Incident Logs


Entries for October 2010

Thursday
Oct 21
Wildwood, FL: Fire spread through a tire recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Joliet, IL: An equipment failure at an oil refinery resulted in a release of hazardous gases in excess of reportable quantities. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Banbury, UK: A worker at an industrial bakery became trapped in a conveyor belt. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Saegertown, PA: A fire in a duct hose filled a manufacturing plant with smoke but caused no structural damage. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Liberty, KY: An animal bedding manufacturing plant was destroyed by fire. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Hamilton, OH: Workers failed to put out a fire in factory duct work using extinguishers. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Shanghai, China: An explosion at an engineering plant injured seven worker, with four suffering burns over 95 percent of their bodies. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Hatzfeld, Germany: An explosion in a waste gas incinerator injured four workers at a paper processing factory. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Hartlepool, UK: Dozens of firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 21
Milwaukee, WI: Flames were visible through the roof vents of a one-story metal plating plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Yamal-Nenets region, Russia: One worker died and a dozen were injured in an explosion at a natural gas processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Union Twp., PA: Conveyor belts caught fire at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Nanjing, China: Fire destroyed a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Mountain Pine, AR: A worker was killed in a crane accident at a water treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Elm River Colony, MB: Fire gutted a cabinet factory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Bad Hersfeld, Germany: Several hundred liters of oil from a cooling system at a potash mine leaked into a nearby river. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Vatolla, Italy: An explosion rocked a fireworks factory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Tonge Bridge Way, UK: A failed attempt to break into an industrial park ignited a fire that destroyed an inventory of remote control toy cars. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Chard, UK: A worker suffered serious head injuries when the forklift truck he was driving at an industrial estate tipped over. More information

Wednesday
Oct 20
Ochlocknee, GA: A worker at a plant specializing in cat litter and other products died in a loading dock accident. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Daventry, UK: An equipment fire broke out at a waste recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Onaway, MI: A broken pipe at a wastewater treatment plant released ferric chloride into the ground. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Agawam, PA: Firefighters used dry chemical when a magnesium milling machine caught fire at a tool and die plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Heinfels, Austria: An over-pressure ruptured a silo being filled with powdered sugar at a biscuit factory. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
West Park, OH: An explosion outside a sugar elevator sent a trucker to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Neetze, Germany: A large spill of fermentation liquid escaped from a biogas plant. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Wevelinghoven, Germany: An explosion in a paint factory left one worker severely burned. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Vienna, Austria: A 70-ton transformer fell from a truck, spilling almost 20,000 liters of transformer oil. More information

Tuesday
Oct 19
Solingen, Germany: A worker at an electroplating plant accidentally mixed hydrogen peroxide and sodium bicarbonate, creating a vapor cloud that activated the alarm system. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Chesapeake, VA: Nearly 2,000 gallons of liquid urea ammonium nitrate spilled from a storage tank in a railyard accident. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Qiaoxi, China: Three people died and six were injured in an explosion at a plant making explosive fuse. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Fauillet, France: A drum of cumene hydroperoxide being unloaded from a truck was ripped open by a fork lift. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Petrozuata, Venezuela: Three workers were overcome by fumes from a 130,000 barrels per day refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Pagudpud, Philippines: A tanker carrying 110,000 liters of bunker fuel ran aground after a typhoon. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Sioux City, IA: A flash fire during maintenance on natural gas lines triggered an explosion at a power plant. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Vinton, TX: A worker died in an explosion in a furnace at a steel plant. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Raleigh, IL: A morning explosion at a natural gas plant sent area fire departments scurrying. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Algonquin, IL: A roaring fire at an abandoned factory that once produced shell casings and small appliances lighted the sky. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Morris, IL: Arrests for arson were made after a fire at an unused bottling plant. More information

Monday
Oct 18
Wichita, KS: A worker at an aircraft parts plant was critically injured when a piece came off a machine. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Hilltown, PA: A steel plant worker died after being found trapped between two sheets of heavy steel. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Jersey City, NJ: A raging four-alarm fire at a recycling plant burned through the night. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Decatur, AL: a fire that burned mostly tires stored at a former steel processing plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
New Milford, CT: Flames broke out during shift change at a tissue manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Gurnee, IL: An explosion inside an electrical box injured a worker at a manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Bagayevskaya, Russia: An oil tanker exploded on the Don River, killing one person and injuring two others. More information

Sunday
Oct 17
Shanghai, China: More than 200 barrels of oil caught fire in an explosion at a fuel processing plant. More information

Saturday
Oct 16
Lequing City, China: An area evacuation was ordered when nearly 1.4 tons of ammonia leaked from a factory. More information

Saturday
Oct 16
Yuzhou City, China: Thirty-seven coal miners have been killed after being trapped by a gas leak. More information

Saturday
Oct 16
Big Timber, MT: Heat and sparks from a faulty metal lathe ignited a fire that destroyed a potato processing factory. More information

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