Incident Logs


Entries for April 2008

Wednesday
Apr 30
Woods Cross, UT: A fire broke out at a small refinery. More information

Tuesday
Apr 29
Eyean, Nigeria: Three persons died and several were injured when an explosion spread flames through a soft drink bottling plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 29
Merritt, B.C.: A truck carrying formaldehyde crashed, spilling its load. More information

Monday
Apr 28
Barcelona, Spain: More than 50 workers became sick at a factory producing CDs and DVDs. More information

Monday
Apr 28
Garden City, KS: Six workers at a chicken processing plant were exposed to chlorine gas. More information

Monday
Apr 28
La Providencia, Venezuela: Seven workers were injured in a blast at a metal recycling company. More information

Monday
Apr 28
Little Island, Ireland: One worker died in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Apr 28
West Terre Haute, IN: Two workers as a coal gasification plant were killed when pressurized gas heated to more than 1,500 degrees F ruptured a pipe. More information

Monday
Apr 28
Williston, N.D.: Fire broke out at a plant that processes precious metals. More information

Monday
Apr 28
St. George, S.C.: Fire broke out at a recycling plant specializing in bundling materials such as cardboard, carpet and diapers as a coal replacement. More information

Sunday
Apr 27
Wuhan, China: Eighteen workers were sickened by chlorine fumes. More information

Sunday
Apr 27
Malguzar, Pakistan: An explosion charge damaged an 18-inch pipeline, cutting the gas supply to a power plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 27
Nagar, India: An explosion in a chemical reactor at a pharmaceutical plant injured two workers and spread fire to nearby drums of sodium methanate. More information

Saturday
Apr 26
Casablanca, Morocco: A fire in a mattress factory killed more than 50 workers. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Tyler, TX: Three refinery workers were burned by a spray of hot oil in a coker unit fire. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Boston, MA: A drum of improperly mixed chemicals caused a hazmat situation at a boat building factory. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Decatur, AL: Xylene released from a moving tanker sprayed two people in another vehicle. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Pasadena, TX: A chemical leak at a silicon production facility sent 15 workers to the hospital. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Poltova, Ukraine: A derailed tank car spilled nearly 60 tons of ammonia. More information

Friday
Apr 25
Zarate, Argentina: Fire broke out at an agricultural chemicals plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 24
Lakewood, N.J.: An explosion sparked a fire at a tape manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 24
Rockdale, IL: Chemicals used to strip Teflon from baking pans ignited at a plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 23
Cornelius, OR: A chemical fire at a manufacturing plant injured several workers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 23
Highbridge, U.K.: A dust explosion ignited a sawdust silo. More information

Wednesday
Apr 23
Lake Charles, LA: A fatality accident was reported at an LNG plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 23
Medley, FL: A worker using a welding torch set off a fire in a massive 14-story rock melting machine. More information

Wednesday
Apr 23
Mulhouse, France: Three railroad cars carrying hazardous materials derailed in a freight yard. More information

Wednesday
Apr 23
Wilmington, CA: Electrical power to a 100,000 bpd refinery was affected when a truck backed into a utility pole two miles away. More information

Monday
Apr 21
Berre, France: Fire broke out in the unhydrogenated styrene unit of a copolymer plant. More information

Monday
Apr 21
Clackamas, OR: Fire broke out at a chrome-plating plant. More information

Monday
Apr 21
Mahavir Jain, India: Four garment workers were injured when a boiler exploded in a dyeing factory. More information

Monday
Apr 21
Philadelphia, PA: A warehouse fire went to 7-alarms. More information

Monday
Apr 21
Sparrows Point, MD: A worker received serious burns from molten slag and steam at a steel plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 20
Slough, U.K.: Firefighters responded to a haz mat incident at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 20
Canton, OH: A rupture disk that over pressurized at a chemical plant left roads coats in vegetable oil. More information

Sunday
Apr 20
Kanpur, India: Fire destroyed a petrochemical plant, killing one worker. More information

Sunday
Apr 20
St. Louis, MO: A chemical spill at a metal plating plant leaked into the sewer system. More information

Saturday
Apr 19
Juhapura, India: A tanker truck carrying hydrochloric acid began leaking. More information

Saturday
Apr 19
Kapolei, HI: A leaking valve on a liquid nitrogen tank was reported at a commercial air products plant. More information

Friday
Apr 18
Clontarf, MN: Two workers at a fertilizer plant were burned by ammonia when an applicator hose broke. More information

Friday
Apr 18
Point Fortin, Trinidad: Workers evacuated a oil refinery when strong fumes escaped from a tank containing natural gas condensate. More information

Thursday
Apr 17
Bulri Shah Karim, Pakistan: At least seven workers died when a 5,000-ton boiler containing molasses exploded at a sugar refinery. More information

Thursday
Apr 17
New Haven, CN: A chemical plant specializing in sodium hypochlorite reported an ammonia leak when piping used to load railcars ruptured. More information

Thursday
Apr 17
Aden, Yemen: Six workers were injured in an explosion at a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 17
Zwolle, The Netherlands: Firefighters responded when an ammonia leak was reported in a cold storage facility. More information

Wednesday
Apr 16
Cornate d’Adda, Italy: A machine for extruding plastic exploded, killing two workers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 16
Duncombe, IO: A chemical plant released ammonia into the Des Moines River. More information

Wednesday
Apr 16
Maoming, China: A hydrocracker at an oil refinery was shut down after being damaged by an explosion in a hydro-desulfurizing unit. More information

Wednesday
Apr 16
Orlando, FL: Fire broke out at a power plant when hot metal dropped into a hopper full of shavings. More information

Tuesday
Apr 15
Church, U.K.: Fire in insulation surrounding a 22,000 liter (5,800 gallon) oil storage tank took firefighters nearly three hours to extinguish. More information

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