Incident Logs


Entries for May 2012

Monday
May 21
El Dorado, AR: 3 people dismantling an abandoned containment vessel for petroleum at a well site died when vapors inside ignited.. More information

Monday
May 21
Dalton, GA: 47 people required decontamination after a chemical plant fire involving a water treatment product. More information

Monday
May 21
Tuscarawas County, WV: A shelter-in-place order was issued when a chemical plant reactor overheated and released antifreeze vapors More information

Monday
May 21
Prudhoe Bay, AK: About 4,200 gallons of crude oil and oily water overflowed from a storage tank into a containment area. More information

Monday
May 21
Plaquemine, LA: 4 contract employees at a chemical and vinyls plant are recovering after being exposed to chlorine. More information

Sunday
May 20
St. Clair, MI: An explosion injured a worker at a coal-fired power plant. More information

Sunday
May 20
Pandha Bazar, India: 4 soldiers died and 29 were injured when their vehicle collided with a tanker truck carrying hazardous materials. More information

Sunday
May 20
Northwood, OH: A worker at a plant making injection molded auto parts was found trapped between a storage rack and a forklift. More information

Saturday
May 19
Montrose, IA: A conveyor belt fire temporarily shut down a coal plant. More information

Saturday
May 19
Fontana, CA: A 6-acre fire at a pallet plant drew nearly 200 firefighters. More information

Saturday
May 19
Cromarty Firth, UK: Fire broke out at a gas storage facility in a disused fabrication plant. More information

Saturday
May 19
Catawba, SC: 4 workers suffered chemical burns in the wood pulping area of a forest products plant. More information

Saturday
May 19
Sao Paulo, Brazil: A chimney fire broke out at a plant specializing in flat steel products. More information

Saturday
May 19
Montrose, IA: A converyor belt fire temporarily shut down a coal transshipment company. More information

Saturday
May 19
Zhuzhou, China: An explosion in a tunnel under contruction killed at least 20 people. More information

Saturday
May 19
Bhadresh, India: A fire at a lignite power plant took 10 hours to extinguish. More information

Friday
May 18
Decatur, IL: Fire broke out in the coal storage area of a co-generation plant powering an agricultural products facility. More information

Friday
May 18
Bristol, PA: A firefighter died of a heart attack at the scene of a chemical plant fire that sent clouds of acrid smoke drifting over nearby communities. More information

Thursday
May 17
Dagestan Republic, Russia: A gas pipeline fire left thousands without fuel. More information

Thursday
May 17
Fitchburg, MA: A spill of less than a gallon of hydrochloric acid shut down a medical device manufacturing plant for more than 2 hours. More information

Thursday
May 17
Deer Park, TX: A shelter-in-place order at an oil refinery was lifted shortly after a sulfur recovery unit upset caused emissions of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. More information

Thursday
May 17
Kansas City, MO: Firefighters battled a two-alarm oil tanker fire at an asphalt construction company. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Nixon, TX: Two workers were hurt in an explosion at a hydraulic fracturing tank site. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Northwest Miami-Dade, FL: An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a two-story warehouse. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Corpus Christi, TX: Leaking butane ignited at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Port Arthur, TX: A propylene spill at a chemical plant under maintenance force forced a shutdown of operations. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Mason City, IA: An explosion rocked a biodiesel plant. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Lorton, VA: A malfunction in an air-handling unit in a laboratory at a local company resulted in an explosion that injured 3 people. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Giles County, VA: A hazmat team removed a leaking cylinder of chlorine from a water treatment plant. More information

Tuesday
May 15
El Dorado, AR: A reactor exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Quincy, IL: Fire broke out in the powder coat paint department of a manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Boardman, OR: 7 people suffered from exposure to an ammonia leak at a potato plant. More information

Monday
May 14
Baton Rouge, LA: A hydrofluoric acid leak at a chemical plant was quickly contained. More information

Saturday
May 12
Port Arthur, TX: A fire in a heater check valve shut down a lube oil hydrocracking unit at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
May 11
Bellevue, OH: The sprinkler system put out a fire at a plastics plant. More information

Friday
May 11
Copenhagen, Denmark: A controlled explosion intended to clear a wood pellet silo at a power plant instead ignited a fire. More information

Friday
May 11
Kerteh, Malaysia: A worker was killed and 23 injured in an explosion at a gas processing plant. More information

Friday
May 11
Vista, CA: An explosion in a recently cleaned 8,000 gallon tank blew a hole through the roof of a hot tub factory. More information

Thursday
May 10
Frederick, MD: An ammonia spill temporarily halted operations at a brewery. More information

Thursday
May 10
Lebanon, TN: A food distribution plant was temporarily shut down and evacuated because of an ammonia leak. More information

Thursday
May 10
New Caledonia, Brazil: A mining company declared force majeure after an incident at an acid plant. More information

Thursday
May 10
Mettur, India: A fire that destroyed the coal conveyor belt at a power plant left one worker dead and another injured. More information

Wednesday
May 09
Urumqi, China: At least 5 people are dead after a toxic gas leak in a workshop near the hangar of an airport. More information

Wednesday
May 09
Philadelphia, PA: Damage discovered after a crude unit fire at an oil refinery left the unit shut down. More information

Wednesday
May 09
Sarasota, FL: A small ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a warehouse. More information

Tuesday
May 08
Norco, LA: Fire and smoke flared at a refinery when a heater unit failed, forcing a shutdown of a portion of the plant. More information

Tuesday
May 08
Rawlins, WY: 3 workers were critically injured in a flash fire in a gas recovery unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 08
New Smyrna Beach, FL: A chemical leak inside an ice plant caused an explosion that blew out the metal walls and a portion of the door. More information

Tuesday
May 08
MaceiĆ³, Brazil: A boiler explosion in a factory making coconut-based foods left 1 person dead and others injured. More information

Monday
May 07
Port Reading, NJ: The gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit at a 70,000 barrel per day refinery resumed operation after an earlier brief flaring. More information

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