Incident Logs


Entries for August 2009

Tuesday
Aug 25
Detroit, MI: Fire followed several explosions at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Dubuque, IA: A sawdust ventilation system at a wood fiber plant caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Elkhart Lake, WI: A worker mashed her hand between 2 rollers at a manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Forrest City, AR: A butane tank exploded at a recycling center. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Hemswell Cliff, UK: Fire spread through a plastics factory operating in a former air force hanger. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Kettering, OH: Fire broke out at an auto parts manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Maple Valley, WA: A fire in a 40-foot dump truck threatened to spread to a methane plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Middletown, OH: A steel plant worker suffered severe burns when he fell into a condensation pit containing hot water. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Newcastle, UK: Fire broke out in testing equipment at an automobile plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Rome, GA: A roof fire ignited at a meat processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Vernon, CN: 2 textile plant workers were evaluated after a small chemical spill. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Ballarat, Australia: A sodium cyanide solution spilled during loading at a plant making mineral processing equipment. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Saint-Germain-de-Salles, France: A smoldering fire broke out in a silo containing animal feed. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Strathcona County, AB: A gas release at an oil refinery caused flaring and a rotten egg stench. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Waterbury, CT: A worker at a metal plating plant suffered sulfuric acid burns. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Williams Lake, BC: A dust explosion rocked a wood pellet plant. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Altoona, PA: A machine fire shut down production at a candy factory. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Brisbane, Australia: Fire broke through the roof of a tile factory. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Charters Twp., PA: A worker died after becoming trapped in a grain silo. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Edmonton, AB: A vapor release from a coker unit was reported at a refinery. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Klamath Falls, OR: Sawdust ignited in the ventilation system at a fiber plant. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Machias, WA: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Peterlee, UK: Fire broke out at a snack chip plant when waste chips jammed a waste extraction machine. More information

Monday
Aug 24
Rangoon, Burma: 3 workers died after a fire broke out in an alcohol factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Fire destroyed 2 neighboring factories. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Karditsa, Greece: A worker died in an explosion at a boiler plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
New Carlisle, IN: A brief fire broke out at a steel plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
San Jose, CA: A heated tank holding 10,000 gallons of tar caught fire at a roadway manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Surrey, BC: A fire at a circuit board plant forced an area evacuation. More information

Sunday
Aug 23
Vercel, France: A trash fire caused major damage at a watch plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 22
Albert Lea, MN: An exhaust pipe caught fire at a meat packing plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 22
Edgewood, KY: A print plant worker died in an on the job accident. More information

Saturday
Aug 22
Kanda, Siberia: Lightning set fire to a 20 million liter oil tank, then spreading to others. 2 firefighters were killed. More information

Saturday
Aug 22
Letchworth, UK: A factory was damaged when a stolen van was torched by vandals. More information

Saturday
Aug 22
West Falls, NY: Fire broke out at a manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Ely, UK: A tire recycling plant containing nearly 200 tons of rubber products was expected to burn for days. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Magoula, Greece: A wildfire spread to a wooden pallet factory, destroying it. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Nanggong City, China: 6 workers died in a carbon monoxide release at a metal plant. More information

Friday
Aug 21
Timor Sea, Australia: An offshore rig may continue to leak oil and gas for weeks. More information

Friday
Aug 21
West Jordan, UT: A brick plant worker was crushed by a 2-ton roll-up door protecting a furnace. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Alang, India: 1 worker died and another was injured in an explosion at a plant making hose and fittings. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Altamonte Springs, FL: Lightning sparked a fire at a power plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Gazipur, Dhaka: A firefighter was killed and 7 others injured in a garment factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Pujaut, France: A chemical reaction released fumes from a barrel of styrene at a plastics plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
St. Louis, MO: A homeless man seeking shelter passed out inside a tank containing toluene residue. More information

Thursday
Aug 20
Winder, GA: A pump to a sprinkler system at an insulation plant failed when fire broke out in an oven. More information

Wednesday
Aug 19
Coorparoon, Australia: Fire spread through pulverized paper mulch at a cellulose insulation plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 19
Cuiaba, Brazil: An explosion at a biodiesel plant injured 3 people. More information

Wednesday
Aug 19
Darley Dale, UK: An explosion at a lead recycling plant sent 1 person to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Aug 19
Moonachie, NJ: Overheated roasters triggered a roof fire at a coffee manufacturer. More information

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