Incident Logs


Entries for July 2010

Tuesday
Jul 27
Blandford, MA: A compartment rupture in a truck carrying about 40,000 pounds of the waste sulfuric product closed a turnpike rest stop. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Marshall, MI: A leaking pipeline spilled more than 800,000 gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek, which runs into the Kalamazoo River. More information

Monday
Jul 26
New York Mills, MN: A locker plant that was a local landmark for 50 years was destroyed by fire. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Burton, TX: Lightning struck waste oil storage tanks at a well disposal site. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Kentwood, MI: A machine used to afix glue to metal for office furniture caught fire at a furniture plant. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Attleboro, MA: A fire at the rear of a metal finishing business in an industrial park was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Corby, UK: Responders were faced with a haz mat cleanup after a fire at a chemical factory. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Claremont, NH: A paper mill worker died after being pulled through a paper roller machine. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Chesapeake, VA: Fire broke out in a warehouse storing heavy equipment at an industrial park. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Kentwood, MI: A fire forced 240 workers at a furniture factory to evacuate their workplace. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Indianapolis, IN: Nearly 100 aviation workers were affected by fumes from a semi-tractor being operated indoors. More information

Monday
Jul 26
East Manchester, VA: A logistics plant worker critically injured by a fallen metal ramp later died. A second worker was injured attempting to rescue him. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Narsinghdi, Bangladesh: A generating unit at a thermal power plant caught fire, making four units out of service this month. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Highland, CA: An electrical fire filled a meat packing plant with smoke. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Baku, Azerbaijan: Fire broke out in a storage tank at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jul 26
Pueblo, CO: Firefighters responded to the fourth recent fire at an abandoned factory that formerly made bricks. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Doha, Qatar: A warehouse for a food processing plant was destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Lorneville, New Zealand: Fire broke out at a tile manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Khark Island, Iran: An explosion in the central boiler of a petrochemical plant at the country's largest oil terminal has killed four people. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Calgary, AB: Firefighters pulled back to assess after finding fires at the base of three oil tanks at an asphalt plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Buffalo, NY: A brass foundry worker had his legs badly crushed by a forklift. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Skellingthorpe, UK: Firefighters battled a blaze at a bonemeal factory. More information

Sunday
Jul 25
Bordertown, Australia: A tractor-trailer rig loaded with herbicide caught fire, forcing closure of the highway. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Oberschweibern, Germany: An electrical fire broke out in a control panel at a biogas plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Sal’a, Slovakia: A chemical plant explosion related to a gas leak injured five workers. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Nancy, France: A fire at a plant making carbonate and sodium bicarbonate resulted in a release of ammonia vapors. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Sriperumpudur, India: More than 200 workers at an electronics plant became sick after exposure to pesticide. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Huizhou, China: A storage tank of oil used in the coking process at a refinery caught fire. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Ahmadi, Kuwait: A fire broke out at a paper press factory. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Huizhou, China: Fire broke out in a storage tank at an oil refinery coking unit. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Mailiao, Taiwan: Fire broke out at a residue desulfurization unit at a refinery complex. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Chickasaw, AL: Responders dealt with a leaking 1-ton chlorine cylinder in an industrial area. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Dayton, OH: Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free a composites plant worker's arm from machinery. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
El Paso, TX: A water treatment plant worker had to be rescued from a 25-foot silo when a chunk of residue fell on his leg. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Zibo City, China: Six people were killed and one injured in an explosion at a factory specializing in anticorrosive equipment. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Allendale, CA: Wildlife spread into an electrical substation near a power plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
L'Etang de Beurre, France: Wildfires spread close to oil refineries. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Westminster, CO: Firefighters used a backhoe to separate two burning recycling bins at a metals plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Ankleshwar, India: Explosions in three purification reactors at a chemical plant killed two people and injured four. More information

Saturday
Jul 24
Prokopyevsk, Russia: The body of a miner trapped underground by a methane ignition at a coal mine was recovered. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Fremont, OH: Fire broke out at a plant that makes vinyl foam and latex rubber, injuring a firefighter. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Lockland, OH: A suspicious device determined to be homemade fireworks was found in a dumpster in an industrial park. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Dupo, IL: It took 45 minutes to extricate a steel plant worker from beneath fallen 24-inch diameter fuel pipes. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Alice, TX: A plant worker who fell into a pit of 150 degrees F water died from burns over 70 percent of his body. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Indiana Township, PA: A gas well explosion killed two workers and ignited a fire that burned for 10 hours before being extinguished. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Bakersfield, CA: A warehouse fire spread through an abandoned meat processing facility. More information

Friday
Jul 23
St. Paul, MI: Five firefighters suffered heat exhaustion battling a paper recycling plant fire. More information

Friday
Jul 23
North Anson, MI: A fire ripped through a concrete plant causing extensive damage. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Riverdale, IA: Hot sparks from aluminum processing triggered a fire in some roof insulation at a metals plant. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Moultrie, GA: Fire destroyed a warehouse at a seed company. More information

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