Incident Logs


Entries for March 2011

Thursday
Mar 31
Ashland, KY: A steel plant worker who mistook an access panel to a high-pressure gas line for an electrical panel died in an explosion. More information

Monday
Mar 28
Lingen, Germany: Firefighters battled an inferno on a canal after a tanker caught fire while being loaded with highly-flammable fuel. More information

Friday
Mar 25
Flowood, MS: A fire at a recycling plant took hour to extinguish. More information

Friday
Mar 25
Sydney, Australia: Nearly 1,000 liters of hydrogen peroxide ignited at a water treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 24
Rock Island, IL: Acid overflowed at a water treatment plant, seeping through the building to the outdoors. More information

Thursday
Mar 24
Rochester Hills, MI: An explosion involving a propane cylinder rocked an engineering company. More information

Thursday
Mar 24
Jackson, TN: 3 workers were burned in a fire at a plant making military flares. More information

Thursday
Mar 24
Sharjah, UAE: Fire spread through 2 fuel depots destroying 18,000 gallons of diesel. More information

Wednesday
Mar 23
Dora, Lebanon: Cleanup crews recovered 20,000 liters of kerosene that spilled when a pipeline from a sea tanker ruptured. More information

Wednesday
Mar 23
Stockton, CA: Hazmat crews controlled a sulfuric acid leak at an ethanol plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 23
Louisville, KY: An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a meat processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 22
Stockton, CA: Hazmat crews were called to control a sulfuric acid leak at an ethanol plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 22
Chouteau, OK: A firefighter was hospitalized after exposure to corrosive chemicals that spill in a truck wreck. More information

Monday
Mar 21
Rubbertown, KY: An explosion and fire at a chemical plant killed two people. More information

Monday
Mar 21
West Carrollton, OH: More than 200 gallons of sodium hydroxide spilled from a rail car at a paper mill. More information

Sunday
Mar 20
Belle, WV: Nearby residents were advised to stay indoors for at least 1 hour following an amine leak at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Mar 19
Dacoma, OK: An oil rig explosion injured a worker. More information

Saturday
Mar 19
San Jose, CA: An ammonia leak at a water treatment plant resulted in a shelter-in-place order. More information

Friday
Mar 18
Ramareddy Nagar, India: A chemical storage warehouse was destroyed by fire. More information

Friday
Mar 18
Noyelles-sous-Lens, France: Several tons of molten copper leaked through a crack in a foundry furnace. More information

Friday
Mar 18
Fechenheim, Germany: At least 2 workers were injured in an accident at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Dombivli, India: 2 people died and 3 were injured in an explosion and fire at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Minneapolis, MN: A natural gas line exploded and burned, forcing an evacuation of homes and businesses. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
South Philadelphia, PA: A fire broke out in a cooling tower at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Bollarum, India: 2 workers died when fire broke out in a materials-handling lift at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Minneapolis, MN: A natural gas line exploded, sending flames shooting high into the sky More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Mesa, AZ: 40 workers were evacuated from a semiconductor plant after a chemical spill. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Newman, GA: Calcium hypochlorite and sodium hydroxide accidently mixed at a waste transfer station, sickening 3 workers. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Bakersfield, CA: Firefighters rescued a worker who fell unconscious while cleaning the inside of a tanker truck. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Paraguana, Venezuela: An explosion in the furnace of a hydrodesulfurization unit reduced operations at the country's largest refinery. More information

Thursday
Mar 17
Oldham County, KY: A tractor-trailer carrying zinc alloy caught fire, forcing responders to use dry chemicals. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Tillsonburg, ON: Firefighters quickly disconnected 7 ethanol railcars from a burning train to keep them safe. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Pasadena, TX: A fire at a chemical plant released di-mythl-aluminum chloride into the air. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Charlotte, NC: Sprinklers inside a textile plant helped keep a fire under control. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
McAdenville, NC: Fire broke out at a yarn factory. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Yuma, AZ: 10 workers at a military proving ground were transported to a hospital after being exposed to red phosphorus smoke leaking from a mortar shell. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Dangdian, China: A family-owned fireworks plant exploded. More information

Wednesday
Mar 16
Chenzhou, China: A plant thought to have been abandoned exploded, leaving 2 dead. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Monterey Park, CA: A chemical leak at a computer chip manufacturer prompted a hazardous-materials response. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Sutton, NC: A worker performing maintenance at a coal-fire power plant died in an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Zerbst, Germany: Fire broke out at a biogas plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Fukushima, Japan: Workers at a quake-damaged atomic power plant briefly suspended operations and evacuated after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous to remain there. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Washdyke, New Zealand: Sulfur caught fire in a batch mixer at a fertilizer plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Wilminton, NC: An explosion at a coal-fired power plant killed a worker. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Shaler, PA: Molten glass running into a furnace touched off a fire at a bottle making plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 15
Wilmington, NC: A buildup of hydrogen caused an explosion that killed a worker at a coal-fired power plant. More information

Monday
Mar 14
Ahmedabad,India: A fire at a chemical plant took 5 hours to extinguish. More information

Monday
Mar 14
Durgachak, India: Fire broke out at a factory making PET resin used in polymers. More information

Monday
Mar 14
Bristol, CT: 2 contract workers at a trash-to-energy plant were injured when a boiler tube ruptured, releasing steam and heat. More information

Monday
Mar 14
Haldia, India: Fire broke out in the raw materials storage at a coffee and tea plant. More information

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