Incident Logs


Entries for July 2008

Thursday
Jul 17
Coldwater, MI: Fire broke out in the furnace room of a brake parts plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Shanghai, China: Three firefighters died battling a plastics factory blaze. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Arjun Nagar, Pakistan: An ammonia release followed an explosion at an ice factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Kaesong, N. Korea: A worker died when a steel frame at an industrial complex collapsed. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Solihull, UK: Fire destroyed a plant that makes curtains and blinds. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Tullamore, Ireland: Sprinklers contained a fire at a candle factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Athens, Greece: Three factories producing timber products and auto parts were destroyed by a forest fire. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Bedfordshire, UK: A factory specializing in Formula One racing cars caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Inoi, Greece: A forest fire threatened a munitions factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Kenly, NC: An evacuation was ordered when vapor escaped from a tanker truck hauling silicon tetra fluoride. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Lynchberg, VA: Baling equipment caught fire at a corrugated cardboard factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Miami, FL: A concrete recycling plant worker was crushed to death by a loader. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Baytown, TX: A small flash fire at an oil refinery was extinguished with a steam lance. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Elgin, IL: A worker at an aluminum products plant was splashed with sulfuric acid. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Fagras, Romania: Two people were missing after an explosion during demolition at an aggregate plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Graham, TX: A fire at a plant specializing in flotation devices severely injured three workers. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Louisville, KY: A fire at an asphalt plant produced thick smoke. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Port Arthur, TX: A refinery reported a hydrogen sulfide leak. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Camp Taylor, KY: A fire broke out in two overheated asphalt processing tanks. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Fararas, Romania: Two people were missing after an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Marion, PA: An explosion rocked a fireplace manufacturer. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Panaktos, Greece: A forest fire threatened a munitions plant. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Elwood, IN: Fire spread through a paint room at an auto parts plant. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Mansfield, LA: Vapor from mixing paints threatened to ignite at a power plant. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Oak Ridge, TN: Workers evacuated a waste processing plant when a chemical reaction produced yellow smoke. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Rockdale, Australia: A chemical spill at a factory forced neighboring businesses to evacuate. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Springfield, MO: Responders were decontaminated after exposure to onion juice during a food processing plant fire. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Tiffin, OH: An equipment fire broke out at a furniture factory. More information

Monday
Jul 14
New Haven, IN: A stack of 55-gallon drums containing hydrofluoric acid collapsed at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Baytown, TX: A small flash fire was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jul 14
Les Roces, Spain: An explosion occurred in a sawdust silo. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Starkville, MS: Fire started in a ventilation system at a furniture plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Potter, PA: Zinc oxide fueled a fire at a metals plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Ashland, NY: Fire destroyed a tannery. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Minneapolis, MN: A fire at a recycling plant threatened nearby buildings. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Moscow, Russia: A power failure triggered a release of gas at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Sana’a City, Yemen: One worker died and four were injured in a gas factory explosion. More information

Saturday
Jul 12
Crossville, TN: A tractor-trailer crash spilled titanium tetrachloride on the interstate. More information

Saturday
Jul 12
Lower Heidelburg, PA: An aluminum foundry worker doing repair work while standing on a plank died when he fell 12 feet. More information

Saturday
Jul 12
Melksham, UK: Fire broke out at a tire factory. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Paterson, NJ: A water tower at a cable manufacturing plant burned. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Rothschild, WI: A sulfur storage bin caught fire at a power plant. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Seattle, WA: Smoke rose over a cement plant. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Abilene, TX: A freight company fork lift punctured a 55-gallon drum of acetone and methyl-ethyl-ketone. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Boise, ID: A manufacturing building at a timber plant was destroyed by fire. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Bradford, UK: Two workers at a food processing plant suffered flash burns. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Gothenburg, Sweden: A small fire broke out on the roof of a turbine building at a nuclear power plant. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Rye, UK: Flames spread from a factory spray booth. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Green River, WY: Fire broke out on the roof of a soda ash plant. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Kiev, Ukraine: Four workers died when three oxygen tanks exploded at a metals processing factory. More information

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