Incident Logs


Entries for October 2007

Thursday
Oct 18
Port Arthur, TX: Officials issued a 12-hour shelter-in-place order for the surrounding community after a 6-inch diameter ethylene pipeline exploded. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Johnstown, PA: Cooking oil from old deep fryers that caught fire at a manufacturing plant damaged bunker gear worn by responders. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Chesapeake, VA: Firefighters quickly gained control of a fire in a recycling facility warehouse. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Cardiff, U.K.: A leaking package containing pyridine triggered a hazmat response at a business park. More information

Thursday
Oct 18
Alpha, N.J.: 5 workers exposed to a low-pressure leak of nitrogen trifluoride at a specialty gas manufacturer were treated and released. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Tacoma, WA: A natural gas fire broke out at an asphalt shingle plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Tucson, AZ: Fire engulfed a large inventory of crushed metal stored outdoors at a metal recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
St. Petersburg, Russia: An explosion rocked a pigment plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Somercotes, U.K.: Chemicals used to coat gas turbines at a manufacturing plant exploded when mixed, injuring 1 worker. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Reno, NV: A ruptured pipe spilled more than 1,000 gallons of lubricating oil at a geothermal plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Nui Thanh, Vietnam: A gas cylinder explosion injured 4 steel plant workers. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Melbourne, Australia: 1 firefighter was injured battling a fire at a commercial printing plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Kathmandu, India: 3 bombs were found hidden in a factory in a busy commercial area. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Kalamazoo, MI: An oven palate caught fire at a plastic manufacturing plant, creating much smoke. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Hillsboro, OR: A magnesium fire destroyed a grinding machine used by an orthopedic implant manufacturer. More information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Billings, MT: Fire broke out in a refinery hydrocracker after a transformer failed. More information

Tuesday
Oct 16
Prudhoe Bay, AK: Nearly 2,000 gallons of methanol used to deice Arctic pipelines spilled at the nation’s largest oil field. More information

Tuesday
Oct 16
Nova Paka, Czech Republic: Fire gutted a plant specializing in medical bandages. More information

Tuesday
Oct 16
Melvindale, MI: A retention container captured a hydrochloric acid leak at a metal plating plant that caused the evacuation of 3,000 residents. More information

Tuesday
Oct 16
Naantali, Finland: Fire broke out in the harbor area of an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Oct 16
Lexington, IL: Workers attempting to replace a bad valve triggered an overnight gas leak at a natural gas distribution facility. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Worcester, U.K.: Responders searched a foundry thoroughly before finding a fire that triggered an automatic alarm. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Spartanburg, S.C.: 7 fire departments battle a blaze at a recycling plant involving an acre covered with junk cars. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Newport, MN: About 300 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Pretoria, South Africa: At least one-third of a blanket manufacturing plant was damaged by fire. More information

Monday
Oct 15
New Paris, IN: A worker at an automotive plant died when a forklift fell on him. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Nash, TX: Fire spread through a plant specializing in plastic food packaging. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Keene, TX: A mixture of oil, sand and gravel being separated at a salt water injection plant burst into flames, injuring 1 worker. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Hantsavichy District, Belarus: 1 person died and 5 were injured in an explosion at a boiler plant. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Eastworks, U.K.: An office fire at a factory complex was discovered when the tenant above smelled smoke. More information

Monday
Oct 15
Denver, CO: A flash fire involving drums of flammable liquid injured 2 paint plant workers. More information

Sunday
Oct 14
Utorogu, Nigeria: At least 10 local residents died when a burst gas pipeline ignited, seriously affecting the country’s gas supply. 1 week later a similar incident occurred again. More information

Sunday
Oct 14
Gwalior, India: 6 persons were injured in an explosion at a licensed fireworks factory. More information

Sunday
Oct 14
Shawnee, OK: A plant worker wanted for sexual abuse committed suicide by crawling into a machine used to compound ferrite for use in magnetic components. More information

Saturday
Oct 13
Rajendranagar, India: Flames gutted a recycling plant specializing in polythene. More information

Saturday
Oct 13
Menomonie, WI: Fire spread through a packaging warehouse at a food processing plant. More information

Saturday
Oct 13
Follansbee, W.V.: Fire broke out in the distiller section of a chemical plant specializing in chemical oils and tar. More information

Friday
Oct 12
Westby, WI: A fire at a new fertilizer plant resulted in more smoke than damage. More information

Friday
Oct 12
Yarraville, Australia: A firefighter was severely burned over 45 percent of his body in an explosion sparked by a furniture factory fire. More information

Friday
Oct 12
Grimsby, U.K.: Responders dismantled a machine at a seafood processing plant to free a worker whose arm became trapped. More information

Friday
Oct 12
Durban, South Africa: The driver of a vacuum truck used to suck sludge out of crude oil tanks died in an explosion at an oil refinery. 4 others were injured. More information

Friday
Oct 12
Columbia, PA: Fire ignited on the roof of a smelting plant. More information

Friday
Oct 12
Charleston, W.V.: Workers at a chemical plant were evacuated after a dust explosion. More information

Wednesday
Oct 10
York, PA: A small fire broke out in the production area of a coffee roasting plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 10
Boonville, OH: At an aluminum plant, a smoldering fire in the insulation above a kettle of molten metal proved difficult to reach. More information

Wednesday
Oct 10
Painesville, OH: About 30 cars in a freight train hauling some toxic chemicals derailed, ignited a large fire and forcing the evacuation of hundreds. More information

Wednesday
Oct 10
Franklin, N.J.: More than 200 workers were evacuated when a barrel of nitric acid spilled at a metal stamping plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 10
Eunice, N.M.: An explosion and fire at a gas processing plant created a mushroom cloud of smoke that could be seen for 20 miles. More information

Wednesday
Oct 10
Durban, South Africa: 1 person struck by flying metal died when a chemical tanker truck exploded at an industrial complex. More information

Wednesday
Oct 10
Ashland, W.V.: A firefighter wearing hazmat gear fractured his back in a fall from a rail tanker while dealing with a chlorine leak. A shelter-in-place alert had been issued for the area. More information

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