Incident Logs


Entries for May 2011

Thursday
May 26
Camberwell, Australia: An unknown amount of diesel spilled from a 5,200 gallon tanker. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Prai, Malaysia: A chrome-plating factory suffered extensive damage from a fire. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Rajkot, India: A ruptured LPG pipeline triggered explosions. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Needham Market, UK: Fire broke out in an industrial oven at a two-story paint factory. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Waterford, NY: Two workers suffered burns in a fire at a plant making specialty materials for industrial application. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Philadelphia, PA: Lack of water hampered fire fighting when a blaze swept through trash and pallets at a recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Bayonne, NJ: Fire broke out in a switching station at a cogen power plant. More information

Wednesday
May 25
San Angelo, TX: A stockyard fire threatened to spread to a nearby beef processing plant. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Southington, CT: Fire broke out in a closed factory that was being demolished. More information

Wednesday
May 25
Perth, Australia: A fire at a local factory is being investigated by the arson squad. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Mount Holly, NC: A worker at a drywall plant died in a machine related accident. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Wilmington, NC: An alert was declared at a nuclear power plant due to the accidental discharge of halon fire suppressant into the basement of the emergency diesel generator building. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Lafayette, LA: Fire and smoke in an extrusion machine triggered an evacuation at an aluminum plant. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Abadan, Iran: One person died and 22 were injured when leaking fumes ignited at an oil refinery during a visit by the country's president. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Commerce City, CO: A large colored cloud was released from an oil refinery, triggering an evacuation of workers. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Welkenraedt, Belgium: Seven people were taken ill during the cleanup of a hazardous liquid that leaked from a truck. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Nairobi, Kenya: Eight workers died in a fire at a paint factory. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Salinas, CA: A high concentration of an industrial laundry-cleaning chemical led to a dozen linen service workers experiencing respiratory complaints More information

Tuesday
May 24
Marquette, MI: Fire broke out in a vacant building that formerly served as an industrial bakery. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Hilliard, OH: Five gallons of alpha-methylstyrene that spilled in a tanker truck crash temporarily closed an interstate highway. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Soledad, CA: A tanker truck spilled 280 gallons of fuel after hitting debris left in the highway. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Sun Valley, CA: A tanker truck carrying 1,900 gallons of gasoline spilled its load after a collision. More information

Tuesday
May 24
Bakersfield, CA: A hydrogen sulfide leak at an oil refinery prompted an evacuation of workers. More information

Monday
May 23
Hanover, PA: A worker lost his arm when he became trapped in a pulley system at a parts casting plant. More information

Monday
May 23
Pascagoula, MS: Responders quickly extinguished an isolated fire in an oil refinery crude unit. More information

Monday
May 23
Coburg North, Australia: Fire broke out in a warehouse at a processing plant. More information

Monday
May 23
Paraguana, Venezuela: An explosion rocked the furnace of an oil refinery's catalytic cracking unit. More information

Monday
May 23
Jarrie, France: A brief fire broke out at a factory that makes zirconium tubes to clad nuclear fuel rods. More information

Monday
May 23
Porto Marghera, Italy: An oil refinery reported liquid sulfur leaking from a heat exchanger. More information

Monday
May 23
Columbus, OH: A tanker truck carrying 6,000 gallons of alpha-methylstyrene flipped onto its side, closing an interstate highway. More information

Monday
May 23
Phoenix, AZ: Fire broke out at a scrap metal recycling plant. More information

Monday
May 23
Morris, IL: A worker came in contact with hydrochloric acid that spilled from a 200 gallon tote at a manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
May 23
Lincoln County, MS: Fire destroyed the packaging area of a bark processing plant. More information

Monday
May 23
Port Arthur, TX: Fire broke out in a hydrogenation feed pump of a chemical plant's light olefins unit. More information

Monday
May 23
De Pere, WI: Sprinklers activated to protect the loading dock at a food processing plant when fire spread through several tractor-trailer rigs. More information

Monday
May 23
Milwaukee, WI: Fire broke out at a metal foundry. More information

Monday
May 23
Rock Island, IL: Two teens were charged with arson in a fire at a vacant lumber plant that injured two firefighters. More information

Sunday
May 22
Branchburg, NJ: A leak of temperature sensitive diborane ignited in a workspace at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
May 22
Plaquemine, LA: Two people died inside a chemical plant vessel due to oxygen depletion. More information

Sunday
May 22
Maricopa, AZ: Diesel fuel leaked from a tanker truck damaged in a three-car collision. More information

Sunday
May 22
Dera Bassi, India: A chemical plant fire took four hours to bring under control. More information

Sunday
May 22
Antwerp, Belgium: A power outage triggered a chlorine release at a chemical plant. More information

Sunday
May 22
Pialba, Australia: A hazmat response at an industrial laundry involved a chemical reaction generated by 400 liters of hydrogen peroxide. More information

Sunday
May 22
Zhonglian, China: At least seven people were killed and one injured after a gas blast at a coal mine. More information

Sunday
May 22
Rongxian, China: Six people died and 27 were injured in a coal mine gas explosion. More information

Sunday
May 22
Jiangan, China: A turbine explosion halted urea production at a biochemical plant. More information

Sunday
May 22
Minooka, IL: Sprinklers controlled a small fire at a specialty coatings plant. More information

Saturday
May 21
Deptford Terrace: Firefighters spent most of the night tackling a blaze at a waste recycling plant. More information

Saturday
May 21
Trapiche da Barra, Brazil: A chlorine release at a petrochemical plant caused widespread illness among nearby residents. More information

Saturday
May 21
Chandigarh, India: A chlorine leak at a government water well affected nearly 20 people. More information

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