Incident Logs


Entries for October 2011

Monday
Oct 31
Harrison Twp., OH: Fire broke out at a factory specializing in high-end finishes for military, aerospace and commercial industries. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Milwaukee County, WI: Authorities believe no one is trapped in cargo trailers that fell to the beach in a bluff collapse at a power plant. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Hastings, New Zealand: Firefighters used a forklift and a digger to extinguish burning bales of compressed paper at a paper packaging factory. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Parkeston, UK: Hot oil leaking from a valve ignited at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Oct 31
St. Joseph's, NL: Fire levelled a seafood processing plant. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Brazos County, TX: An equipment fire spread through wood chips at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Butler, NJ: A worker severely injured his hand in an equipment accident at a factory. More information

Monday
Oct 31
Bowling Green, KY: Welding work was underway at a recycling plant when a fire broke out. More information

Sunday
Oct 30
Kilsyth, Australia: Firefighters battled a massive fire at a timber processing plant. More information

Sunday
Oct 30
Mitchell, IN: Fire broke out at a pallet factory. More information

Sunday
Oct 30
Hopkinton, RI: 2 firefighters were injured battling a fire that destroyed a historic mill. More information

Sunday
Oct 30
Fort Wayne, IN: A warehouse fire at an insulation factory released toxic smoke. More information

Saturday
Oct 29
Cedar Rapids, IA: Agricultural plant workers used chemical extinguishers to contain the smoke coming from a decanter centrifuge. More information

Saturday
Oct 29
Albuquerque, NM: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Oct 29
Burns Harbor, IL: Heat from a ruptured high pressure steam line left a steel plant worker with 3rd degree burns over 55 percent of his body. More information

Saturday
Oct 29
Atchison, KS: An explosion blew the roof off a grain elevator, killing 6. More information

Friday
Oct 28
Louisville, KY: A worker at a uniform cleaning company died after he was pulled into an industrial dryer. More information

Friday
Oct 28
Centertown, KY: 2 miners died when a mine wall collapsed on their truck. More information

Friday
Oct 28
Lenoir, NC: Sawdust ignited at a plant that makes particle board out of recycled wood products. More information

Friday
Oct 28
Workington, UK: Sparks from demolition work ignited insultation at a factory. More information

Friday
Oct 28
Bushehr, Iran: An explosion at a state-run oil field killed a worker and injured 3 others. More information

Friday
Oct 28
Arak, Iran: An explosion and fire occurred at the Shahzand refinery in central Iran. More information

Thursday
Oct 27
Parwan Province, Afghanistan: A fuel tanker with a bomb hidden on board exploded on the road to Bagram Air Base, setting off an inferno that killed at least 10 people and left dozens more badly burned. More information

Thursday
Oct 27
Moorhead, ND: Fire broke out in a pulp dryer at a sugar plant. More information

Thursday
Oct 27
Mapleton, ND: Fire broke out in an outdoor air system at an agricultural feed plant. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Topeaka, KS: A spill of asphalt oil was contained after a tanker truck crash that killed the driver. More information

Wednesday
Oct 26
Umm Al Qaiwain, UAE: A vessel carrying 450 tons of diesel sank 17 kilometers off the coast in 30 meters of water. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Cloncurry, Australia: With only a few cups spilled, a frieght train carrying 1.5 megalitres of sulfuric acid jumped the tracks. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Sirte, Libya: An explosion in a fuel depot killed nearly 100 people, many waiting to fuel their cars. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Linden, UT: A worker at a steel plant was injured when hit by a steel beam. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Fairfield, NJ: A small spill of sulfuric acid shut down a consumer products testing company. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Tupelo, MS: Fire destroyed a plant that makes foam for furniture. More information

Tuesday
Oct 25
Suffolk, VA: Fire broke out in the dust collection system at a coffee factory. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Fort Smith, AR: Arching from an overhead power line forced the evacuation of an air conditioning plant. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Saskatoon, MB: Offices at a farm equipment plant were damaged by fire. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Gateway, CO: An overturned tanker truck spilled more than 7,000 gallons of crude oil. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Oskarshamn, Sweden: Leaking oil ignited at a nuclear power plant, leading to an immediate shutdown. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Enterprise, AL: A silo being dismantled at a peanut processing plant caught fire. More information

Monday
Oct 24
Joliet, IL: A power plant worker was burned when a hydrogen leak caught fire. More information

Sunday
Oct 23
Mira Mesa, CA: Radioactive materials on site concerned responders during a fire at a medical product sterilization company. More information

Sunday
Oct 23
Santee, CA: Fire broke out at a recycling plant specializing in restaurant refuse. More information

Sunday
Oct 23
Winnipeg, ON: A major fire broke out at a former paper plant and recycling center. More information

Sunday
Oct 23
Skikda, Algeria: A backhoe struck an underground electrical cable, the sparks igniting pumps operating 2 fuel storage tanks. More information

Saturday
Oct 22
Gersthofen, Germany: An explosion at a fireworks factory killed a worker. More information

Saturday
Oct 22
Jefferson, IN: A hydrogen sulfide leak from a tanker truck at a lubricants refinery injured a worker. More information

Saturday
Oct 22
Beatrice, NE: Sprinklers help hold back a fire that broke out at a factory making driveshaft equipment. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Burley, ID: Fire damaged half of a potato processing plant. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Houston, TX: An insulation fire broke out in a decomissioned chemical unit being demolished at a refinery. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Fulton County, GA: Firefighters responded to a small chemical leak at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Oct 21
Albertville, AL: Fire damage devastated a rubber seal factory that firefighters found difficult to fight. More information

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