Incident Logs


Entries for July 2006

Monday
Jul 31
Thetford, UK: 5 fire engines were called to a chemical plant after sodium hydroxide overheated. More information

Sunday
Jul 30
China: 5 people were killed after a boiler exploded at a leather factory. More information

Sunday
Jul 30
Latsia, Cyprus: A huge fire broke out at a paper and plastics recycling factory. More information

Saturday
Jul 29
Amserdam, Netherlands: Fire broke out in a crude distillation unit of a refinery. More information

Friday
Jul 28
China: 12 persons were killed in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jul 28
Shanghai, China: An explosion and fire occurred at a peroxide plant. More information

Friday
Jul 28
Roanoke, VA: A truck carrying sodium hydrosulphite caught fire, closing an interstate. More information

Friday
Jul 28
Paulding County, GA: An overturned tanker truck began leaking sulphruic acid. More information

Friday
Jul 28
Normal, IL: A chlorine gas leak shut down a water treatment plant for 2 hours. More information

Thursday
Jul 27
Istanbul, Turkey: A fire broke out following an explosion at a gas container plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 27
Ontario, Canada: A hydrofluoric acid leak happened at a refinery. More information

Thursday
Jul 27
Colorado Springs, CO: Hazmat crews responded to a hydrogen tanker fire. More information

Wednesday
Jul 26
Barangay, Philippines: 1 man was killed in a wood factory after a boiler overheated and exploded. More information

Wednesday
Jul 26
Salt Lake City, UT: Strong winds blew over an elevated tank of hydrochloric acid and spilled 13,000 gallons of acid in a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 26
Bavrio, Greece: 5 storage tanks were destroyed in a fire at a solvent plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 26
Blanco, NM: An oil tanker overturned and spilled 50 gallons of crude oil. More information

Tuesday
Jul 25
Amsterdam, Netherlands: A hazmat team responded to a call at a chemical company. More information

Monday
Jul 24
Mombassa, Kenya: A boiler containing hydrochloric acid exploded in a products company and sent 2 workers to the hospital. More information

Monday
Jul 24
Baytown, TX: 3 contract workers were accidentally sprayed with boiling water while performing routine maintenance at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jul 24
Terry, MS: A tanker overturned and spilled 2,000 liters of Isononarel. More information

Monday
Jul 24
Tifton, GA: A chlorine gas leak at an aluminum plant sent 9 people to the hospital. More information

Monday
Jul 24
Pasadena, TX: Fire broke out in a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jul 24
Wesminster, MD: An explosion at a plant that makes compressed air cylinders injured 2 workers. More information

Sunday
Jul 23
Ontario, Canada: A fire broke out in a plastics plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 23
Timor Sea, Australia: 2 employees were burned in a fire aboard an oil rig. More information

Saturday
Jul 22
Roanoke, VA: An explosion occurred at a plant that designs and fabricates equipment used to recycle solvents and other chemicals. More information

Friday
Jul 21
Boiling Springs, SC: A chemical plant that makes specialty polymers was damaged in a fire related to a series of explosions. More information

Friday
Jul 21
Villa El Salvador, Peru: Firefighters brought a fire that broke out at a chemical waste depository under control in 2 hours. More information

Friday
Jul 21
Newell, OH: Firefighters were called to a fire at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 20
Vilnius, Lithuania: 2 workers were killed in an explosion while disposing of chemicals in a chemical warehouse. More information

Thursday
Jul 20
Norway: A natural gas leak shut down an offshore platform that had to be evacuated. More information

Wednesday
Jul 19
Growers Corner, FL: A fuel tanker exploded after colliding with a dump truck. More information

Wednesday
Jul 19
Elmira, Canada: Firefighters were called to put out flames at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 19
Seal Sands, UK: 2 men were severely burned in a fire at a gasoline plant electrical substation. More information

Wednesday
Jul 19
Lamar County, MS: A hydrochloric acid leak closed a highway. More information

Tuesday
Jul 18
West Brook, ME: Hazmat teams were sent to a paper mill to clean up a chemical leak. More information

Tuesday
Jul 18
Peddadaparthy Village, India: 5 people died in a huge explosion in an explosives manufacturing unit. More information

Tuesday
Jul 18
Atlantic City, NJ: A gas leak shut down a tunnel, halting traffic for an hour. More information

Tuesday
Jul 18
Chambishi, Zambia: 3 workers were injured in an accident in an acid plant. More information

Monday
Jul 17
Venezula: Flames broke out inside a crude unit of an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jul 17
Savannah River, GA: An oil spill shut down a 12-mile stretch of river. More information

Monday
Jul 17
Gulfport, MS: 800 gallons of ammonium chloride leaked along a roadway, resulting in 2 people being taken to the hospital. More information

Sunday
Jul 16
West Haven, UT: Fire broke out at an asphalt company. More information

Sunday
Jul 16
Burladingen Killer, Germany: Concentrated sulphuric acid leaked from a textile plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 15
Allen Port, PA: 20 tons of iron oxide powder spilled from an acid regeneration plant, sending a cloud of fine red dust into the air. More information

Saturday
Jul 15
Swanton, VT: A dairy plant was shut down and evacuated after an anhydrous ammonia leak from a refrigeration system. More information

Saturday
Jul 15
Delaware City, DE: An estimated 10,000 gallons of oil spilled during a tank transfer at a petroleum plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 15
Petronia, TX: A natural gas pipeline ruptured, sending flames as high as 100 feet into the air. More information

Saturday
Jul 15
Doyline, LA: An explosion was reported at a black powder plant. More information

Friday
Jul 14
Bradenton, FL: A hydrochloric spill from a tanker truck closed a downtown intersection for 30 minutes. More information

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