Incident Logs


Entries for August 2010

Friday
Aug 20
Cavite, Philippines: Fire razed the business offices for a candle plant. More information

Friday
Aug 20
Farmingdale, NY: A woman severed part of her left arm while using equipment at a packaging plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Spokane, WA: Sand from a leaking transfer system built up on the roof of a foundry, collapsing it. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Salt Lake City, UT: More than 300 gallons of sulfuric acid was spilled at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Brownsville, PA: A person was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital after an accident involing equipment at a marine products factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
North Las Vegas, NV: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Mahanoy Twp., PA: A steam pipe ignited an interior wall at a plant where concrete wall panels are made. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
San Diego, CA: Fire tore through a manufacturing plant for air monitoring equipment. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Cedar Falls, IA: Box factory workers put out a brief fire in insulation around a loading dock door. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Wood River, NB: About 8,000 gallons of ethanol overflowed a tank at an ethanol plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Chester Twp., PA: A fire in the roof of a military decoy factory was quickly put out. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Honolulu, HI: Fire broke out in a transfer hopper at a fertilizer plant linked to a wastewater treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Rossendale, UK: Fire broke out once again in a textile mill closed since 2003. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Capalaba, Australia: A fire at a bread factory was contained to a single section. More information

Thursday
Aug 19
Ackerly, TX: Two workers doing welding work in an oil field were critically injured when fumes ignited. More information

Wednesday
Aug 18
Nandesari, India: Chlorine gas being transfered to smaller containers at a chemical plant escaped, affecting at least 10 people. More information

Wednesday
Aug 18
Hammond, IN: Several blocks of a major thoroughfare remain closed while workers attempt to locate a pipeline leak. More information

Wednesday
Aug 18
Waldoboro, ME: Firefighters responded to a fire at a kelp factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 18
Vadodara, India: Eight persons were affected by chlorine gas leaking from a factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 18
Osaka, Japan: A fire at a 115,000 barrels-per-day refinery shut indefinitely the facility's 17,000 bpd reformer. More information

Wednesday
Aug 18
Albuquerque, NM: A man working at a cereal plant died when he fell 30 feet from a scaffold due to an apparent heart attack. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: An explosion forced the partial shutdown of an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Brighton, MI: A crash involving a semi-truck caused battery acid to leak onto an interstate highway. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Blenheim, ON: Equipment being moved by crane at an industrial facility brushed a junction box, badly shocking a worker. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Millcreek Township, PA: Metal shavings drawn into a dust collection system caught fire at a manufacturing plant making industrial process equipment. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Terrell, TX: Fire broke out at a foam products factory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Melbourne, Australia: An ammonia leak at a meat packing plant forced the evacuation of 200 workers. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Garland, TX: A 70-year-old cotton storage warehouse was destroyed by fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Sand Lake, MI: A worker repairing a conveyor belt at a concrete plant received a severe electrical shock. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Sydney, Australia: A lengthy fire broke out in an electrical goods warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Nelson Twp., MI: An injured worker was transported after an industrial accident at a construction materials plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Lake Baikal, Russia: Two workers working on scaffolding at a paper mill died from exposure to chlorine vapors. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Luton, UK: Hydrochloric acid leaked at a boil house at a motor vehicle plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 17
Port Huron, MI: Several border officials were medically examined after exposure to hydrogen peroxide fumes leaking from a truck. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Khardah, India: A fire at a chemical plant shut down the chlorine unit. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Challerange, France: An ammonia release was reported at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Moradabad, India: Fire broke out in an export factory. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Akko, Israel: Fire broke out in insulation material stored on the roof of a metals factory. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Cumberland City, TN: A transformer fire at a coal-fueled power plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Kenosha, WI: A cement company worker died when he became tangled in machinery on a cement truck. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Kaiapoi, New Zealand: Fire damaged a timber plant near Christchurch. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Victoria, Australia: A shed fire at an abandoned manufacturing plant is being investigated as arson. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Yichun, China: An explosion in a fireworks factory killed 19 and injured 153. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Hamilton, MS: Fire broke out in the chlorate unit at a titanium dioxide pigment plant. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Cranston, RI: A worker at a food processing plant require emergency medical treatment. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Hilmar, CA: A small fire in a visitors center did not hinder cheese factory operations. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Vineland, NJ: Oil pooled in the ventilation system ignited at a scientific glassware factory. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Kolkata, India: Fire broke out at a caustic chlorine chemical plant. More information

Monday
Aug 16
Whittier, CA: Fire destroyed a 5,000-square-foot storage building behind a plumbing supply company. More information

Sunday
Aug 15
Taubaté, Brazil: An investigator probing a chemical plant fire died in several explosions that injured three others. More information

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