Incident Logs


Entries for January 2004

Saturday
Jan 31
Santej Village, India: 2 people died and another was seriously burned in an explosion that destroyed a chemical factory. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Withcott, Australia: A factory worker was seriously burned after a drum containing chemicals exploded. The drum contained metal formate, which is highly reactive with air. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Biglerville, PA: 3 firefighters were injured in a fire that destroyed part of a manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Hangzhou, China: 1 person was badly burned and several others injured when hydrofluoric acid leaked from a damaged tank at a company. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Paw Paw, MI: 1 person died when a tanker truck carrying ethyl alcohol collided with a pickup truck. The tanker leaked an undetermined amount of the flammable liquid on the roadway, but the leak was swiftly brought under control. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Edmonton, Alberta: Firefighters fought bitter cold while fighting a fire in a poultry factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 28
Tauranga, New Zealand: A road tanker overturned, spilling almost 2000 gallons of diesel. The driver was unhurt, but the road was closed for several hours. More information

Wednesday
Jan 28
Madison Township, OH: A fire that broke out at a plant specializing in waterproofing chemicals was quickly extinguished. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Ulhasnagar, India: A fire that broke out in an electrical substation spread to a manufacturing plant causing heavy damage. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Mumbai, India: A tanker carrying benzene overturned and exploded. 2 people were slightly injured. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
High Point, NC: Fifty workers were evacuated after a spark caused a fire at a paint manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Niamey, Niger: 5 people died after 2 trucks collided. 1 of the trucks was carrying sodium uranate and several of the drums broke open and spilled. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Granite city, MO: 1 worker was injured during an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
High Point, N.C.: Sprinklers help put out a fire at a paint factory. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Hall County, GA: U.S. Highway 129 was shut down after a gasoline tanker overturned and caught fire. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Jackson, MS: Interstate 20 was shut down for almost 6 hours following a paint spill. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Des Moines, IA: Firefighters were called to a fire at a soybean processing plant where beans were smoldering in a hopper. More information

Sunday
Jan 25
Jaffrey, N.H.: Fire broke out in a hopper filled with sawdust at a wood pallet factory. More information

Friday
Jan 23
Brisbane, Australia: A forklift driver was seriously burned during an explosion at an adhesives manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Jan 23
Port Dickson, Malaysia: A fire that resulted in several explosions at a chemical factory may have been caused by overheating that led to 1 of tanks catching fire. More information

Thursday
Jan 22
Suffolk, UK: More than 50 firefighters were called to a fire at a waste product warehouse. Workers were evacuated, no injuries were reported. More information

Thursday
Jan 22
Hanover, PA: Fire broke out in equipment at a food processing plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 22
Cumming, GA: A chemical plant warehouse burned, triggering a half-mile radius evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Jan 21
McIntosh, AL: 5 workers were hospitalized after a chemical leak at a sugar plant. The workers inhaled dimethylamine. More information

Wednesday
Jan 21
High Point, N.C.: A two-alarm fire did extensive damage to a furniture frame factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 21
Bury St. Edmunds, U.K.: 50 firefighters were needed to contain a fire in a converyor belt at a sugar factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 21
Breckenridge, TX.: A fire in a heating oven spread through a plastic components plant and destroyed it. More information

Tuesday
Jan 20
Wise, VA: A natural gas pipeline ruptured and exploded. More information

Tuesday
Jan 20
Gresik, East Java: More than 50 people were injured when fire swept through an Indonesian petrochemicals plant. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Skikda, Algeria: At least 27 people were killed, 72 injured and 7 reported missing after an explosion and fire destroyed a natural gas refinery. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Cockeysville, MD: 100 workers were evacuated after 580 gallons of ethyl alcohol spilled at a spice factory. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Maldives, Thilafushi Island: 1 worker died and another was injured in an explosion while welding on an empty petrol tank. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Fort McPherson, Northwest Terrorities: A fire at a power plant left this North Canadian town without power. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Balikhuti, India: Militants blew up an oil pipeline, sparking a fire that burned for 12 hours. There were no injuries reported. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Seattle, WA: A 3-alarm fire destroyed a manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Coffeyville, KS: An oxygen line failed and ignited at a nitrogen plant. No injuries reported More information

Wednesday
Jan 14
Lancashire, UK: Fire destroyed a chemical business. More information

Wednesday
Jan 14
Nash, TX: Employees were evacuated after chemical release in an aluminum plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 13
Mumbai, India: A fire in a dye-manufacturing unit during a nitration process led evacuation of plant workers seconds before the entire unit was engulfed in fire. More information

Tuesday
Jan 13
Lakeland, FL: Lack of water hindered fire operations at a pool manufacturing plant. The water main had been shut down for repairs. More information

Tuesday
Jan 13
Hasaki, Japan: 2 workers injured in ethylene tetrafluoride plant explosion that destroyed a distillation column. More information

Monday
Jan 12
Gutersloh, Germany: 1 worker received burns to his hands and face in a chip board plant fire. More information

Monday
Jan 12
Clinton, IA: 1 person received minor injuries when an explosion damaged a grain elevator. More information

Monday
Jan 12
McMinnville, OR: 4 workers were injured in an explosion at a steel mill. More information

Sunday
Jan 11
Mannheim, Germany: Although fitted with a modern fire extinguishing system, a hygienic paper factory was almost destroyed by a fire that started in a cotton wool store. More information

Sunday
Jan 11
Cameron, TX: A train carrying flammable and toxic chemicals derailed forcing evacuation of 75 residents and closing 2 roads. A small chemical leak was contained. More information

Sunday
Jan 11
Port Neches, TX: 4 workers were injured in an explosion at a propylene oxide plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 10
Sofia, Bulgaria: Coke gas killed 3 people killed (1 firefighter) and overcame 18 other in an incident at a steel works. There was no fire or explosion. More information

Friday
Jan 09
West Auckland, UK: Furniture factory and shop fire resulted in death to a worker using an angle grinder to cut a container when the contents ignited. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Kansas City, MO: 2 men welding a tank likely sparked an asphalt plant fire. No injuries and firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. More information

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