Incident Logs


Entries for January 2008

Thursday
Jan 31
Broadalbin, N.Y.: Fire destroyed a textile recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Meridan, ID: Slag from an arc welder ignited a fire at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Mount Sterling, KY: An equipment fire forced the evacuation of a metals plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Port Everglades, FL: A pipe burst in a boiler at a power plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Severstal, Russia: A worker died in an accident at a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Sheboygan, WI: A fire in a system to filter wood dust ignited toxic materials. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Shenandoah, IO: A concrete plant covering several acres was destroyed by fire. More information

Thursday
Jan 31
Vosloorus, South Africa: Two truck trailers carrying ammonium nitrate began to smolder. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Baraboo, WI: A machine that combines ground wood with resin caught fire at a plastics plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Bellmawr, N.J.: Fire broke out at an engine fluid testing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
El Cajon, CA: A fire in a plating tank spread flames through a metal processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Follansbee, OH: A worker pinned by machinery was rescued from atop a furnace at a steel coating plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
General Santos, Philippines: A bomb planted in a fish processing plant exploded, killing four. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Karlsruhe, Germany: A fire at a power plant led to a citywide blackout. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Wolvega, Netherlands: Cleaning fluid caught fire during machine maintenance at a spray can factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 30
Zorritos, Peru: A Peruvian navy tanker carrying 1,300 barrels of crude oil sank after an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Baraboo, WI: A machine for mixing plastic resin caught fire at a plastics plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Berric, France: A compress fire broke out at a plant specializing in industrial proteins. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Bridgeview, IL: A fire shut down a steel coating plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Cathage, MO: A fallen power line ignited a grass fire near an explosives plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Gilcrest, CO: A second tank fire in one week broke out at a water-separating facility. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Middletown, OH: A pipe carrying compressed air ruptured at a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 29
Rush Center, KS: Fire damaged a building at a fiberglass plant. More information

Monday
Jan 28
Chicago, IL: A gasoline tanker took gunfire, leaking fire into the sewer system. More information

Monday
Jan 28
Decatur, AL: Plant firefighters extinguished a fire at a plastics plant. More information

Monday
Jan 28
Hamburg Twp., MI: Fire spread through one million pounds of plastic pellets at a plastics plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Bradford, PA: A 20-inch water pipeline ruptured, forcing an oil refinery to shut down. More information

Sunday
Jan 27
Kingsport, VA: A story published in a local newspaper about a fire at a chemical plant turned out to be a training sample published by mistake. More information

Saturday
Jan 26
Louisville, KY: A large pile of car parts ignited at a metal recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 26
Rogers, AR: An explosion rocked a metals plant. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Aruba, Netherland Antilles: A fire broke out in the vacuum distillation unit of an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Charlotte, N.C.: An oil-water separator at a hazmat handling company caught fire. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Hautes-Pyrenees, France: An axle on a tanker truck carrying 8,600 gallons of hexane caught fire. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Salt Lake City, UT: A chemical reaction resulted in an acidic release from the scrubber at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Thompsontown, PA: Fire leveled a plant making laminate boards. More information

Friday
Jan 25
Wahpeton, N.D.: An explosion at a sugar beet plant injured two workers. More information

Thursday
Jan 24
Northwich, U.K.: A truck carrying oxygen and acetylene cylinders crashed. More information

Thursday
Jan 24
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: One worker was killed when a tank exploded at a truck body building plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 24
Pocatello, ID: An equipment fire spread through barley chaff at a malting plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 24
El Capitan, CA: About 100 gallons of liquid solvent spilled into the ocean from an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Manilla, Philippines: A tanker explosion killed one. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Mongstad, Norway: A fire at an oil refinery caused limited damage. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Siemens Chowrang, Pakistan: A fire destroyed a paint factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Fort Atkinson, WI: Fire damaged a sausage plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Lubz, Germany: Two people were hospitalized after an ammonia leak at a plant manufacturing glass insulation. More information

Wednesday
Jan 23
Dalton, TN: A minor nitric acid spill forced the evacuation of a plant specializing in industrial coatings and platings. More information

Tuesday
Jan 22
Rapid City, S.D.: An explosion and fire occurred at a pipeline terminal. More information

Tuesday
Jan 22
Kurnell, Australia: A small fire broke out in a process unit at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jan 21
Shreveport, LA: A small fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jan 21
Port Harcourt, Nigeria: A fuel tanker exploded near an oil refinery. More information

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