Incident Logs


Entries for October 2011

Friday
Oct 21
Lincoln County, KY: A tanker truck carrying hydrochloric acid overturned but only spilled a small amount. More information

Thursday
Oct 20
Torrance, CA: A pungent odor wafted across southern Los Angeles County after a refinery malfunction released sulfur dioxide. More information

Thursday
Oct 20
Jaffrey, NH: Firefighters from 14 towns helped put out a fire at a wood pellet factory. More information

Thursday
Oct 20
Michigan City, IN: Formaldehyde spilled from a plant making air filtration equipment into a local creek. More information

Thursday
Oct 20
Butler, IN: More than a dozen fire departments responded to a 2 and a half hour fire at a plastics plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 20
Maumelle, AR: Fire broke out at a plant that bottles nail polish remover. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Wheatfield, NY: Spilled oil ignited at a polyester resin plant, injuring a worker. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Port Allen, LA: A cylinder of inert gas ruptured at an industrial gas plant, inujuring 2 workers. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
McKenzie County, ND: 2 burning oil tanks at a gasification plant took 3 hours to extinguish. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Odessa, TX: A distribution warehouse went up in flames. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Corio, Australia: A grass fire broke out near an oil refinery after a power outage caused flaring. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Dungarvan, Ireland: A bomb disposal team was summoned after a quantity of unstable picric acid was discovered at a testing laboratory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Deir Ezzor, Syria: A fire at a paper mill destroyed nearly 700 tons of product. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
San Francisco, CA: One person has been taken to the hospital after a tanker truck overturned and caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Cleghorn, IA: A fire caused significant damage to a farm equipment plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Port Kembla, Australia: An explosion blew a hole through the roof of a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Dunfermline, UK: Nine workers and two paramedics were hospitalized after a container of nitric acid overturned at a landfill site. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Bala, India: Spilled paint ignited inside a storage tank undergoing maintenance, killing 1 refinery worker and injuring 4. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Khimsepur, India: Six people died in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Xochitlan de Vicente Suarez, Mexico: Two people, including a minor, were killed and nine others wounded by an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Hawkesbay, Pakistan: An emergency was declared at a nuclear power plant after leakage of heavy water from a feeder pipe of the reactor. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Columbus, NE: A fire at an agricultural products plant started in duct work in the dry mill portion of the plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Cleveland, OH: A chlorine leak forced the evacuation of a water treatment plant. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Warren Twp., OH: 8 fire departments responded to a structure fire at a steel factory. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Gergal, Spain: A boiler explosion at an almond warehouse injured a person. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Bad Laer, Germany: Xylene incorrectly disposed of with medical wastes leaked from a damaged shipping container. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Dashu, China: A coal mine gas explosion killed 13 people. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Morris, IL: Fire breaks out in a diesel pump operating the water system at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Gloucester, MA: Hot bread crumbs led to a fire that damaged a fish processing plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Changshan, China: An explosion at an electronics factory killed 3 people and injured 3. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Clyde, NC: A damaged electrical conduit caused a fire at a recycling center. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Hasnabad, Bangladesh: Nearly 40 people fell sick from leaking fumes in a chlorine unit at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Kautala, India: An explosion at a fireworks factory killed 2 people and injured 4. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Roanne, France: A major fire broke out in one of the country's most historic tanneries. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Martinville, VA: A leak of fluorosilicic acid was found at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Oct 14
Morgan Twp., PA: No one was injured when natural gas production equipment caught fire at a well site. More information

Thursday
Oct 13
Lamont, CA: 2 brothers cleaning out a drainage tunnel at a composting facility died from exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas. More information

Wednesday
Oct 12
Andover, NH: A small explosion and leak of a potentially toxic boron trichloride forced the evacuation of a building housing a military and civilian contractor. More information

Wednesday
Oct 12
Arvin, CA: One person died in a tunnel filled with hydrogen sulfide gas beneath a community center compost heap. More information

Wednesday
Oct 12
Washington County, PA: Fire detection equipment shut down operations when an equipment fire broke out at a natural gas facility. More information

Wednesday
Oct 12
Melbourne, Australia: A strong odor from a small sulfur spill resulted in an evacuation at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Oct 11
Akron, OH: A plant worker was injured by leaking chlorine fumes. More information

Tuesday
Oct 11
Catlettsburg, KY: 4 contract workers suffered injuries from a hydrofluoric acid spill while working on an oil refinery alky unit. More information

Tuesday
Oct 11
Aktau, Kazakstan: 8 workers died in an explosion and fire at an oil storage facility. More information

Monday
Oct 10
Durban, S. Africa: A refinery fire in an oil distillation unit was extinguished within 20 minutes. More information

Monday
Oct 10
Williams Twp., PA: An explosion at a factory dealing with epoxy resins injured a worker. More information

Monday
Oct 10
Mongstad, Norway: Leaking oil got outside a state run refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 10
Richardson, TX: An explosion in a water purifier at a computer chip fabrication plant killed a worker. More information

Sunday
Oct 09
Negishi, Japan: Fire broke out in a lubricant oil unit shut down for maintenance at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Oct 09
Ngola Kiluanje, Angola: Fire broke out at refinery making additives for petroleum products. More information

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