Incident Logs


Entries for July 2011

Friday
Jul 08
Montgomery, AL: Thick smoke from a pallet plant fire caused officials to close nearby roads. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Louisville, KY: A small fire ignited in an exhaust stack at a appliance factory. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Hartsville, SC: Fire broke out at a plastics recycling plant. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Blakesburg, IA: Officials evacuated a small town after a fuel tanker exploded and burned near the high school. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Springfield, MA: A truck driver making a delivery to a chemical plant fell ill due to fumes from the cargo. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Grapevine, TX: Fire swept through a silicone products plant after an explosion. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Enfield, NC: A 10-hour fire destroyed a fertilizer plant. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Morristown, IN: A derailed frieght train knocked several railcars containing denatured alcohol in the Blue River. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Saillat-sur-Vienne, France: Nearly 40,000 gallons of black liquor spilled from a storage tank at a paper mill, polluting a nearby river. More information

Friday
Jul 08
Angola, IN: A die casting plant closed nearly 10 years caught fire. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Cavalier, ND: A semi pulling two trailers full of oil rolled into a ditch, spilling about 5,000 gallons of oil. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Mfantsiman, Ghana: A worker aboard a crude oil storage vessel drowned when he fell into one of the tanks. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Ashland, WI: Fire broke out in a wood chip grinder at a power plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Derby, KS: Firefighters rescued a dog that fell 20 feet into a tank at a wastewater treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Eagle Point, WI: 2 railroad workers were injured by ammonia fumes leaking from a local business. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Mt. Hope, Trinidad & Tobago: Fire destroyed a furniture factory. More information

Thursday
Jul 07
Chicago, IL: A fire involving garbage and tires broke out at a factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago: Fire broke out at a plastics factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Tauranga, New Zealand: A timber processing plant’s sawdust hopper and kiln was gutted by fire. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Tracy, CA: Fire broke out in equipment at a glass plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Laval, QC: Fire swept through a warehouse at a factory making artificial and silk plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Hazleton Heights, PA: A small fire broke out at a plastics plant loading dock. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Chaticara, India: A worker doing welding work on a pipeline died in an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Kashgar, China: A boiler explosion at a detergent plant killed 4 people and injured 5. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Gahanna, OH: A tanker truck containing ammonium sulfate overturned at a major intersection. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Cottage Grove, WI: A 200-gallons container of hydrochloric acid in the rear of a truck began leaking. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Port of Arden, Yemen: A rocket-propelled grenade started a fire aboard a 900-foot oil tanker carrying 141,000 tons of fuel oil. More information

Wednesday
Jul 06
Sacramento, CA: Nearly 40 different chemicals combined at a hazardous waste disposal company ignited. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Columbus, OH: Two people were injured in a recycling plant fire. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Bernay, France: A tank containing a methanol-based solvent exploded at a packaging plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Bakersfield, CA: Fire broke out in a tank containing the oxidizing chemical diammonium peroxidisulphate at an oil field services facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Chongqing, China: A toxic gas leak at a garment factory left 5 workers dead and 3 others poisoned. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Wood River, IL: A contract worker at a refinery died after falling from an asphalt storage tank. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Desvres, France: 2 workers were injured in an explosion at a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Tweed, Australia: Nearly 30 tons of sand were needed to soak up nitric acid and sodium hydroxide spilled in transport by truck. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
St. Paul, MN: An ammonia leak injured a maintenance worker at a storage facility and forced the evacuation of 10 nearby buildings. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Green Oak, MI: An explosion rocked a paving company and ignited fires. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Columbus, OH: 2 people were burned, 1 severely, in an explosion at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Dembo, Cameroon: 6 fuel smugglers died when a truck loaded with illegal fuel exploded. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Laurel, MT: Crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline into the flood-swollen Yellowstone River. More information

Tuesday
Jul 05
Billings, MT: A small fire at a power plant burned itself out before firefighters could arrive. More information

Monday
Jul 04
Nagah, Egypt: Terrorists blew up a pipeline pumping station in the Sinai peninsula. More information

Monday
Jul 04
Kien Luong, Vietnam: A person was killed and 12 others were injured when an oil tank exploded at a small plant producing dried shrimp. More information

Monday
Jul 04
Sisak, Croatia: A fire broke out at a refinery only weeks after a fire injured 4 people at the same location. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Pardaugava, Latvia: A fire in a chemicals warehouse resulted in a spill that reached the nearby Daugava River. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Wickliffe, OH: Fire broke out in a reactor at a chemical plant after materials had been added. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Rajghat, India: A transformer fire broke out at a coal-fired power plant. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Nanxin, China: Chlorine fumes from a chemical plant after a mud slide made nearly 125 people ill. More information

Sunday
Jul 03
Israel: About 400,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled into the desert, as a tractor ran over and damaged the Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline. More information

Saturday
Jul 02
Nashville, TN: A worker, one of 2 injured in a flash fire at a sheet metal customizing plant, died 3 days later. More information

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