Incident Logs


Entries for May 2007

Thursday
May 17
Johnson City, TN: Fire broke out at an auto parts plant, forcing evacuation. More information

Thursday
May 17
Rodeo, CA: A worker was scalded by hot water while working on an oil refinery coke drum. More information

Thursday
May 17
Winnipeg, Manitoba: A conveyer belt fire spread through a food processing plant. More information

Thursday
May 17
St. Bernard Parish, LA: Levees contained a 3,000 gallons gasoline spill at a refinery. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Rockingham, N.C.: A paper plant suffered minor damage from a roof fire. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Oak Ridge, TN: Workers at a nuclear weapons plant evacuated when sparks were detected in a machine shop dust collector. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Erie, PA: Firefighters quickly brought a fire at an auto parts plant under control. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Goshen, IN: Fire ignited in the ventilation system of a large manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Malton, Ontario: Two workers at a metal finishing plant received serious injuries from exposure to acid. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: A toxic spill from a factory poisoned nearby fisheries, killing nearly 50 tons of fish. More information

Wednesday
May 16
Billings, MT: A fire broke out in an oil refinery crude unit following a power failure. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Westerly, R.I.: A mill that produces camouflaged fabric for the military caught fire. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Indianapolis, IN: Workers were mixing chemical when an explosion rocked a chemical plant, injuring three. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Canton, OH: Workers were evacuated from a storage systems plant when a malfunctioning gas compressor raised the pressure of natural gas in storage to unsafe levels. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Fletcher, N.C.: A duct fire at an auto parts plant took about 45 minutes to extinguish. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Hillsboro, OR: Fire destroyed a machine for shaping aluminum and titanium into surgical implants at a manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
May 15
Chandrayanagutta, India: Fire broke out in a textile factory’s chemical warehouse. More information

Monday
May 14
Flowery Branch, GA: A worker in a chewing gum plant suffered a mangled hand when it became caught in machery. More information

Monday
May 14
Escanaba, MI: A lightning strike damaged one of two power plant generators. More information

Monday
May 14
Huntington, W.VA: A grease fire broke out in a concrete pit at a steel plant. More information

Monday
May 14
Riverdale, IO: Two contractors survived being electrocuted while working on a high-voltage substation at an aluminum plant. More information

Monday
May 14
Avoca, PA: A gasoline tanker burned after being struck by another vehicle. More information

Monday
May 14
Fairbanks, AK: A geothermal power plant was knocked off line by a fire ignited by welding sparks. More information

Monday
May 14
Springer, OK: A lightning strike ignited two oil tanks, with one tank dumping its entire contents. More information

Monday
May 14
Anand District, India: At least 35 people died in a collision involving a bus and an LPG tanker that burst into flames. More information

Sunday
May 13
Padeswood, UK: Fire broke out in the main production stack at a cement plant. More information

Sunday
May 13
Broadview, Saskatchewan: A tractor-trailer rig carrying trifluorochloroethylene rolled over, forcing an area evacuation. More information

Sunday
May 13
Hawes, U.K.: A major fire disrupted production at a cheese factory. More information

Sunday
May 13
Baltimore, MD: A tanker truck carrying ethanol overturned and burst into flames on an interstate ramp, killing the driver and pouring burning fuel into the street below. More information

Sunday
May 13
Gothenburg, Sweden: Fire damaged a crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
May 13
Fort Worth, TX: Fire swept through a small industrial park, destroying three businesses. More information

Sunday
May 13
Fort Nelson, B.C.: Fire damaged the product storage area and other facilities at a natural gas plant. More information

Saturday
May 12
Fort McMurray, Alberta: A storage tank collapsed at an oil sands project under construction, the second tank to collapse in three weeks. More information

Saturday
May 12
Morris, IL: Simultaneous fires at two manufacturing plants kept local firefighters busy. More information

Saturday
May 12
Middleborough, MA: A worker was painting when he fell to his death at a food processing plant. More information

Saturday
May 12
Saline County, AR: A truck carrying chemicals exploded at a truck yard, resulting in area evacuations. More information

Saturday
May 12
Nagapalayam, India: A worker was killed when fire swept through a fancy cracker factory. More information

Saturday
May 12
Lockhart, FL: A fire at a steel manufacturing plant damaged the office area. More information

Saturday
May 12
Klongsan District, Thailand: A worker was critically injured in an ammonia leak at a cold storage plant. More information

Saturday
May 12
Findlay, OH: An industrial oven caught fire at a custom molding plant, forcing an evacuation. More information

Saturday
May 12
Norfolk, VA: Drums of hydrochloric acid being shipped by truck began leaking, forcing the closure of a major transit tunnel. More information

Saturday
May 12
Taylors, N.C.: A worker wearing breathing apparatus died while cleaning an industrial tanker although a second worker was not overcome. More information

Friday
May 11
Tangent, OR: Fire damaged the offices and storage space at a beet sugar processing plant. More information

Friday
May 11
Laotto, IN: Anhydrous ammonia leaking from a farm tank forced a four-square-mile evacuation. More information

Friday
May 11
Albertville, AL: Flames destroyed part of a poultry processing plant. More information

Friday
May 11
Coalinga, CA: Welding was in process when an explosion in a meat packing plant killed one worker. More information

Friday
May 11
Aichi, Japan: Fire broke out in the filter of an oil refinery’s crude desulfurization unit. More information

Friday
May 11
Cangzhou City, China: At least five workers died in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
May 11
Vista, CA: Twenty workers were taken to hospitals complaining of respiratory problems after a chemical used to flush equipment at an industrial laundry emitted a strong odor. More information

Thursday
May 10
Ferndale, WA: A small fire was reported on the roof of a storage unit at an oil refinery. More information

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