Incident Logs


Entries for August 2008

Tuesday
Aug 19
Mason, OH: 2 workers were injured when a paint booth being disassembled at an auto plastics plant collapsed. More information

Tuesday
Aug 19
Ras Lanuf, Libya: A fire broke out at an oil complex. More information

Tuesday
Aug 19
Smithton, IL: A dust filtration system at an industrial roller plant ignited, injuring a worker. More information

Tuesday
Aug 19
Subang, Malaysia: Flames spread through an industrial complex. More information

Tuesday
Aug 19
Taranto, Italy: A forest fire broke out near a refinery. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Allegheny National Forest, PA: Two former employees were charged with vandalizing a tank battery, spilling 16,800 gallons of crude oil. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Bryan, OH: Fire broke out in the roof insulation at a pneumatic-tool plant. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Dalton, OH: Nitric and hydrofluoric acid overflowed as firefighters battled a foundry fire. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Dovar Rouachdia, Algeria: A gas pipeline exploded. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Homebush, Australia: A fire at a recycling plant did not reach toxic material stored on site. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Johor, Malaysia: Fire spread through gasoline storage tanks. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Kishanganj, India: Dry tea leaves and equipment were destroyed by a fire at a tea export factory. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Lavera, France: Fire followed an explosion at a chlorine plant. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Lahore, Pakistan: 3 workers were injured when the roof of a marble factory collapsed. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Madison, WI: 2 pharmaceutical plant workers were treated for exposure to methyl bromoacctate. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Matanuska-Susitna Bourough, AK: A refrigerated tanker carrying methane overturned. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Munich, Germany: Hazmat responders were called to an auto plant. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Norwich, UK: Firefighters responded to a blaze in an oil and waste trailer at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 18
San Antonio, TX: A power outage caused a small fire at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Aug 18
Toowoomba, Australia: 3 people died in a fire at a trailer factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 17
Nottinghamshire, UK: Police report that a fire at a paint factory was arson. More information

Sunday
Aug 17
Salinas, CA: A packing plant was evacuated when nearly 300 gallons of ammonia leaked. More information

Sunday
Aug 17
Toronto, ON: Fire broke out in tractor-trailers parked at a rubber factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 16
Alrode, South Africa: Fire broke out at a rubber products factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 16
Karawang, Indonesia: A fire at a motorbike plant destroyed dozens of machines. More information

Saturday
Aug 16
Olyphant, PA: A nitrous oxide leak at a chemical laboratory produced thick orange smoke. More information

Saturday
Aug 16
Searcy, AR: Fire destroyed a chemical plant specializing in drilling fluids. More information

Friday
Aug 15
Butler, WI: Fire broke out on the roof of a meat packing plant. More information

Friday
Aug 15
Davis, TN: Fire destroyed a biodiesel plant. More information

Friday
Aug 15
Decatur County, TN: Fire destroyed a biofuels plant. More information

Friday
Aug 15
Effingham, GA: A paper mill worker died when he was caught in machinery. More information

Friday
Aug 15
Fort Erie, ON: A fire broke out at a battery recycling facility, prompting an area evacuation. More information

Friday
Aug 15
West Bountiful, UT: A leak of hydrofluoric acid forced the evacuation of a refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 14
Fremont, NE: A small leak of ammonia forced workers to evacuate a section of a food processing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 14
Maineville, OH: A worker at a plant making silicon wafers required decontamination after possible exposure to arsenic. More information

Thursday
Aug 14
Mirfield, UK: An equipment fire spread to the dust extraction system at a local factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 14
Prospect, Nova Scotia: Fire destroyed a rope-making plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 14
Regina, Saskatchewan: A small fire at a steel coil plant sent 2 workers to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Aug 14
Wroclaw, Poland: An explosion at a chocolate factory killed a worker. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Bhandup, India: A tar plant boiler exploded, burning a worker over 90 percent of his body. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Brisbane, Australia: A massive blaze gutted a mattress factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Dothan, AL: A structure fire damaged a warehouse at a fertilizer plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Hamilton Twp., OH: A worker conducting routine maintenance in an industrial cooler may have been contaminated by arsenic. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Latpur, India: An explosion at an explosives factory left 2 workers dead. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Leominster, MA: 4 plastics factory workers were exposed to chemical vapors. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Ottawa, ON: More than 500 gallons of gasoline spilled from an oil refinery storage tank. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Qinhuangdao, China: An explosion was reported at an industrial plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Rivers End, TX: Lightning ignited a crude oil storage tank. More information

Wednesday
Aug 13
Welshpool, Australia: Hydrofluoric and sulfuric acid spilled from a tank truck at a major intersection. More information

Tuesday
Aug 12
Auckland, New Zealand: More than 30 businesses were evacuated due to an ammonia leak at a factory. More information

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