Incident Logs


Entries for December 2009

Thursday
Dec 31
Ciudad Madero, Mexico: A flash fire in an oil refinery coker unit injured three workers. More information

Wednesday
Dec 30
Clintonville, PA: Seven miles of interstate highway were closed after a 4,000 gallon hazmat spill. More information

Wednesday
Dec 30
Council Bluffs, IA: Fire broke out on the roof of a power plant More information

Wednesday
Dec 30
Corpus Christi, TX: A small fire at an oil refinery was extinguished within minutes. More information

Wednesday
Dec 30
Hawkins County, VA: An electrical arc triggered a confined space fire at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 30
Kiamesha Lake, NY: Nitric acid spilled at a bottled water plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 30
Newcastle, S. Africa: A gas leak at a steel plant killed four workers. More information

Wednesday
Dec 30
Rogerville, TN: A faulty circuit breaker caused an electrical flash fire at a coal-burning power plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 29
St. Anna, WI: The contents of a burning dumpster at a manufacturing plant exploded when hit with water, killing a firefighter. More information

Monday
Dec 28
Mesa, AZ: Fire broke out in a generator at an aircraft plant. More information

Monday
Dec 28
Nicholasville, KY: Heavy smoke forced employees to evacuate an automotive parts plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 27
Longview, WA: The body of a chemical plant worker missing for two days was found buried in a massive salt pile. More information

Sunday
Dec 27
Norman, OK: Fire was reported at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 27
Sannazzaro, Italy: A furnace was damaged when fire broke out at a refinery. More information

Sunday
Dec 27
Valdese, NC: Fire damaged the roof of a textile plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 26
El Nadhour, Tunisia: Fire destroyed a plant specializing in automobile steering wheels. More information

Saturday
Dec 26
Fleetwood, UK: Fire broke out at a waste management facility. More information

Saturday
Dec 26
Madambibir Haat, Bangladesh: Four workers were killed in an explosion at a ship salvage yard. More information

Thursday
Dec 24
Billings, MT: A storage tank fire at an oil refinery released thick smoke. More information

Thursday
Dec 24
Osaka, Japan: Four workers atop a 26-foot tall boron trifluoride storage tank were killed in an explosion that blew the roof off a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 24
Texas City, TX: Separate fires broke out in a crude unit pump and a gas line at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Dec 24
Jefferson City, MO: Fire destroyed a recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 23
Dundee City, UK: A heating system designed to keep stored bitumen soft caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Dec 23
Ludwigshafen, Germany: A fire broke out in an ethylene cracker at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 23
Minneapolis, MN: A forklift ruptured an ammonia line, forcing workers to evacuate a food canning plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 23
Nhlangano, Swaziland: Fire destroyed a garment factory. More information

Wednesday
Dec 23
Thomaston, ME: An explosion rocked a cement plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 22
Ghaziabad, India: An explosion at a factory killed one person and injured four. More information

Tuesday
Dec 22
Hopkinton, MA: Fire broke out in fine metal shavings at a manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 22
Kansas City, MO: Eight workers were overcome by ammonia fumes at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Dec 21
Dublin, Ireland: Maintenance work touched off a fire in a storage building at a brewery. More information

Monday
Dec 21
Emerald, Australia: A truck carrying 60 tons of ammonium nitrate overturned, spilling its load. More information

Monday
Dec 21
Everett, WA: A small fire broke out in a paper processing machine at a paper mill. More information

Monday
Dec 21
Heqing Town, China: An explosion in a reaction vessel killed a chemical plant worker. More information

Monday
Dec 21
Ringaskiddy, Ireland: An explosion triggered a major fire at a recycling facility. More information

Sunday
Dec 20
Antwerp, Belgium: A broken naphtha pipeline ignited a steam cracker at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 20
Bayport, MN: Two silo fires were reported at a plant specializing in replacement windows. More information

Sunday
Dec 20
Copperbelt Province, Zambia: An overturned tanker truck spilled acid into a stream feeding the Kafue River. More information

Sunday
Dec 20
Heraklion, Greece: An explosion and fire at a kernel oil plant injured a worker. More information

Saturday
Dec 19
Baesweiler, Germany: More than 264,000 gallons of fermented corn silage leaked from a biogas plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 19
Glasgow, KY: Fire broke out in an exhaust fan on the roof of a plant specializing in automotive castings. More information

Saturday
Dec 19
Ohrel, Germany: An explosion damaged the equipment room at a biogas plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 19
Veracruz, Mexico: A boiler at a sugar cane plant exploded. More information

Friday
Dec 18
Guadalajara, Mexico: One person was injured in an explosion at a candy factory. More information

Friday
Dec 18
Nong Khae, Thailand: One person died and four others were injured after inhaling hydrogen sulphide at a plant. More information

Friday
Dec 18
Priolo, Italy: A fire broke out at a refinery. More information

Friday
Dec 18
Uttar Pradesh, India: Two workers died and eight were injured in a fire at a pharmaceuticals plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 17
Point MacKenzie, AK: An explosion and fire at an LNG plant destroyed a maintenance building. More information

Wednesday
Dec 16
Hamlar, Germany: An explosion in a fermentation tank extensively damaged a biogas plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 16
Medline, MA: A forklift accident at a medical supply company injured a worker and required a haz mat response. More information

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