Incident Logs


Entries for August 2007

Friday
Aug 31
Waterloo, IA: Two workers were injured in an anhydrous ammonia leak at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Aug 31
Valenzuela City, Philippines: At least 30 people were overcome by fumes leaking from two chemical storage tanks. More information

Thursday
Aug 30
Concord, N.H.: A chemical spill involving ammonium hydroxide at a nanotechnology company sent one worker to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Aug 30
Chinhat, India: A pipe carrying ammonia burst at a cold storage plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 30
Charlotte, N.C.: One worker was seriously burned in a fire at a tire plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 30
Durban, S. Africa: Explosions ripped through a paint factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Neshannock Township, PA: Four workers were injured in a fire at a plant specializing in high tech metal alloys. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Park Royal, U.K.: Flames swept through an industrial warehouse stocked with aerosol cans. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Las Vegas, NV: A runaway chlorine tank car rolled for 20 miles through the city before being stopped. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Sandycreek Township, PA: A vapor cloud filled an electronics plant, forcing an evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Kitchener, Ontario: A sprinkler system activated at a fire log plant immediately after an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Several people burned to death when several tanker trucks caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Aug 29
Port Arthur, TX: A worker died after being struck by lightning aboard a vessel at a refinery dock. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Morgantown, W.V.: A 231 pound helium tank ruptured at a pharmaceuticals plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Wixom, MI: Nearly 7,000 gallons of nitric acid spilled at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Lakewood, N.J.: Fire ignited in a chemical mixing room at a pressure-sensitve tape plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Waterboro, S.C.: A chemical plant fire forced closure of three local schools. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Burns Harbor, IN: Seven workers were injured when molten steel being poured at a steel plant eruped in a ball of flame. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Gilly, Belgium: A tanker truck carrying more than 6,600 gallons of heavy fuel overturned. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Arkansas City, KS: A small ammonia leak lead to the evacuation of a large beef-processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 28
Pocatello, ID: A worker at a fertilizer plant died from burns. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Dubai, U.A.E.: Fire destroyed a chemical storage depot at a shipping port. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Labuan, Malaysia: Two workers were injured in an explosion at a methanol plant. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Miami, FL: Fire destroyed a paint factory. More information

Monday
Aug 27
Lakeland, FL: An electrical substation caught fire, cutting power to thousands of customers. More information

Monday
Aug 27
New Rifle, CO: One person died when a tanker truck overturned. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Danville, VA: Fire broke out in an oil cooler at a plant that makes shopping carts. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Gaffney, S.C.: Mineral oil in a transformer caught fire at a power plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Yaroslavi, Russia: A refinery fire was reported. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Rhede, Germany: Smoke was reported rising from a gulley in an industrial area. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Greetland, U.K.: Firefighters battled a fire in 20 tons of industrial foam for nearly five hours. More information

Sunday
Aug 26
Mejillones, Chile: An explosion damaged a combustion chamber at a thermal power station. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Klondike, IL: A massive turbine tower at a wind farm collapsed, killing one worker and injuring another. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Kobe, Japan: A giant crane at a shipbuilding yard collapsed, killing three workers. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Port Arthur, TX: A sulfur dioxide release was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Lenoir, N.C.: Storage tanks holding chicken fat and soybean oil caught fire at a biofuels facility. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Greenwood, S.C.: Heavy smoke poured through a textile plant with fire contained to the ductwork. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Knoxville, TN: A chemical spill at a railroad yard was contained in less than an hour. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
Agustino, Peru: A fire in a paint factory forced the evacuation of 200 nearby families. More information

Saturday
Aug 25
London, KY: Damage was confined to the kiln and sawdust areas of a lumber plant that caught fire. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Tyler, TX: Tar being used to repair the roof of an industrial bakery caught fire. More information

Friday
Aug 24
New Delphi, India: Fire broke out at two rubber plants in separate incidents. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Ghaziabad, India: A chemical tank exploded at a paint factory, injuring 10 workers. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Black River Falls, WI: A paint spray booth inside a filter plant caught fire, activating the sprinkler system. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Marke, Belgium: A tanker truck carrying heavy oil burst into flames after a collision, killing the driver. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Herstal, Belgium: Fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Aug 24
Fayetteville, N.C.: A rubber plant worker was injured when he got his hand caught in machinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 23
Phoenix, AZ: An ammonia leak at an ice factory forced authorities to close nearby roads. More information

Thursday
Aug 23
Milan, TN: Firefighter fought a blaze at an industrial packaging plant for four hours. More information

Thursday
Aug 23
Middletown, IN: Construction materials in a trash bin caught fire at a soy biodiesel plant. More information

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