Incident Logs


Entries for May 2011

Monday
May 09
Cabras, Guam: The wiring on the outside of a telecommunications tower at a power plant caught fire. More information

Monday
May 09
Avon, NY: Fire destroyed a warehouse that served as HQ for a trucking company. More information

Sunday
May 08
Port of Darwin, Australia: Nearly 1,000 liters of copper concentrate slurry spilled while being loaded on a train. More information

Sunday
May 08
Charlestown, PA: One person died and three were injured by freon fumes leaking from the air conditioning system at a vacant telecommunications building. More information

Sunday
May 08
Oldcastle, ON: Responders quickly extinguished a fire in a customs coating plant, cancelling an evacuation order. More information

Sunday
May 08
Ky Ha Port, Vietnam: An oil tanker exploded at a port, killing one and injuring four. More information

Saturday
May 07
Rudali, India: One person died and four were injured when a gas cylinder exploded at an ice factory. More information

Saturday
May 07
Fort Wayne, IN: A mechanical problem caused a truck hauling liquid oxygen to release a white cloud of oxygen gas in a residential neighborhood. More information

Saturday
May 07
Cogswell, ND: Almost 500 barrels of oil leaked from a pipeline pumping station. More information

Saturday
May 07
Nunn, CO: A truck driver had his legs crushed between two vehicles at an oil well tanker storage site. More information

Friday
May 06
Midland County, TX: A small explosion inside a compressor building led to a brief fire at a natural gas processing plant. More information

Friday
May 06
Sumter, SC: Firefighters extinguished a fire that produced heavy smoke at a bearings plant. More information

Friday
May 06
Westwick, UK: A fire halted production at a frozen food processing plant for nearly three weeks. More information

Thursday
May 05
Pszczyna, Poland: A gas explosion in a coal mine killed two people. More information

Thursday
May 05
Kenyasi, Ghana: Two miners were killed when a fire in a power generating plant spread to stored dynamite. More information

Thursday
May 05
Philipsburg, Germany: A tank containing 60 tons of bitumen caught fire at a factory making insulation panels. More information

Thursday
May 05
Elgin, IL: Effective fire protection helped to quickly extinguish a fire at a bearings plant. More information

Thursday
May 05
Clarksville, TN: Firefighters worked through the night to extinguish a fire at a metals plant. More information

Thursday
May 05
Snowdonia, UK: More than 200 workers were evacuated while firefighters battled a small fire at a nuclear power plent. More information

Thursday
May 05
Shelby, NC: A hazmat crew stopped a gas leak in a 2,000-pound chlorine tank at a water treatment plant. More information

Thursday
May 05
Champaign, IL: A production line fire resulted in the evacuation of a packaging plant. More information

Wednesday
May 04
Rehoboth, MA: A foundry burned to the ground after an explosion while chemicals were being mixed. More information

Wednesday
May 04
Hillsboro, OR: Flames fueled by spilled ethanol erupted after a train derailment. More information

Tuesday
May 03
Linn County, IA: Fire fueled by escaping hydrogen gas destroyed a delivery van at a nuclear power plant. More information

Tuesday
May 03
Alborz, Iran: An explosion and fire at a chemical plant killed two people. More information

Tuesday
May 03
Weymouth, MA: Fire broke out at a chemical testing company shortly after a haz mat cleanup of spilled chemicals. More information

Tuesday
May 03
York, UK: Fire broke out at a hazardous waste management depot. More information

Tuesday
May 03
Thirsk, UK: A fire that spread through a recycling plant took nearly 12 hours to bring under control. More information

Tuesday
May 03
San Juan Sabinas, Mexico: Fourteen coal miners died in a gas explosion. More information

Monday
May 02
Redwood City, CA: A two-alarm fire at an asphalt factory was confined to a single storage tank. More information

Monday
May 02
Edmonton, AB: A haz mat spill at a company specializing in industrial automation involved a peroxide-based dry powder that ignites at above 104 degrees Farenheit. More information

Monday
May 02
Memphis, TN: Refinery officials anticipates operating through flooding from the rising Mississippi River. More information

Monday
May 02
Kanpur, India: A plastics factory worker died after exposure to poisonous gas. More information

Sunday
May 01
Imatra, Finland: Fire swept through a tire warehouse. More information

Sunday
May 01
Port Arthur, TX: A power outage at an oil refinery triggered a release of nitrogen dioxide that lasted 12 hours. More information

Sunday
May 01
Sedelsberg, Germany: Lack of water hampered responders battling a fire at a biogas plant. More information

Sunday
May 01
Creekside, GA: A transformer fire spread to the interior of an industrial park. More information

Sunday
May 01
Stafford, KS: Fire broke out in the generator room at a hay mill. More information

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