Incident Logs


Entries for May 2009

Sunday
May 31
Buchanan, NY: A power plant worker was treated after being hit in the shoulder by a piece of equipment. More information

Sunday
May 31
Canning Vale, Australia: Fire engulfed a recycling plant. More information

Sunday
May 31
Ferry hill, UK: Fire was reported at a wood chip factory. More information

Sunday
May 31
Haswell, CO: A worker died after being buried alive in a grain bin. More information

Sunday
May 31
Wisbech, UK: Ammonia leaking from a compressor closed a food packaging plant. More information

Sunday
May 31
Wrexham, UK: Fire broke out in a wood chip factory. More information

Saturday
May 30
North Hollywood, CA: A fire in a shoe factory caused extensive damage. More information

Saturday
May 30
Oakfield Lane, UK: 200,000 tires burned in a fire at a recycling center. More information

Saturday
May 30
Salina Cruz, Mexico: Fire broke out at a refinery in a tank storing low-sulfur gasoline. More information

Saturday
May 30
Bahadurgarh, India: Fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
May 29
Canton Twp., PA: Fire damaged a recycling plant. More information

Friday
May 29
Dothan, AL: Several thousand gallons of sodium hydroxide spilled at a closed peanut mill. More information

Friday
May 29
Orange County, FL: Fire broke out in a turbine unit at a power plant. More information

Thursday
May 28
Belpre, OH: A worker was injured when sprayed with heated liquid rubber at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 28
Florida Close, UK: Fire broke out at an industrial facility. More information

Thursday
May 28
Live Oak, CA: Quick action by workers extinguished a fire at a molding company. More information

Thursday
May 28
Portsmouth, VA: Fire broke out on the roof of a power plant. More information

Thursday
May 28
Rothschild, WI: A coal mill at a power plant exploded after becoming over pressurized. More information

Thursday
May 28
San Pedro deMacoris, Dominican Republic: A worker died and 10 others were injured when a boiler exploded at a sugar refinery. More information

Thursday
May 28
Willingburo, PA: A small fire broke out at a specialty metals plant. More information

Wednesday
May 27
Boronia, Australia: Fire damaged 3 factories in an industrial estate. More information

Wednesday
May 27
Chehalis, WA: Fire destroyed a truss and beam manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
May 27
El Paso, TX: 50 barrels of crude oil spilled at a refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 26
Elba, IL: About 14 tons of ammonia escaped into the air from a bulk tank at a fertilizer facility. More information

Tuesday
May 26
Saldanha, S. Africa: An explosion shut down production at a steel mill. More information

Tuesday
May 26
Sarroch, Italy: 3 refinery workers died of asphyxiation in a hydro cracker unit that was undergoing maintenance. More information

Tuesday
May 26
Story Mountain, Manitoba: Fire spread through a wood joist factory. More information

Tuesday
May 26
Tunnelton, WV: Fire destroyed a tire shredding facility. More information

Tuesday
May 26
Wichita, KS: Fire broke out in an 80-foot-tall grain silo. More information

Monday
May 25
LaSalina, Venezuela: A boiler explosion at an oil tank farm left 14injured. More information

Monday
May 25
La Salina, Venezuela: 14 workers were injured by the explosion of a boiler at an oil tank farm. More information

Monday
May 25
Morecambe, UK: Area residents evacuated when fire broke out at a food processing factory. More information

Monday
May 25
Mayen-Betzing, Germany: Fire broke out at a bio gas plant. More information

Monday
May 25
Odin, IL: 13 people were treated after an anhydrous ammonia release. More information

Sunday
May 24
Clinton, NC: Welding was underway when fire broke out at a food processing plant. More information

Sunday
May 24
Inverness, UK: Fire broke out at a wood chip factory, injuring 1. More information

Sunday
May 24
Les Toupes, France: Police are investigating an arson fire at a plant storing and recycling hazardous wastes. More information

Sunday
May 24
Mazeikiu, Lithuania: Fire broke out in a diesel desulfurization unit at a refinery. More information

Saturday
May 23
Brewster, MN: Fire broke out in several bio-diesel tanks at a soybean processing plant. More information

Saturday
May 23
Corpus Christi, TX: Lightning ignited a naphtha storage tank at a refinery. More information

Saturday
May 23
East Midnapore, India: 3maintenance workers died of asphyxiation inside a vessel at a petrochemical refinery. More information

Friday
May 22
Dolores, Philippines: Fire gutted a school supplies factory. More information

Friday
May 22
Durham, NC: A collision between two misaligned rail cars released sodium hydroxide. More information

Friday
May 22
Kalaeloa, HI: Chlorine leaking from a one-ton cylinder at a chemical plant forced an area evacuation. More information

Friday
May 22
Muhlenberg Twp., PA: Fire broke out at a smelting plant. More information

Friday
May 22
Pawane, India: 2 workers died in a fire at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 21
Albany, GA: A pallet of bagged chemicals reacted with water at a detergent plant. More information

Thursday
May 21
Bretton, UK: A chemical spill at a waste disposal facility sent12 people to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
May 20
Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad & Tobago: Fumes from a sulfur recovery unit forced 200refinery workers to evacuate. More information

Wednesday
May 20
Rocheport, MO: Fire broke out when a natural gas pipeline ruptured. More information

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