Incident Logs


Entries for September 2007

Sunday
Sep 30
Corsicana, TX: Residents were asked to shelter-in-place after a fire at a chemical plant released toxic fumes. More information

Sunday
Sep 30
Muskegon, MI: A flash fire in a paint-spraying booth at an automotive plant injured three workers. More information

Sunday
Sep 30
Osaka, Japan: A fire at a battery plant threatened to cause a shortage in laptop computer batteries. More information

Sunday
Sep 30
Santa Clara, CA: A fire at a recycling plant burned almost four hours. More information

Saturday
Sep 29
Noblesville, IN: Welding work was being done when a fire broke out at a rubber manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 29
Hutchins, TX: Fire erupted at a propane distribution facility, triggering explosions. More information

Saturday
Sep 29
Meriden, CT: A worker suffered a severe hand injury when it became caught in a press. More information

Saturday
Sep 29
Ajman, UAE: A garment factory caught fire. More information

Saturday
Sep 29
Chihuahua, Mexico: An explosion in a chemicals warehouse left one worker dead. More information

Friday
Sep 28
Bridgeport, U.K.: Fixed systems helped control a deep fat fryer fire at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Sep 28
Fort Wayne, IN: A leak in a one-ton chlorine cylinder prompted the evacuation of a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Sep 28
Manitowoc, WI: An explosion in an oven used to bake coatings rocked a protective coatings plant. More information

Friday
Sep 28
Parkersburg, W.V.: A train engine caught fire at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 27
Beaver Falls, PA: About 20 gallons of ammonium zirconium carbonate spilled at a floor covering plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 27
Paducah, KY: A derailed rail car leaking hydrochloric acid resulted in an area evacuation. More information

Thursday
Sep 27
Verona, PA: An air compressor overheated and caught fire at a food processing plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 27
Pinetown, S. Africa: A boiler fire forced the evacuation of a textile factory. More information

Thursday
Sep 27
Thessalonki, Greece: A knitting factory caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Sep 26
Maplewood, MN: A small spill of perfluoropropionyl at a chemical plant injured one worker with burns to his arm and face. More information

Tuesday
Sep 25
Durban Harbor, S. Africa: A dock worker was killed when he fell from a crane into a thresher. More information

Tuesday
Sep 25
Springfield, MA: A malfunctioning robotic metal polishers overheated and caught fire at a gun factory. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Athi River, Kenya: Eight workers died when a furnace at a steel mill exploded. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Bethany, W.V.: A worker at a metal fabrication plant was killed when the front end loader he was operating overturned. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Burslem, U.K.: A warehouse holding inventory for a confectionery company was destroyed by fire. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Kent, U.K.: A fire was reported at a five-story paper mill. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Kokomo, IN: A worker at an auto plant was crushed to death in a die cast machine. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Oskaloosa, IO: Area residents were evacuated when a leak of hydrochloric acid from a railroad tanker was discovered. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Redwood City, CA: A worker at an electronics factory died when he fell into a shallow vat of diluted sulfuric acid. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Renton, WA: More than 1,000 workers were evacuated due to a fire at an aircraft plant. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Sydney, Australia: Almost half of a factory was destroyed by fire. More information

Monday
Sep 24
Wynnewood, OK: A warehouse fire was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Sep 23
Cork City, Ireland: Fire spread through the warehouse of a company selling products to treat timber. More information

Sunday
Sep 23
Davenport, IO: Workers evacuated an aluminum recycling plant when a furnace caught fire. More information

Sunday
Sep 23
Moxee, WA: Fire severely damaged a hops processing plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 23
Sacramento, CA: Bales of compressed paper and plastic fed a fire at a paper plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 22
Bentonville, AR: An ammonia leak at a food processing plant forced responders to close neighboring streets. More information

Saturday
Sep 22
Parker City, IN: One person was injured in a fire at a metal stamping plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 22
Percival, IA: An anhydrous ammonia release at a fertilizer plant led to the evacuation of the town for nearly four hours. More information

Saturday
Sep 22
Valsad, India: Two workers at a pharmaceuticals plant died from inhaling toxic gas while inside a 20-foot mixing vessel. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Anle, Taiwan: Ethylene glycol leaked after a transport truck overturned. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Chesterton, IN: Fire destroyed a plant specializing in stone casting. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Derry Township, PA: Fire again broke out at a plastic foam plant that was heavily damaged by a fire in August. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Gloucester, U.K.: A factory fire that destroyed 350,000 smoke alarms sparked concerns about radiation. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Grand Haven, MI: Firefighters quickly confined flames at a plastics molding plant. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Hammerfest, Norway: A major grass fire near Europes first export facility for LNG caused concern. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Harlow, U.K.: Fire broke out on the roof of a glass plant. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Knoxville, TN: A small fire broke out at a cement plant. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Novocheboksarsk, Russia: An explosion at a chemical plant injured six workers. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Sanghar District, Pakistan: Flames gutted a cotton factory, including thousands of bales of cotton. More information

Friday
Sep 21
Sioux City, IO: A worker at a petroleum facility was burned in a flash fire. More information

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