Incident Logs


Entries for September 2008

Thursday
Sep 11
Holley, NY: A worker cleaning out a concrete truck was electrocuted when the conveyor belt touched a power line. More information

Thursday
Sep 11
Houston, TX: Hurricane Ike threatened a section of the Texas coast that includes the U.S.’s largest concentration of refineries and chemical plants. More information

Thursday
Sep 11
Richmond, New Zealand: A concrete plant worker trapped in machinery was buried under four tons of sand. More information

Wednesday
Sep 10
Cato Ridge, South Africa: An electrode exploded in a furnace at a metal factory. More information

Wednesday
Sep 10
Chattanooga, TN: A paperboard plant worker was injured when a hydraulic lift touched a 100,000 volt power line. More information

Wednesday
Sep 10
Palmar Grande, Boliva: An explosion in a 32-inch natural gas pipeline is being blamed on terrorists. More information

Wednesday
Sep 10
Pickettville, FL: A worker at a plant making bailing equipment suffered electrical burns. More information

Tuesday
Sep 09
Fort Wayne, IN: A machine fire prompted workers at a metal gears factory to evacuate. More information

Tuesday
Sep 09
Myerstown, PA: An asphalt tank at a shingle factory ruptured. More information

Tuesday
Sep 09
Nain, Jamaica: Bauxite dust and other chemicals were released from a minerals plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 09
Orlando, FL: Fire spread through a fiberglass factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 09
Guilford, PA: Fire broke out in a ventilation duct at a textile plant. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Attleburo, MA: A worker at a precious metals foundry was burned by a solution of sodium cyanide and hydrogen peroxide used in a chemical bath booth. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Beaumont, TX: A worker at an industrial waste disposal plant suffered burns when a tank vent ignited. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Belem, Brazil: Welding work was being done when an explosion rocked an asphalt plant. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Chattanooga, TN: A painting contractor died at an industrial pipe plant when a rack being sandblasted fell on him. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Newtown, CT: A worker at a container facility had a leg amputated by a forklift. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Outeiro, Brazil: A worker died in an asphalt plant explosion. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Paducah, KY: Paint fumes ignited at a railroad shop, causing an explosion. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Vineland, NJ: A worker at a plant making recycling equipment was crushed by a forklift. More information

Monday
Sep 08
West Odessa, TX: Lightning ignited a tank battery fire. More information

Monday
Sep 08
Wiesent, Germany: An explosion triggered a fire at a biogas plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 07
Bayway, NJ: A fire at an oil refinery had no impact on production. More information

Sunday
Sep 07
Linden, NJ: An on-site fire brigade extinguished a fire at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Sep 06
Maheshwarain, India: Three workers were killed and three others injured when a reactor used for mixing chemicals exploded. More information

Saturday
Sep 06
Port O’Connor, Australia: Fire destroyed a boat factory. More information

Friday
Sep 05
Del City, OK: Nearly 19,000 gallons of ethanol spilled at a fuel distribution station. More information

Friday
Sep 05
East Greenwich Twp, NJ: Fumes in the form of a white cloud were reported at a soap plant. More information

Friday
Sep 05
Langley, BC: Three workers died and three were injured in a hazmat incident at a mushroom farm. More information

Friday
Sep 05
Lebanon, PA: An oil leak in a gas turbine ignited at an iron works. More information

Thursday
Sep 04
Burlington, Ontario: Sprinklers triggered at a chocolate factory in response to an equipment fire. More information

Thursday
Sep 04
Chittorarh, India: Two maintenance workers died in a fire at a zinc plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 04
Corpus Christi, TX: A small pump fire at an oil refinery shut down a heavy oil cracker. More information

Thursday
Sep 04
Laconia, NH: A fire destroyed a linen plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Sparrow Point, MD: A worker died in a fall at a steel plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Waseca, MN: An ammonia leak at a vegetable canning plant sickened 21 workers. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Omaha, NE: A fire in an air compressor sent a meat processing plant worker to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Sherman, WI: Welding work was underway when a fire broke out on the roof of a concrete products plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Mina al-Ahmad, Kuwait: A fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Lincoln, NE: An explosion and fire rocked a food processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Haverstraw, NY: A circuit breaker exploded at a power plant, causing a fire. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Glenwood, IL: Thousands of gallons of corrosion inhibitor spilled from a broken discharge line at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Geseke, Germany: A company was evacuated after a chlorine release. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
East Allen Twp., PA: A cement plant worker suffered a broken leg when a pipe fell on him. More information

Wednesday
Sep 03
Dugn Quat, Vietnam: A forest fire threatened an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Sep 02
Wilkes Barre, PA: A railroad shop worker was injured when he became caught in a conveyor belt. More information

Tuesday
Sep 02
Utica, NY: An equipment fire at an electronics assembly plant spread to a wall and ceiling before it was put out. More information

Tuesday
Sep 02
Sweetwater, TX: Two workers were injured in a tank battery fire. More information

Tuesday
Sep 02
Abram Village, Prince Edward Island: Fumes from a cleaning chemical sent most of the workers at a fish plant to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Sep 02
Antwerp, Belgium: A hydrogen sulfide release was reported at an oil refinery. More information

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