Incident Logs


Entries for January 2009

Friday
Jan 09
Oostburg, WI: A fire broke out at a snack food plant. More information

Friday
Jan 09
Oregon City, OR: Fire ignited in baled paper at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Jan 09
Reading, UK: A large kiln at a paint plant overheated and caught fire. More information

Friday
Jan 09
Smithville, NC: A transformer at a power substation exploded. More information

Friday
Jan 09
Stevenson, AL: A waste pond at a power plant ruptured but the spill was contained. More information

Friday
Jan 09
Holcomb, KS: Firefighters battled a smoldering fire in the wall insulation of a power plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Atotonilco El Alto, Mexico: An explosion at a gunpowder factory collapsed a hill side. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Bishop Burton, UK: Fire destroyed a wallpaper factory. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Buenos Aires, Brazil: An ammonia cylinder burst at a bottling plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Germiston, South Africa: A fire destroyed for tanker trucks at a solvents plant, injuring one worker. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Michigan City, IN: A conveyor belt moving coal at a power plant caught fire. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
New Delhi, India: Fire burned nearly three hours at a meat packing plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Orange County, FL: A faulty valve in a refrigeration unit released ammonia fumes from a packing plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Teresina, Brazil: A cylinder of anhydrous ammonia burst at a bottling plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Woodlawn, OH: A mixing machine fire at a pigments plant splashed red ink on firefighters and their equipment. More information

Thursday
Jan 08
Yallourn, Australia: A power plant worker cleaning the walls of a boiler fell 160 feet and survived. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Albert Lea, ON: An electrical fire broke out at a plant specializing in processing waste cooking oil. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Auckland, New Zealand: Fire spread through thousands of bales of paper at a recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Austin, MN: Workers at a paper mill extinguished a fire in a corrugating machine using extinguishers. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Bangkok, Thailand: Fire broke out at a factory producing plastic bags. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Gallipolis Ferry, WV: Two shelter-in-place orders were issued in the same day due to small unrelated leaks of hydrochloric acid and propylene oxide at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Heroya, Norway: Four workers were injured in an explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Ingolstadt, Germany: A fire broke out in a crude unit reflux pump at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Moro, Pakistan: Fire gutted a cotton factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Moti Khavdi, India: Two workers died in an explosion in the hydrogen plant at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Muleshoe, TX: An inflatable bladder used to isolate a section of a discharge water line at a power plant ruptured, injuring two workers. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Muntinlupa City, Philippines: Flames swept through a warehouse at a chemical factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Penrose, New Zealand: Fire smoldered inside bales of paper for days after flames swept a recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Portland, OR: Fire spread from a furnace at a steel foundry. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Spencerville, OH: Expanded foam ignited at a plastic foam factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia: Fire destroyed a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Vernal, UT: A ruptured pipeline spilled 59,000 gallons of crude oil. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Yavatmal, India: Fire destroyed a ginning factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 07
Zingonia di Verdellino, Italy: A boiler exploded at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Barbers Point, HI: A fire at a metal recycling plant that began in a pile of shredded metal is being investigated as arson. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Camilla, GA: A damaged pipe at an ethanol plant released a large amount of steam. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Charlotte, NC: A worker at a concrete block factory died when a hydraulic lift dropped its load. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Derby, UK: A fire at a substation cut power to thousands. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Digby, UK: Fire ignited in the dust collection system at a molding and millwork plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Groton, CT: Fire broke out in the ventilation system at a casting plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Horsham, Australia: A train carrying 6,300 gallons of flammable turpentine was discovered to be leaking. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Mossel Bay, South Africa: A worker at a gas-to-liquids refinery fell to his death while cleaning a vessel within the refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Richmond, KY: A small fire erupted at a battery plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Texas City, TX: A minor naphtha spill activated the refinery’s internal sirens. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Trinidad, TX: A stream line connected to a power plant boiler gave way dramatically. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Waterford, UK: A worker at a chicken processing plant died when a product rack fell on him. More information

Tuesday
Jan 06
Wulfrath, Germany: An unexpected chemical reaction led to a small spill of caustic liquid at a metal working plant. More information

Monday
Jan 05
Albany, NY: Fire spread through the ceiling of a plastics recycling plant. More information

Monday
Jan 05
Athens, NY: Oxygen tanks exploded during a fire at a plant making elevator parts. More information

Monday
Jan 05
Barrio Florido, Peru: A waste oil tank at an oil refinery overflowed after heavy rains, some of it spilling into a nearby stream. More information

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