Incident Logs


Entries for October 2007

Wednesday
Oct 10
Aden, Yemen: 5 engineers were injured in a refinery fire. More information

Tuesday
Oct 09
Nitro, W.V.: A reaction in an overheated vessel triggered an explosion that injured a chemical plant worker. More information

Tuesday
Oct 09
Nevada, MO: A boiler exploded at a commercial graphics plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 09
Kazanluk, Bulgaria: A storehouse explosion at a firearms manufacturing plant killed 1 worker and injured another. More information

Tuesday
Oct 09
Concon, Chile: 1 worker was killed and 3 injured in an oil refinery fire. More information

Tuesday
Oct 09
Colleferro, Italy: An explosion in stored magnesium at an arms and ammunition plant killed 1 and injured 14. More information

Tuesday
Oct 09
Berkley, U.K.: An ammonia leak at a food processing factory halted production. More information

Tuesday
Oct 09
Chula Vista, CA: Spilled lubricant ignited insulation at a power plant, burning nearly 3 hours. More information

Monday
Oct 08
Sydney, Australia: Fire gutted a small goods factory built with polystyrene foam lining the inside walls. More information

Monday
Oct 08
Lahore, Pakistan: 2 workers died and 2 others were injured in a garment factory fire. More information

Monday
Oct 08
Lancashire, U.K.: A worker at a metal processing plant was injured in an explosion. More information

Sunday
Oct 07
Panipat, India: 9 people died in a textile mill fire with more feared trapped. More information

Sunday
Oct 07
Idaho Falls, ID: A foreman checking on a cabinet factory found the building filled with smoke. More information

Sunday
Oct 07
Al-Homra, Saudi Arabia: 7 workers died in a fire in a sofa factory. More information

Saturday
Oct 06
Wausau, WS: A power plant struck by lightning will require more than $8 million in repairs. It is the plant’s second such strike in 2 years. More information

Saturday
Oct 06
Tacoma, WA: A propane delivery to a foundry ended with an explosion that blew the tanker truck apart and fatally injured the driver. More information

Saturday
Oct 06
Middletown, OH: Hundreds of bails of paper burned in a fire at a paper mill. More information

Friday
Oct 05
Sommerset, KY: A small fire broke out at a refinery as equipment not used in many months was being restarted. More information

Friday
Oct 05
Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand: Area residents were evacuated after an explosion at a fertilizer factory. More information

Friday
Oct 05
Greensburo, N.C.: A drum of nitrous cellulose paint additive ignited at a paint factory. More information

Friday
Oct 05
Saffron Walden, U.K.: A chemical reaction sparked a fire on the ground floor of a three-story chemical plant. More information

Friday
Oct 05
Frankfurt, Germany: Nearly 50 workers were injured when chlorine gas escaped during refilling operations at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 04
Sonora, CA: A fire at a propane facility damaged the main building and destroyed three sheds. More information

Thursday
Oct 04
Syracuse, N.Y.: Responders pushed a burning dumpster outside to save a factory specializing in architectural laminate. More information

Thursday
Oct 04
Dublin, Ireland: Two people were injured in a boiler explosion at a factory. More information

Thursday
Oct 04
Danbury, CT: An explosion destroyed the main building at a propane gas facility. More information

Wednesday
Oct 03
Tomball, TX: 1 person was injured in an explosion at a plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 02
West Fargo, N.D.: A worker at a plant specializing in wind towers died when he was struck by metal being loaded with a crane. More information

Tuesday
Oct 02
Norfolk, NE: Responders used foam designed for polar solvents to cover fuel that spilled into a containment dike at an ethanol plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 02
Moraine, OH: Fire destroyed the manufacturing facility and several other structures at a pallet plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 02
Georgetown, CO: Five contract workers at a hydroelectric plant died from smoke inhalation when fire broke out underground as they were epoxy coating the inside of a 4-foot diameter pipe. Four others escaped. More information

Tuesday
Oct 02
Grand Junction, CO: The smell of mercaptan released as propane tanks were being cut up for scrap triggered the evacuation of several businesses. More information

Tuesday
Oct 02
Fort McMurray, Alberta: All non essential refinery personnel were sent home for the day after a fire in an oil sands upgrader. More information

Monday
Oct 01
White House, TN: A cable making machine caught fire and set off the sprinkler system at a plant specializing in automotive cable coils. More information

Monday
Oct 01
Sioux City, IA: Flames fed by a leaky hydraulic hose at a soybean processing plant were quickly extinguished by the sprinkler system. More information

Monday
Oct 01
Raya Bogor, Indonesia: An explosion at a plastics factory injured one. More information

Monday
Oct 01
Appleton, WI: A tow motor punctured a drum of hydrochloric acid at a plant specializing in arc welding equipment. More information

Monday
Oct 01
Columbia, MO: A fire in a batch mixer devastated a large part of a rubber manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Oct 01
Evendale, OH: Flames were contained to the vent stack when an exhaust fan failed on an industrial oven at a formica plant. More information

Monday
Oct 01
Gillette, WY: An explosion and fire occurred when pressure forced open an access door at a plant for refining low-grade coal into cleaner burning fuel. More information

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