Incident Logs


Entries for January 2000

Wednesday
Jan 26
Hexham, U.K.: Fire spread through the ductwork at a clipboard factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Huntsville, AL: A worker at a pressure cylinder manufacturing plant was injured when a hot piece of metal burned through his right thigh, severing the femoral artery. More information

Wednesday
Jan 26
Visalia, CA: A fire at a pecan processing plant destroyed $1 million worth of pecans and left one worker with severe facial burns. More information

Monday
Jan 24
Stoney Creek, Ontario: One worker was critically injured in an explosion at a lamination plant. The nearby area was evacuated as a precaution. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Portsmouth, VA: Approximately 20,000 gallons of waste oil and water mixture leaked from a holding tank at a boiler cleaning company. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Kansas City, MO: A 24-car accident on I-29 killed at least 8 people. An 18-wheeler carrying hydrochloric acid caught fire, forcing firefighters to temporarily cease rescue efforts. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
North Tonawanda, NY: More than 150 firefighters battled a factory blaze for almost five hours. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Wallingford, CT: A large chemical factory suffered a fire on the roof. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Portsmouth, VA: A holding plant at a boiler cleaning company leaked approximately 20,000 gallons of waste oil and water. More information

Sunday
Jan 23
Lancaster, PA: A duct-work fire idled three production lines at a flooring factory. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Tamaqua, PA: Four workers were injured in an explosion at a magnesium-processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Highgate, VT: Fire destroyed a maintenance shop at a wood products plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Clovis, N.M.: An explosion at a grain storage plant sent three workers to the hospital. The workers were using cutting torches at the time of the blast. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Grande Prairie, Alberta: An electrical fire in the control for a main conveyor belt shut down a pulp mill for two days. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Portsmouth, VA: Heavy fire was reported inside a wall at a plant for converting trash to steam. More information

Saturday
Jan 22
Minooka, IL: A release of ethylene vapors from a local plant was reported. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Bow, NH: A pallet factory caught fire. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Flint, MI: One in a string of 55 33,000 gallon propane railroad tank cars caught fire, triggering an evacuation for a one-mile radius. More information

Friday
Jan 21
Bow, N.H.: A major fire was reported at a pallet factory. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
Clermont-Ferrand, France: A 42-hour fire at a tire factory consumed 1,300 metric tons of synthetic rubber. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
St. Louis, MO: A haz mat incident and fire at a chemical plant was made more difficult by a -13o F windchill. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
St. Louis, MO: A tractor trailer at an industrial complex spread to a nearby building. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
East Windsor, CT: A worker was killed when he was crushed between the back end of an excavator and a steel wall at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 20
Tamaqua, PA: An explosion at a magnesium-processing plant injured four workers. More information

Wednesday
Jan 19
Temple, TX: Four workers were injured in a fire that destroyed a foam plastics plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Elk Grove, OH: A working fire was reported at a local factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Penninsula, OH: A three-alarm fire broke out on the roof of a two-story factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Shreveport, LA: Two workers were injured, one critically, after a naptha explosion at a refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Sulphur, LA: A flash fire at a gas well injured five workers, two of them seriously. More information

Tuesday
Jan 18
Boston Heights, OH: Fire spread through a two-story factory building. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Chesterfield Township, MI: Fire broke out on the roof of a stamping plant. Frozen hydrants hindered fire operations. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Hackensack, NJ: Smoke from a four-alarm fire at a candle company was visible for 25 miles. More information

Monday
Jan 17
Kiel, WI: A small methanol spill resulted when a railroad tanker car derailed and overturned. Several hundred area residents were evacuated. More information

Monday
Jan 17
St. Paul, MN: At least 12 chemical plant workers were overcome by fumes from leaking tetrahydrofuran. More information

Sunday
Jan 16
Dover, N.H.: Fire broke out on the roof of the batch plant at a concrete factory. More information

Saturday
Jan 15
Balatonfuzfo, Hungary: An explosion destroyed a gunpowder plant, killing one worker. More information

Friday
Jan 14
Dearborn, MI: A spectacular, but not destructive fire broke out in a raw storage stockhouse at a steel plant, part of an auto making complex. More information

Friday
Jan 14
Durham, N.H.: A rollover involving a tractor-trailer carrying sodium hydroxide did not result in a spill. More information

Thursday
Jan 13
Reesedale, PA: A professional diver drowned while doing maintenance on a hydro-electric plant. At the 20-foot mark all three of his connecting lines broke for an unknown reason. Firefighters searched the Allegheny River for him with no success. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Berks Co., PA: More than 800 gallons of milk spilled onto the roadway after an accident that brought high tension power lines down onto a tanker truck. More information

Wednesday
Jan 12
Niles, IL: An explosion and fire collapsed a portion of a one-story factory. Four workers were transported. More information

Monday
Jan 10
Clifton, NJ: A fire at large cloth factory destroyed a shed and damaged a restroom. More information

Sunday
Jan 09
Edinburgh, IN: Two firefighters trapped on a catwalk 85 feet in the air were burned while battling a fire at a furniture veneer plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 08
North Branford, CN: Several workers were burned in an industrial fire involving various chemicals. More information

Thursday
Jan 06
Chicago, IL: Fire spread through a four-story factory building. More information

Wednesday
Jan 05
Cleveland, OH: Fire was reported on the roof of a one-story factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Davie, FL: An explosion and ammonia leak at an ice plant sent two people to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
Lansdowne, PA: A fire gutted a pigment factory, resulting in at least 35 people being evacuated from their homes. More information

Tuesday
Jan 04
West Hartford, CN: Fire broke out in a two-story heat treating plant. More information

 
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