Incident Logs


Entries for August 2006

Thursday
Aug 31
Sanford, FL: About 200 employees were evacuated from a chemical plant after a forklift operator punctured a 55 gallon barrel containing hydrochloric acid. More information

Thursday
Aug 31
Almwood Park, NJ: Workers at a cosmetic plant was overcome by hydrochloric acid vapors. More information

Wednesday
Aug 30
Congers, NY: A mixture of talcum powder and sorbic acid powder caused skin irritation and respiratory problems for workers at a cosmetic manufacturing company. More information

Wednesday
Aug 30
Prachin Buri, Thailand: Flames broke out twice at a tissue paper factory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 29
Norway: An offshore natural gas platform was shut down due to a fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 29
Lincolnton, NC: A tanker truck exploded and caught fire on a highway. More information

Tuesday
Aug 29
Shanghai, China: 2 workers were killed when a crane arm exploded at a plant that manufactures machinery. More information

Tuesday
Aug 29
Taylor, TX: A worker was killed after a tanker truck exploded while he was working on it at a small oil refinery business. More information

Monday
Aug 28
Terneuzen, Netherlands: A huge fire broke out at a plant that produces propylene and ethylene. More information

Monday
Aug 28
Detroit, MI: A fire broke out following a small explosion at a petrochemical processing company. More information

Monday
Aug 28
Terneuzen, Netherlands: A huge fire broke out in a plant that produces propylene and ethylene. More information

Monday
Aug 28
Zirabo, Bangladesh: Fire broke out in an adhesive and chemicals factory. More information

Monday
Aug 28
Neudorfl, Austria: One person was injured in an explosion and fire at a chip board plant. More information

Monday
Aug 28
Newzealand: Firefighters were called to a chemical storage and distribution plant after a 44 gallon drum of N pentenol spilled. More information

Sunday
Aug 27
Turkey: The fuel tank of a truck exploded at a gas station causing a bigger explosion that killed 7 people. More information

Sunday
Aug 27
Turkey: 7 people were killed when a fuel oil tank of a truck exploded at a gas station. More information

Sunday
Aug 27
Wakefield, MI: A worker quickly extinguished a small fire at a gas transmission plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 27
Columbia, SC: Anhydrous ammonia leaked at a food processing plant due to malfunctioning valves. More information

Saturday
Aug 26
Kai Iwi, New Zealand: One person was killed and 14,000 liters of gasoline spilled into a river after a sedan collided with a fully loaded fuel tanker. More information

Friday
Aug 25
Bavla, India: Fire broke out in a petrochemical warehouse. More information

Friday
Aug 25
Sioux Falls, SD: A tanker explosion spilled several hundred gallons of fuel into a river. More information

Thursday
Aug 24
Battle Creek, MI: An explosion at a food plant killed 1 worker. More information

Thursday
Aug 24
Burlington, Canada: A propane tank fire sent 1 man to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Aug 23
Port of Catoosa, OK: A fire involving chlorine trifluoride broke out in a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 23
Canton, NY: An explosion was reported at a propane plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 23
Centralia, MO: A man fell into a large container of ammonium chloride at a plant that manufactures transmission and telecommunication products. More information

Tuesday
Aug 22
Howard, WI: A spark from a welder ignited a fire that destroyed a paper recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 22
Temelin, Czech Republic: 100 to 200 liters of nitric acid leaked from a pipe at a nuclear power plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 22
Terre Haute, IN: A tanker truck overturned and spilled 8,000 gallons of gasoline. More information

Tuesday
Aug 22
Dayton, OH: An oil spill occurred after an oil tanker overturned. More information

Monday
Aug 21
Rgina, Canada: Several people were hospitalized due to a hydrofluoric acid spill. More information

Monday
Aug 21
Midland, MI: A small chemical leak was reported inside a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Aug 21
Hobbs, NM: Lighting struck a 500-barrel oil tank at a petroleum plant and caused it to explode. More information

Monday
Aug 21
Dobern, Germany: A neutralization plant of a glass factory was completely destroyed in a huge fire. More information

Sunday
Aug 20
Verka, India: 1 person was killed when a boiler exploded at a cloth processing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 20
France: A river was polluted due to gas oil leak at a rail yard. More information

Sunday
Aug 20
Sucambios Province, Ecuador: Pipelines connecting oil fields to storage tanks at a petroleum refinery were punctured. More information

Saturday
Aug 19
Shizui Township, China: 6 people were killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 19
Boonsboro, MD: Firefighters were called to an asphalt tank fire at a construction company. More information

Friday
Aug 18
Clair, WI: An ice plant was evacuated due to an anhydrous ammonia leak. More information

Friday
Aug 18
Monopoli, Italy: 2 workers died after being overcome by fumes at an oil mill. More information

Thursday
Aug 17
Venezula: A fire was reported in the catalytic cracking unit of a refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 17
Duran, TX: Truck carrying acetylene caught fire and exploded on the highway. More information

Thursday
Aug 17
Guangzhou, China: A chemical leak was reported at a titanium dioxide factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 16
Chiba, Japan: A large amount of light diesel oil leaked into the sea from a chemical company. More information

Tuesday
Aug 15
Cimarron Hills, CO: A hydrochloric acid leak at a water treatment plant caused 8 people to complain of headaches and respiratory irritation. More information

Tuesday
Aug 15
Montreal, Canada: A huge fire was reported at a coatings plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 15
Ontario, Canada: A large fire at a recycling plant raised concerns for pollution. More information

Tuesday
Aug 15
Jingjiang City, China: 2 barges loaded with methanol caught fire and then exploded. More information

Monday
Aug 14
Silver City, NM: A tanker carrying 3,000 gallons of sulphuric acid overturned and spilled an undermined amount of acid. More information

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