Incident Logs


Entries for October 2005

Monday
Oct 31
Reno, NV: Workers were evacuated when a freight truck spilled hydrochloric acid. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Bourgas, Bulgaria: Sulpher dioxide leaked from a refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Spaichingen, Germany: A fire at a printing plant released toxic fumes. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Wuhai, China: A calcium carbide furnace at a chemical plant leaked water, injuring 12 workers More information

Monday
Oct 31
Costessey, UK: A recycling plant was closed after an unknown chemical within the waste stream caused breathing problems. More information

Sunday
Oct 30
Katy, TX: A natural gas well leaked for 2 hours before firefighters could cap it. More information

Sunday
Oct 30
New Mexico: A truck overturned and spilled 125 gallons of diesel fuel. More information

Saturday
Oct 29
Port Townsend, WA: An engineering officer was transferring fuel from one tank to another when 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a nearby bay. More information

Friday
Oct 28
Elk, Poland: Two people were killed in an ammonia explosion at a meat plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Balasore, India: A fire at a tire plant caused extensive property damage. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Columbus, OH: A hazardous materials crew was called to the scene of an anhydrous ammonia leak. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Chennai, India: One person was killed in a huge explosion at a fireworks plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Beijing, China: Nine people were killed from a gas leak at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Kanpur, India: A gas explosion killed 13 people and destroyed the building. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Victorville, CA: Firefighters extinguished a fire at a fuelling station and prevented several tanks of compressed natural gas from heating up and exploding. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Quebec, Canada: A plant was evacuated due to an anhydrous ammonia leak. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Chicago, IL: A tanker truck overturned and spilled 4,000 gallons of a highly flammable chemical mixture on a highway off-ramp. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Minooka, IL: An overheated boiler pipe caused a fire at a concrete plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Dong’an Village, China: Six people were killed in an explosion at a firecracker factory. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Kallo, Belgium: A tank holding 10.5 million gallons of crude oil began leaking. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Benicia, CA: A fire happened at a petroleum refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Waco, TX: Fire broke out in a plant that makes bonded fire products. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Niagara Falls, NY: A huge industrial fire broke out at a plate plant. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: There was a leak at a petroleum refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Irkutsk, Russia: One person was killed in an explosion at a petrochemical plant. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Prot Klang, Malaysia: Two workers were killed when a boiler filled with oil exploded in a glove factory. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Fort Worth, TX: The driver of a tanker truck was killed after his truck overturned on the highway and spilled refrigerated nitrogen. More information

Sunday
Oct 23
Regina, Canada: Acetic acid began leaking from a tanker truck when it rolled over on its side. More information

Saturday
Oct 22
Woburn, MA: Hazmat teams were called to a chemical spill in a semiconductor plant. More information

Saturday
Oct 22
Lawndale, TX: A fire broke out in an oil refinery More information

Saturday
Oct 22
Baytown, TX: A heat exchanger failed and caused 1,500 pounds of liquid MCB (chlorobenzene) to leak. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Hino, Japan: An explosion and fire seriously injured 3 workers at an aluminum factory. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Nuagada, India: Two people were killed in an explosion at a fireworks plant. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Pointe-Norie, Congo: A major fire was traced to a leak in a refinery distillation column. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Larado, TX: A hazmat team was called to clean up a spill of sodium hydroxide spill on the highway. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Philadilphia, PA: A natural gas pipeline was ruptured by a downed power line. More information

Thursday
Oct 20
Torrance, CA: A sulpher dioxide leak occurred at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Oct 20
Hazing, Austria: Flames broke out in a paint factory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Geismar, LA: Fire broke out in a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 19
Alma, PA: One worker was killed in an explosion and fire at an oil drilling company. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Wickliffe, OH: A chemical plant was evacuated when 2 different types of acid were mixed and caused a chemical reaction. More information

Tuesday
Oct 18
Chicago, IL: Flames broke out in a candle factory. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Port of Tampa, FL: A ruptured tank spilled 4,500 tons of molten sulpher. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Los Angeles, CA: The driver of a gasoline truck was killed when the truck crashed and exploded. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Bangladesh: Three people were killed when and oil tanker exploded at a ship breaking yard. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Doral, FL: A fire broke out at a county recycling plant. More information

Monday
Oct 17
Sheridan, OR: A 3 alarm fire started after workers removed utility poles that had been marinating in a chemical preservative bath at a wood preserving plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Houston, TX: A fire from an explosion at an oil refinery sent one worker to the hospital with minor burns. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Nigeria: Three people were seriously injured when an oil tanker truck exploded in front of a news agency office. More information

Sunday
Oct 16
Cleveland, OH: A steel plant spilled 500 gallons of oil into a nearby river due to a faulty pump. More information

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