Incident Logs


Entries for October 2011

Sunday
Oct 09
Clear Prairie, AB: Vandals tampered with an oil pipeline, spilling thousands of liters of oil and water. More information

Sunday
Oct 09
Wilmington, CA: An oil refinery's ERT quickly extinguished a small fire. More information

Saturday
Oct 08
BAngalore, India: Chemically soaked materials discarded in a storm drain by workers at a stone polishing factory later exploded. More information

Saturday
Oct 08
Imperia, Italy: Fire erupted at an olive oil refinery. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Scoresby, Australia: Workers evacuated a bottling plant after a nitric acid spill. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Rumaila, Iraq: 2 bombs hit pipeline networks transporting crude from Iraq's Rumaila oilfield. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Edmond, OK: Operators shut down a 350,000 bpd crude oil line after it was ruptured by heavy equipment. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Chadiza District, Zambia: Fire destroyed maize worth millions stored in a shed at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Cummings Twp., PA: Volunteer fire companies rushed to a gas well site when a production unit exploded. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Tiskilwa, IL: A freight train derailed and several tanker cars containing ethanol exploded. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Phoenix, AZ: A fire touched off by welding outside a semiconductor plant injured 8 workers. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Franklin, PA: A worker is in critical condition after an explosion and fire at a packaging plant. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Lycoming County, PA: An explosion rocked a natural gas drilling site. More information

Friday
Oct 07
Tempe, AZ: An acid mixture boiled over in a vat at a plating plant, with 2 workers injured by fumes. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
New Bloomfield, PA: A propane tank exploded and sparked a fire at a scrap metal recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Del City, OK: An oil tank battery being demolished caught fire. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
East Hartford, CT: Hazmat personnel responded to an ammonia leak at a bottling plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Virovitica, Croatia: Ammonia leaked from an overturned tank truck. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Vadapatti, India: 4 workers were injured in an explosion that collapsed a building at a fireworks factory. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Steeleville, IL: An explosion at a pasta plant seriously burned 2 workers. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Rau, India: A fire that gutted a fireworks factory and four nearby homes killed 7 workers and injured 5. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Wadi Obeida, Yemen: An explosion that damaged the country's main oil export pipeline is believed to be sabotage. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Regina, SK: Leaking diesel and hydrogen gas exploded at an oil refinery, injuring 36 people. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Karlsruhe, Germany: A WWII-era fragmentation bomb exploded at a recycling plant, injuring 3 workers. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Castellammare di Stabia, Italy: A wedding ceremony was disrupted by an explosion at a fireworks factory next door. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Cosmopolis, WA: A mill specializing in man-made fibers was temporarily shut down when foam from an underground pipe rose to the surface of a city street. More information

Thursday
Oct 06
Wuda District, China: 1 person died and 6 were injured in an explosion and fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 05
Kinleith, New Zealand: Haz mat personnel responded to a chlorine gas release at a pulp and paper plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 05
Nanjing, China: 12 workers were killed at a steel plant when molten iron spilled from a furnace. More information

Wednesday
Oct 05
Astrolabe Reef, New Zealand: A cargo ship carrying more than 1,300 tons of fuel struck a reef and began leaking. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Lingen, Germany: A fire in a crude distrillation unit severely burned an oil refinery worker. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Pardies, France: 2 workers were injured by an anhydrous ammonia release at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Wichita Falls, TX: Workers were evacuated from a plant that makes plastic floatation devices when a chemical fire quickly escalated into a hazmat situation. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Hamburg, Germany: A tank of bioethanol exploded at a biochemistry plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Lihua, China: A gas explosion in a coal mine killed 16 miners. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Troy, MO: Vapors inside a service station storage tank ignited, injuring 1 person. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Allentown, PA: Welding ignited grease residue inside a furnace at a former steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Fayetteville, NC: A small fire broke out in a mixer at a tire factory. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Crofton, KY: A fire at a water treatment plant is being investigated as arson. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
Atascosa County, TX: For the second time in nine days, a fire was reported at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 04
West Norwood, UK: Fire broke out at a wood recycling plant near Heathrow Airport. More information

Monday
Oct 03
Waxahachie, TX: An explosion and fire destroyed a specialty chemicals plant, including an aerial brought by firefighters. More information

Monday
Oct 03
Goshen, IN: Welding work was in progress at a fertilizer plant when an ammonia tank exploded, causing a 2,000 gallon spill. More information

Monday
Oct 03
Virudhunagar, India: An explosion at a fireworks factory killed 2. More information

Monday
Oct 03
Newchapel, UK: An explosion in a toner recycling plant injured 8 people and damaged four other units in an industrial estate. More information

Monday
Oct 03
Okoroma-Tereke, Nigeria: An explosion damaged a 24-inch oil pipeline. More information

Sunday
Oct 02
Ivry-Sur-Seine, France: An explosion that caused a massive cloud of steam rocked a waste disposal plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 02
Castellon, Spain: A small fire broke out in an oil refinery furnace. More information

Sunday
Oct 02
Rochford, UK: Homes were evacuated after nearly 1.5 tons of fireworks caught fire. More information

Sunday
Oct 02
Guilin, China: An explosion at an illegal fireworks factory killed 4 and injured 1. More information

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