Incident Logs


Entries for October 2010

Sunday
Oct 10
Crewe, UK: A formic acid spill related to a burglary was reported at an industrial park. More information

Sunday
Oct 10
Navodari, Romania: An explosion at an oil refinery injured three workers. More information

Sunday
Oct 10
Bishop, TX: A chemical plant worker was critically burned in a vessel fire that took place during maintenance. More information

Sunday
Oct 10
Kampung Sekolah Juru, Malaysia: A pallet-making factory was destroyed in a fire. More information

Sunday
Oct 10
Orange, TX: A contract worker at a chemical plant died when he was struck by a railcar. More information

Sunday
Oct 10
Dubai, UAE: Fire destroyed a warehouse at a building materials factory. More information

Sunday
Oct 10
Martinez, CA: Crews controlled a fire in a holding tank under maintenance at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Oct 09
San Jose, CA: A fire that destroyed a radio station building threatened a cereal plant next door. More information

Saturday
Oct 09
Sheffield, IL: A chemical plant was still burning 16 hours after the first report of fire. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Ocilla, GA: A maintenance warehouse adjoining a peanut processing plant was destroyed by fire. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Brewer, ME: Fire spread through the inventory of raw materials at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Lalbagh, Bangladesh: A 12-year-old worker threw kerosene on a fire that broke out at a metals factory thinking it was water. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Baytown, TX: Fire broke out in a contractor's trailer at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Mayland, TN: A fire at a sawdust plant is expected to burn for weeks. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Spartanburg, SC: Firefighters quickly extinguished a machinery fire at a fabric finishing plant. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Madison, WI: Diesel fuel being pumped into a tank at a heating plant spilled into a storm sewer. More information

Friday
Oct 08
English Channel, France: A tanker carrying 6,000 tons of heavy pyrolysis gasoline was listing badly after a collision with another vessel. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Yuanling, China: Nine people, including a rescue team, suffocated in a disused air shaft at a lead-zinc ore mine. More information

Friday
Oct 08
Gualia, India: Fire raged through a tire factory warehouse. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Kansas City, KS: A fatality accident at a quarry claimed one life. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Salina, KS: A dust explosion at a food additives plant left one person with burns. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Trail, BC: A smelter spilled an unknown amount of mercury into the Columbia River. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Sengamalampatti, India: Four workers at a fireworks factory were injured when a bundle of firecrackers exploded. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Norco, LA: A compressor rupture released gases from an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Indianapolis, IN: Ten gallons of chlorine reacted with the contents of a trash compactor at a soft drink bottling plant, injuring two. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Sars-et-Rosières, France: A blown tire on a tanker truck triggered a fire that threatened to ignite 23,000 liters of paint solvents. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Normal, IL: Welding work was underway when a small fire broke out in the stamping shop at an auto plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Temple, TX: Fire broke out in a dryer at a pet food plant, forcing employees to leave. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Toledo, OH: Fire broke out in an air handling system on the roof of an auto plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Cowley, UK: Fire broke out in an extraction unit at a car parts factory. More information

Thursday
Oct 07
Amesbury, NH: Water from the sprinkler system at a plant making gum erasers spilled onto sulfur monocholride and reacted violently. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Kearney, NJ: A worker at a railroad specializing in serving industry fell 20 feet and struck his head. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
St. Lucie County, FL: A massive pile of tires and scrap ignited at a recycling center. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Las Vegas, NV: Fire broke out in a cooling tower at a gas-fired electrical generating plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Ashdown, AR: An electrical fire gutted a powder coating plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Joliet, IL: A brief fire shut down a low-sulfur diesel unit at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Fort Myers, FL: Fire broke out in cardboard and paper at a recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Jatrabari, Bangladesh: At least 11 people were killed and many injured in a fire at a shoe factory. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Chalmette, LA: Toxicology tests are pending on whether a hydrogen sulfide leak killed a refinery worker. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Melbourne, Australia: A 30,000 litre tank of glycerol exploded at a bio-diesel plant, severely burning one person. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Kanpur, India: Fire raced through a paint warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Oct 06
Sheldon, TX: A worker had to be airlifted after being trapped when a large pipe fell from a stack. More information

Tuesday
Oct 05
St. Paul, MN: Chemical leaking from a commercial truck snarled traffic on I-94 for hours and sickening the driver and two nearby motorists. More information

Tuesday
Oct 05
Brisbane, Australia: Two recently cleaned 1000-litre containers of chlorite solution at a processing plant emitted toxic fumes. More information

Tuesday
Oct 05
Wilmington, CA: Crews are cleaning up a small liquid chemical spill at a refinery apparently caused by an underground pipeline break. More information

Tuesday
Oct 05
Sardinata, Colombia: Six people died and two were injured in a coal mine explosion. More information

Tuesday
Oct 05
Forest View, IL: A chemical plant was evacuated after the release of a noxious gas cloud. More information

Monday
Oct 04
Chicago, IL: An ammonia leak was reported at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Oct 04
Andover, MN: Employees evacuated a water treatment plant after fluorine was accidentally poured into a chlorine tank, triggering hazardous fumes. More information

Monday
Oct 04
Venice, IL: Explosions rocked a magnesium-processing plant. More information

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