Incident Logs


Entries for August 2008

Tuesday
Aug 26
Sarnia, Ontario: A tanker truck spilled nearly 4,000 gallons of gasoline sludge. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Schenectady, NY: A worker died and another was severely injured by exposure to hydrogen sulfide at an environmental services company. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Sofia, Bulgaria: More than 30 tons of machine oil ignited when an electrical substation serving a steel plant caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Xinhua, China: 20 bodies were found amid the rubble of a chemical plant explosion. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Blairsville, IN: A fire damaged a machining plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Chatham, ON: An explosion damaged a chemical storage building at a truck manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Chattanooga, TN: A flash fire at a bulk fuel storage facility injured a worker. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Commerce City, CO: A small explosion at a chemical plant prompted a local evacuation. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Corona, CA: Flames ignited in an evaporator at an auto parts plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Krusevac, Serbia: 10 workers suffered light injuries in an explosives plant blast. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Miamisberg, OH: A broken coupling released hydrogen at a power plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Ottawa, ON: A worker died when he caught his arm in a banding machine at a cannery. More information

Tuesday
Aug 26
Painted Post, NY: Damaged equipment at a plant making compressors and turbines spilled coolant into a nearby river. More information

Monday
Aug 25
Acacia Ridge, Australia: Responders ordered a steel plant evacuated when zinc dust was found in a burning duct system. More information

Monday
Aug 25
Guilford Twp., PA: A worker died in an industrial accident at a concrete plant. More information

Monday
Aug 25
Houston, TX: A railroad tanker carrying chemicals to make pesticides leaked at a local plant. More information

Monday
Aug 25
Madison, WI: Two workers were overcome by a small spill of methyl bromoacetate at a pharmaceutical facility. More information

Monday
Aug 25
San Roque, Spain: A gasohol leak at a refinery contaminated two beaches. More information

Monday
Aug 25
Wiri, Australia: A shelter-in-place order was issued after a chemical spill outside a factory. More information

Monday
Aug 25
Wulfrath, Germany: 29 workers, including emergency responders, were treated after a dicyclopentadiene leak at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 24
Alsip, IL: A fire in a cumerre hydroperoxide storage tank at a plant specializing in personal care products injured 3 responders. More information

Sunday
Aug 24
Blue Island, IL: A chemical plant shut down after a fire in an oxidizer unit. More information

Sunday
Aug 24
Fruitvale, B.C.: An equipment fire occurred at a plant for recycling lithium from batteries. More information

Sunday
Aug 24
Gori, Georgia: Several rail tank cars containing petroleum products caught fire. More information

Sunday
Aug 24
Middletown, OH: A tire exploded on a tractor-trailer rig at a plant making steel coils, killing a worker. More information

Sunday
Aug 24
Rantoul, IL: A machine at a plastics injection molding plant caught fire. More information

Sunday
Aug 24
Tarragona, Spain: A nuclear power plant shut down after an electrical generator fire. More information

Saturday
Aug 23
Johannesburg, South Africa: A fire at a clothing factory killed a worker. More information

Saturday
Aug 23
Monchengladbach, Germany: A choking cloud of CO2 released from a factory’s automated fire suppression system affected more than 100 people. More information

Friday
Aug 22
Augusta, GA: The death toll in a February sugar refinery explosion climbed to 14 when a worker who spent almost 200 days in a burn ward died. Another burn victim was released several days earlier. 1 injured worker remains hospitalized. More information

Friday
Aug 22
Beaumont, TX: A chemical plant furnace explosion injured 2 workers. More information

Friday
Aug 22
Fostoria, OH: A fire at a wire plant was confined to the basement. More information

Friday
Aug 22
Pasadena, TX: Fire broke out at an ammunition plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Auckland, New Zealand: Welding work was underway when a fire spread through a car parts warehouse. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Beaumont, TX: An explosion at a chemical plant injured 2 workers. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Melbourne, Australia: Fire raced through a boat factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Melkoya, Norway: A cooling system leak at an LNG plant prompted an area evacuation. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Panchkula, India: A paint thinner factory was gutted by fire. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Sebree, KY: A worker at a feed mill was found dead inside a grain silo. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Smithfield, Austalia: Fire was contained to the rear of a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 21
Wah Cantt, Pakistan: Two suicide bombers attacked an ordinance factory, killing more than 70 people. More information

Wednesday
Aug 20
Centratia, WI: A homemade bomb fashioned from a 5-gallon propane tank was found near a power plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 20
Hangzhou, China: At least 10 people were injured when a fire broke out in a chemical plant warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Aug 20
Karlstein, Germany: A fire at a battery plant destroyed a production building and a warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Aug 20
Kingsburg, NV: Grain ignited while traveling on a conveyor belt at a plant specializing in cattle feed additives. More information

Wednesday
Aug 20
Liuhe, China: A toxic gas leak at a chemical plant sent dozens of people to a hospital. More information

Wednesday
Aug 20
Norfolk, UK: Fire broke out at a factory servicing the marine industry. More information

Tuesday
Aug 19
Fort Pierce, FL: High winds from a tropical storm caused a chemical plant storage tank to rupture, spilling hydrochloric acid. More information

Tuesday
Aug 19
Herzogenburg, Austria: Leaking chemicals mixed at a die-casting plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 19
Lumberton, NC: An ice plant worker lost his right leg below the knee in an industrial accident. More information

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