Incident Logs


Entries for January 2011

Tuesday
Jan 11
Rotherham, UK: A worker died in an explosion at a waste recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Lawrence Park, PA: Sprinklers extinguished a fire at a plant manufacturing heavy equipment for transportation systems. More information

Tuesday
Jan 11
Mocksville, NC: A jammed conveyor belt ignited a fire at a flooring and cabinetry plant. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Sawtell, Australia: A breakdown at a water treatment plant spilled sodium hypochlorite into a creek. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Maniktala, India: A fire at an ice plant released ammonia that sickened 7 people. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Cosentini, Italy: 3 people died and 1 was injured in a fireworks factory explosion. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Coffs Harbour, Australia: People were advised not to swim or fish in a creek after an overnight chlorine spill at a water treatment plant. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Vernon Twp., MI: A railway car carrying hydrochloric acid was punctured in a derailment. More information

Monday
Jan 10
New Delhi, India: 7 persons, including 6 children, suffered injuries when a drum containing chemicals exploded outside a printing press while they were burning waste material to beat the cold. More information

Sunday
Jan 09
Zaozhuang City, China: 18 people were injured in the explosion of an LPG pipeline. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Austintown, OH: An overturned tanker truck spilled about 3,000 gallons of milk into a swampy-area that feeds into a drinking water reservoir. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Camarillo, CA: Hazmat responders dealt with a 50-gallon spill of corrosive copper-plating solution. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Trans Alaska Pipeline: A leak found at a pump station almost completely shut down the pipeline. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Beaumont, TX: A refinery reported a release of more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Sulingen, Germany: A 5,000-square-meter production complex at a metal finishing plant burned. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Khojipur, India: 7 people died in an explosion at a firecracker factory. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
Memon Goth, Pakistan: Oil spilled into the city streets from a ruptured pipeline. More information

Friday
Jan 07
Suzhou, China: A phosgene leak at a factory poisoned 62 workers. More information

Friday
Jan 07
Horqin, China: About 30 tons of ethanol spilled when a road tanker overturned. More information

Friday
Jan 07
Los Portales, Peru: An explosion at a gas plant killed one person. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Hoke County, NC: A major ammonia leak forced the evacuation of about 800 residents living near a turkey processing plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Shahdol, India: About 50 people were made ill when chlorine gas leaked from a jute mill. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Fort McMurray, AB: An explosion ignited in the primary upgrader at an oilsands site. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Suzhou City, China: One person died and at least 80 more were affected by a phosgene leak at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Wisbech, UK: A fire in a extraction duct at a timber mill was quickly extinguished. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Lavera, France: An explosion at a chlorine plant killed 1 man and injured 9. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Canton Twp., OH: Liquid butane leaked from a valve on a railcar. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Suzhou, China: 62 factory workers were treated for exposure to phosgene gas. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Hoke County, NC: A major ammonia leak forced the evacuation of about 800 residents living near a turkey processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Moerdijk, Netherland: Black smoke rising from a burning chemical plant known to contain carcinogenic material caused major concern. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Port Arthur, TX: A crane collapse at a refinery knocked out electrical power to one of the plant's vacuum distillation units. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Oakland, TN: 1 person died and another was injured in an explosion at an ammunition plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Sant Celoni, Spain: A pipe rupture at a chemical company left a worker injured. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Houston, TX: Some 15,000 gallons of animal fat poured into the Houston Ship Channel through a storm drain after an onshore storage tank leaked 250,000 gallons of the greasy substance. More information

Monday
Jan 03
Williams Lake, BC: A fire broke out at a timber mill. More information

Monday
Jan 03
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: Thick black smoke billowed into the air at a chemical plant after metal filters in an open yard caught fire. More information

Monday
Jan 03
Durban, S. Africa: One person died and another was seriously injured in an industrial accident while replacing a valve. More information

Monday
Jan 03
Chembur, India: 3 teenagers suffered burns when a passing tank truck suddenly caught fire. More information

Monday
Jan 03
Yuma, AZ: 150 gallons of ferrous chloride spilled at a sewage lift station. More information

Sunday
Jan 02
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: Metal filters containing flammable resin caught fire in an open yard at a specialty chemicals plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 02
Durban, S. Africa: One worker died and another suffered chemical burns while trying to replace a valve at an industrial site. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Vadodara, India: 3 workers were injured when an open vessel containing acidic chemicals collapsed. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Lavera, France: An explosion at a chlorine plant killed 1 person and injured 9. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Swan Hills, AB: A natural gas pipeline exploded and burned near a processing facility. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Nauria, Kenya: More than 200,000 liters of fuel spilled when a train derailed. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Claremont, MN: About 420,000 gallons of corn mash spilled when a fermentation tank at an ethanol plant collapsed, draining nearly all the mash from it and another tank connected to it. About 420,000 gallons of mash spilled and about 100,000 gallons got out of the building More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Vadodara, India: 3 chemical plant workers were injured when an open vessel containing acid collapsed. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Aniak, AK: Nearly 7,000 gallons of fuel spilled at a marine services tank farm. More information

Saturday
Jan 01
Coimbatore, India: A road tanker transporting diesel and gasoline caught fire and burned. More information

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