Incident Logs


Entries for November 2010

Thursday
Nov 11
Rotselaar, Belgium: A major gas pipeline ruptured without igniting. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Northborough, MA: A fire started in the dust collection system at a spring factory. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Edenton, NC: A worker at a peanut processing plant died when machinery snagged his safety harness, pulling him in. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Chilhowie, VA: A meat processing plant was a complete loss after a fire. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Franklin, OH: Fire resulted in a roof collapse at a 100-year-old factory specializing in powder coatings for auto parts. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Taunton, UK: A dust fire damaged the heating system at a factory. More information

Thursday
Nov 11
Martinez, CA: Eighty-four gallons of sulfuric acid leaked from a tank at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Bangalore, India: A small fire was reported at a factory that makes ball bearings. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
De Graff, OH: Multiple fire departments responded to a box factory fire. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Jensen, UT: An explosion and fire destroyed a building at an oil field service business. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
College Twp., PA: Sawdust caught fire in the bed of a dump truck at a furniture factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Springfield, MA: An employee with an extinguisher beat back a small fire at a firearms factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Katunayaka, Sri Lanka: A major fire broke out in a factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Arlington, WA: A roof fire that spread to destroy an egg processing plant later rekindled. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Murfreesboro, TN: A boiler room explosion extensively damaged a paper products plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Canton, OH: A fire that destroyed a vacant ceramics plant is being investigated as possible arson. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Corpus Christi, TX: A benzene leak in an oil refinery hydrocarbon stream unit was quickly contained. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
100 Mile House, BC: An explosion in a dryer rocked a wood products factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Tu Son, Vietnam: Three people were killed when a plant producing and packaging lighters exploded. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Auckland, New Zealand: A forklift cab shielded the driver when a shipping container collapsed onto the vehicle. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Dundee, UK: Fire broke out in the distillation unit at a refinery making specialty oils. More information

Wednesday
Nov 10
Mataura, New Zealand: A major fire fueled by resin broke out at a fiberboard plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Tonawanda, NY: An outside contractor doing maintenance on an empty, 10,000-gallon tank at a chemical plant died in an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Colerain, OH: Firefighters extinguished a fire at a potato chip factory within 30 minutes. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Butterworth, Malaysia: Two workers were seriously injured when an explosion ripped through a motorcycle rim factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Trumbull County, OH: Five steel plant workers were injured by a flash fire when water came in contact with a hot ladle. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Delhi, India: A large fire broke out at a toy factory, requiring 17 tenders. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Center Twp., IN: Fire destroyed about 10,000 pallets at a wood products factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Scott County, MO: Sawdust in a silo began smoldering at a wood products plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Lumut, Malaysia: Workers evaculated an LNG plant in what was later called an "operational upset." More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Napier, New Zealand: Firefighters used a front-end loader to separate burning sulfur at a fertilizer plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Burlington, VT: A trash compactor caught fire at a factory making snowboards. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Walden, NY: A paper plant worker had his hand crushed when it became caught in a machine. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
North Concord, CA: A power outage at an oil refinery resulted in a shelter-in-place order in a nearby community. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Ponnamanda, India: A pipeline explosion caused panic among local residents. More information

Tuesday
Nov 09
Freedom, NY: Two people who entered a manure tank trailer at a dairy farm were overcome by gas, one of them dying. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Haydock, UK: Two drums of ethoxypropionate were ruptured by a fork lift at a freight depot. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Tioga, ND: A man walking behind a plow that struck a high pressure natural gas line was thrown nearly 100 feet and killed. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Hinckley Twp., OH: The owner of a metals recycling business died when a power cabinet fell off a forklift, crushing him. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Sonepat, India: A shoe factory was gutted by fire. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Shanir Akhra, Bangladesh: Fire spread through paper stored at a packaging plant. More information

Monday
Nov 08
North Lebanon, PA: Firefighters battling a giant mulch fire had to draft from a pond and truck water to the scene. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Mattoon, IL: An electric lamp plant was evacuated after an explosion in the coatings area. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Tucson, AZ: Fire broke out in a 55-gallon drum containing powdered aluminum and magnesium at a metals plant. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Troy, AL: A plastics plant worker died on duty when he was run over by a truck. More information

Monday
Nov 08
West Pottsgrove, PA: More than a dozen fire companies from three counties battled a stubborn fire at a plastics recycling facility. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Sydney, Australia: Fire destroyed a mattress factory with a wall collapsing onto a neighboring house. More information

Monday
Nov 08
Bialystok, Poland: Two freight trains collided causing a massive explosion and injuring two people. More information

Sunday
Nov 07
Shanghai, China: A boiler pipeline exploded at a concrete plant, damaging a subway tunnel nearby. More information

Sunday
Nov 07
Buchanan, NY: A transformer explosion and fire shut down a unit at a nuclear power plant. More information

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