Incident Logs


Entries for July 2011

Sunday
Jul 31
Summer Shade, KY: Fire broke out at a charcoal plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 31
Perryville, MO: Sprinklers helped check a small fire that broke out at an industrial bakery. More information

Sunday
Jul 31
Allegheny County, PA: Responders handled a citric acid spill at a plant providing equipment and services for natural gas and oil well drillers. More information

Sunday
Jul 31
Fenton, MI: A vent fire in a heat treatment furnace resulted in roof damage at a local plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 31
Winnepeg, MB: A fire in a semi-trailer spread to a nearby factory in an industrial park. More information

Sunday
Jul 31
Fort McMurray, AT: An oil field worker died after being struck in the chest by heavy equipment. More information

Sunday
Jul 31
Peoria, IL: A steel plant worker died when the golf cart he was driving struck a horizontal I-beam. More information

Saturday
Jul 30
Conroe, TX: One of 2 people injured when an ion lithium battery being heated at an oil and gas directional drilling service company exploded later died. More information

Saturday
Jul 30
Tula de Allende, Mexico: An explosion ripped through the country's second-largest oil refinery, causing a massive fire and killing 2 workers. More information

Saturday
Jul 30
Summitville, TN: Fire destroyed a bio-diesel plant and more than 30,000 gallons of fuel. More information

Saturday
Jul 30
Wilson, OK: A worker at a salt water disposal facility died when fire broke out in a tank battery. More information

Friday
Jul 29
Longview, WA: Hundreds of gallons of a solution containing chlorine dioxide leaked on the ground from a storage tank at a pulp mill. More information

Friday
Jul 29
Kirkcaldy, UK: Asbestos contamination became a major concern during a fire in a linen factory. More information

Friday
Jul 29
Hai Phong, Vietnam: Welding was underway when fire broke out on the roof of a shoe factory, killing 17. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Oran, Algeria: A warehouse fire may delay completion of the world's largest desalination plant as much as a year. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Salt Lake City, UT: A chemical reaction in 4 large containers of expoxy brought firefighters to a company dealing in composite machines. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Ansonia, CT: A 15- by 20-foot section of flooring caught fire at a metals factory. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Tainan, China: 8 people were injured in a pesticides plant fire that forced the evacuation of area residents, including a hospital. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Boyd County, WV: A worker was injured when a valve on a liquid oxygen tank leaked at an industrial gas plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Austin, TX: A 2-gallon spill of ethyl acetate was enough to force the evacuation of a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Fall River, MA: Sparks from welding during remodeling ignited a fire at a former man-made fiber textile mill. More information

Thursday
Jul 28
Enid, OK: Fire broke out in a storage area for oxidizers used at a packaging plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Wednesbury, UK: A worker at a heating company died when he became trapped under steel tubes. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Corning, NY: A molten glass leak send smoke rising from a manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Rivière du Loup, QC: A fire in an abandoned textile factory forced 70 nearby residents to evacuate. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Swansea, UK: A fire involving acetylene and oxygen cylinders broke out at a factory on an industrial estate. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Indiana, PA: Fire broke out at a tire plant in a building used for cold storage. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Astoria, NY: A tube rupture in a reheat boiler caused a small explosion at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Little Rock, AR: A chemical cabinet filled with highly flammable material caught fire at a plant making wind powered equipment. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Moncure, NC: Firefighters made a renewed assault on 70-foot piles of wood chips burning at a particle board plant since late June. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
San Marcos, TX: A worker was killed and another injured when a pre-engineered metal building frame under construction collapsed at a manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Newport, OR: Fire broke out in the dryer section of a paper making machine at a paper mill, injuring a worker. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
St. Augustine, FL: Firefighters found smoke billowing from an aluminum plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Fairfield, CA: Flames spread through an outdoor storage area at a plastics plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Lansing, MI: A chlorine leak at a water treatment plant injured 2 people. More information

Wednesday
Jul 27
Doraville, GA: Responders contained an ammonia leak at a cold storage facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Albuquerque, NM: A fire at a recycling plant spread through foam and scrap metal. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Edmonton, AB: Responders asked nearby residents to shelter-in-place as fire spread through a pharmaceuticals plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Mailiao, Taiwan: A fire at a plastics plant damaged the public power transmission network. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Johnson City, VA: A machine company worker using a welder was injured in a flash fire. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Page County, VA: A fire at a metal recycling plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Licking, MO: Flames followed an explosion at a plant that uses wood shavings for animal bedding. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Sacramento, CA: A small fire broke out in a silo at a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 26
Newport, ME: 3 workers, one of whom fell 30 feet from a ladder, suffered injures battling a fire at a fabrication plant. More information

Monday
Jul 25
Armorel, AR: Molten metal pouring from a ruptured furnace ignited a fire at a manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Jul 25
Valparaiso, IN: A contractor using epoxy material to repair a water treatment plant tank became nauseous and later died. More information

Monday
Jul 25
Ballymena, UK: A worker at a cigarette factory who was crushed while doing maintenance on a robotic arm later died. More information

Monday
Jul 25
Auburn, ME: A fire in an industrial oven spread to the roof of a manufacturing plant by way of the duct system. More information

Monday
Jul 25
Cedar Rapids, IA: An explosion and small fire happened in a dust collector at a plant making pharmaceuticals from grain byproducts. More information

Sunday
Jul 24
Bismarck, ND: Natural gas at an oil well, starting a fire that severely burned two men and injured another. More information

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