Incident Logs


Entries for November 2007

Tuesday
Nov 13
Tokyo, Japan: Two workers were killed when an explosion ripped through a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Wellington, OH: A sponge factory was among numerous businesses housed in a warehouse that caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Anderson, MO: Nearly 2,000 chickens died in a fire at a chicken-processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Blue Ash, OH: Acetone spilled near a water heater ignited, burning a worker at a metal processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Huntington, IN: Workers were using a cutting torch when an interior wall of a metal fabrication plant caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Kab Oil Field, Mexico: Fire broke out on a damaged oil platform that normally produces 3,500 barrels a day. More information

Monday
Nov 12
Indiantown, FL: Fire in an electrical panel filled a power plant with smoke. More information

Monday
Nov 12
Macon, GA: A coal-fire power plant was locked down nearly five hours after a telephoned bomb threat. More information

Monday
Nov 12
Porto, Portugal: Fire broke out in the water treatment plant at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Nov 12
Reedsburg, WI: A filtration device for a laser cutting machine caught fire at a plant specializing in vehicle seats. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
Auckland, New Zealand: A fiberglass factory sustained extensive damage from fire. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
Baton Rouge, LA: A hydrofluoric leak from an outside unit resulted in chemical plant employees being evacuated. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
London, U.K.: A massive warehouse caught fire, filling the sky with black smoke. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
Rostov-On-Don, Russia: An oil tanker broke apart in a storm, dumping at least 560,000 gallons of fuel into strait leading to the Black Sea. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
Vohburg, Germany: A compressor problem resulted in flaring at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Nov 11
Williamstown, Australia: Nearly 800 gallons of an oil and water mix leaked from a 265,000 gallon storage tank at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Beckton, U.K.: A chlorine leak at a soft drink plant triggered an evacuation. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Dagenham, U.K.: Nearly 10,000 tons of material stored outdoors burned at a wood recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Feyzin, France: An electrical failure on a gas compressor led to some smoky flaring at a refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Liuyang City, China: At least six people died in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Springfield, IL: A series of explosion followed by fire extensively damaged the city’s main power plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Westlake, LA: Damage from an explosion and fire was limited to the refrigeration unit at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 10
Lake Charles, LA: Fire damaged a vinyl chloride monomers plant. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Cheat Lake, W.: Toluene leaked from an overturned tractor-trailer rig after a fatality accident. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Lexington, KY: Fire broke out in the roasting equipment at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Nov 09
New Albany, KY: Cleaning chemicals mixed accidentally, creating fumes that forced the evacuation of a cocktail mix bottling plant. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Palmetto, LA: Flames damaged the production area at a feed mill without reaching storage. More information

Friday
Nov 09
San Roque, Spain: Multiple explosions rocked an oil refinery but did not disrupt production. More information

Friday
Nov 09
Washington, MO: An auto parts plant employees were treated and released after being overcome by fumes. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Arzew, Algeria: Leaking gas ignited at a natural gas complex, injuring seven. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Brooklyn, Australia: About 100 gallons of styrene spilled at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Cherry Point, WA: Dust and carbon built up inside a ventilation pipe ignited at an aluminum smelter. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Georgetown, S.C.: Employees battled a blaze that spread after an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Hanover, PA: Fire swept through a storage area at a uniform manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Highbridge, U.K.: An extraction unit at a plant specializing in wooden joints for construction caught fire. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Middlefield Village, OH: A worker at a manufacturing plant lost part of a finger that became caught in a machine. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Neuss, Germany: A small fire broke out at a bio fuel plant in a machine for preheating rapeseed. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Port Arthur, TX: A power outage proceded a fire and explosion in a diesel hydrotreater at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Rantoul, IL: A drum of sulfuric acid leaked nearly half its contents at an auto parts manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 08
Singapore: A warehouse storing chocolate products briefly caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Caledon, Ontario: Fire spread through hundreds of tanks at a propane facility. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Enid, OK: A ruptured hydrogen line caught fire at a commercial gas plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Elizabethton, TN: Fire destroyed a plant that makes wood pallets. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Hampton, AR: Firefighters allowed a fire that destroyed a small production building at an arms manufacturer to burn itself out. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Halifax, U.K.: Two factories housed in the same building were destroyed in a fire lasting 14 hours. The factories produced plastic and paper products. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Jacksonville, IL: Sprinklers helped contain a fire in a production area of a food processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Kansas City, MO: Sprinklers helped deal with a fire in a ventilation dust collector at a cold cereal plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Salem, MA: Three power plant workers were scalded to death when a tube moving steam from a boiler to the generator ruptured. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Korbaniganj, Bangladesh: Fire swept through a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
San Francisco, CA: About 58,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into San Francisco Bay when a container ship struck a bridge. More information

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