Incident Logs


Entries for October 2007

Thursday
Oct 25
Mesa, AZ: A small fire in a sawdust collection system shut down operations at a cabinet factory. More information

Thursday
Oct 25
Mandan, N.D.: Grass fires burned a timber rail bridge connecting a local power plant to its coal supply. More information

Thursday
Oct 25
Holyrood, Newfoundland: Shifting winds blew toxic smoke from a burning fiberglass plant out to sea. More information

Thursday
Oct 25
Hanko, Finland: A boiler explosion at a pharmaceuticals plant killed 1 worker. More information

Thursday
Oct 25
Ambon, Indonesia: An explosion involving an LPG cylinder killed 1 bread factory worker and injured 5. More information

Thursday
Oct 25
Germiston, South Africa: At least 80 people were treated after an ammonia pipe ruptured at a meat processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 24
Summitville, OH: A worker at a tile factory broke both arms when he became trapped in a grinding machine. More information

Wednesday
Oct 24
Nairobi, Kenya: An explosion ripped through a steel factory, killing 5 workers. More information

Wednesday
Oct 24
Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing, Belgium: Auto-decomposition in a large amount of fertilizer released a large amount of smoke at a fertilizer plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 24
Cumminsville, OH: 2 workers were overcome by hydrochloric acid fumes venting from a rail car. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Xenia, OH: A ruptured gas line forced the evacuation of a plant specializing in metalwork and assembly. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Wayne, MI: An auto plant worker died of internal injuries in an accident involving transport equipment used to move vehicles at the facility. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Union, IL: 24 workers at a plant manufacturing plastic bags complained of breathing problems and nausea.10 more workers were affected the next morning. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Russellville, AR: A fire in the electrical breakers affecting safety equipment at a nuclear power plant is under investigation. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Hipperholme, U.K.: Fire raged at a plastics plant for the third time in a matter of weeks. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Riceland, KY: Hydrochloric acid fumes escaping from a rail car triggered the closure of local schools and an area shelter-in-place order. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Elkton, MD: 35 workers at a medical products plant were treated and released after a container of heptane and butanol broke. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Dos Bocas, Mexico: An oil drilling platform was damaged when it collided with a production platform with an unspecified amount of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. At least 19 workers were killed. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Dallas, TX: A small fire broke out inside the sawdust collection system at a wood mill when workers started machinery. More information

Tuesday
Oct 23
Calgary, Alberta: A wooden hanger used as a factory for pre-manufactured homes was destroyed by fire. More information

Monday
Oct 22
Lake Charles, LA: An accident involving a vacuum truck killed a contract worker at an oil refinery. 6 other workers were treated for possible chemical exposure. More information

Monday
Oct 22
Harrison, OH: Flames ignited in a dust collector at a wood products plant. More information

Monday
Oct 22
Haifa, Israel: About 40 tons of crude spilled from a pipeline near Haifa. The pipeline stretched from the port of Ashkelon to Haifa. More information

Monday
Oct 22
East Victoria Park, Australia: A fire in an air conditioning factory injured 2 people. More information

Monday
Oct 22
Grossroehrsdorf, Germany: An accidental release of corrosive vapors at a textile plant forced officials to issue an order for area residents to a shelter-in-place. More information

Monday
Oct 22
Du Noon, South Africa: A fire that swept through 32 homes was brought under control before it reached an adjacent chemical factory. More information

Monday
Oct 22
Auckland, New Zealand: An expensive fire service mobile communications center awaiting delivery was destroyed by a fire that swept through an automotive plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 21
Hushi, China: 37 persons died when an unlicensed shoe factory burned. Another 19 persons were injured. More information

Sunday
Oct 21
Salzdahlum, Germany: More than 264,000 gallons of liquid manure was spilled at a bioenergy plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 21
Chongqing, China: 16 people died and 15 were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
Tanjung Kunyit, Malaysia: 2 people died when fire swept through a workers dormitory at a plywood factory. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
New Orleans, LA: A truck carrying hundreds of acetylene cylinders overturned, triggering a sequence of explosions lasting nearly 2 hours. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
Moosburg, Germany: A leak in a steam pipe mistakenly activated a fire alarm in the laboratory of a chemical plant. Local residents were initially warned that an evacuation order might be forthcoming. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
Hobbs, N.M.: A compressor fire at a natural gas processing plant triggered a limited evacuation. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
Hereford, U.K.: Fire broke out in a drying machine at a cider factory. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
Grove City, MN: A fire at a turkey barn killed about 20,000 birds. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.: A steel plant worker died after the fork life he was operating overturned and pinned him. More information

Saturday
Oct 20
Coshocton, OH: Employees restarting a paper products mill also ignited pieces of dry paper pulp, starting a fire. More information

Friday
Oct 19
South Plainfield, N.J.: Workers had to evacuate from an electronics plant after nearly 300 gallons of hazardous chemical spilled on the workfloor. More information

Friday
Oct 19
Rotorua, New Zealand: Water supplies had to be called in from surrounding communities to battle a factory fire. More information

Friday
Oct 19
Pratteln, Switzerland: An explosion at a biopower plant occurred during welding repairs. More information

Friday
Oct 19
Oakland, CA: Smoke was the main issue when fire broke out in an oven at a cereal plant. More information

Friday
Oct 19
Fawley, U.K.: A gas leak at a chemical plant forced officials to close nearby roads. More information

Friday
Oct 19
Kirkuk, Iraq: Insurgents used an improvised explosive device to blow up an oil pipeline, causing a massive fire. More information

Friday
Oct 19
Apache Flats, MO: Hundreds of logs stacked outside a cedar plant caught fire and burned. More information

Friday
Oct 19
Anacortes, WA: A fire that damaged a diesel storage tank at an oil refinery was brought under control in a few hours. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Teeside, U.K.: Hot coal spilled from a blast furnace and ignited hydraulic oil at a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Teays Valley, W.V.: A slow leak in a tanker truck carrying a 20 percent sodium hydroxide solution shut down a truck stop. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Rockledge, FL: Zinc exposed to water created hydrogen fumes resulting in the evacuation of an automotive plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Monforte del Cid, Spain: 3 workers at a distillery were injured when spilled alcohol ignited. More information

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