Incident Logs


Entries for December 2008

Tuesday
Dec 16
Charlotte, NC: A worker reassembling a furnace at a steel plant died after becoming trapped. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Conroe, TX: An explosion in a storage tank filled with nonhazardous methyl diethanolamine left chemical plant officials perplexed. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Dacono, CO: An explosion at a gas plant injured one worker. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Fort Lupton, CO: A gas plant explosion that tore through a building roof forced employees and nearby residents to evacuate. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Gannett, KS: An explosion rocked an ethanol plant and left the surrounding area without power for an extended period. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Gonesse, France: A nitrogen leak at a transport facility affected five workers. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Hot Springs, NC: Fire damaged the vents at a factory specializing in industrial fans. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Houston, TX: An explosion was reported at an environmental services plant, the second time in nine days. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Kawerau, New Zealand: A series of explosions involving accumulated gas rocked a pulp and paper mill. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Three workers died in a factory fire. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
London, ON: Fire broke out in the ventilation system at a plant making ball bearing slides. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Maricopa, AZ: Windy conditions hindered fire fighting at a fertilizer plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Runcorn, UK: Fire spread through a single-story plastic products plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Tulare, CA: Fire ignited in the ventilation system of a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 16
Waxahachie, TX: A fire that workers at a fiberglass insulation plant earlier extinguished reignited, requiring a fire department response. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Ahaus-Ottenstein, Germany: A fire broke out at a biogas plant. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Bakersfield, CA: Three crude oil storage tanks caught fire. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Dumai, Indonesia: A crude oil storage tank caught fire at a refinery. More information

Monday
Dec 15
East Aurora, NY: An equipment fire forced workers to flee at a plant making precision control components. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Ittehad Town, Pakistan: Fire erupted in a plastics goods plant. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Karachi, Pakistan: A fire that broke out in a cotton ball factory took five hours to extinguish. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Keighley, UK: A residue of chemical inside a metal drum ignited, hurling the drum across a factory specializing in decorative building materials. More information

Monday
Dec 15
Samlesbury, UK: Fire broke out in an extractor fan at a pet food factory. More information

Sunday
Dec 14
Bushton, KS: A small explosion at a natural gas plant injured one worker. More information

Sunday
Dec 14
Zionsville, IN: High winds hindered fire fighting efforts when flames spread through a warehouse storing petroleum-based products. More information

Saturday
Dec 13
Chelmsford, UK: A textile factory reported its second major fire in six weeks. More information

Saturday
Dec 13
Ashbourne, UK: Fire broke out in a warehouse at a fertilizer plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 13
Wuhan City, China: Runoff from battling a fire at a chemical plant flowed into a nearby waterway. More information

Friday
Dec 12
Athens, ME: A fire in the hoppers at a wood pellet plant did not cause extensive damage. More information

Friday
Dec 12
Lytton, Australia: An explosion in a processing boiler at an oil refinery forced the evacuation of the facility. More information

Friday
Dec 12
Melbourne, Australia: A delivery tanker pumped the wrong chemical into a paper factory holding tank, triggering a reaction and gas release. More information

Friday
Dec 12
Seattle, WA: An avalanche of dry cement at a cement plant knocked over a front-loader and buried the operator up to his chest. More information

Friday
Dec 12
Schaumburg, IL: A worker at a metal distribution plant died when his head was caught inside machinery. More information

Thursday
Dec 11
Batesville, IN: A chemical reaction ignited fiberglass at a plant specializing in swimming pools. More information

Thursday
Dec 11
Conover, N.C.: Two businesses were evacuated when more than 300 gallons of fuel spilled at a fuel terminal. More information

Thursday
Dec 11
Dobele, Latvia: A bomb was found at a local factory. More information

Thursday
Dec 11
Little Rock, AR: Overheated aerosol cans exploded and burned at a freight depot. More information

Thursday
Dec 11
Long Beach, CA: The fire system in a 100,000-square foot helicopter hanger triggered by accident, filling the structure with fire suppressant foam. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Buena, WA: An electrical fire at a cold storage plant injured one worker. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Detroit, MI: An overturned semi leaked thousands of gallons of corrosive liquid, forcing the closure of an interstate. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Fort Madison, IA: A paint booth fire broke out at a plant making turbine blades. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Fort William, UK: An accident involving a truck carrying formic and nitric acid took 10 hours to resolve. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Huthwaite, UK: A small electrical fire broke out at a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Manchester, New Zealand: A fire at a cosmetics plant spread to three other factories sharing an industrial park. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Springfield, SC: Three firefighters were overcome by toxic gas released from a grain bin. More information

Wednesday
Dec 10
Woodward, OK: Hot metal ignited flammable liquid spilled at an oil field service company, spreading flames to a chemical pit. More information

Tuesday
Dec 09
Chicago, IL: Nine factory workers were overcome by fumes from equipment leaking high levels of carbon monoxide. More information

Tuesday
Dec 09
Columbia, S.C.: An oven at a chemical plant caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Dec 09
Delaware City, DE: A leak in a refinery hydrotreater released oil into the Delaware River, forcing a shutdown of the unit. More information

Tuesday
Dec 09
Leeton, Australia: A worker at an industrial coating plant died in a fall. More information

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