Incident Logs


Entries for November 2003

Sunday
Nov 30
Soni No Chawl,India Anhydrous ammonia leaked from a pipe in an ice factory.There were no injuries. More information

Saturday
Nov 29
Perryville,TN A boat sank in the Tennessee River spilling almost 400 gallonsof diesel fuel. More information

Tuesday
Nov 25
Kukatpally,India An explosion at a detonator factory killed at leasteight people and seriously injured three others. Officials suspect a shortcircuit caused the blast. More information

Tuesday
Nov 25
Surat,India Three workers were killed by a toxic gas while cleaninga reactor in a drug manufacturing company. More information

Tuesday
Nov 25
Kukatpally,India At least eight people were killed and three seriouslyinjured in an explosion at a detonator factory. More information

Sunday
Nov 23
Midland,TX Crude oil tanks exploded on a lease near Midland due toan electrical spark. A field superintendent said that about 640 barrelsof oil, three stock tanks, three water tanks and some equipment were destroyed. More information

Sunday
Nov 23
Surat,India Two workers were killed and four other sustainedserious burns in an explosion at an ethanol plant. A spokesman said theexplosion was due to a leak in the ethanol pipeline. More information

Saturday
Nov 22
Ahmedabad,India Two persons were killed in a fire that broke outinside a chemical factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 22
Alberta,Canada A man working inside a natural gas station escaped unhurtwhen it exploded and destroyed the building. The cause of the blast isunder investigation. More information

Saturday
Nov 22
Meraux, LA A refinery experienced a small fire in a new hydrocracker unit. More information

Friday
Nov 21
SkullValley, AZ A man was killed in a fuel tank explosion. More information

Tuesday
Nov 18
RichardsBay, Africa Workers were evacuated from an industrial complexwhen smoke from a fire at the citys landfill engulfed the area. More information

Monday
Nov 17
Kitwe,Zambia One person died and several others were injuredafter an acid tank at a leach plant exploded. More information

Saturday
Nov 15
Veracruz,Mexico Eight workers were injured, two seriously when theywere cleaning a pressure valve and a spark ignited an explosion. More information

Saturday
Nov 15
Taman Bersatu,Malaysia Three children, two of whom are sons of a firefighter,were injured in an explosion at a factory after one of the three threwa firecracker that hit three unlabelled barrels containing what is believedto have been kerosene. More information

Friday
Nov 14
Great Falls,MT Fire broke out in a large wastewater tank and spread toa nearby slop oil tank More information

Friday
Nov 14
Old Bridge,NJ A sulfuric acid spill that reportedly injured a worker ata chemical plant was contained by hazmat handlers. The spill may havestarted with a leak from a discharge hose on a railroad car. More information

Wednesday
Nov 12
Sydney, AustraliaAbout 60 firefighters took two hours to contain a fire that destroyeda tire retreading factory. The crew stopped the fire from spreading toan adjacent engineering company. More information

Wednesday
Nov 12
BrownstownTwp, MI an explosion occurred whole two employees inside afacility were working with aluminum paste. Crews believed the blast wascaused by hydrogen that had built up in the plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 12
CangzhouCity, China Three workers died and three others were injuredin a explosion in an evaporator at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 11
Edinburg,TX Two men died and another was seriously injured afterbeing overcome by hydrogen sulfide and methane fumes. More information

Monday
Nov 10
Buford, GA Two workers were seriously injured in an explosion in a water pipethey were installing. Fire officials believe the explosion was causedby a spark from welding equipment igniting a natural gas build-up. More information

Monday
Nov 10
Henderson,IN A fire started in a smoke stack at a milling plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 09
Clyde, Australia A propylene leak occurred at a plant leading to major flaring atthe refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 08
Stenungsund,Sweden Production was halted at a pvc plant following an explosionthat destroyed a steam generating boiler. No injuries were reported. More information

Friday
Nov 07
Greenville, SC A fire at a textile facility caused the pollutionof the Reedy River with a runoff of soaps and dyes. More information

Friday
Nov 07
Decatur,IL One worker was seriously injured after an influx ofoxygen sparked an explosion in one of the plants grain dryers. Theworker suffered second- and third-degree burns over 40 percent of hisbody. More information

 
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