Incident Logs


Entries for December 2010

Monday
Dec 27
Kankakee, IL: An explosion rocked a wastewater treatment plant, leveling one building. More information

Monday
Dec 27
Lansing, MI: People within a mile of a fire at an electroplating plant were asked to stay inside as firefighters battled the blaze. More information

Sunday
Dec 26
Wynnewood, OK: A small explosion in a hydrocracker at a 75,000 bpd refinery was followed by fire. More information

Friday
Dec 24
Kertah, Malaysia: Fire broke out in a naphtha hydrotreater at an aromatics plant producing ethylene and polyethylene. More information

Thursday
Dec 23
Trumbauersville, PA: An explosion and fire rocked a suburban Philadelphia plant that makes chemicals for food and pharmaceutical products. More information

Tuesday
Dec 21
Jefferson County, GA: Dust in the air at an animal vitamin plant led to an explosion that damaged the plant and left two workers injured More information

Tuesday
Dec 21
Little Rock, AR: A worker at a pipe foundry was crushed to death between five-foot wide, 60-foot long pipes. More information

Tuesday
Dec 21
Spring Grove Village, OH: A machinery fire broke out at a chemical plant specializing in pigments. More information

Tuesday
Dec 21
Harlan, IA: Ten workers at a bacon processing plant required treatment after exposure to carbon dioxide. More information

Sunday
Dec 19
Bayonne, N.J.: A stubborn warehouse fire involving hazardous materials made life tough for emergency crews. More information

Friday
Dec 17
Charlotte, NC: Fire broke out at a pipe foundry. More information

Thursday
Dec 16
Bradford County, FL: Efforts to extinguish a burning sawmill were hindered by lack of water. More information

Wednesday
Dec 15
Frisco, CO: A chlorine leak at a wastewater plant was brought under control without evacuations. More information

Tuesday
Dec 14
Little Rock, AR: A chemical spill forced the evacuation on an aircraft plant. More information

Tuesday
Dec 14
Marlborough, MA: A drum of furfuryl alcohol ruptured at a chemical plant, prompting the evacuation of the main facility for about an hour. More information

Tuesday
Dec 14
Romeoville, IL: A ruptured 12-inch pipeline dumped nearly 500 barrels of crude oil near a refinery. More information

Tuesday
Dec 14
Indianapolis, IN: Heavy smoke was reported in the basement of a vacant factory building. More information

Tuesday
Dec 14
Dhaka, Bangladesh: More than 100 people were injured when fire swept through a multi-story garment factory. More information

Tuesday
Dec 14
South Bend, IN: A small explosion at a recycling plant left one worker dead and two injured. More information

Monday
Dec 13
Radioqurasdırma, India: An explosion at a factory killed one. More information

Monday
Dec 13
Deleon Springs, FL: One of the largest buildings in a packing plant complex burned to the ground. More information

Sunday
Dec 12
Noida, India: Fire spread through a factory making corrugated boxes. More information

Saturday
Dec 11
Rotterdam, Netherlands: A section of the largest palm oil refinery in Europe shut down after a fire. More information

Saturday
Dec 11
Tyrone Twp., PA: Responders suspended fire fighting effort at a biodiesel plant warehouse out of concern about hazardous runoff. More information

Saturday
Dec 11
Bayou Little Caillou, LA: High winds fanned a fire that broke out in a shrimp drying factory. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Dearborn, MI: Five workers suffered burns when problems developed with an oxygen furnace at a steel plant. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Yakima, WA: An explosive release of carbon dioxide injured four people at a hops processing plant. More information

Friday
Dec 10
East-the-Water, UK: About 200 liters of potassium cyanide leaked from a storage tank into an overflow container at a factory. More information

Friday
Dec 10
North Petherton, UK: Two workers were injured after coming into contact with chemicals used to clean pipes at a dairy. More information

Friday
Dec 10
Yakima, WA: Four people were examined after an explosion at a hops extraction plant released carbon dioxide. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Plumcreek, PA: A worker using a propane torch to thaw a frozen pipe fitting on a water truck was hurled 62 feet by an explosion, killing him. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Godorf, Germany: Two refinery workers welding a pipeline were critically scalded by steam. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Franklin, PA: Multiple fire companies battled a blaze at a scrap metal recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
Little Rock, AK: An equipment fire broke out at a factory that treats railroad ties. More information

Thursday
Dec 09
New Cumberland, WV: An explosion at a chemical plant killed two workers and left a third critically injured. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Liaocheng City, China: An explosion and fire at a pesticide plant triggered an area evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Rush Springs, OK: Five fire crews fought a gas processing plant fire. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Midhurst, ON: A small fire broke out in the maintenance shop at a recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Alex, OK: An explosion sparked a fire at a gas processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Hartlepool, UK: A small fire broke out at a plant that makes food flavorings. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Randolph, MN: Officials used a mass notification system to evacuate residents when leaking ammonia escaped from fertilizer distribution facility. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Oldham, UK: An electrical fire at a plant making rubber compounds forced an evacuation of workers. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Cox City, OK: Fire broke out at a gas processing plant following an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
East Bernard, TX: An interstate natural gas pipeline ruptured without igniting. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Shandong, China: Seven people were injured in an explosion at a chemical factory. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Laiwu City, China: Three steel plant workers died and five were injured when a ladle spilled molten iron. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Urdorf, Switzerland: A barrel of waste acid exploded at a plant making precision instruments. More information

Wednesday
Dec 08
Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Three refinery workers were burned in an explosion during a restart of the facility. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Sherman, TX: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at a plant making silicon wafers. More information

Tuesday
Dec 07
Shengchi, China: A gas explosion in a coal mine killed 26 people. More information

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