Incident Logs


Entries for April 2011

Wednesday
Apr 13
Nambour, Australia: Seven road workers were taken ill by illegally dumped pesticide. More information

Wednesday
Apr 13
Columbus, OH: A two-alarm fire broke out at a chemical blending plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 13
Lamadian, China: Nine people died in an explosion at an unlicensed chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 13
Becancour, QC: A computer chip worker pouring material into a casting suffered second and third degree burns in an explosion. More information

Tuesday
Apr 12
Bharkheda, India: Nearly 20 people fell ill from ammonia gas leaking from a cold storage facility. More information

Tuesday
Apr 12
Mriehel, Malta: Fire destroyed a detergent factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 12
Redwater, AB: A hydrogen gas explosion rocked a fertilizer plant being restarted after maintenance. More information

Tuesday
Apr 12
El Paso, TX: Three people, including two firefighters, were injured battling a fire that swept through a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Buffalo, NY: A machine fire spread throughout a plant making truck body equipment and parts. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Geneva, Switzerland: An equipment explosion left a worker at a watch factory with facial burns. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Veranopolis, Brazil: One person died and three were injured following an explosion Monday at a biodiesel storage facility. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Kingsport, TN: A tractor trailer leaving a chemical plant overturned, leaking an unknown amount of acetic acid. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Madison, IL: A flash fire at an ethanol plant left three people injured. More information

Monday
Apr 11
Maricopa, AZ: A five-hour tire fire is the third in four years at an abandoned rubber recycling business. More information

Sunday
Apr 10
Baolongshan, China: A steam boiler at a cement factory exploded, killing four people. More information

Sunday
Apr 10
Shaoxing, China: Fourteen pharmaceutical plant workers were overcome by gas leaking from a reactor vessel. More information

Sunday
Apr 10
Livingston, TX: A fire in a mulch factory detonated several propane tanks. More information

Sunday
Apr 10
Manyoni, Tanzania: A gasoline tanker truck caught fire after a collision with a train, killing four people and burning others stealing fuel. More information

Sunday
Apr 10
North Pole, AK: An inventory of wood pellets packed in plastic bag caught fire at a pellet fuel factory. More information

Saturday
Apr 09
Rourkela, India: Two people died and five were injured in an explosion at a gas factory. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Holland, MI: Welding sparks that got into a dust collection system ignited a fire at an engineering factory. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Honolulu, HI: Five workers died in an explosion at a commercial facility for storing confiscated fireworks. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Kaiga, India: A generating unit at a nuclear power plant took three weeks to restore after a fire alarm. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Phoenix, AZ: A three-alarm fire at a recycling plant burned through acres of bundled paper. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Grafton, MA: A nitric acid spill at a trucking company created a dangerous vapor cloud. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Savannah, GA: A tanker truck transporting toluene caught fire, killing one and injuring two. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Nesquehoning, PA: Firefighters put a quick stop to a fire in the dust-collecting system at a plastics plant. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Chropyne, Czech Republic: Firefighters evacuated hundreds from their homes because of the risk of toxic fumes from a huge fire at a plastics factory. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Houston, TX: An oil refinery reported a benzene release. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Trois-Rivières, QC: An explosion rocked the laboratory of a margarine factory. More information

Friday
Apr 08
Solis Grande, Uruguay: Oil spilled into a steam during routing maintenance on a pipeline. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Bolton, UK: A fire involving sodium dithionite threatened to spread throughout a chemical factory. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Port Arthur, TX: A small flange fire shut down a crude unit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Onagawa, Japan: Water leaked from a fuel storage pool at a nuclear power plant after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. More information

Thursday
Apr 07
Lanzhou, China: Two tanker trucks collided in a road tunnel, triggering an explosion that killed four people. More information

Wednesday
Apr 06
Central Point, OR: A ruptured gas line at a construction products plant burned nearly 40 minutes. More information

Wednesday
Apr 06
Catlettsburg, KY: A pinhole leak of hydrogen fluoride shut down an oil refinery unit. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Dalton, GA: A breakdown in a conveyor belt feeding a boiler triggered a fire at a local manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Quipama, Colombia: An emerald mine explosion injured two workers. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Clyattville, GA: Fire broke out in the turbine generating room at a paper mill. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Gatlinburg City, TN: The collapse of a wastewater containment wall killed two workers and dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Little Pigeon River. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Vire, France: A machine fire broke out at an automotive equipment plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Buenos Aires, Argentina: An explosion triggered a fire that damaged a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Bridgeview, IL: A chemical spill at a meatpacking plant sent 17 workers to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Newport, AR: Two people received steam burns when a pressurized container exploded at a distillery. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Lynchburg, VA: Nearly 1,300 gallons of leaking sulfuric acid was captured by a containment system at a power plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 05
Bay Minette, AL: An explosion in a sawdust silo at a furniture plant spread fire to a second silo. More information

Monday
Apr 04
West Alton, MO: One firefighter was hurt extinguishing a lengthy saw mill fire. More information

Monday
Apr 04
Luttelgeest, Netherlands: A man died after falling into a digester at a biogas plant. More information

Monday
Apr 04
Sheffield, UK: Chemical fumes released during a steel foundry fire affected more than 30 people, half of them firefighters. More information

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