Incident Logs


Entries for April 2011

Monday
Apr 25
Stockton, CA: A large fire broke out at a food packaging plant. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Artesia, NM: A wildfire reached the fense line of a 105,000 barrel per day oil refinery. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Jiugong, China: 17 migrant workers died when a fire swept through an illegal garment factory. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Ladysmith, WI: A moulding machine at a windows factory caught fire but was quickly extinguished. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Brisbane, Australia: Officials evacuated a large area surround a factory fire. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Danville, KY: An electrical surge from a lightning strike damaged computer systems throughout a greeting card printing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Lancaster, PA: Fire broke out at an aluminum plant near an outside ventilation system. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Nanning, China: An explosion rocked a pesticide factory, injuring three workers. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Northampton, UK: Responders managed to keep a chemical plant fire away from cyanide storage tanks. More information

Sunday
Apr 24
Beijing, China: A fire at a clothing factory killed at least 17 persons and injured 24. More information

Sunday
Apr 24
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: High winds stripped plywood from a contruction site and dropped it through the roof of an electrical equipment factory. More information

Sunday
Apr 24
Central Point, OR: A oil barrel caught fire at a construction products plant, the second fire at the site in two weeks. More information

Sunday
Apr 24
Harrah, OK: Fire broke out in a tank battery at an oil well site. More information

Sunday
Apr 24
North Sea, Norway: Chronic problems with leaking gas forced an offshore oil rig to shut down production. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
Gulf of Mexico: A contract worker died when he fell through an opening in the deck of an offshore oil platform. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
Perth, Australia: A tanker truck carrying 45,000 liters of diesel fuel crashed and burned. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
Comet, Australia: A tanker truck rolled down an embankment, spilling nearly 18,000 liters of diesel. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
Johannesburg, S. Africa: Fire damage to a bedding factory was so extensive that a building collapse is feared. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
New Taipei, Taiwan: An explosion at a paper mill killed four people. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
St. Bernard, OH: A small fire broke out at a chemical plant during maintenance on an empty tank. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
Winton Hills, OH: A two-alarm fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
Kingswinford, UK: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 23
Lye, UK: Thirty tons of waste burned in a recycling plant fire. More information

Friday
Apr 22
Watsonville, CA: Half the lost contents of a warehouse destroyed by fire was apple juice and cider. More information

Friday
Apr 22
Borneo, Malaysia: Fire razed a closed furniture factory. More information

Friday
Apr 22
Rishikesh, India: A tire factory fire took three hours to extinguish. More information

Friday
Apr 22
Houston, TX: An oil refinery reported emissions due to a “unit upset." More information

Friday
Apr 22
San Antonio, TX: A tanker truck carrying 8,600 gallons of gasoline overturned and burned, causing major traffic problems. More information

Friday
Apr 22
Clarinda, IA: Flames shot from the roof of a bearings plant as a heating and air conditioning unit caught fire. More information

Friday
Apr 22
Tulsa, OK: Fire broke out at an oil refinery as lightning was observed in the area. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Portland, OR: Fire broke out in two paint booths at a facility that makes rail cars and marine barges. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Pardubice, Czech Republic: Four people died and seven were injured in an explosion at at plant manufacturing Semtex. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Muhlenberg, KY: A tractor-trailer rig overturned, spilling 7,700 gallons of ethanol. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Pleasant View, TN: More than 700 gallons of vinyl methyl ether spilled from an overturned tank truck. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Texas City, TX: A "power blip" at an oil refinery resulted in eight hours of flaring. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Al Shaheen Field, Qatar: Fire broke out in the emergency generator room of an offshore accommodation platform. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Southport, NC: Smoke was detected from a yeast drying system at an animal feed production facility. More information

Thursday
Apr 21
Chicago, IL: Two workers fell into a 40-foot hole at a water treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Brahmapuri, India: Fire destroyed a warehouse at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Moraine, OH: Fire broke out in a dust collector at a metals factory. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Tulsa, OK: A worker escaped injury when a storage tank at an established oil well site exploded. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Monument, CO: A chemical spill on a rail line prompted the evacuation of 250 homes. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Mohave Valley, CA: A blown transformer started a fire in a power plant steam turbine. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Santa Rosa, CA: A flash fire in machinery at an electronics plant left three workers injured. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Meerut, India: Fire broke out in the warehouse at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Penryn, PA: An explosion and fire destroyed a wood finishing factory. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Pardubice, Czech Republic: Four people died and nine were injured in an explosive plant blast. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
San Juan, Mexico: Two people were killed by an explosion in a fireworks factory. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Napa, CA: An assistant winemaker died when she fell into a wine tank. More information

Wednesday
Apr 20
Tema, Ghana: A gas explosion at a steel mill injured 13 workers. More information

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