Incident Logs


Entries for December 2008

Wednesday
Dec 24
Saskatoon, SK: A worker was freed after being trapped beneath fallen steel. More information

Wednesday
Dec 24
Scappoose, OR: Two people were injured when the snow laden roof of a factory collapsed. More information

Wednesday
Dec 24
Woodstock, NY: A leaking pressure gauge released ammonia at a metal parts manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 23
Harriman, TN: Nearly 2.6 million cubic yards of fly ash spilled across hundred of acres when a retaining wall at a coal-fired power plant collapsed. More information

Tuesday
Dec 23
Longview, TX: High angle rescue reached a worker struck by a crane while on a catwalk at a plant making heavy loading equipment. More information

Tuesday
Dec 23
Watertown, S.D.: Fire broke out in a corn dryer at an ethanol plant. More information

Monday
Dec 22
Belle, W.V.: Almost 4,800 gallons of a 35 percent phosphoric acid solution leaked from a tank at a chemical plant, some of it reaching a nearby river. More information

Monday
Dec 22
Cullen, LA: Cold weather hindered firefighters battling a fire at a plant making plastic car parts. More information

Monday
Dec 22
Joliet, IL: A lube oil fire broke out in a turbine at a coal-fired power plant. More information

Monday
Dec 22
Malton, ON: Fire extensively damaged a plastics recycling plant. More information

Monday
Dec 22
Spencer, UK: An office fire at a local factory required 30 firefighters. More information

Monday
Dec 22
Rockford, IL: A small fire in the furnace room of an assembly and fabricating plant produced heavy smoke. More information

Monday
Dec 22
Wolsingham, UK: A factory owned by an engineering company caught fire, damaging a building and vehicle parked inside. More information

Sunday
Dec 21
Corpus Christi, TX: A breach in the wall of a sulfur recovery unit resulted in a brief fire at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Dec 21
East Drumore Twp., PA: A metal fabrication plant burned to the ground. More information

Sunday
Dec 21
Rawalpindl, Pakistan: Eight fire brigade personnel from an ordnance factory are among the 12 dead after a shopping mall fire. More information

Sunday
Dec 21
Shanghai, China: A six-story conveyor belt plant undergoing renovation collapsed, killing one worker. More information

Saturday
Dec 20
Alexandria, Egypt: A gas leak killed three people. More information

Saturday
Dec 20
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec: Fused metal that fell from a crane caused a small explosion at a foundry. More information

Saturday
Dec 20
Lexington, N.D.: A small explosion and fire forced an ethanol plant to shut down operations. More information

Saturday
Dec 20
Neustadt an der Donau, Germany: A fire destroyed a biogas plant warehouse. More information

Saturday
Dec 20
Ventspils, Latvia: A rail crash ignited ten tankers of diesel fuel at a railway station. More information

Saturday
Dec 20
Zagatala, Azerbaijan: A gas line explosion temporarily suspended supplies to northwest Azerbaijan. More information

Friday
Dec 19
Barber Point, HI: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Dec 19
Fort Erie, ON: A worker caught an arm in the rollers of a food processing machine, later requiring surgery. More information

Friday
Dec 19
Port of Catoosa, OK: Fire destroyed a building at a refinery for recycled oil. More information

Friday
Dec 19
Rangoon, Myanmar: An explosion at a gas plant triggered a fire. More information

Friday
Dec 19
Raynham, MA: Chemicals contaminated by moisture ignited at a lithium battery plant. More information

Friday
Dec 19
Trevorton, PA: A wood processing plant worker died when he was struck by an overhead saw. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
Benin City, Nigeria: Fire damaged a soft drink bottling plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
Corio, Australia: Nearly 500 gallons of methyl ethyl ketone leaked during a shipping operation at a chemical storage plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
Deer Park, TX: A subcontractor fell 100 feet from a platform at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
La Paz, Mexico: An empty road tanker exploded while being welded. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
Lincoln, NE: Firefighters had to be decontaminated after battling a fire in the collection area of a rubber plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
Mesquite, NM: A small pesticide spill was reported at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
Rheindurkheim, Germany: A second fire broke out in a malt silo where a firefighter was killed in November. More information

Thursday
Dec 18
Samut Prakan, Thailand: Fire swept through a three-story textile factory. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Archbald, PA: A security guard at an aircraft plant fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and then himself at work. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Benicia, CA: Fire broke out at a green waste recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Bushton, KS: An explosion at a natural gas power plant injured one worker. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Charlotte, NC: A steel mill contractor died when he was trapped beneath machinery. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Nampa, ID: A ruptured gas line forced workers at a sugar refinery to evacuate. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Nizhny Tagil, Russia: Three workers died in an explosion at a steel plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Port Wentworth, GA: A paper plant worker was scalded by “black liquor” pouring from an open valve. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Ventura, CA: An underground explosion at an oil facility left one worker injured. More information

Wednesday
Dec 17
Waterbury, CN: Firefighters contained flames at a plant specializing in coatings for manufacturing equipment to one corner of the building. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Bolton, UK: Fire destroyed a food processing plant specializing in frozen pizzas. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Burbank, IL: A worker at a paper box factory caught his arm in a printing press. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Campo Mata, Venezuela: An engine at a compressor plant exploded. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Canton, OH: Fire broke out on the roof of a motor plant undergoing renovations. More information

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