Incident Logs


Entries for March 2007

Thursday
Mar 08
Nashua, N. – Fumes in a vat of highly flammable material ignited, forcing the evacuation of a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Port Pirie, Australia – A worker was severely burned by flying molten metal in an explosion at a lead smelter. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Calgary, Alberta – A relief valve on an ammonia refilling system failed, releasing anhydrous ammonia. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Houston, TX – An explosion at a rubber manufacturing plant killed on worker. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Nashua, N. – Workers at a chemical plant were evacuated due to fumes from a vat of acetone. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Benton, AR – A tanker truck carrying toxic waste overheated, releasing fumes. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Marietta, OH – Molten metal burned through a furnace at a metals processing plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Green Bay, WI – Firefighters responded to a paper dust fire at a detergent plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Willow Springs, IL – A fork lift punctured a 55-gallon drum of ethyl acrylate at a chemical plant, sending 14 people to the hospital for treatment. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Willow Springs, IL – A 55-gallon drum of ethyl acrylate spilled at a chemical plant with seven employees at a nearby facility overcome by fumes. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands – A fire at a plant specializing in thermoplastic films released hydrochloric acid, forcing an evacuation. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Zeeland, S. – Baking soda and a chemical absorber were used to clean up an acid spill at a baby formula factory. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
San Bernardino, CA – Shredded tires caught fire at a recycling plant, overwhelming the sprinkler system and going through the roof. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Lawrenceville, GA – Twelve employees suffered smoke inhalation during a fire at a packaging plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Benalla, Australia – A lead compound spill resulting from a truck collision closed a major freeway. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Pernik, Bulgaria – A truck carrying 3.2 tons of ammonium nitrate caught fire and exploded in a residential neighborhood, injuring three people. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Waxahachie, TX – A fire at an industrial gas plant shut down an interstate highway for almost an hour. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Mahim, India – An explosion at a fabric plant injured four workers. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Wuustwezel, Belgium – A worker at a cosmetics plant was injured in an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Mar 06
Edmonton, Alberta – A small fire broke out at a refinery when hydrocarbons leaked from an alkylation unit. More information

Monday
Mar 05
Biisk, Russia – A worker was killed in an explosion at a facility for producing rocket fuel. More information

Monday
Mar 05
Gorham, N. – Firefighters from six towns responded to a fire at a metal fabrication plant. More information

Monday
Mar 05
Guwahati, India – Fire broke out in a refinery’s crude distillation unit. More information

Monday
Mar 05
Buxton, U. – Fire spread through a metal recycling refinery. More information

Sunday
Mar 04
Chandler, TX – Twenty-eight rail cars, some carrying chemicals, overturned, leaked and burned when a freight train derailed. More information

Sunday
Mar 04
Varenschut, The Netherlands – A tanker truck carrying 7,132 gallons of diisobutyl ketone was reported stolen. More information

Sunday
Mar 04
Niger Delta, Nigeria – A refinery reduced oil production after a spill from a major pipeline. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Phillipsburg, PA – Rescuers at a pipe manufacturing plant worked nearly two hours to free a man crushed inside the cab of his dump truck when the dumping bed malfunctioned. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Stratton Ridge, TX – Refinery firefighters extinguished a fire in a naphtha unit pump. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Lawton, MI – Fifteen workers were overcome by ammonia fumes after a leak at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Elk Grove Village, IL – What began as a single worker overcome by hazardous fumes while clean a vat eventually resulted in six plant workers and a firefighting being hospitalized. More information

Friday
Mar 02
Calgary, Alberta – Five workers were overcome by a chemical spill at a processing plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 01
Burton-on-Trent, U.K. – Emergency responders and at least 30 animal feed plant workers were decontaminated after a fire in a dust unit released calcium oxide. More information

Thursday
Mar 01
Alajuela, Costa Rica – Fire spread through a resin plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 01
New Hampton, IA: A fire broke out at a food processing plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 01
Tema, Ghana: About 1,500 gallons of crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Mar 01
West Fraser, S.C.: A fire in an electric motor spread through sawdust at a saw mill. More information

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