Incident Logs


Entries for January 2009

Saturday
Jan 31
Brazoria County, TX: Two chemical plant workers using a grinder to patch a hole in a N-Propylacete storage tank were injured in a small explosion. More information

Saturday
Jan 31
Darmstadt, Germany: An explosion rocked a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 31
Ice Harbor, IA: About 500 gallons of lignin used in paper manufacturing reached an iced over portion of the Mississippi River after spilling from a storage tank. More information

Saturday
Jan 31
Lemoore, CA: Fire broke out in an expansion under construction at a cheese processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 31
Manvel, TX: A flash fire injured two chemical plant workers working on a storage tank that had previously held cleaning fluid. More information

Saturday
Jan 31
Molo, Kenya: More than 100 people who gathered to collect gasoline spilling from an overturned tanker truck burned to death when the gasoline ignited. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Campinas, Brazil: Sulfuric acid and chromium metal being collected for disposal reacted violently, burning two workers and injuring 50 others at a transport company. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Dinwiddie, VA: Fire broke out at a steel recycling and fabrication plant. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Fort Wayne, IN: Crews worked with a chain saw and crane to remove blocks of ice from the St. Marys River after an estimated 300 gallons of chemicals spilled from a wire factory. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Gulfport, MS: An explosion in a 40,000-gallon asphalt tank caused massive flames at an emulsions plant. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Hyderabad, India: Roofs were blown off two buildings in an explosion that killed two chemical plant workers. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Jacksonville, FL: A storage tank containing 1,500 gallons of hydrocarbon resins caught fire at an ink plant. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Joensuu, Finland: Fire destroyed a lock factory. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Portland, CT: Ice along the shoreline of the Connecticut River helped contain more than 5,000 gallons of oil leaked from an asphalt plant. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Rodeo, CA: A small oily discharge into a safety detention basin was reported at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Verdun, QC: A five-alarm fire at a door and window factory forced the evacuation of nearby residences. More information

Friday
Jan 30
Wheatfield, IL: Firefighters rappelled down a 500 foot power plant smokestack to reach a worker stranded in an external elevator. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Brantford, ON: Firefighters rescued an injured worker from atop a elevated platform at a cat litter factory by using an aerial ladder. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Dunkirk, France: One worker died and six were injured in an explosion and fire in a maintenance workshop at a refinery. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Eibenstock, Germany: An explosion destroyed a plant that makes wood pellets for heating. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Longwood, FL: Fire broke through the roof at a sheet metal fabrication plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Mainz, Germany: A chemical accident at a paper mill injured 10 workers. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Melbourne, Australia: Fire spread through air conditioning ducts at a radiator factory located next door to a fire station. More information

Thursday
Jan 29
Reading, PA: A welder suffered smoke inhalation when a fire broke out at a plastics manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 28
Batavia Twp., MI: An electrical fire broke out at a former auto plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 28
Gela, Italy: A flash fire involving a furnace killed a worker at a petrochemical plant specializing in regenerating exhausted catalysts. More information

Wednesday
Jan 28
Grand Rapids, MI: Fire destroyed a factory specializing in workworking tools. More information

Wednesday
Jan 28
Marshall, MO: An ammonia leak forced meat packing plant workers to evacuate. More information

Wednesday
Jan 28
Pahiatua, New Zealand: A broken seal filled an entire floor of a powder plant with smoke. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Ayrshire, U.K.: A bridge collapsed in the derailment of a freight train carrying diesel and heating oil that caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Clear Lake, IA: A worker at a company specializing in structural concrete died when he was buried by sand inside a metal hopper. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Dothan, AL: A flash fire injured a worker at a plant making audio and video tape. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Edmonton, AB: An explosion and fire tore through a processing unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Kosching, Germany: Three contract workers at an oil refinery were injured when exposed to nitrogen. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Tellin, Belgium: A truck carrying acetone caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Texarkana, TX: Fire destroyed a warehouse at an oil services company. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Waycross, GA: Fire spread through a mobile home plant in an industrial park. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Grand Rapids, MI: Fire destroyed a factory specializing in woodworking and machine knives. More information

Tuesday
Jan 27
Mildura, Australia: Fire spread through a fruit processing plant. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Bradford, PA: An equipment fire at a sawmill shut down operations for the day. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Canton, OH: Paramedics treated a plant worker badly injured by equipment. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Eastlake, OH: Fire ignited in the wall of  a power plant building where coal is desposited. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Mackenzie, BC: Government officials seized a closed pulp mill out of fear that freezing temperatures might rupture a massive storage of chlorine. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Navasota, TX: Hydraulic fluid from a ruptured line ignited an equipment fire at a foundry. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Port Hedland, Australia: An iron ore producer suspended loading operations after a worker was killed. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Terre Haute, IN: The second fire in five weeks swept through a paper mill, collapsing the building. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Eugene, OR: A 500-gallon diesel spill from a storage terminal reached the Willamette River. More information

Monday
Jan 26
Waxahachie, TX: A jam in a paper-shredding machine at a box plant led to an equipment fire. More information

Sunday
Jan 25
Falcon state, Venezuela: Seven people were injured in an oil refinery fire. More information

Sunday
Jan 25
Lakeland, FL: About 20 citrus packing plant workers were examined for carbon monoxide exposure after a forklift was left running in a large freezer. More information

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