Incident Logs


Entries for February 2011

Sunday
Feb 20
Oelwein, IA: Lightning is being blamed for an explosion at a feed plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 19
Beardmore, ON: A gas pipeline exploded forcing area residents to leave. More information

Saturday
Feb 19
Hvaler Islands, Norway: A container ship that ran aground began leaking oil. More information

Saturday
Feb 19
Roanoke, VA: 3 contractors suffered injures when molten sulfur leaked from a rail tankcar. More information

Friday
Feb 18
Timbalier, LA: A pipeline spill left a 2-mile long oil sheen on Timbalier Bay. More information

Friday
Feb 18
Indianapolis, IN: Nearly 1,600 gallons of gasoline spilled when a train derailed. More information

Friday
Feb 18
Manjankaranai, India: 2 chemical plant workers suffered burns in a fire that destroyed a tanker truck and damaged another. More information

Friday
Feb 18
Pitesti, Romania: Fire broke out in a cooling tower at a refinery closed for economic reasons. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Choutuppal, India: 6 people suffered burns when fire broke out in an industrial solvents plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Kozluk, Turkey: 3 people died in an explosion at an oil production facility. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Maybrook, NY: Responders used dry chemicals to extinguish a fire in the filtration system at a metals factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Greensboro, NC: A paint factory worker was burned in a flash fire. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Raiganj, Bangladesh: 2 people suffered serious burns in an explosion at a fertilizer factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Greensboro, NC: A worker at a paint factory was burned in a flash fire. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Nashua, NH: 3 chemical plant workers were evaluated after an accident involving acid. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Petersburg, VA: 6 people went to the hospital after a chemical spill at a meat processing plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Petersburg, VA: 6 people went to the hospital after a chemical spill at a meat processing plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 17
Tulsa, OK: Workers evacuated a cold storage facility when leaking ammonia was detected. More information

Wednesday
Feb 16
Schuylkill County, PA: An interstate highway was closed nearly 3 hours after a truck carrying phosphoric acid spilled almost all of its load. More information

Wednesday
Feb 16
Kern County, CA: Sulfur in a cement pit ignited at a chemical plant, resulting in several explosions. More information

Wednesday
Feb 16
Janesville, WI: Sodium chlorite, moisture and cardboard combined to create a small fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 16
Homberg, Germany: A forklift accident at a transport company spilled 30 liters of thiophenol, with 15 workers hospitalized. More information

Wednesday
Feb 16
Valby, Denmark: 10 firefighters required hospitalization after breathing poisonous fumes at a fire at the pharmaceutical firm. More information

Wednesday
Feb 16
Boyertown, PA: Fire broke out in a dust collector at a metals manufacturer. More information

Tuesday
Feb 15
Rosemount, MN: 1 person was injured in a furnace explosion at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 15
Brimbank, Australia: Sulfur dioxide spilled from a 15-ton tank at an industrial gas plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 15
Kutahya, Turkey: A fire engine, a bus and nine cars were incinerated with 19 people injured when a truck transporting LPG exploded. More information

Monday
Feb 14
Hartsville, SC: Fire gutted the main building at a fertilizer plant, destroying nearly 17,000-ton stock of prepared products. More information

Monday
Feb 14
Pierre-Benite, France: A release of chloroform was reported at a chemical plant making refrigerants. More information

Monday
Feb 14
Omaha, NE: Firefighters used dry chemical to extinguish a burning magnesium product at a polymer plant. More information

Monday
Feb 14
Amarillo, TX: Molten material spilled from a furnace at a fiberglass plant. More information

Monday
Feb 14
Isheri Olofin, Nigeria: Experts have successfully drained over 450,000 liters of premium motor spirit from an oil leak site. More information

Sunday
Feb 13
Jalan Samulun, Singapore: 300 metric tonnes of hydrochloric acid leaked from a chemical processing plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 13
Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Hydrocarbon spilled from a refinery, polluting the Teaone River. More information

Saturday
Feb 12
Honolulu, HI: A compound containing ethylene glycol began overheating, prompting concern at an haz mat environmental company. More information

Friday
Feb 11
Clitheroe, UK: Water curtains were used to control nitric acid fumes leaking from a catalysts factory. More information

Friday
Feb 11
Bumbesti, Romania: 2 people died and 1 was injured in an arms factory explosion. More information

Friday
Feb 11
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: Fire broke out in a distillate desulfurizer at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Feb 11
Portsmouth, RI: A chlorine leak at a water treatment plant required a hazmat response. More information

Friday
Feb 11
Minatitlan, Mexico: A refinery in Veracruz was shut down after an explosion. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Alachua, FL: A chemist working with hexafluorobutane was injured in an explosion at a plant specializing in fluorine products. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Quzhou City, China: 20 tons of hydrofluoric acid leaked at a chemical plant, prompting an area evacuation. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Kahramanmaras, Turkey: 9 coal miners were missing after an explosion. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Ottnang, Austria: A driver delivering food waste to a biogas plant died when the pressurized contents of the receiving vessel exploded. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Dusseldorf, Germany: An explosion at a plant that processes vegetable oils and fats injured a worker. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Tsitsihar, China: An explosion rocked a nitrogen fertilizer plant, resulting in fatalities. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Xiangshui, China: Rumors that the odors from a chemical plant were toxic triggered a stampede that killed 4. More information

Thursday
Feb 10
Dungannon, OH: A 36-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured, creating a 200-foot-tall fireball. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
St. Leonhard, Austria: Fire broke out at a cement plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 08
Sosolburg, S. Africa: A gasoline tanker overturned and burned. More information

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