Incident Logs


Entries for January 2011

Monday
Jan 31
Kundas, India: 2 workers died and another was injured in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jan 31
Austintown, OH: Aluminum oxide dumped into a hopper at a steel plant mixed with the fresh snow to create a cloud of gas. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Enoree, SC: 3 chemical plant worker were injured in a flash fire explosion. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Spartanburg, SC: 3 adhesives plant worker injured in fire. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Lucknow, India: A phosphine leak at a chemical plant killed 3 and sickened 2 dozen others. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Maracay, Venezuela: 1 person died in a series of explosions at a munitions plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Rodeo, CA: A small oil leak at an oil refinery was cleaned up with no off-site impact. More information

Sunday
Jan 30
Corpus Christi, TX: A fire at an oil refinery was extinguished within 15 minutes by the onsite fire brigade. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Whangarei, New Zealand: Leaking vapor ignited a small fire in a crude oil distilling unit. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Uttar Pradesh, India: 3 people died and 7 others were hospitalized byg a gas leak at a chemical factory More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Texas City, TX: 12 homes near an oil refinery were evacuated due to an isobutane leak. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Institute, WV: A 2-hour power failure at a chemical plant released odors that concerned nearby residents. More information

Saturday
Jan 29
Norco, LA: An unspecified amount of butadiene was released after an equipment failure at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Jan 28
Zamboanga City, Philippines: An explosion destroyed a warehouse containing chemicals and fireworks. More information

Friday
Jan 28
Chicago, IL: Nearly 200 responders were on hand for a fire in an abandoned factory. More information

Friday
Jan 28
Mount Druitt, Australia: A fire ripped through a warehouse, causing a massive chemical explosion. More information

Thursday
Jan 27
Warsaw, IN: A fire in a printing plant lift hoist spread to its LP tanks, causing an explosion. More information

Thursday
Jan 27
Malabon City, Philippine: Heavy rains did not prevent a fire from gutting a candy factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Sardinata, Colombia: An explosion at a coal mine caused by a gas build-up killed 21 miners. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Sparks, NV: Nitric acid transferred into a plastic barrel at an aircraft maintenance company began to smoke for unknown reasons. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Pudhu Nagar, India: At least 65 people were taken ill by a chlorine leak at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Saint-Denis-la-Chevasse, France: Fire destroyed a factory specializing in livestock equipment. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Kochi, India: 98 packages labeled "not dangerous" were discovered to contain hydrogen peroxide when fumes began leaking aboard a passenger flight. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Vadodara, India: Acetone reacted with water, starting a fire at a chemical plant that injured four people. More information

Tuesday
Jan 25
Madison Twp., OH: Hazmat responders advised firefighters to let a warehouse fire at a waterproofing company burn itself out. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Suffolk, VA: A thermal oxidizer pollution-control device caught fire at a acrylamide processing plant. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Suffolk, VA: A fire involving acrylonitrile broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Fairport Harbor, OH: A high pressure surge of natural gas led to furnace explosions and fire in homes across the community. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Texas City, TX: No one was hurt when several refinery workers were sprayed by a mixture of water and oil. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Wytheville, VA: Nearly 5,000 gallons of liquid sodium chloride spilled as a tanker truck was being loaded. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Adrian, MI: 2 workers were injured by a toxic leak at a plant making swimming pool chemicals. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Nagerbazar, India: At least 70 people fell ill after an ammonia leak at a cold storage facility. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Rawlins, WY: Fire broke out during the restart of a fluid catalytic cracker at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Sarnia, ON: A small fire broke out in the coker unit at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Los Angeles, CA: A man died and 2 others injured when they were overcome by chemical fumes inside a blood storage tank at a medical facility. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
St. Louis, MO: A truck fire spread to a nearby building at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Savannah, GA: Four workers at a recycling plant were overcome by chlorine fumes as they dismantled a 200 pound cylinder. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Deerfield Beach, FL: 9 people were treated for smoke inhalation after a chemical fire broke out at a cosmetic manufacturer. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Karjan, India: An ammonia leak at a food processing plant affected 34 people. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Sivakasi, India: 8 people died and 16 were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Deerfield Beach, FL: A chemical fire at a cosmetics factory sent 9 people to the hospital. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Kolkata, India: Fire destroyed tons of finished product at 2 jute mills. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
Leverkusen, Germany: An explosion involving waste products injured 2 factory workers. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
Salt Lake City, UT: A 5-gallon spill of sodium hydrosulfide shut down an interstate highway. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Fushun, China: More than 30 people were hurt in an explosion at a refinery complex. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Marlborough, MA: 19 people suffered respiratory trouble following a chemical explosion at an electronics plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Lebanon, PA: A flash fire from methyl acetate vapors burned a packaging plant worker. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Santa Ana, CA: An explosion at a manufacturing and plating company blew a hole in the roof. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Sao Paulo, Brazil: Four workers were killed and three others injured when they were exposed to toxic fumes while cleaning tanks at a nickel-processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Spartanburg, SC: An explosion involving ferrotitanium knocked three chemical plant workers nearly 15 feet. More information

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