Incident Logs


Entries for May 2006

Wednesday
May 31
Riverside, CA : A tanker truck overturned and spilled 6,400 gallons of oil on to a busy freeway. More information

Tuesday
May 30
Mambai, India : 2 workers were killed in an explosion at an ammonium nitrate phosphate plant. More information

Monday
May 29
Lanzhou, China : Four workers were killed in a fire and explosion in an organic chemical factory. More information

Sunday
May 28
Baric, Serbia : Explosives at a chemical plant exploded and killed four workers. More information

Saturday
May 27
Bayern, Germany : There was a chlorine gas leak at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
May 26
Beilen, Netherlands : A metal working plant was destroyed when a 124 gallon butane gas cylinder exploded. More information

Thursday
May 25
Darivilliage, India : A gas leak at a prawn powder factory killed 4 people. More information

Wednesday
May 24
Rajdot, India : 3 workers suffocated to death after entering an oil tank to clean it. More information

Wednesday
May 24
Wilhelmshwan, Germany : A mixture of phosphoric and nitric acid spilled in a metal working plant. More information

Wednesday
May 24
Porgo, Benin : A gasoline tanker ran off the road, exploded and killed 35 people. More information

Tuesday
May 23
Indianapolis, IN : Workers in a chemical company came across a plastic barrel leaking hydrochloric acid. 1 person exposed to the chemical had to be decontaminated. More information

Tuesday
May 23
Yates Center, KS : 2 people were killed when an oil tank exploded and started a fire. More information

Tuesday
May 23
Salzburg, Austria : An aluminum powder explosion and fire that occurred in a plant the makes aluminum and magnesium granules. More information

Tuesday
May 23
Zurich, Switzerland : A chemical company suffered $200,000 in damages with a truck loaded with sulphuric acid caught fire. More information

Monday
May 22
Tokyo Bay, Japan: 3 crew members aboard a chemical tanker were killed from chemical poisoning while they were cleaning a tank that contained benzene in it. More information

Monday
May 22
Waukesha, WI : A container filled with sulphuric acid broke open and 350 gallons spilled into a small stream. More information

Monday
May 22
St. Paul MN : A rail tanker at a chemical company leaked hydrochloric acid and six people were sent to the hospital. More information

Sunday
May 21
Kawasaki, Japan : Firefighters battled a blaze for more than 2 hours after an oil tank exploded at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
May 21
Tokyo, Japan : There was a small radiation leak in a nuclear power plant. More information

Sunday
May 21
Manzini, Swaziland : A fire at a chemical factory led to several thousand dollars in damages. More information

Saturday
May 20
Norco, LA : An explosion at a refinery started a fire that was fuelled by diesel and hydrogen. More information

Saturday
May 20
Maireville, OH : Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to locate and extinguish a hydrogen fire at a silicon manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
May 19
Havana, IL : 2 men were killed after they were overcome by some type of gas while working on a well. More information

Thursday
May 18
Kaliakoir, Bangladesh : 1 worker was killed in a machine explosion at a textile mill. More information

Thursday
May 18
Pingshan, County, China : A power plant explosion killed 3 people. More information

Thursday
May 18
Arnoldstein, Austria : A hose burst and 2 workers were burned by stearic acid while pumping the acid into a tanker. More information

Thursday
May 18
Brockway, PA : An explosion occurred at a chemical plant while 2 workers were making stabilized bromine. More information

Wednesday
May 17
Los Angeles, CA : 1 hazmat team, 4 companies of firefighters and ambulances were called to a rail yard after styrene monomer leaked from a rail tanker. More information

Tuesday
May 16
Weyers Cave, VA : 1 person was injured in an explosion at a metal fabrication plant. More information

Tuesday
May 16
Bell City, LA : 1 person was killed in an oil well explosion. More information

Tuesday
May 16
Minneapolis, MN : Molten aluminum splashed the face and arm of a worker at an aluminum manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
May 15
Catoosa, OK : Heating coils were the cause of a fire and explosion at an asphalt processing plant. More information

Sunday
May 14
Cheste, Spain: Fire broke out in a factory that manufactures cleaning products. More information

Sunday
May 14
Jiuzhaigou, China : A truck carrying ten barrels of toluene di-isocyante overturned and dumped all the containers into an adjacent river. More information

Saturday
May 13
Ukraine: An oil pipeline was damaged in an explosion while it was being tested. More information

Saturday
May 13
Ho Chat Minh City, Vietnam : A barge carrying 830 cubic meters of gasoline exploded and injured 2 people. More information

Friday
May 12
Wynnewood, OK : An explosion occurredin an alkylation’s unit at an energy refinery. More information

Friday
May 12
Indianapolis, IN : Workers were transferring sulfuric acid from a truck to a tank when the pipe broke and sprayed 20 gallons of 97 percent sulfuric acid inside an aluminum fabrication plant. More information

Friday
May 12
Inagbe Beach, Nigeria : 150 people were killed in an explosion while trying to steal gasoline from a petroleum corporation. More information

Thursday
May 11
Fieldsboro, NJ : A valve popped off a pressurized tank and sulfuric acid leaked inside a chemical company. More information

Thursday
May 11
Limay, Philippines : 2 workers were injured in an explosion aboard an oil tanker. More information

Thursday
May 11
Leer, Germany : It took 15 hours to extinguish a fire at an automobile recycling center. More information

Wednesday
May 10
Guangzhou, China : A chemical warehouse was evacuated after some chemicals leaked and self-ignited. More information

Wednesday
May 10
Athlone, Africa : More than 200 people were hospitalized for an ammonia leak at an ice cream factory. More information

Monday
May 08
Reno, NV : An employee at a chemical company accidentally created chlorine gas when the employee failed to clean hydrochloric acid from a tube. More information

Monday
May 08
Rajkot, India : A tanker carrying 12,000 kg of ammonia gas overturned and started leaking. More information

Monday
May 08
Debe, Trindad and Tobago : A brush fire set a pipeline on fire. More information

Sunday
May 07
Richards Bay, Africa : A major fire broke out in a phosphoric acid plant after a transformer caught fire, burning oil and cables. More information

Saturday
May 06
Baltimore, MD : 1 hundred gallons of nitric acid spilled and injured 12 workers while they were transferring the acid from 1 tanker railcar to another vehicle. More information

Thursday
May 04
Voronezh, Russia : 25 gallons of butadiene leaked from a storage container at a synthetic rubber plant. More information

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