Incident Logs


Entries for April 2007

Monday
Apr 30
Pratteln, Switzerland – A firefighter was reported injured when a large quantity of chloracetylchloride was released at a fertilizer plant. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Viege, Switzerland – Operators overflowed a storage tank for heavy fuel oil at an industrial plant. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Rubbertown, KY - Three to five gallons of butyl acrylate and styrene had leaked at a chemical plant, requiring a haz mat response by local firefighters. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Houston, TX – A food processing plant was evacuated due to an ammonia leak. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Kingman, AZ – Twenty employees at a commercial gas plant were evacuated due to a leaking silane cylinder. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Pawnee, IL – An explosion in a natural gas pipeline sent a fireball several hundred feet into the air. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Smithfield, N.C. – A scrap-metal recycling plant caught fire, spewing thick smoke into the air. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Ramadi, Iraq – A tanker laden with chlorine gas exploded near a restaurant, killing six people and wounding 10. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Wynnewood, OK – Two people were injured when a boiler at a refinery exploded. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Woodbridge, N.J. – An engine being tested at a co-generation plant exploded. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Oakland, CA – A gasoline tanker slammed into a guardrail, sparking an intense fire that destroyed a highway overpass. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Kemi, Finland – A fire in a power plant shut down electrical production and caused extensive damage. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Khasavyurt, Russia – A pipeline carrying gasoline exploded. More information

Saturday
Apr 28
Norcross, GA – A sprinkler system set off by a fire at an electronics plant caused water to mix with acid-based chemicals, requiring a hazardous materials crew. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Pauls Valley, OK. - Firefighters battled two tank fires at a oil refinery just hours after believing the first fire was under control. The fires took more than 48 hours to burn itself out. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Gainesville, GA – A 10 square foot section of roofing collapsed at a food processing plant, severing an ammonia line and forcing an evacuation. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Richmond, CA – A small hydrogen leak occurred during routine maintenance on an oil refinery unit not in operation. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Pocahontas, AR – A tanker truck carrying TNT, acid and emulsion overturned, spilling dangerous chemicals. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Richmond, CA – A small hydrogen leak occurred during routine maintenance on an oil refinery unit not in operation. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Garyville, LA - A fire broke out inside a refinery after a process unit shutdown. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Pocahontas, AR – A tanker truck carrying TNT, acid and emulsion overturned, spilling dangerous chemicals. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Anshan, China – Four workers were killed in a gas leak at a steel plant. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Pocahontas, AR – A tanker truck carrying TNT, acid and emulsion overturned, spilling dangerous chemicals. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Philadelphia, PA – A six alarm fire destroyed a packaging product manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Morgan Township, OH - An empty gas tank being removed at a well site on exploded seriously injuring a company worker. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Oregon, OH – Operations at a petrochemical refinery were disrupted by a loss of steam in a catalytic cracking unit. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Haverhill, OH - An accident at a chemical plant in which an operator’s skin was exposed to hazardous chemicals sent him to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Jatrabari, Bangladesh – Two workers died and eight were injured in a fire at a fan factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 24
Alberton, S. Africa – Seven people were injured when an explosion destroyed a paint factory. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Fort Worth, TX - A 100-foot pillar of fire erupted at a power plant after a safety valve opened on a natural gas line, allowing it to ignite. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Pecatonica, IL - An ammonia leak at an area plant forced evacuations in two small towns. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Seward, IL –A hose used to transfer anhydrous ammonia at a fertilizer plant ruptured, forcing an evacuation of the town. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Charm, OH - A broken hose on a debarking unit sprayed hydraulic oil onto a running engine exhaust, causing a fire that damaged several buildings at a lumber mill. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Chambishi, Zambia – The countrys largest cobalt producer suspended production at its smelter after an explosion. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Nacajuca, Mexico – Three people were injured when an oil pipeline exploded. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Salina, KS – Fire broke out on the roof of a battery manufacturing plant when a ventilation fan motor began showing sparks. More information

Sunday
Apr 22
Chamois, MO - An attempt to steal ammonia from a chemical plant resulted in noxious fumes throughout the city. Ammonia is used in making methamphetamine. More information

Sunday
Apr 22
Chavara, India – Nearly 25 people were overcome by chlorine gas leaking at a metals processing plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 22
Madera, CA – A fire destroyed 2,100 tons of raisins stored at a packing plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 21
Maypearl, TX – A fire was reported at a natural gas processing plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 21
Rolla, MO – A 55-gallon-drum containing muriatic acid was punctured while being moved. More information

Saturday
Apr 21
Bolingbrook, IL – Two leaking tanks of ammonia forced police to cordon off the surrounding area. More information

Saturday
Apr 21
Showhegan, ME – A stubborn fire in an outdoor conveyor system was reported at a paper plant. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Argyll, UK – A truck leaking formic acid caused a 30-mile spill that caused officials to shut down water supplies. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Channelview, TX – An explosion and fire engulfed a tanker truck at a wholesale chemical supplier. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Texas City, TX – More than 100 contract refinery workers were taken to area hospitals after complaining of flu-like symptoms. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Salt Lake City, UT – Leaking hydrochloric acid at a water company forced the evacuation of more than 25 workers. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Gouverneur, N.Y. - Fire heavily damaged a steel fabricating plant, idling about 100 workers. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Eugene, OR – A 40,000-square-foot manufacturing plant was destroyed by fire, idling 65 workers. The fire rekindled the next night. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
Old Ocean, TX – Sensors detected a release of hydrogen sulphide at an oil refinery. More information

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