Incident Logs


Entries for November 2007

Wednesday
Nov 07
Tiljala, India: A solution-making factory was gutted in a three-hour fire. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Vista, CA: A worker at a plastics plant was crushed to death when he reached into a die-cutting press to retrieve a loose piece of plastic. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Weirton, W.: Employees helped extinguish a fire in a dust collector at a packaging plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 07
Wheatfield, N.Y.: A worker at a packaging plant was injured when a crossbar pinned his arm. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
East Pikeland, PA: Leaking water shorted two power plant breakers which caught fire, shutting down the plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Burton-upon-Trent, U.K.: An estimated one ton of ammonia leaked at a brewery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Chowchilla, CA: A warehouse fire at a plant specializing in spun glass insulation destroyed 80,000 pounds of finished product. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Cincinnati, OH: Hydrochloric acid leaking from a chemical plant storage tank forced the closure of a nearby street. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Convent, LA: A small crude unit fire was quickly dealt with by a refinery fire brigade. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Glens Falls, N.Y.: More than 1,000 gallons of wastewater containing ammonium bisulfite spilled at a paper plant, with some of it draining into the Hudson River. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Pascagoula, MS: A small fire at an oil refinery was extinguished within minutes. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Sennett, N.Y.: A worker caught in a conveyor belt was crushed to death at a metal processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Wapello, IO: Gas cylinder explosions rocked a plant specializing in steel and plastic tubing during a fire. More information

Tuesday
Nov 06
Waterford, N.Y.: A hydrogen chloride line ruptured at a silicone products plant, but caused no injuries. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Herndon, KY: Anhydrous ammonia leaking from a 30,000 gallon tank forced an area evacuation. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Howell, MI: A worker at an auto interior products plant caught his hand in a press. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Karachi, Pakistan: Fire gutted a cotton ginning factory, destroying 8,000 bales of cotton. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Lancaster, PA: A small fire broke out in a dust collector at a metal fabricating plant. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Peterborough, U.K.: A trash fire spread to an adjacent building at a factory. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Phoenixville, PA: Fire shut down a power plant without affecting local customers. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Union Gap, WA: Compacted bales of cardboard caught fire at a paper mill. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Yakima, WA: Flames burned a 30-foot-wide hole through the roof of a paper mill. More information

Monday
Nov 05
Anniston, AL: A flash fire during maintenance work at a chemical plant injured three workers. More information

Sunday
Nov 04
Concord, CA: Employees armed with extinguishers dealt with a fire that broke out in a newspaper printing plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 04
Kapolei, Hawaii: A power failure during a severe storm forced an oil refinery to shut down. More information

Sunday
Nov 04
Lara, Australia: Flames broke out at a grain facility for the second time in three months. More information

Sunday
Nov 04
Mobile, AL: Fire spread through the duct work at a paper products plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 04
Monongahela Twp, PA: A power plant worker died in an accident involving a bulldozer used to move coal. More information

Sunday
Nov 04
Port Talbot, U.K.: A vehicle accident at a steel plant killed one worker. More information

Saturday
Nov 03
Derbyshire, U.K.: Nearly 60,000 pallets went up in flames at a pallet factory. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Atherstone-on-Stour, U.K.: Four firefighters died in a blaze at a vegetable packing plant, the worst such loss of life in the U.K. in 30 years. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Austin, TX: A traffic accident that spilled 80 gallons of hypochloride and 50 gallons of sodium bisulfite was enough to shut down several roadways. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Baltimore, MD: An explosion and fire in a dust collection system shut down production at a sugar refinery. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Caledonia, WI: Fire spread through dust collection equipment at a plant specializing in packaging and displays. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Columbus, OH: A chemical spill at a plant specializing in paint ingredients forced workers to evacuate. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Gainesville, GA: More than 20 workers were treated and released after a nitric acid spill at a tractor factory. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Gibsonville, N.C.: Acid leaking of a cargo of car batteries delayed the removal of an overturned tractor-trailer. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Gratkorn, Austria: A boiler at a paper mill burst, releasing hydrogen sulfide gas. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Grays, U.K.: A tanker containing spend carbon exploded at an environmental firm. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Kosovo, Serbia: Eight worker were injured when a gas tank exploded at a power plant. More information

Friday
Nov 02
McElhatten, PA: Dust ignited in a flash fire at a feminine hygiene products plant. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Tebicuary, Paraguay: Four workers were burned by hot ashes removed from a boiler at a sugar refinery. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Watertown, CT: Sprinklers doused a trash fire at a manufacturing factory. More information

Friday
Nov 02
Wintersburg, AZ: A security lockdown was placed in effect at the nation’s largest nuclear power plant when a pipe bomb was found in the vehicle of a contract worker. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Clarke County, MS: Two people were killed and four injured in a propane pipeline explosion. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Eldon, MO: A fire broke out in the ductwork of a plant specializing in small electric motors. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Elkhart, IN: A semi truck filled with aerosol cans exploded as it was being unloaded at a packaging plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Elmira, Ontario: A small fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Grand Haven, MI: A flash fire at a paint and finishing factory injured one worker. More information

Thursday
Nov 01
Superior, WI: A worker shouted for help as he was overcome by hydrogen sulfide fumes in the drainage collection pit for a private landfill. He and three others who rushed to his aid died. More information

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