Incident Logs


Entries for February 2011

Monday
Feb 28
Houston, TX: 3 firefighters were injured battling a blaze at a pallet manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Temple, TX: A broken refrigeration unit leaked ammonia at a bottling plant. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Balagolla, Sri Lanka: Fire broke out in an incense factory. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Manchester, UK: Thieves trying to steal the cab of a tanker truck drained the cargo of toxic xylene into the local sewer system. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Pago Pago, American Samoa: Nearly 100 port works fled when an ammonia leak was discovered. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Lakewood, WA: Tanks used to compress the natural gas that fuels local buses exploded inside a metal shed. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Taltal, Chile: A copper mine explosion killed a worker and injured 2. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Over Wallop, UK: A factory producing military flares was threatened when a flare ignited in a storage area. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Portsmouth, NH: A fire in a wood chip crushing machine spread through a power plant. More information

Monday
Feb 28
Chropyne, Czech Republic: Fire broke out at a plastics plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 27
Miyi, China: A waste dump at a mining company collapsed, burying an apartment building and killing 3 people. More information

Sunday
Feb 27
Paulsboro, NJ: An oil refinery reported emissions after a compressor tripped. More information

Sunday
Feb 27
Muhammad Bux Malik, Pakistan: Terrorists blew up a 5-foot section of a natural gas transmission line. More information

Sunday
Feb 27
Amravati, India: A cottonseed products factory caught fire. More information

Sunday
Feb 27
Panshi, China: A boiler exploded at a chemical plant, injuring 2 workers and releasing ammonia fumes. More information

Sunday
Feb 27
Livona, MI: Firefighters drove their truck indoors to extinguish a machine fire at an auto transmission plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 26
Baiji, Iraq: Miliants attacked the country's largest oil refinery, killing four workers. More information

Saturday
Feb 26
Ennis, Ireland: A sulfuric acid spill forced workers to evacuate a plant making corrective lenses. More information

Saturday
Feb 26
University Place, WI: Only a small amount of lye leaked from four derailed tank cars. More information

Saturday
Feb 26
Panshi, China: 2 chemical plant workers were injured in a boiler explosion that released ammonia fumes. More information

Saturday
Feb 26
Texas City, TX: A pressure relief valve opened at an oil refinery, allowing hydrogen sulfide to escape. More information

Saturday
Feb 26
Panshi, China: 2 workers were injured when a boiler blast released ammonia gas at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Feb 25
Baiji, Iraq: Militants carried out bomb attack on an oil refinery, setting it on fire and forcing the refinery to shut down. More information

Friday
Feb 25
Ennis, Ireland: Drums containing sulfuric acid fell from a fork lift and spilled, forcing the evacuation of a lens manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Feb 25
Chaiyaphum, Thailand: 31 workers were injured when a bio-gas pipe of a tapioca factory exploded, causing a massive fire. More information

Friday
Feb 25
Mykolaiv, Ukraine: Red dust spread from an aluminum plant due to frozen slurry pits. More information

Friday
Feb 25
Ivoz-Ramet, Belgium: Eight drums stored with other flammable products at a chemical plant showed signs of becoming unstable. More information

Friday
Feb 25
Avella, PA: 3 contract workers were injured, one critically, in a fiery explosion that erupted during well testing at a natural gas drilling site. More information

Friday
Feb 25
Rochester, NY: A fire at an abandoned auto battery plant was determined to be arson. More information

Thursday
Feb 24
Wahpeton, ND: A smoldering fire damaged the roof of an agricultural processing plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 24
Stuarts Draft, PA: A peanut roaster fire at a candy plant left one worker injured. More information

Thursday
Feb 24
Evansdale, IN: Incorrect chemicals poured into a mixer caused a fire at an adhesives plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 24
Sarnia, ON: A worker was hospitalized and 4 were treated after a power outage caused a hazardous materials leak at a refinery. More information

Thursday
Feb 24
Caseyville, IL: A reaction at an environmental services company created a chemical cloud. More information

Thursday
Feb 24
Grafton, MA: Firefighters extinguished a small fire under an acid tank at a foundry. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Caseyville, IL: Ink mixed with chlorine for disposal exploded at an environmental haz mat company. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Wuxi, China: An explosion at a chemical plant was followed by fire. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Merced County, CA: A truck carrying granulated citric acid overturned. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Lucknow, India: A boiler explosion at a plywood factory killed 3 people and injured 7. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Rajahmundry, India: A fire at one of the country's oldest paper mills destroyed nearly 400 tons of product. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Canton, OH: A release of vapors including hydrochloric acid forced the evacuation of refinery workers. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Hartsville, SC: Bails of recycled cardboard caught fire at a packaging plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 23
Modesto, CA: About 2,200 pounds of citric anhydrous acid in granulated form was spilled when a big rig overturned. More information

Tuesday
Feb 22
Mapunapuna, Hawaii: Workers evacuated a bottling plant after a release of ammonia from a refrigeration system. More information

Tuesday
Feb 22
New London, CT: A contractor painting the floor at the city's wastewater treatment plant was injured by chemical exposure. More information

Tuesday
Feb 22
Amarillo, TX: A railroad worker was exposed to sulfuric acid vapors released from a tank car. More information

Tuesday
Feb 22
Mapunapuna, HI: An ammonia leak at a bottling plant forced the evacuation of 17 workers. More information

Tuesday
Feb 22
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Fire broke out in two warehouses at a chemical storage company. More information

Monday
Feb 21
Hardeeville, SC: Bottles of muriatic acid that fell from a vehicle closed a U.S. highway for three hours. More information

Sunday
Feb 20
Bagong Bantay, Philippines: An ammonia leak at a gas plant forced the evacuation of 300 families. More information

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