Incident Logs


Entries for April 2011

Wednesday
Apr 20
Slidell, LA: An Amtrak train collided with 18-wheeler making a delivery at a boat factory. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Strathaven, UK: An overturned tanker spilled only a small amount of its 9,250 gallon gas oil cargo. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Georgetown, TX: An overturned tanker truck spilled 3,500 gallons of gasoline, forcing the evacuation of 142 homes. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
White Oak Twp., MI: A four-day search for the source of leaking gasoline ended with a broken gasket on a pipeline storage tank. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Port Tampa, FL: Nearly 210 tons of gasoline-contaminated soil was excavated due to a vandalized valve at a petroleum terminal. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Vancouver, BC: Nearly 8,000 gallons of gasoline spilled into a river when a tanker truck overturned. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Catime, Mexico: A man tapping a pipeline to steal gasoline died when his tanker exploded and burned. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Shanghai, China: A fire at a telecommunications facility left four people dead. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
La Vereda Campo Alegre, Colombia: Terrorists blew up an oil pipeline, with product pouring into nearby rivers. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Corpus Christi, TX: A power outage at an oil refinery activated a ground flare. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Leroy Twp., PA: Thousands of gallons of fracking fluid spilled after a blowout at a well site. More information

Tuesday
Apr 19
Hartford, CT: A former factory building had to be demolished after a fire. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Maniwaki, Quebec: Fire destroyed a storage area at a wood furniture factory. More information

Monday
Apr 18
North Vernon, IN: A machine fire spread through ductwork to damage a plastic bag factory. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Seattle, WA: An ammonia leak at a wholesale grocery cooperative sent two people to the hospital. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Zuarinagar-Sancoale, India: A damaged naphtha pipeline ignited, injuring three chemical plant workers and destroying 35 vehicles. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Rubbertown, KY: A 5,000-gallon ethanol spill occurred at an oil refinery storage facility. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Columbia, SC: Haz mat crews contained a chlorine leak at a water treatment plant. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Snowflake, AZ: A paper mill fire destroyed nearly half of the waste paper inventory. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Port Arthur, TX: A heart attack is suspected in the death of a contract worker doing construction at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Apr 18
Wichita, KS: Overflowing lubricants reacted with metals to cause explosions and fire at a metal-worker factory. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Izmir, China: Five people, including a firefighter, died as the result of an explosion at an unpermitted factory. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Mendoza, Argentina: A storage tank explosion at a chemical plant released sulfur dioxide, making about 30 people ill. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Plaza Huincul, Argentina: Fire broke out in the furnace of a catalytic reforming unit at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Beaumont, TX: A half-mile radius near a rubber plant was evacuated when two rail cars carrying flammable isoprene derailed. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Muldrow, OK: A tanker overturned on an interstate highway, spilling 1,500 gallons of diesel and gasoline. More information

Sunday
Apr 17
Macao, China: Two sea tankers collided, spilling nearly two tons of light diesel fuel. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Ciudad de Carmen, Mexico: More than 600 workers were evacuated from an offshore dormatory platform that began to lean due to a flooded pontoon. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Shreveport, LA: Fire spread through eight tank trucks used to haul water parked at a natural gas well site. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Norco, LA: A sulfur dioxide release happened during turnaround maintenance on an incinerator stack at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Old Ocean, TX: More than 400 pounds of benzene and volatile organic compounds escaped from a wastewater treatment tank at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Juliaca, Peru: A worker in a fireworks factory died in an explosion. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Cartersville, GA: Flames at a rechargeable battery recycling center were smothered with dirt to avoid lithium reacting with water. More information

Saturday
Apr 16
Mount Holly, NC: Solar panels caught fire atop a drywall factory. More information

Friday
Apr 15
Texas City, TX: A titanium fire at a electrical plant being disassembled burned nearly 12 hours. More information

Friday
Apr 15
Caddo Parrish, LA: Fire spread through trucks at a natural gas drilling site. More information

Friday
Apr 15
Norfolk, VA: An ammonia leak at a food storage warehouse sent two workers to the hospital. More information

Friday
Apr 15
Bangor, ME: An 18-wheeler hauling diesel overturned, spilling nearly 700 gallons of fuel. More information

Friday
Apr 15
State College, PA: A tanker carrying 8,000 gallons of ethanol rear-ended a tractor-trailer and burst into flames, killing the driver. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Grand Forks, ND: A boiler fire that broke out in a break room at a sugar beet processing plant took several hours to extinguish. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Midland, MI: A chemical plant worker fell to his death from atop a specialty monomers unit. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Zhuzhou City, China: A warehouse that stored chemicals burned more than 15 hours. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Orange, TX: An explosion at a carbon black plant left one worker injured. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
North St. Louis County, MO: 5,400 gallons of ammonium hydroxide leaked at a chemical plant while being unloaded from a tanker truck. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Philadelphia, PA: A small flange fire shut down a gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Temple, TX: Smoldering stack of laminate at a manufacturing plant continued to burn almost a week after a three-alarm fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Temple, TX: A three-alarm fire at a paper recycling plant has been officially ruled an arson. More information

Thursday
Apr 14
Athens, TN: Fire spread through a warehouse at a closed furniture factory. More information

Wednesday
Apr 13
Ingham County, MI: An estimated 126,000 gallons of gasoline were lost in a leak from a storage tank system. More information

Wednesday
Apr 13
Toone, TN: Three workers at a military flare factory in an accident that left two of them burned and one unconscious. More information

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