Incident Logs


Entries for January 2010

Tuesday
Jan 12
Lichfield, New Zealand: An ammonia leak at a milk processing plant forced employees to flee. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Morehead City, NC: A port facility was evacuated when a forklift punctured containers of PETN, an explosive used in detonation cord. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Peshawar, Pakistan: A factory explosion that injured seven may have been caused by a rocket attack. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Port Lincoln, Australia: A cylinder of ammonia exploded at a tuna factory, injuring one. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Pulaski, VA: An electrical fire broke out at a plant specializing in fiber cement siding. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Shelton, CT: Insulation caught fire in a basement crawlspace at a plant specializing in screws. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Stanton, CA: Two fire hydrants failed to operate during a fire at a recycling center. More information

Tuesday
Jan 12
Tullamarine, Australia: Water pressure hampered emergency operations during a factory fire. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Big Spring, TX: One worker died and three were injured when hydrogen sulfide gas was released from a tank being cleaned at an oil well job site. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Erie, PA: A worker at a vehicle plant using a remote-controlled crane was crushed to death by a heavy part he was moving. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Oakville, ON: A worker was crushed to death between boxcars at an automotive plant. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Minerva, OH: An aluminum processing plant was evacuated when more than seven tons of molten metal spilled out of a furnace. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Noida, India: Fire swept through a garment factory. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Sheboygan Falls, WI: An electrical shock injured a worker at a injection molding plant. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Somerville, Australia: Fire destroyed a chicken processing plant. More information

Monday
Jan 11
Wilson, OK: An explosion demolished a building at an environmental services company. More information

Sunday
Jan 10
Bryans Mill, TX: An employee at a natural gas processing plant died after exposure to leaking hydrogen sulfide gas. More information

Sunday
Jan 10
Clear Lake, IA: Fire broke out at a concrete plant specializing in bridge girders and columns. More information

Sunday
Jan 10
Worcestershire, UK: Fire broke out at an aerospace factory. More information

Saturday
Jan 09
Barrow, UK: A small equipment fire at a paper products plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Saturday
Jan 09
Chicago, IL: A small fire at a nuclear power plant was extinguished by the plant brigade. More information

Saturday
Jan 09
Guntramsdorf, Austria: Efforts to use wood chips soak up more than 260 gallons of ethanolamine spilled at an industrial warehouse resulted in a smoldering fire. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Green River, WI: Eighteen workers were exposed to a sodium bisulfite solution when a fiberglass line broke at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Indiantown, FL: Fire damaged an off line generating unit at a power plant. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Korangi Town, Pakistan: Fire spread through stored chemicals at a candy factory. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Lebanon, TN: Fire spread through an 80-year-old sausage factory. More information

Friday
Jan 08
Madison, WI: A Freon leak at a plant specializing in heat recovery systems sent two people to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Cambria, WI: Fire broke out in a dryer at a corn milling plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Come By Chance, NL: Fire broke out at an oil refinery damaged an Isomax unit. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Lanzhou, China: A propane explosion in a refinery tank farm killed six people. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Lawrenceburg, TN: A responder at a wood pallet plant fire was injured when a vehicle drove over a charged line. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
St. Louis, MO: A former employee opened fire at a plant specializing in power generation equipment, killing three and injuring five. He then took his own life. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Portage, IN: An explosion at a steel plant killed one worker and injured four others. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Salina Cruz, Mexico: Fire broke out in a cracker unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Seminole, FL: A truck driver using a propane torch to thaw a frozen valve on his tanker truck was killed in an explosion. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Wayne, NJ: A nitric acid spill at a plastics plant injured two workers. More information

Thursday
Jan 07
Yokohama, Japan: A chemical plant explosion injured 10 people. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Barksdale AFB, LA: An explosion in an underground natural gas pipeline killed a maintenance worker. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Columbus, OH: A truck loaded with toluene and lithium batteries caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Fort Myers, FL: A gas turbine at a power plant was out of commission when it caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Kentwood, IA: Eight workers fell ill from a boiler emitting high levels of carbon monoxide at a food ingredients plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 06
Lignite, ND: An explosion rocked a natural gas processing facility. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Calhoun County, SC: A fire in a fuel oil tank damaged a food materials plant specializing in collagen. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Decatur, IN: A faulty sprinkler head activated a false alarm at an RV factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
El Segundo, CA: A seal fire broke out on an oil refinery storage tank holding sour processed water. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Kallangur, Australia: A tanker truck crash released nearly 4,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Newton, NC: An attempt to burn off methane at an industrial plant resulted in a two-acre grass fire. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Raynham, MA: Employees evacuated a lithium battery plant after an overheated battery was discovered. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
San Jose, CA: Firefighters extinguished a large metal debris fire at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 05
Tokyo, Japan: Coke leaking from a blast furnace ignited at a steel plant. More information

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