Incident Logs


Entries for November 2010

Tuesday
Nov 30
Bais Godaam, India: Firefighters worked for two hours to keep a chemical depot fire from spreading into a paint storage area. More information

Tuesday
Nov 30
Mississauga, ON: A worker at a factory making cleaning products suffered second degree burns over 80 percent of his body due to a chemical spill that ignited. More information

Tuesday
Nov 30
North Bay, ON: An explosion and fire damaged equipment at a tire plant used to retread tires for heavy equipment. More information

Tuesday
Nov 30
Norwalk, OH: A grain silo explosion was so powerful it knocked a nearby home off its foundation. More information

Tuesday
Nov 30
Manchester, NH: Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire on the roof of a plant making velcro. More information

Monday
Nov 29
Beaumont, TX: A leaking valve at an oil refinery released sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. More information

Monday
Nov 29
Mantova, Italy: A sulfur dioxide leak at an oil refinery sickened workers at a nearby power plant. More information

Monday
Nov 29
Richmond, CA: A ruptured pipe at an oil refinery leaked 1,300 barrels of petroleum. More information

Monday
Nov 29
Beaumont, TX: Workers isolated and contained a valve leak at an oil refinery coker gas plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 28
Zeebrugge, Belgium: Three people were overcome by toxic fumes when a tanker truck carrying 30 tons of isopropylamine crashed. More information

Saturday
Nov 27
Tulsa, OK: A sulfur dioxide release was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 27
Norco, LA: Benzene and other contaminants were released at an oil refinery due to equipment failure. More information

Saturday
Nov 27
Meraux, LA: A leak of more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 27
Mönchengladbach, Germany: Five people were injured when chromic acid spilled at a printing plant. More information

Friday
Nov 26
Edmonton, AB: An alarm sounded all clear after flaring and venting steam at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Nov 26
Tula, Mexico: An explosion at an oil refinery left five workers injured, three in critical condition. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Dade City, FL: Fire punctuated by explosions destroyed a warehouse at a company making fragrant oils. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Azhavangadu, India: Five workers at an ordnance factory died in an explosion that collapsed a building. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Sherwood Park, AB: Firefighters were called to an oil refinery due to a small butane leak. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Ruwaishid, Jordan: Two people died when an oil tanker truck exploded, setting another 19 tankers ablaze. More information

Thursday
Nov 25
Narbonne, France: Concern about leaking hydrofluoric acid that shut down rail traffic for several hours was a false alarm. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Los Laureles, Paraguay: An explosion damaged a laboratory specializing in pharmaceutical products. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Roxana, IL: A catalytic cracker at an oil refinery emitted more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide before being shut down. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Karachi, Pakistan: One person was killed and four seriously burned in a boiler explosion at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Chengde City, China: Six people were killed and 10 injured in a fireworks plant explosion. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
St. Clair Twp., OH: A 1,000-pound cylinder of chlorine leaked at water treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Beaumont, TX: Refinery firefighters handled a small fire within 30 minutes. More information

Wednesday
Nov 24
Ndola, Zambia: A fire due to a ruptured pipe shut down an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Houston, TX: An oil refinery had a small fire during the restart of a process unit. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Yancheng City, China: Twenty-one people were treated for chlorine gas exposure after a leak at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Haifa, Israel: Three people died and seven were injured by a release of hydrogen sulfide gas at a refinery closed for maintenance. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Ramat Hovav, Israel: A tanker truck carrying 21 tons of bromine leaked a small amount of cargo. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Haifa, Israel: An empty bromine tank shipped back from The Netherlands was discovered to be leaking residue. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Shanghai, China: A gas leak at a refinery released a noxious odor across the city. More information

Tuesday
Nov 23
Selby, UK: An ignition of methane gas forced miners to evacuate a coal mine. More information

Monday
Nov 22
Vadodara, India: A worker was killed and four injured when fire erupted at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Nov 22
Kaduna, Nigeria: Vandalism to an oil pipeline shut down a refinery. More information

Monday
Nov 22
Taloja, India: More than 40 people were admitted to hospitals after exposure to ammonia gas at a fish processing plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 21
Yellowknife, NWT: A frozen pipe leaked 10,000 liters of arsenic at a closed mine site. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
Amherstburg, ON: A leak of more than 45 gallons of hydrofluoric acid created a vapor cloud above an electronics plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
Jinzhong, China: An explosion at a chemical factory killed four and injured 37. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
Nasr City, Egypt: A broken oil pipeline stopped local traffic for hours. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
New Town, ND: Oil and water spilled after a wellhead valve at an oil well failed was contained in a lined pit. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
Huntsville, TX: Operators shut down an oil pipeline after about 100 barrels of crude spilled. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
Off the Taranaki coast, New Zealand: An offshore oil spill was reported from an FPSO unit. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
Jinzhong City, China: An explosion and fire at a chemical plant killed three people. More information

Saturday
Nov 20
Cambridge, ON: A worker was pinned by a load of fallen steel at a galvanizing plant. More information

Friday
Nov 19
Takahama, Japan: A fire broke out in a non-critical facility inside a nuclear power reactor. More information

Friday
Nov 19
Off the Newfoundland Coast: 33 workers were removed from an offshore oil platform after elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide was detected in two storage tanks. More information

Friday
Nov 19
Joliet, IL: Nearly 160 pounds of ammonia gas escaped from an oil refinery. More information

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