Incident Logs


Entries for January 2013

Sunday
Jan 20
Sidon, Lebanon: 1 person died and 13 were injured in an explosion at a banana processing plant. More Information

Saturday
Jan 19
Watford City, ND: A worker struck by a piece of pipe died at a hydraulic fracking site. More Information

Saturday
Jan 19
Tilley, AB: A tanker truck carrying crude oil collided with a locomotive, triggering an explosion and fire. More Information

Saturday
Jan 19
St. Catherine, Jamaica: Owners scaled back operations after a fire swept through a plastics plant. More Information

Saturday
Jan 19
Edmonton, AB: Passerby reported a fire at an ethane extraction plant. More Information

Saturday
Jan 19
Oshawa, ON: A large fire at an asphalt plant sent up massive black clouds of smoke. More Information

Friday
Jan 18
Cuncolim, India: Fire destroyed a large portion of inventory at a plastics plant. More Information

Friday
Jan 18
Williston, ND: 2 people were injured in a tank battery explosion at an oil well site. More Information

Friday
Jan 18
Williams Lake, BC: Ammonium nitrate spilled from a wrecked tractor-trailer rig. More Information

Friday
Jan 18
Augusta, GA: A chlorine release at a chemical plant was blamed on equipment failure. More Information

Friday
Jan 18
Arnhem, Netherlands: An explosion rocked a chemical plant. More Information

Friday
Jan 18
Roseland, NJ: Firefighters had to climb 2 stories to reach a fire in a concrete plant yard tower. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Krum, TX: A trucker was found dead near a condensate spill at a natural gas well site. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Lamesa, TX: A worker exposed to hydrogen sulfide while doing wellhead maintenance died. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Fos-sur-Mer, France: An explosion in a chemical plant vinyl chloride monomer unit left one person injured. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Port Arthur, TX: No leaks were found after a tanker truck carrying molten sulfur overturned. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Franklin, NJ: A pharmaceutical plant worker spilled acid based hydrazine sulfate on his head and back, causing burns. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Bury St. Edmunds, UK: A machinery fire set off smoke alarms at a factory. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Seymour, IN: Fire broke out in the compressor room at a pharmaceuticals plant. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Brisbane, Australia: A small fire broke out at a factory. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Melbourne, Australia: Fire brought down a portion of the roof at a linen factory. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Ain Amenas, Algeria: European and local hostages died when Algerian forces raided a gas plant seized by Mali militants. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Lubbock, TX: Personnel on site at a semiconductor foundry extinguished a burning transformer. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Durban, S. Africa: A factory worker died when a pressure applying machine malfunctioned. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
North Zulch, TX: Fire broke out at a natural gas compressor station. More Information

Thursday
Jan 17
Tysfjord, Norway: A 27-ton shipment of goat's milk cheese caught fire inside a traffic tunnel, burning for 5 days. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 16
Ashland, OH: A flash fire injured the owner of a liquid plant food factory. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 16
Cheyenne, WY: A leak in a delayed coker unit at a refinery caught fire. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 16
Odessa, TX: An oilfield worker had to be airlifted when a pipe rack fell on his leg. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 16
New Haven, WV: A 75-foot tall fiberglass tank caught fire in an unused area of a power plant. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 16
Delaware City, DE: Sulfur dioxide emissions were released during repairs to an oil refinery boiler. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Hulu Terengganu, Malaysia: 3 workers died in an explosion at a palm oil mill. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Roanoke, IN: Welding was underway when filters ignited at an auto plant ash house. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Uintah County, UT: Fire broke out at a propane distribution plant, triggering an area evacuation. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Pasadena, TX: Fire erupted in a glycol re-boiler at a natural gas storage facility. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Reno, NV: A mining consulting company had to be evacuated due to a fire in a mechanical system. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Noida, India: Fire gutted a 3-story chemical factory. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Huadian, China: 9 people died and 28 were injured by carbon monoxide poisoning at a gold mine. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Jinshan, China: A cargo barge hauling fertilizer caught fire and exploded, killing 1. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 15
Redditch, UK: An unknown powder in the loading area of freight depot triggered alarm. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Klang, Malaysia: Some operations had to be relocated to other facilities after a fire at a manufacturing plant. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Knaresborough, UK: Fire damaged duct work at a manufacturing plant. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Fairview, WV: A worker died in a bulldozer rollover at a mine. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Carson, CA: A jet fuel hydrotreating unit was shut down after a brief flange fire. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Charlotte, TX: 2 personnel working with a water well perforating gun at a drilling site were injured in an explosion. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
North Sea: A drilling platform was evacuated after hydrocarbons were found in one of its concrete legs. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Gaotang, China: An explosion demolished a chemical plant and damaged neighboring factories. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Jodbhave, India: 2 workers were killed and 2 injured in a storage tank explosion at a biogas factory. More Information

Monday
Jan 14
Corpus Christi, TX: An oil refinery reported a pump seal fire. More Information

Sunday
Jan 13
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 2 men cleaning an empty fuel tanker died in an explosion. More Information

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