping water and base ash into tanks at a chemical plant accidentally overflowed the pump, dumping gallons into the Kanawha River. More information

Wednesday
Sep 22
Murwillumbah, Australia: Chemicals used to clean a chlorine tank at a water treatment plant released a noxious gas. More information

Wednesday
Sep 22
Sai-Utes, Kazakstan: Two blasts ruptured a pipeline carrying natural gas from Kazakhstan to neighboring Russia. More information

Wednesday
Sep 22
Burlington, NC: Smoke was found coming from a container filled with a textile chemical at a fabric manufacturer. More information

Wednesday
Sep 22
Dhaka, Bangladesh: Over 50 persons fell sick inhaling chemical fumes coming from a dye-making factory. More information

Wednesday
Sep 22
Sipitang, Malaysia: Seven paper mill workers exposed to noxious fumes fell ill, with five listed in serious condition. More information

Wednesday
Sep 22
Whiting, IN: Storms tripped a wet gas compressor at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Sep 21
Brooks County, GA: A dryer used to make wood paneling exploded and caught fire while the factory was not in operation. More information

Tuesday
Sep 21
Yasu, Japan: A casting furnace exploded at a solar cell manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 21
Belle, WV: About 5,000 pounds of methanol leaked from a chemical plant into the Kanawha River. More information

Tuesday
Sep 21
Texas City, TX: A steam release at an oil refinery injured two pipe fitters. More information

Tuesday
Sep 21
Victoriaville, QB: Twenty-four people were overcome by sulfuric acid fumes released at a furniture factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 21
Qianpai Twp., China: A dam holding back tin mining waste collapsed, killing four people. More information

Tuesday
Sep 21
Burnsville, MN: Coal stored in a power plant bin began smoldering. More information

Monday
Sep 20
Merrill, WS: An explosion in a gas-powered dryer at a wire factory injured four. More information

Monday
Sep 20
Cameron, WV: A gas well fire burned uncontrolled for a week. More information

Monday
Sep 20
Guayana, Venezuela: An explosion triggered a fire at a thermal power plant. More information

Monday
Sep 20
Heilbronn, Germany: Seven chemical plant workers suffered respiratory problems after a reaction released hydrochloric acid fumes. More information

Sunday
Sep 19
St. Croix, Virgin Islands: Residents near an oil refinery are being asked not to use water from roof cisterns after a hydrogen sulfide release. More information

Sunday
Sep 19
Dabajuro, Venezuela: A ruptured oil pipeline damaged three homes. More information

Sunday
Sep 19
Marshall County, WV: Fire broke out at a gas well drilling site. More information

Saturday
Sep 18
Windsor, ON: Vapor discharging from an automatic pressure valve on a nitrogen truck shut down a roadway for nearly an hour. More information

Saturday
Sep 18
Bessemer City, NC: Fire broke out while materials were being transferred at a plant specializing in lithium products. More information

Saturday
Sep 18
Port Reading, NJ: A hole in dock piping near an oil refinery caused a spill into a waterway. More information

Saturday
Sep 18
Knoxville, TN: Fire broke out in the hot mill area of an aluminum plant. More information

Friday
Sep 17
Donna, TX: Fire broke out at a former chemical plant being demolished. More information

Friday
Sep 17
Jinhua City, China: Ten tons of strong acid leaked at an abandoned chemical plant, blanketing the city in fumes. More information

Friday
Sep 17
Punta Chávez, Venezuela: A small explosion rocked a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
El Segundo, CA: A heater test triggered an ammonia release at a Los Angeles-area oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Danville, VA: A malfunction in a 30-gallon pilot reactor forced workers to evacuate a manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Livingston, UK: Fire forced workers to evacuate a packaging plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Pahtavaara, Finland: Fire broke out in a gold mine, forcing workers to take refuge in a safety container. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Michigan City, IN: An oven fire broke out at a plant that manufactures items from sheet metal. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Duque de Caxias, Brazil: No injuries were reported from a refinery fire. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Ronda, NC: A dust fire broke out at a plant that makes fiber optic equipment. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Danville, VA: An incident involving a pilot reactor at a chemical plant forced an evacuation. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Corpus Christi, TX: Fire broke out in a crude processing unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
Norcross, GA: A worker at a packaging products plant died in an accident involving a stacker. More information

Thursday
Sep 16
West Calder, UK: Residents near a printing plant destroyed by fire were asked to shelter-in-place. More information

Wednesday
Sep 15
Orange County, FL: An explosion injured an assembly line worker at an ammunition plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 15
Oulu, Finland: Welding was being done when a turpentine container exploded at a chemical plant, killing a worker. More information

Wednesday
Sep 15
LaPorte, IN: Eleven boys have been arrested for as much as $100,000 in damage on separate occasions to a vacant factory. More information

Wednesday
Sep 15
Chattanooga, TN: A tire fire broke out at a freight yard. More information

Wednesday
Sep 15
Oulu, Finland: A water-filled 150 cubic meter turpentine tank was being welded when an explosion blew the roof off, killing one worker and injuring another. More information

Wednesday
Sep 15
Frankfurt, Germany: Four workers were injured by a sulfuric acid spill at a chemical facility. More information

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