Incident Logs


Entries for January 2009

Monday
Jan 19
Frankfort, IL: Water from a burst sprinkler pipe mixed with chemicals at a small manufacturing plant to create a hazmat situation. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Godwin, NC: A vat of grease caught fire in the rendering section of a meat processing plant. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Kansas City, MO: Propane tanks exploded inside a warehouse exploded. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Manchester, NH: A hydrogen leak at a glass manufacturing plant triggered the evacuation of 200 workers. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Manitowoc, WI: An industrial plant sprinkler system activated due to ice build-up. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Melbourne, Australia: An office fire damaged an industrial plant. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Monroe, WI: Fire spread through the germ dryer and bagging processor at an ethanol plant. More information

Monday
Jan 19
New Annan, P.E.I.: A pipeline at a French fry factory hit by a snowplow spilled gallons of potato waste. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Noida, India: A boiler explosion at a garment factory killed one. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Portage la Prairie, MB: A fire suppression system extinguished flames in a fryer at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Roebuck, SC: A small styrene leak at a chemical plant was not enough to merit evacuation. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Santa Maria, CA: Fire broke okt when a pipe flange failed at a power plant. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Slave Lake, ON: A veneer stacker collapsed at a plywood plant, crushing a worker to death. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Southland, New Zealand: An explosive release of chlorine gas due to a chemical reaction injured six dairy workers. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Takoradi, Ghana: Fire spread through an industrial chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jan 19
Wichita, KS: A flash fire at a gas cylinder plant left one person in critical condition. More information

Sunday
Jan 18
Carpentersville, IL: A parts cleaning machine overheated, spreading harmful vapors through a plant making blowers and fans. More information

Sunday
Jan 18
Delhi, India: Fire erupted at a food processing factory. More information

Sunday
Jan 18
Midlands, UK: Fire destroyed a pork and bacon processing plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 18
Normal, IL: Responders used inflated air bags to lift a 7,000-pound forklift that trapped a textile worker. More information

Sunday
Jan 18
Plumpang, Indonesia: A storage tank containing five million liters of gasoline caught fire at a fuel depot. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Amherst, SD: A pipeline worker was burned in a flash fire. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Bruhl, Germany: A ruptured acetylene pipe ignited the roof at an iron works. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Coldenham, NY: Fire gutted three rooms at a coffee roasting plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Hawera, New Zealand: A dairy worker died when his head and torso where crushed in a hydraulic press. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Kearney, NE: A chlorine leak at a pharmaceutical plant triggered an area evacuation. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Pathum Thani, Thailand: An ammonia leak at a food processing plant sent 45 workers to the hospital. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Princeton, KY: A worker at a rock products plant died when he fell into a bin and was buried by falling rock. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Sines, Portugal: Fire broke out in a power plant at an oil refinery when a turbine overheated. More information

Saturday
Jan 17
Tema, Ghana: Fire swept through a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Chicago, IL: Workers evacuated an ice factory because of an ammonia leak. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Clendenin, WV: Flames shot 100 feet from a blow off stack for natural gas at an industrial plant. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Constantine, MI: A six-hour fire broke out at plant making coupling levers for trains. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Deer Lake, PA: An equipment broke out at a glass processing plant. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Fresno, CA: A air tank being filled at a manufacturing plant exploded, killing one worker. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Geddes, NY: A worker at a specialty metal plant died when he was pulled into a spindle machine and crushed. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Jalan Sungai Lalang, Malaysia: Fire destroyed paint and hardware items at a factory. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz, Austria: A fire at a galvanizing plant threatened to spread to a chemical warehouse. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Littleton, CO: A freight train carrying molten sulfur derailed, releasing fumes. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Platteville, WI: Fire tore through a new transformer at a power plant. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Prince George, BC: Scaffolding touched a power line, injuring a worker and shutting down four industrial plants. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Schwoich, Austria: Hazmat responders dealt with a nitric acid spill at a galvanizing plant. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Springfield, MO: Flames broke out in a rooftop exhaust fan at a power plant. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Spring Grove Village, KY: Fire ignited in a large dryer at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jan 16
Sumter, SC: A  boiler fire destroyed a building at a meat packing plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 15
Altamira, Mexico: More than 7,000 gallons of butyl acrylate spilled. More information

Thursday
Jan 15
Bruderheim, AB: An explosion in an electrolyte cell rocked a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 15
Gibraltar, Spain: A fire broke out in the maleic anhydride unit of a refinery. More information

Thursday
Jan 15
New Milford, CT: A leaking propane storage tank triggered an evacuation at a heating oil terminal. More information

Thursday
Jan 15
Falcon state, Venezuela: A fire in a coker unit reduced production at a refinery. More information

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