Incident Logs


Entries for November 2011

Wednesday
Nov 16
Sulphur, LA: Xylene leaked from a vessel docked at a refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 15
Pithampur, India: 2 soya oil factory workers died and 6 injured trying to rescue a worker who fell into an acid tank. More information

Tuesday
Nov 15
Jamestown, PA: Fire broke out in a munitions plant in a building where tear gas grenades are made. More information

Tuesday
Nov 15
Crookston, MN: Fire broke out in a pulp dryer at a sugar refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 15
Crookston, MN: Fire broke out in a pulp dryer at a sugar refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 15
Los Angeles, CA: Two workers doing maintenance inside a storage tank at a paint factory were overcome by fumes with one later dying. More information

Tuesday
Nov 15
Greene Twp., PA: Fire destroyed a building at a munitions plant that makes smoke bombs. More information

Tuesday
Nov 15
Texas City, TX: A sulfur dioxide leak at an oil refinery was brought under control. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Middlebury, VT: An explosion in a fermentation tank temporarily shut down a brewery. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Brownsville, TX: The accidental release of nearly 57,000 gallons of propane forced 7 businesses to evacuate. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Harbine, NE: An anhydrous ammonia leak at a farmers cooperative forced area traffic to detour. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Nashville, TN: A malfunction in equipment used to sterlize medical equipment resulted in an ethylene oxide spill at a warehouse. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Franklin, OH: An acetylene leak at a company that supplies thermal spray coaling for industry resulted in an area evacuation. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Bon Secour, AL: An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a seafood processing plant. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Christchurch, New Zealand: A warehouse fire resulted in the spill of about2,000 liters of dangerous chemicals. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Richmond, CA: Fire broke out in refinery equipment being restarted after maintenance. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Sockburn, New Zealand: A hazmat response was required after a fire in a freight warehouse. More information

Monday
Nov 14
South Queensferry, UK: A pipeline carrying wastewater from ship to a nearby oil terminal ruptured. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Germiston, S. Africa: A fire that broke out at a paper mill burned nearly half a day. More information

Monday
Nov 14
General Bravo, Mexico: A 36-inch natural gas pipeline exploded. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Jiujiang, China: 4 cement plant workers died and 5 were injured by toxic fumes. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Richmond, CA: A fire in a crude distrillation unit at an oil refinery was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Nov 14
Deerfield, MO: Fire broke out in a grain hopper at a soybean crushing facility. More information

Sunday
Nov 13
New Delhi, India: 4 people were burnt to death and 2 critically injured when a warehouse caught fire. More information

Sunday
Nov 13
Nanvo, Japan: An explosion rocked a vinyl chloride monomer plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 13
Lavera, France: Hydrochloric acid leaked from a pipe at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 13
Hathras, India: 5 workers repairing equipment at a cold storage plant died from leaking ammonia fumes. More information

Sunday
Nov 13
Phoenix, AZ: Two tankers collided and caught fire on an interstate highway. More information

Sunday
Nov 13
Sydney, Australia: A man found dead at a brewery was believed to have ingested cyanide. More information

Sunday
Nov 13
Lewiston, ID: A fuel tanker crashed and spill a large amount of its contents into a ditch. More information

Saturday
Nov 12
San Marcos, TX: 2 containers of sodium hydroxide fell from a trailer and ruptured. More information

Saturday
Nov 12
Bakersfield, CA: An oilfield exploration rig carrying explosives caught fire, shutting down an interstate highway. More information

Saturday
Nov 12
Shizong, China: At least 28 miners died in a coal mine explosion. More information

Saturday
Nov 12
Kadi, India: 5 workers died and 3 were injured in a fire in the bottling process chamber of a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Friday
Nov 11
Salmon, ID: A sodium fire erupted at a U.S. nuclear laboratory, burning one worker. More information

Friday
Nov 04
Chouteau, MO: A small fire broke out at a power plant. More information

Friday
Nov 04
Qianqiu, China: 4 miners died and 50 were trapped in a coal mine accident. More information

Friday
Nov 04
Dover, OH: A vapor cloud at a chemical plant sent 3 workers to area hospitals. More information

Friday
Nov 04
Hilldene, Australia: Spilled fuel ignited after a gasoline tanker overturned. More information

Thursday
Nov 03
Pittston Twp., PA: An equipment fire broke out at a factory making paper and plastic drink cups. More information

Thursday
Nov 03
Kinston, NC: A fire that swept through tens of thousands of bales of cotton at a textile plant burned nearly 24 hours. More information

Wednesday
Nov 02
Janesville, WI: A vacant factory originally used to produce cement blocks caught fire while being demolished. More information

Wednesday
Nov 02
Lee's Summit, MO: Fire broke out in electrical equipment at a lithium ion battery plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 01
Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur:Nearly one-fourth of a polystyrene factory complex was destroyed by fire. More information

Tuesday
Nov 01
Irvine, CA: A non-radioactive ammonia leak at a nuclear plant prompted an emergency alert and precautionary evacuation of workers. More information

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