Incident Logs


Entries for August 2010

Sunday
Aug 15
Brisbane, Australia: Fifty workers have lost their jobs after a factory fire at one of the country's biggest snack food manufacturers. More information

Sunday
Aug 15
Llanquihue, Chile: Fire destroyed several wineries, a casino and a seaweed harvesting factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 15
Cordoba, Colombia: A guerrilla group dynamited a pipeline, causing oil to spill into two rivers. More information

Saturday
Aug 14
Argyle, IA: An overturned dump truck spilled 25,000 pounds of agricultural lime. More information

Saturday
Aug 14
Detroit Lakes, MN: An employee working alone to dismantle an asphalt factory apparently fell to his death from a catwalk. More information

Saturday
Aug 14
Quezon City, Phillippines: Responders extinguished a fire in a foam factory. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Shostka,Ukraine: Fire broke out in a container warehouse in a state-run industrial city. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Paincoutville, LA — Responders tried to ignite a runaway well shooting a mixture of oil, gas, brine and other materials into the air. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Bayonne, NJ: A worker at a marine freight facility was injured by a two-ton box of steel rebar. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Arkoma, OK: Fire broke out at a metal recycling center that was the scene of a fatal fire in 2008. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Des Moines, IA: Two tire plant workers on a catwalk survived a 480-volt electrical jolt. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Portland, OR: Firefighters responded to a molten metal spill at a steel plant. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Mosta, Malta: At least one person died in a series of explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Woodstock, IL: Sixty workers were evacuated from a manufacturing plant after fire broke out in the dust collection system. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Texas City, TX: Responders extinguished a refinery fire within 45 minutes. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Port Wakefield, Australia: A meat packing plant worker was scalded by steam. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Henderson, KY: Dry chemical was used when combustible materials caught fire at a metals plant. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Dickson, TN: A paper plant worker died after an explosion involving a forklift. More information

Friday
Aug 13
Oconto Falls, WI: Paper dust ignited equipment at a tissue mill. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Farrell, PA: About 14,000 gallons of mixed oil and water being transferred at a steel plant spilled into the Shenango River. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Mancelos, Portugal: A worker died in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Naanatali, Finland: Two fires at an oil refinery triggered by power outages were quickly extinguished. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Lafayette, LA: An overturned tanker truck containing haz mat forced closure of an interstate highway. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
West Bromwich, UK: Rush-hour was diverted after 200 litres of glue and industrial paint thinner spilled over a motorway. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Perm, Russia: Fire broke out at a gunpowder plant with no injuries reported. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Mumbai, India: A fire broke out at a garment factory, killing one. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Holsworthy, UK: An electrical grain cooler caught fire at an industrial estate. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Aberdeen, UK: A fire at an industrial estate forced the evacuation of 40 workers. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Hutchinson, KS: A boiler factory worker died when a boiler part fell on him. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Cape Town, South Africa: A paper factory worker lost both hands when an industrial guillotine suddenly activated. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Sherburne, NY: A grease fire broke out at a small food processing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Haveli, India: A nitrogen cylinder being refilled at a chemical plant exploded, killing one and injuring five others. More information

Thursday
Aug 12
Howra, India: A massive fire broke out at a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Huron, OH: Workers salvaging old storage tanks at a former agricultural products plant ignited several fires. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Bhiwandi, India: A fire at a dyeing plant burned through tons of fabric. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Canning Vale, Australia: A worker at an engineering company was crushed to death beneath a metal lathe. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Elmira, ON: A worker at a metal fabricating plant suffered burns in a fire. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Berwick, PA: Workers stopped a non radioactive Freon leak at a nuclear power plant reactor. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Horwich, UK: Ten tons of rotting waste burned for hours overnight after overheating and igniting at a waste recycling center. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Salkia, India: A plastics factory caught fire, spreading flames to a neighboring factory as well. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Tockwith, UK: Nearby residents were advised to shelter in place when fire broke out at an environmental waste services facility. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Loni-Kalbhor, India: An acetylene cylinder exploded at a refilling plant, blowing one worker to pieces and injuring five others. More information

Wednesday
Aug 11
Ruderatshofen, Germany: Three workers were injured in an explosion at a biogas plant when gas from manure ignited. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Chowng, Pakistan: At least 63 persons fainted after an ammonia gas cylinder leaked in a pharmaceutical chemical factory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Manchester, MO: Material stored on pallets at a candle factory ignited due to “spontaneous combustion." More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Midyat, Turkey: The Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline exploded, killing two people. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
La Porte, TX: A phosgene leak was detected at a glass plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Vancouver, BC: Responders extinguished a rail car containing smouldering sulfur. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
LaPorte, TX: A phosgene leak at a chemical plant resulted in a local shelter-in-place order. More information

Tuesday
Aug 10
Green River, WY: A fire at a chemical company's mining facility has interrupted part of its operations More information

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