Incident Logs


Entries for December 2008

Tuesday
Dec 09
Milwaukee, WI: A semi caught fire which then spread to a steel factory. More information

Tuesday
Dec 09
Pasco, WA: Sulfur dust ignited at a fertilizer plant when a loader scrapped the wall of a bin, sending off sparks. More information

Tuesday
Dec 09
Smithfield, Australia: Sulfur dioxide fumes affected six plant workers. More information

Monday
Dec 08
Loznica, Serbia: A fire and explosion at a chemical factory killed one worker. More information

Monday
Dec 08
Loco, OK: A separator at a tank battery was undergoing maintenance when a flash fire injured five people. More information

Monday
Dec 08
Moti Khavdi, India: A small fire broke out in the waste treatment unit at a refinery. More information

Monday
Dec 08
Niigata Prefecture, Japan: A fire broke out at a nuclear power plant, the second time in two months. More information

Monday
Dec 08
Rayle, GA: An overturned tractor-trailer leaked sodium hypochlorite. More information

Sunday
Dec 07
Balkum, India: Nearby residents complained of breathing problems after a gas leak from a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 07
Hagerstown, MD: A firefighter was injured battling a steel plant fire. More information

Sunday
Dec 07
Halifax, UK: A worker at a food processing plant died in an equipment accident. More information

Sunday
Dec 07
Huntsville, AL: A worker at a plant making tungsten, tungsten carbide and molybdenum powders died after exposure to hydrogen sulfide fumes. More information

Sunday
Dec 07
Serasa-Muara, Brunei: Three workers died in an explosion at a food processing plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 06
Bloomsbury, Australia: A tanker truck overturned, leaking sulfuric acid. More information

Saturday
Dec 06
Harney County, OR: A truck rollover spilled more than 2,000 gallons of molasses on a rural highway. More information

Saturday
Dec 06
Watertown, SD: Melting plastics fueled a fire that destroyed a building at a plant making expanded polystyrene. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Caldwell County, TX: Firefighter fought a structure fire at a pipe factory for two hours. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Colon, MI: A one-car auto accident ruptured a gasoline pipeline, igniting a fire. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Comber, UK: More than 30 tractors were destroyed in a fire at an agricultural machinery plant. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Glenvar, VA: A worker died after becoming entangled in equipment used to mix chemicals at a fiberglass building products plant. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Jawahar Nagar, India: An explosion involving artillery shell propellant killed two ordnance factory workers. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Lalbagh, Bangladesh: Six people died in fire that swept through numerous plastics factories and warehouses. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Niles, MI: Fire broke out in a dust collector at a plant that makes pressure vessels and storage tanks for industry. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Tirana, Albania: Fire spread through a wood processing factory. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Tyler, TX: A second worker died from injuries suffered in a Nov. 20 oil refinery explosion and fire. More information

Friday
Dec 05
Wallkill, NY: A smelting plant worker burned in an accident required a medical airlift. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Barrio Penarol, Uruguay: A tanker truck undergoing welding work exploded, killing the welder. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Islambagh, Bangladesh: Six people died in a fire that destroyed a plastics factory. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Barstow, CA: An equipment breakdown released oil sludge from a rail yard wastewater treatment system into the city sewer system, damaging the city’s treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Christchurch, New Zealand: A carpet factory worker fell into a vat of chemicals, suffering burns. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Holland, MI: A worker at a plant specializing in circuit boards was injured when a lithium ion battery exploded. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Miami, FL: An oil tanker truck was being welded when it exploded, killing the welder. More information

Thursday
Dec 04
Pernis, The Netherlands: Fire burned nearly two hours at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Dec 03
Baton Rouge, LA: A tanker leaving an electronics plant leaked hydrochloric acid for nearly 300 yards. More information

Wednesday
Dec 03
Cardenas, Mexico: A tanker truck carrying flammable product exploded. More information

Wednesday
Dec 03
Heroya, Norway: A gas explosion at a fertilizer plant was reported. More information

Wednesday
Dec 03
Istanbul, Turkey: One person died in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 03
Paris, ME: 20,000 tons of paper pulp burned as flames spread through a warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Dec 03
Syracuse, Italy: A pipeline rupture at a refinery spilled oil into a nearby bay. More information

Wednesday
Dec 03
Waukee, IA: Fire ignited in a grain dryer, destroying thousands of dollars in corn. More information

Tuesday
Dec 02
Bloomfield, NE: One worker was hospitalized after an explosion at a wind farm. More information

Tuesday
Dec 02
Hamtramck, MI: A roof fire quickly spread through a pork processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 02
Reus, Spain: An explosion and fire rocked a plastics recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 02
Struthers, OH: A tanker truck leaving an aluminum extrusion plant leaked sodium hydroxide on a major downtown street. More information

Monday
Dec 01
Deer Park, TX: A furnace fire at a plastics plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Dec 01
Port Pirie, Australia: Fire destroyed a laundry at a smeltering plant. More information

Monday
Dec 01
Prudhoe, UK: A fire at a toilet paper plant took 4 hours to extinguish. More information

Monday
Dec 01
Sambalpur, India: A contract worker at an iron plant died when a crane fell. More information

Monday
Dec 01
Slough, UK: An explosion rocked a rubber factory. More information

Monday
Dec 01
Atikokan, ON: An explosion and fire in the coal gallery of a power plant shut down operations. More information

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