Incident Logs


Entries for January 2011

Wednesday
Jan 19
Forsyth County, NC: An overturned propane tanker shut down a local road. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
New York, NY: More than 250 firefighters battled a half-day fire at an ironworks company. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Harris County, TX: At least 250 barrels of gasoline spilled from an underground pipeline. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Fushun, China: An explosion and fire damaged a fluid catalytic cracker at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Spartanburg, SC: An explosion and fire at a wire coating plant injured 3 workers. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Luohe City, China: 9 people died and more than 20 were injured in a fireworks plant explosion. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Wormer, Netherlands: Fire broke out at a cocoa processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Ashland, OH: Fire destroyed a circuit board plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Mandan, ND: A refinery alkylation unit operated at reduced efficiency after a fire. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Taloja, India: Thousands of drums of lubricating oil were destroyed in a storage depot fire. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Butte, MT: An explosion at a rocket testing facility destroyed a rocket motor and the steel building that housed it. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Howard, WI: A small fire broke out at a rendering plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Winthrop, MN: Reduced visibility from thick vapors factored into a car-truck collision near an ethanol plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Sitakunda, Bangladesh: An explosion in a ship-breaking yard killed 4 workers. More information

Monday
Jan 17
La Porte, TX: Fire broke out in a section of a chemical complex undergoing demolition. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Rodeo, CA: A ruptured steam line injured an oil refinery worker. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Van Buren County, AR: 2 workers were injured in an explosion at a natural gas pipeline facility. More information

Sunday
Jan 16
Caudan, France: An explosion damaged a furnace at a foundry. More information

Sunday
Jan 16
Shushufindi, Ecuador: An oil refinery restarting after a power outage reported an explosion. More information

Sunday
Jan 16
Shuaiba, Kuwait: A leak at an aromatics complex erupted in fire. More information

Sunday
Jan 16
Millcreek, UT: A liquid nitrogen leak in a 6000-gallon tank shut down a laboratory complex. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
El Paso, TX: Trimethylolpropane poloxypropylene triamine was found leaking from a semi-truck. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
Horizon, TX: Responders decontamined several people who came in contact with a corrosive liquid leaked out of a tractor trailer. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
Cashion, OK: An explosion and fire broke out at a gas processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
Jardin Santo Amaro, Brazil: 4 workers died and 3 were injured when exposed to toxic fumes while cleaning tanks at a nickel-processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
Hazelton, PA: Sprinklers helped extinguish a fire at a plant making plastic cups. More information

Friday
Jan 14
Torrance, CA: A pipeline spill at an oil refinery briefly caught fire. More information

Friday
Jan 14
Kijkhoek, Netherlands: Fire broke out at a train yard aboard a train carrying ethanol. More information

Friday
Jan 14
Bangkok, Thailand: A fire brought production of diesel to a halt at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Jan 14
Hyderabad, India: A tanker carrying 25 tons of toulene overturned after hitting a retaining wall. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Lorelei Rock, Germany: A boat carrying 2,400 tons of sulfuric acid capsized in Germany's Rhine River. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Vapi, India: One person was killed and 12 others injured in a mysterious blast at a new chemical factory. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Madisonville, KY: A drilling rig at a coal mine hit a pocket of gas, resulting in a surface explosion. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Superior, WI: 2,000 gallons of hydrocarbon spilled from a ruptured pipe at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Portsmouth, OH: A fire in a storage area of a foundry was quickly extinguished. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Norfork, VA: 3 of 5 outdoor acetylene tanks ignited between two businesses, triggering a local evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Shendu, China: 9 people died and a dozen others were injured in an explosion that leveled a two-story fireworks factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Heyburn, ID: An ammonia leak caused an inhalation hazard at a company specializing in harvesting blood from newborn calves for medical purposes. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Crescent City, CA: Nearly 3 blocks were blocked off a tanker truck began leaking liquid oxygen. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Bellville, S. Africa: 41 people were treated after ammonia vapor escaped from 2 factories. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Columbus Twp., MI: 1 person was hurt in a natural gas explosion at a storage facility. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Fos-Lavera, France: Firefighters reported a blast at a petrochemical site, the second incident in less than a week in the industrial zone. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
New York, NY: Acid mixed with bleach caused an explosion at an industrial laundry facility. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Romsey, UK: A 200-liter container of highly flammable and toxic fluid used in the rubber industry began leaking after being loaded on a truck. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Redford Twp., MI: An overpressurized tank at a tank lining company exploded, blowing a hole through the roof. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Kent, WA: Attempted theft of ammonia perhaps to make methamphetamine appears to be the cause of a leak in a cold storage plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Kilmarnock, UK: An ammonia leak at an industrial estate forced nearby residents to evacuate for nearly 20 hours. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Louisville, KY: Eight tanks of water-reactive calcium carbide fell from a flat bed truck after a collision. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Greenville, MI: A fire suppression system extinguished a fire involving a gas cylinder at a solar panel plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Leetsdale, PA: An explosion at a metals factory injured 3 workers. More information

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