Incident Logs


Entries for July 2007

Wednesday
Jul 18
Hammond, IN: Dry chemical extinguishers were used to put out a electrical transformer fire at a steel plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 18
York, PA: A tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials plunged into a creek behind a plant specializing in dental products. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Ozhihov, Ukraine: A train carrying 15 truckloads of yellow phosphorous derailed and caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
La Rue, OH: A catalyst fire at a factory specializing in molds for foundries prompted area evacuations. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Roermond, Netherlands: Fire spread through a refrigeration manufacturer after three explosions. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Bakersfield, CA: A power outage forced a refinery to resort to flaring. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Liestal, Switzerland: 1 worker was overcome by a nitric acid release at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Coxside, U.K.: Workers were evacuated from a fuel depot after nearly 8,000 gallons of gasoline leaked. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Valley Center, KS: An explosion at a solvents plant ignited nearly 660,000 pounds of chemicals. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Blount County, TN: Spilled molten metal triggered a fire at an aluminum plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Defiance, OH: Production continued despite a roof fire at an automotive plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Columbus, OH: A broken catalyst hose fed flames at a plastics molding plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 17
Irving, TX: Oil leaking from a heat exchanger tank caught fire at a plant specializing in shingles. More information

Monday
Jul 16
Cuneo, Italy: An explosion at an industrial flour mill killed 1 worker. More information

Monday
Jul 16
Pharr, TX: A lightning strike caused an explosion at a gas unit. More information

Monday
Jul 16
Atholville, New Brunswick: Several people were overcome by a sulphur dioxide leak from a rail tanker at a paper mill. More information

Monday
Jul 16
Irving, TX: A ruptured pipe leading to a heat exchange tank resulted in a 4-alarm fire at a roof shingle plant. More information

Monday
Jul 16
Shakopee, MN: A warehouse fire destroyed considerable inventory at a roofing materials plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 15
Willenhall, U.K.: An acetylene cylinder exploded, blowing the front off an engineering firm. More information

Sunday
Jul 15
Gaffney, S.C.: A worker was injured in an ammonia leak at a frozen foods plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 15
Niigata, Japan: Fire broke out in a transformer at a nuclear plant after a strong earthquake. More information

Saturday
Jul 14
Fencehouses, U.K.: 15 people were treated for possible chemical contamination after a fire broke out at an industrial estate. More information

Saturday
Jul 14
Temuka, New Zealand: Firefighters were on hand at a seed cleaning business for nearly four hours fearing a dust explosion. More information

Saturday
Jul 14
Dayton, TX: Spilled methanol ignited at a biodiesel plant forced workers to evacuate. More information

Saturday
Jul 14
Avon Lake, OH: Coal dust and fuel oil ignited near a steam boiler at a power plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 14
Pinellas County, FL: A worker at a waste-to-energy power plant died after becoming entangled in machinery. More information

Friday
Jul 13
El Paso, TX: An ammonia leak at a food processing plant forced a worker evacuation. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Houston, TX: An explosion and fire at a truck axle manufacturer left 1 worker dead. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Olympia, WA: Fire fed by paper dust broke out in an attic area of a box plant. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Holland, MI: Ammonia fumes leaked from the refrigeration system at a frozen food plant. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Herculaneum, MO: Two workers were injured in an explosion in a refining kettle at a lead smelter. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Astoria, OR: Sprinkler helped limit the damage from a fire at a sardine processing plant. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Carnegie, OK: A storage building containing 1,900 pounds of peanuts was destroyed by fire. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Denver, CO: Several tons of cardboard and other material burned at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Jul 13
Newton, KS: A burning air compressor disrupted work at a cabinet plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 12
Lachine, Quebec: Fire broke out at a metal plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 12
Toronto, Ontario: A recycling plant fire closed a major highway. More information

Thursday
Jul 12
Johnson City, VA: Fire ignited in an oil vat at a tool plant, triggering the sprinkler system. More information

Thursday
Jul 12
Hardeeville, S.C.: Fire broke out in the packing area at a paper recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 12
Mundelein, IL: 7 workers were rescued from the roof of a burning manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 12
Port of Catoosa, OK: 2 workers were overcome by carbon monoxide from equipment at a plant specializing in brake pads. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Battersea, U.K.: Fire destroyed the plant room at an industrial building. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Fitzgerald, AL: Plastic caught fire at a plant specializing in thermoplastic compounder and concentrate, injuring 2 workers. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Mobile, AL: Fire broke out in a wood chip hopper at a acoustic ceiling tile plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
West Deptford, N.J.: A lightning strike triggered a fire in a xylene storage tank at a petrochemical refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Buena Park, CA: A carbon dioxide leak at a food processing plant sent 24 workers to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Haverstraw, N.Y.: Fire broke out in the basement of a power plant when leaking oil spilled onto a steam pipe. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Norwich, CT: A large fuel spill at a packaging plant spilled into a nearby river. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Dezhou City, China: 8 workers installing a new compressor died in an explosion at a fertilizer plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 11
Sidney, NE: Ammonia fumes released from a grain elevator injured two emergency responders. More information

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