Incident Logs


Entries for August 2011

Wednesday
Aug 31
Hatfield, PA: A fire in an industrial oven burned through the roof of a fiber products plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 31
Seymour, IN: Smoke from a recycling plant fire closed down a neighboring tube factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 31
Sparta, WI: Firefighters used foam to extinguish an industrial oven fire at an engraving plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 31
Chippewa County, WI: A sand plant under construction was evacuated when crews ruptured a gas main. More information

Wednesday
Aug 31
Newell, PA: A spill at a plant that blends water treatment chemical shut down production more than 5 days. More information

Wednesday
Aug 31
Bristol Twp., PA: Fire destroyed a disused sewer plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Sarasota Springs, NY: Paper jammed in a recycling machine and caught fire at a printing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Sarnia, ON: A worker at a tank cleaning service died from a fall after being struck by a pressurized door. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Belleville, IL: On site water was limited when a disused rendering plant caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Ennis, TX: A heated oil leak ignited at a roofing shingles plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Port of Limon, Costa Rica: Leaking naphtha ignited at an oil refinery, burning 3 workers. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Fresno, TX: An ammonia leak triggered an evacuation at a specialty chemicals plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Milwaukee, WI: A worker at a plant making industrial doors died when his head was crushed in a press. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Greer, SC: A fire in an air handling system forced the evacuation of an auto plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Vernon, CT: Firefighters brought a fire in an unused factory building under control within an hour. More information

Tuesday
Aug 30
Floyd County, GA: A worker suffered burns in a steam explosion at a tire and wheel manufacturing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 29
Sequatchie, TN: Firefighters managed to isolate a fire to the rear of a handle factory. More information

Monday
Aug 29
Niles, IN: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a former light fixture plant. More information

Monday
Aug 29
Dalian, China: An explosion in a pipeline triggered a 3-hour diesel tank fire at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Aug 29
Glenrock, WY: An explosion killed 3 workers who had been laying a fuel line at a Wyoming oil storage site. More information

Monday
Aug 29
Jasper, TN: Wood shavings close to a boiler ignited at a plant making wooden handles for tools. More information

Monday
Aug 29
Byron, CA: An excavation crew damaged a 16-inch crude oil pipeline carrying feedstock to a refinery. More information

Sunday
Aug 28
Ogden, UT:The relief valve on a butane tank car jammed open, taking nearly 10 hours to repair. More information

Sunday
Aug 28
Tampa, FL: Responders worked 90 minutes to free a bottling plant worker's leg from a conveyor belt. More information

Sunday
Aug 28
Warrick County, IN: A worker was hospitalized after an office fire at a metals plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 27
Moosic, PA: 2 storage buildings at a former explosives plant caught fire. More information

Saturday
Aug 27
Gumi, S. Korea: 5 people were killed in an explosion during an experiment at a chemical company. More information

Saturday
Aug 27
Bakersfield, CA: Hydrochloric acid being distributed into containers spilled at a chemical facility, creating a vapor cloud. More information

Saturday
Aug 27
Summerside, PEI: A warehouse burned at a food processing plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 27
Leland, NC: Nearly 3,000 gallons of a gasoline-water mixture spilled from a tanker truck at an oil services facility. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Jasper, TX: A series of explosions at an oil pumping station sent one person to the hospital. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Bangor, MI: Fire broke out at a disused metals plant. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Orton Southgate, UK: 2 workers at factory making foundry equipment were injured by a spill of triethylamine. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Clear Creek County, CO: An overturned tanker spilled nearly 4,000 gallons of diesel into a nearby waterway. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Hazaribag, India: A leaking LPG tanker involved in an accident blocked a major roadway for 48 hours. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Lasham, UK: A series of explosions during a fire destroyed a battery recycling plant. More information

Friday
Aug 26
New York, NY: Oil terminals and refineries from the Bahamas to New York brace for Hurricane Irene. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Muskegon, MI: 2 dozen workers evacuated a motorcycle parts factory after it caught fire. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Greeley, CO: Fire broke out at a wastewater treatment facility under contruction at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Aug 26
Parrish, FL: A transformer fire burned for nearly an hour at a power plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 25
Detroit, MI: An oil refinery was evacuated when a small fire broke out. More information

Thursday
Aug 25
Canton, OH: Refinery firefighters extinguished a brief fire. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
Santa Maria, CA: A freezer at a frozen vegetable plant began leaking ammonia. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
Philadelphia, PA: A 135,000 barrel-a-day crude unit was taken out of service after a fire. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
New Delhi, India: Fire broke out at a PVC factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
Akasia, S. Africa: A wildfire ignited a small factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
Valenzuela City, Phillipines: Firefighters kept a fire that destroyed a furniture warehouse from reaching a nearby packaging plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
Secunda, S. Africa: Fire broke out at a coal-to-liquids plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
Kingsville, TX: An 18-wheeler carrying hazardous chemicals burst into flames after the driver lost control. More information

Wednesday
Aug 24
Roanoke, TX: Highway 114 was shut down for hours following a fiery accident involving a tanker truck loaded with jet fuel and a Jeep. More information

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