Incident Logs


Entries for December 2009

Tuesday
Dec 15
Fort McMurray, Alberta: An upgrader that transforms bitumen into refinery-ready synthetic crude oil caught fire at an oil sands operation. More information

Tuesday
Dec 15
Mitchell, Australia: An explosion in a compactor unit at a medical waste disposal plant injured three workers. More information

Tuesday
Dec 15
Quincy, IL: Hydrochloric acid fumes sent 26 employees at a local plant to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Dec 15
Taihe County, China: An explosion at a pharmaceutical plant killed one worker and injured four. More information

Tuesday
Dec 15
Vittal, India: An explosion destroyed an explosives manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Baar, Switzerland: A worker cleaning a machine for filling aerosol cans was injured in an explosion. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Beijing, China: An explosion in a tank containing carbon black killed three workers. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Cedar Rapids, IA: Three workers were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at a cereal plant. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Novokuibyshevsk, Russia: Fire broke out in an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Palestine, IL: A flash fire in a dryer shut down operations at an agricultural products plant. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil: An explosion in an ethanol plant killed one and injured two. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Waterflow, NM: Responders helped prevent an overheated coal pulverizer from igniting at a power plant. More information

Monday
Dec 14
Wenzhou City, China: A tanker truck carrying chemicals exploded, killing one and injuring two others. More information

Sunday
Dec 13
Franklin, MA: An ammonia leak forced employees to evacuate a dairy plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Aim El Bya, Algeria: Two people were killed and three injured in an explosion at an ammonia plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Kansas City, MO: A smoldering roof fire was discovered at a coffee plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Rayong, Thailand: Two construction workers were treated after inhaling gas leaking from a power plant. More information

Saturday
Dec 12
Entebbe, Uganda: Fire spread through several storage tanks of aviation fuel at an airport. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Decatur, AL: An injured worker at a steel tube plant was extricated from between two stacks of steel. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Madison, WI: Fire broke out in a barrel of lithium batteries being readied for disposal at a battery plant. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Wood River, MI: About 20,000 gallons of ethanol spilled at an ethanol plant. More information

Friday
Dec 11
Zhongshan City, China: Five people were killed and three others injured in a factory explosion. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Muhldorf, Germany: Fire spread to the roof of a biogas plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Norfolk, NE: Fire swept through a closed manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Shreveport, LA: Asphalt being transferred via internal piping from a damaged storage tank ignited at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Wasco, CA: A fumigant used to kill rodents reacted with rain water and ignited, creating toxic fumes at a pistachio processing plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
White Springs, FL: Eighty-four million gallons of contaminated water spilled at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 10
Wilson, NC: A dryer fire shut down a tobacco processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Black Lick Twp., PA: Firefighters ruled out an interior attack when a tear gas plant caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Seabrook, TX: A shelter-in-place order was issued after an explosion in a toluene storage tank at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
Sonora, TX: A chemical plant worker was airlifted after an explosion More information

Wednesday
Dec 09
St. Petersburg, Russia: Fire broke out in a three-ton vat of chocolate icing at a confection factory. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Coleford, UK: Firefighters evacuated a food processing plant after a forklift punctured a container of cleaning chemical. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Edmonton, AK: Three people were treated for ammonia exposure after a fire broke out at a chicken processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Mering, Germany: An explosion at a biogas plant caused extensive damage. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand: A freight depot was evacuated after a forklift punctured a container of hydrochloric acid. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Port Arthur, TX: A small explosion shut down a hydrogen plant inside an oil refinery.. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Stuarts Draft, VA: A small fire spread through cardboard at a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Suffolk, VA: Fire destroyed a chemical plant that made fertilizer. More information

Tuesday
Dec 08
Yichang, China: An overturned tanker truck spilled its load of o-nitrotoluene. More information

Monday
Dec 07
Belvidere, IL: An explosion destroyed a 10-story plant specializing in quartz crystals and killed a truck driver struck by debris almost a quarter mile away. More information

Monday
Dec 07
Jilin City, China: Two people died and four were injured when a water tank ruptured at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Dec 07
Lebanon, PA: Fire broke out in a conveyor belt system at a saw mill. More information

Monday
Dec 07
Milton, WI: Fire broke out in an underground conveyor system for corn at an ethanol plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 06
Angarsk, Russia: An oil refinery worker was killed in an explosion. More information

Sunday
Dec 06
Indore, India: Two people died and six others were injured after inhaling toxic gas at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Sunday
Dec 06
Montegut, LA: A set of storage tanks caught fire at a natural gas well. More information

Sunday
Dec 06
Rayong, Thailand: Twenty people were treated after inhaling fumes escaping from a nearby industrial estate. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Milwaukee, WI: Spilled ammonium sulfate ignited at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Dec 04
Portland, OR: Fire followed an explosion in a grain elevator at an animal feed plant. More information

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