Incident Logs


Entries for July 2008

Monday
Jul 28
Richmond, CA: A sulfuric acid spill at an oil refinery caused no injuries. More information

Monday
Jul 28
Rockaway Twp., NY: Two workers were splattered with hot plastic from a machine used to make disposable trays. More information

Sunday
Jul 27
Bucharest, Romania: An explosion in a sawdust dryer at a wood processing factory injured 23 people. More information

Sunday
Jul 27
Gardner, MA: Fire broke out at a furniture factory. More information

Sunday
Jul 27
New Orleans, LA: A massive oil spill into the Mississippi River shut down river traffic for days. More information

Sunday
Jul 27
Potter Township, PA: A fire broke out at a zinc plant fire. More information

Sunday
Jul 27
San Bernardino, CA: A machine that injects preheated dye into plastic caught fire at a plastics manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 26
Bethlehem Twp, NJ: A worker suffered serious injuries when machinery exploded at a plastics processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 26
Calvert City, KY: An explosion at a chemical plant caused no injuries. More information

Saturday
Jul 26
Hunterdon, County, NJ: A plastics plant worker was burned in an explosion. More information

Saturday
Jul 26
Newcastle, UK: A fire at a packaging plant sent company shares tumbling. More information

Saturday
Jul 26
Nelson, New Zealand: Fire destroyed a bitumen plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 26
Phoenix, AZ: A parked tanker truck caught fire at a plant specializing in rubberized asphalt. More information

Saturday
Jul 26
Surrey, UK: Fire spread through a plant specializing in pharmaceutical packaging. More information

Friday
Jul 25
Brimingham, UK: Fire broke through the roof of a factory. More information

Friday
Jul 25
Bridgeton, NJ: A worker fell from the roof of a textile plant. More information

Friday
Jul 25
Jefferson County, OH: Machinery caught fire at a power plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 24
Cameron, TX: Fire broke out at a pipe plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 24
Harmattan, AB: A fire in a heater closed a natural gas extraction plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 24
Toledo, OH: A smoky fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 24
Auckland, New Zealand: Firefighters may have been exposed to arsenic during a fire at a metals factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 23
York, PA: A transformer at a nuclear power station caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jul 23
Detroit, MI: An automotive plant employee was crushed to death by machinery. More information

Tuesday
Jul 22
Naperville, IL: A dust filtering system caught fire at a plant specializing in plastic coloring. More information

Tuesday
Jul 22
Martinsville, VA: Fire broke out at a furniture finishing plant. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Minas Gerais, Brazil: A fire broke out in a delayed coker at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Mount Pleasant, TX: A firefighter received minor injuries from a fire at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Paso Robles, CA: An outbuilding at a chemical plant caught fire. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Salix, IA: A worker at an agricultural processing plant died when he was buried in soybeans. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Thibodaux, LA: An ammonia leak at a seafood processing plant closed down area traffic for three hours. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Chignik Bay, AK: Fire gutted a seafood processing plant. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Louisville, KY: Production resumed shortly after a fire at a bakery plant. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Manchester, UK: At least one gas cylinder detonated during a lengthy fire at a pallet factory. More information

Monday
Jul 21
Mildred Lake, AB: An oil refinery worker collapsed while inside a vessel used to clean hydrocarbons. More information

Sunday
Jul 20
Frisco, TX: Fire broke out at an electronics plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 20
Jundiz, Spain: A worker at an industrial products plant was struck by a cover flung during an explosion. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Harrison Twp., PA: A three-hour blaze broke out at a specialty metals manufacturer. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
St. Charles, IL: Fire spread through the high rack storage in a chemical plant warehouse. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Rush Twp., PA: Several firefighters suffered heat exhaustion battling a fire at a manufacturing plant specializing in aluminum flake pigment products. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Essex, UK: A press drying machine caught fire at a printing plant. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Saginaw County, MI: A pipe ruptured at a semi-conductor plant, releasing silicon vapor. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Stamford, CN: A fire at a pool chemicals warehouse resulted in 13 police officers being treated for toxic exposure. More information

Friday
Jul 18
East Bridgewater, MA: An electrical fire broke out at a meat packing plant. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Grand Blanc, MI: A sulfuric acid tank exploded at a factory, resulting in an area evacuation. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Perris, CA: A plastics recycling worker died when he was pulled into the rotating blades of some heavy equipment. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Saginaw County, MI: A pipe ruptured at a semi-conductor plant, releasing silicon vapor. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Williston, FL: Fire erupted at a water bottling plant. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand: Flames from a cold storage facility threatened an ammonia plant. More information

Friday
Jul 18
Leggiuno, Italy: An explosion occurred at a hydrogen peroxide manufacturer. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Butte, MT: An acetylene tank caught fire at a metal processing facility. More information

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