Incident Logs


Entries for August 1998

Tuesday
Aug 25
Martinez, CA: A small fire in a processing unit pump at apetrochemical refinery took less than 11/2 hours to extinguish. Noinjuries were reported in either incident. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Newark, N.J.: A blaze at a former chemical factory closed downarea train service for several hours. Officials feared the burning building would collapseonto the tracks. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Pittston Township, PA: A fire at a local manufacturing plant sentone worker to the hospital with smoke inhalation. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Minatitlan, Mexico: An explosion at a state-owned oil refinerywas not sufficient to halt production. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Martinez, CA: A small fire in a processing unit pump at apetrochemical refinery took less than 11/2 hours to extinguish. Noinjuries were reported in either incident. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Newark, N.J.: A blaze at a former chemical factory closed downarea train service for several hours. Officials feared the burning building would collapseonto the tracks. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Pittston Township, PA: A fire at a local manufacturing plant sentone worker to the hospital with smoke inhalation. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Minatitlan, Mexico: An explosion at a state-owned oil refinerywas not sufficient to halt production. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Hinton, Alberta: A bomb destroyed a separator building at asecluded oil well site in the latest of a series of industrial vandalism incidents in theregion. Earlier in the month bombs damaged a natural gas pipeline and a natural gasfacility near Beaverlodge. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Amarillo, TX: A furnace operator was listed in critical conditionafter flames from a furnace at a copper refinery swept over him. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Nitro, W.V.: Three chemical plant employees exposed to chlorinegas released from a neighboring plant required treatment. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Walnut Grove, MS: Flames gutted a clothing plant that employed 70workers, making it the largest local manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Hinton, Alberta: A bomb destroyed a separator building at asecluded oil well site in the latest of a series of industrial vandalism incidents in theregion. Earlier in the month bombs damaged a natural gas pipeline and a natural gasfacility near Beaverlodge. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Nitro, W.V.: Three chemical plant employees exposed to chlorinegas released from a neighboring plant required treatment. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Benton, AR: Fumes from a leaking 55-gallon drum aboard atractor-trailer rig overcame nearly a dozen people at an interstate truck stop. No one wasseriously injured. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Walnut Grove, MS: Flames gutted a clothing plant that employed 70workers, making it the largest local manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Warsaw, Poland: Firefighters were called in to help contain aspill of heating oil into the River Odra which borders Poland and Germany. The oil wasreleased from a nearby factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Karachi, Pakistan: Clothing inventory at two garment factorieswas destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
St. Paul Park, MN: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at anoil refinery. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Warsaw, Poland: Firefighters were called in to help contain aspill of heating oil into the River Odra which borders Poland and Germany. The oil wasreleased from a nearby factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Karachi, Pakistan: Clothing inventory at two garment factorieswas destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
St. Paul Park, MN: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at anoil refinery. More information

Saturday
Aug 22
Richland, KY: Nearly 400 gallons of anhydrous ammonia spilledfrom a tank at a farm co-op. Evidence found at the scene suggests that someone wasattempting to steal the ammonia when the spill occurred. More information

Saturday
Aug 22
Richland, KY: Nearly 400 gallons of anhydrous ammonia spilledfrom a tank at a farm co-op. Evidence found at the scene suggests that someone wasattempting to steal the ammonia when the spill occurred. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Jericho, N.Y.: Afternoon rush hour traffic on the Long IslandExpressway had to be diverted after a gasoline tanker truck overturned, spilling 200gallons. Police evacuated more than 200 people from the area. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Chicago, IL: Nearly 40 workers were evacuated from a chemicalplant after a release of sulfuric acid mist, the second in the past year. A portion of theplant was ordered closed by court order. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Ironton, OH: One man was killed in an accident at a coaltar plant. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Miramar, FL: Nearly half of a 7,500 gallon load of gasolinespilled when a tanker truck overturned on the busy Florida Turnpike. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Amarillo, TX: A three-ton roll of paper fell off a movingtractor-trailer rig in rush hour traffic, causing a three car collision. No injuries werereported. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Houston, TX: Explosive vapor leaking from a railroad tank carrequired the evacuation of almost 50 nearby homes. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Wichita, KN: Five employees at a chemical warehouse were givenmedical checkups as a precaution after a 55-gallon drum of disinfectant was accidentiallypunctured. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Martinez, CA: Nearly 3,800 gallons of fuel oil overflowed from atank at a local refinery. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Jericho, N.Y.: Afternoon rush hour traffic on the Long IslandExpressway had to be diverted after a gasoline tanker truck overturned, spilling 200gallons. Police evacuated more than 200 people from the area. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Chicago, IL: Nearly 40 workers were evacuated from a chemicalplant after a release of sulfuric acid mist, the second in the past year. A portion of theplant was ordered closed by court order. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Ironton, OH: One man was killed in an accident at a coaltar plant. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Miramar, FL: Nearly half of a 7,500 gallon load of gasolinespilled when a tanker truck overturned on the busy Florida Turnpike. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Houston, TX: Explosive vapor leaking from a railroad tank carrequired the evacuation of almost 50 nearby homes. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Wichita, KN: Five employees at a chemical warehouse were givenmedical checkups as a precaution after a 55-gallon drum of disinfectant was accidentiallypunctured. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Martinez, CA: Nearly 3,800 gallons of fuel oil overflowed from atank at a local refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Buffalo Lake, MN: An explosion and fire at a grain elevator feedwarehouse injured two. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Philadelphia, PA: A massive dust cloud released from a chemicalplant shut down the Walt Whitman Bridge, a major traffic artery across the Delaware River,for nearly five hours. The plant was also evacuated. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Greenbelt, MD: Firefighters prevented a fire at a federal spaceresearch center from spreading to hazardous materials stored inside. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Sao Paulo, Brazil: Many local beaches were closed after a 4,000gallon oil spill from a seagoing tanker. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Mexico City, Mexico: Petrochemical firefighters joined with otheremergency workers in battling a furniture warehouse blaze that spread to include an entirecity block. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Reidsville, N.C.: An incendiary device that created little firebut a great deal of smoke forced the evacuation of more than 100 workers at a chickenprocessing plant. The device was crafted out of ordinary fireworks. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Khartoum, Sudan: Among targets in an anti-terroristmissile attack by the United States was a pharmaceutical plant the U.S. claims was makingchemical weapons. Sudanese officials deny the charge. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Buffalo Lake, MN: An explosion and fire at a grain elevator feedwarehouse injured two. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Philadelphia, PA: A massive dust cloud released from a chemicalplant shut down the Walt Whitman Bridge, a major traffic artery across the Delaware River,for nearly five hours. The plant was also evacuated. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Greenbelt, MD: Firefighters prevented a fire at a federal spaceresearch center from spreading to hazardous materials stored inside. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Sao Paulo, Brazil: Many local beaches were closed after a 4,000gallon oil spill from a seagoing tanker. More information

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