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Chemical Plant Accidents in August 2009

I still commit to post about incident and accident news related to chemical plant operation. This is intended to remind you how accident or incident can happen in various ways and conditions. Here is my accident news record in August 2009.

Fire at Scrap Metal Reprocessing Plant in New Cumberland

Three Workers Treated after Nitric Acid Spill in Savannah

Fire at Chemical Factory Complex in Detroit

Monomethylamine Leak at Dupont Plant During Pumping in Belle

Chemical Fire at Fuel Storage Tank Area

Explosion When Transferring Methanol, One Injured

Boiler Explosion At Chemical Plant in China Killed 3 People

Anhydrous Hydrogen Chloride Leak at Bayer Plant

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Chemical Plant Accidents in July 2009

I read at least 16 accidents news story in July, where most of the plant accidents were fire accidents. The other reasons were chemical leakage, construction accident and falling accident. Here is the list:

Chemical Fire during the Process of Tank Cleaning

Evacuation after Toxic Ethyl Acrylate Fumes Released

Electrical Short Caused Fire at Chemical Plant

Plant Leaked, Released Strong Ammonia Smell

Flash Fire Caused One Man Died

Flash Fire Occurred at a Chemical Unloading Area, One Man Dead

Hexane Fumes Caused One Man Died

Falling Accident at Industrial Area, One Man Died

Construction Accident in Tennessee, 2 Workers Crushed

Chlorine Gas Leaked Forced Water Filtration Plant Shut Down

Wet Concrete Spilled on top of Workers at a Construction Site

Ammonia Leak from a Chemical Plant Caused a Woman Died

Chloro-benzene Explosion Killed 7 Workers in China

A Pressurized 55-gallon Drum of Cleaner Exploded

2 Workers Injured When Glycerin-Sulfuric Acid Mix Sparked Blast

Steam Cracker Exploded during Shut Down Process

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