Incident Logs


Entries for January 2005

Monday
Jan 31
Lavera, France: Hydrochloric acid vapor was released into the environment after a reactor unit began to rise in pressure and vented at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jan 31
Balclutha, New Zealand: Fire officials took four hours to clear an ammonia leak at a meat plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Kirksville, MO: Ammonia was spilled on an employee at a food manufacturing company and several others were evacuated from the scene. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Melbourne, Australia: A fire at an essential oils factory caused about $1 million damage. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Fort McMurray, Canada: An explosion at a hydrogen plant injured one worker. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Ontario, Canada: A train derailed overturning 17 cars, one of which was found to be leaking sulfuric acid. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Charleston, SC: Due to a loose bolt about 20 gallons of propionic anhydride leaked from a container in a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Hopewell, VA: A fire at a chemical plant caused between $50,000 and $75,000 damage. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Weirton, WV: A fire at a steel plant started in the grease rollers used to move steel slabs. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Yankton, ND: A fire in the ceiling of a paint area at a manufacturing plant resulted in the evacuation of 110 employees. More information

Thursday
Jan 27
Clearfield, PA: A truck carrying tetrachloride began leaking causing the closure of part of an interstate highway. More information

Thursday
Jan 27
Manchester, NH: An oven malfunction caused a fire that destroyed a plastics manufacturing company. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Spring Hill , FL : A canister of liquid oxygen fell off a truck and began leaking, and resulted in the closure of a US highway for 30 minutes. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Hsinchu, Taiwan: An arsine leak at a semiconductor manufacturing plant sent several employees to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Genoa, Italy: A fire started from a leak in a tanker truck that led to an explosion resulting in the death of one firefighter and the injury of three others. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Veracruz, Mexico: A pipeline ruptured leaking liquid naptha at an oil refinery resulting in the evacuation of 2,000 people. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Baton Rouge, LA: Officials were contacted after a container on an 18-wheeler ruptured and leaked hydrochloric acid on a major street. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Perth Amboy, NJ: Three men were killed and another injured while transferring acetylene into small tanks when a hose leaked causing a cylinder to explode. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Chennai, India: Sludge on the ground near a crude oil storage tank caught fire from a welding spark at a petroleum factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
San Angelo, TX: About 50 employees were evacuated from a fiberglass plant after a fire, fueled by fiberglass and acetone erupted. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Enid, OK: It is thought that a broken light fixture ignited flour dust at a flour mill resulting in an explosion and fire that injured two workers. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Toronto, Canada: Non-radioactive coolant water was found to be leaking at a rate of 50 gallons per minute at a nuclear power plant. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Monroe, MI: A nuclear plant was shut down after a leak was discovered in the plants cooling system containing non-radioactive water. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Cape Town, South Africa: A fire in a storage area destroyed a plastics recycling plant. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Martin, TN: A transformer malfunction injured one employee at an electrical plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Marsden Point, New Zealand: Two separate oil spills resulted in the loss of 25 gallons of oil in the harbor at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Belle Chasse, LA: A fire in the processing unit of an oil refinery caused a cutback in production. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Woods Cross, UT: A rupture in the furnace of an oil refinery caused it to loose 700 pounds of diesel and hydrogen resulting in a fire at a fuel refinery. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Crothersville, KY: Hydrochloric acid became mixed with other chemicals and caused employees at an auto parts factory to become ill. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Houma, LA: Two people were injured after a natural gas well in a remote area began spewing natural gas and condensate. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
Kentville, Nova Scotia: A liter of zylene was spilled in a hospital laboratory causing the evacuation of the building. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
Anderson, SC: Two people were treated after an ammonia leak was discovered at a bakery. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Bakersfield, CA: Three employees were burned when a crude oil pipeline broke at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Manchester, OH: A fire ignited in a coal handling area on a conveyor belt at an electric plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Beijing, China: An explosion and fire at a chemical plant injured seven workers. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Abbeville, AL: A busted pipe in the chiller of an egg plant caused an ammonia leak that led to the evacuation of 150 workers. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Tucson, AZ: A gas leak led to an explosion at an electronics factory, injuring two employees. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Durban, South Africa: A spark caused a tank containing a cleaning solvent to catch fire and explode at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Fort Worth, TX: A fire caused about $800,000 damage to a refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Alberta, Canada: A combination of chemicals inside a fertilizer caused the production of sulfur dioxide, resulting in the evacuation of employees. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Wales, UK: An oil tanker ran down a hill without a driver and overturned leaking about 53 gallons from its 4,000 gallon tank of heating fuel, leading to the evacuation of two schools. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Wentworth, South Africa: A fire started in a tank of cleaning solvent resulting in an explosion at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Keystone, CO: A container of chlorine bleach and a container of phosphoric acid spilled at a laundry center and produced a gas that resulted in employee evacuation. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Shanghai, China: Two-thousand residents were evacuated after a pipe at an LPG distribution center burst causing a major gas leak. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Cheyenne, WY: About 117,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate spilled after a tractor trailer rear-ended a truck carrying the chemical, resulting in the death of a person and seriously injuring another. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Juliette, GA: A bin being filled with sulfuric acid overflowed causing second degree burns to an employee who slipped and fell into the substance. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Anderson, IN: A fire at a magnesium recycling plant exploded and was fueled by water from the fire sprinklers. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Castledawson, North Ireland: A fire ignited in the paint shop of a trailer factory resulting in the evacuation of 250 workers. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Deffenbaugh, KS: Bundles of paper caught fire at a recycling plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 16
Sturtevant, WI: The bottom of a furnace cracked in a building causing 30,000 pounds of molten aluminum to spill on the floor. More information

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