Incident Logs


Entries for September 2010

Wednesday
Sep 15
Zibo, China: Five people died when a pressurized nitrogen cylinder ruptured at a plastics plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 15
El Dorado, KS: A thunderstorm shut down three emissions control units at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Port Neches, TX: A small drip from machinery at a chemical plant triggered a shelter-in-place order at a nearby school. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Baku, Azerbaijan: Four workers cleaning a gas tank at an oil refinery lost consciousness and fell inside. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
El Dorado, KS: Workers at a tank car plant stuffed a pipe with sparklers and ignited it, piercing one person's skull with shrapnel. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Saugues, France: A tank containing 400,000 of pig manure ruptured, causing sidespread pollution concerns. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Gisingen, Austria: Nitric acid that overflowed from a tank reacted with surrounding metal to produce heavy smoke. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Hardeman County, TN: Several people were hurt in an explosion and flash fire at a plant that makes flares for the military. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Fort Atkinson, WI: Eight workers were treated for injuries from a phosphoric acid spill at a manufacturing plant specializing in metal shelving. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Acton, UK: Fire broke through the roof of an industrial park occupied by a label factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Lowell, AR: A small ammonia leak caused a cold storage facility to be evacuated. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Kinston, NC: Construction crews working at a former meatpacking plant punctured a storage tank, releasing ammonia. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Freemantle, UK: Fire destroyed an out building at a commercial vehicle body builder. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Khao Yoi, Thailand: Fire swept through raw materials at a synthetic cloth factory. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Kent City, OH: An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Wentworth, South Africa: A power outage at a refinery triggered flaring, worrying nearby residents that the facility was on fire. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Bootle, UK: Firefighters tackled a blaze at a waste management plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Port Neches, TX: A brief fire broke out in an ethylene oxide unit at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Jalpaiguri, India: A factory producing poultry feed was destroyed by fire. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Guy, AR: A pipeline gas leak caused by a vehicle accident forced the evacuation of an industrial area. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Carletonville, S. Africa: A mine worker was killed in a tramming accident. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Hisar, India: A mob set fire to a textile mill, causing severe damage. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Maidencreek Twp., PA: A cement plant worker suffered burns when he opened a kiln hatch and was sprayed with 1,250-degree cement dust. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Warminster, PA: Fire broke out in ductwork above an industrial oven at a plant making 55-gallon metal drums. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Scottsville, TX: Two pipe yard workers were hurt when a damper device being welded exploded. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Damascus, OH: An accident involving a hose on a jet-vac truck in use at a propane supply company injured three workers. More information

Tuesday
Sep 14
Basingstoke, UK: A worker at a hydraulics manufacturer was treated for possible exposure to cadmium cyanide. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Freeport, Grand Bahama: A worker collecting scrap metal at a cement plant died when a steel structure collapsed. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Bakreswar, India: One of the seven persons injured in a transformer explosion at a state-run thermal power plant has died. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Carmi, IL: A fire at a plant specializing in molded rubber forced an evacuation of workers. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Ashland, NH: Fire broke out in the wood chip silos at a shoe tree plant. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Melbourne, Australia: An ammonia cylinder exploded at a chemical plant, forcing the evacuation of employees. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Port Wentworth, GA: An employee suffered first-degree facial burns when exposed to steam at a sugar refinery. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Hager City, WI: A freight train derailment forced workers to evacuate a nearby animal food processing plant. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Tauton, MA: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Roebuck, SC: Heavy smoke rose from a specialty chemical plant. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Milliken, GA: A worker was treated for smoke inhalation when cotton burned at a local mill. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Grand Haven, MI: Welding work was underway when fire broke out in machinery at a custom steel rolling plant. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela: At least 14 passengers died when a jet crashed into a metals factory. More information

Monday
Sep 13
McGregor, TX: A woman whose hand got caught in a binding machine at a manufacturing plant was airlifted to the hospital. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Jerseyville, IL: A gas worker pumping propane into a storage tank was severely burned in a gas explosion. More information

Monday
Sep 13
East Toledo, OH: A wheat fire in a grain elevator that smoldered all day caused no injuries but forced nearby residents from their homes More information

Monday
Sep 13
Kansas City, MO: A large fire broke out at a recycling center. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Springfield, OH: Sprinkers helped contain a fire in a manufacturing plant for airplane parts. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Araras, Brazil: A fire at a chemical plant injured five people. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Houston, TX: An inactive 16-inch diesel pipeline sprung a leak at a tank farm. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Gorna Poliana, Bulgaria: An explosion damaged a pipeline carrying Russian natural gas to Turkey. More information

Monday
Sep 13
Bousbecque, France: A worker at a plant producing paper packaging was burned when sprayed with sulfuric acid. More information

Sunday
Sep 12
Mongstad, Norway: A gas leak that led to the partial evacuation of an oil refinery is the fifth such event this year. More information

Sunday
Sep 12
Scott, LA: Fire destroyed eight warehouse and office buildings at a local pipeline products manufacturer. More information

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