Incident Logs


Entries for August 2011

Wednesday
Aug 24
Evangeline Parish, LA: An industrial accident left a worker dead at a plant specializing in refurbishing fishing and milling tools. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Barnoldswick, UK: A storage tank containing 5,000 gallons of fuel caught fire at a mill under demolition. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Sydney, Australia: Firefighters battled a 2-story factory fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Forshan, China: At least 15 people died and one person was seriously injured in a fire at a ceramics plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Whiting, IN: A breached seal on a refinery unit compressor leaked hydrogen sulphide, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of workers. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
El Paso, TX: Nearly 100 workers were evacuated after a 3,000-pound ammonia tank began leaking at a bottling plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Nashville, TN: Smoking cannisters that fell across an interstate highway turned out to be bull semen packed with dry ice. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Litchville, ND: A fire at a fertilizer plant damaged the building and destroyed inventory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Petaluma, CA: A fire at a poultry plant was confined to one area. More information

Tuesday
Aug 23
Lincoln, CA: Crews worked to drain propane from a burning rail car that forced the evacuation of 4,800 homes and businesses. More information

Monday
Aug 22
Bowling Green, OH: Fire broke out amidst new construction at a sub-assemblies plant for the automotive industry. More information

Monday
Aug 22
Elk River, MN: Firefighters contained a fire at an explosives plant. More information

Monday
Aug 22
Gela, Italy: A coker unit operator suffered burns over 35 percent of his body when hit by steam from a heat exchanger. More information

Monday
Aug 22
Bowling Green, OH: Fire broke out on the roof of a expansion under contruction at an auto parts plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 21
Woodland, CA: Dozens of people had to go to the hospital due to a chemical gas leak at a tomato canning plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 20
Indianapolis, IN: Fire broke out in a hopper at a corn starch plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 20
100 Mile House, BC: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a waferboard factory. More information

Friday
Aug 19
Ruskin, BC: Responders worried about the runoff of oil-based stain when a sidewall shingle plant caught fire. More information

Friday
Aug 19
Varunapuri, India: Two major fires were attributed to naphtha leaking from a pipeline. More information

Friday
Aug 19
Anaheim, CA: A worker at a clothing factory died when he was crushed by a circular kniting machine. More information

Friday
Aug 19
Jefferson, IN: A worker at a boat factory died when he became caught in hydraulic equipment used to move barges. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Wuhan, China: A person died and 3 others were injured in a blast that ripped through a fireworks workshop. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Beloit, WI: An air compressor exploded at a food processing plant, leading to a fire. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Tiffin, OH: Smoke from a burned out air conditioner motor was enough to trigger an evacuation at a furniture factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Leesburg, FL: Fire departments that had been training at a citrus processing plant had to speed back after a real ammonia leak was reported. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Mount Pleasant, TN: Fire crews were called to a fire and explosion at an aluminum processing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Bohemia, NY: Fumes unleashed by an accidental mixing of chemicals sickened 54 workers at a cellphone refurbishing plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Accomac, VA: Workers at a poultry processing plant were evacuated for 3 hours due to an ammonia leak. More information

Thursday
Aug 18
Benton, IL: A carbide plant worker using a cutting torch on a 55-gallon drum was injured in an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Aug 17
Grand Junction, CO: A hazardous materials fire at a pipe yard sent two people to the hospital. More information

Wednesday
Aug 17
Detroit, MI: Fire broke out in a recycling center warehouse. More information

Wednesday
Aug 17
Riverton, NJ: A fire at a chemical adhesives plant injured one person. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
El Dorado, AR: Fire destroyed a warehouse at a hazardous waste disposal facility. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
Fairfield, CT: A chemical reaction at a metal treatment plant prompted officials to evacuate the area. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
Herscher, IL: An explosion during welding work injured 5 people at a gas pipeline plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
Gaston, OR: 3 firefighters mopping up after a fire suffered injuries in an explosion at a lumber mill powerhouse. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
Marshville, NC: Officials are investigating an ammonia leak at a poultry plant that forced evacuation of 550 employees. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
Madison County, AL: Sawdust that caught fire at a lumber mill burned for several days. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
El Carmen, Mexico: 1 person was killed and 5 injured in a laboratory explosion in a chlorobenzene plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 16
Catlettsburg, KY: A fire at an oil refinery shut down a fluid catalytic cracker for more than a week. More information

Monday
Aug 15
Clovis, NM: A fire smoldering in a feed elevator is expected to burn for several days. More information

Monday
Aug 15
Hermitage, PA: A dust collector at an ice cream cone factory caught fire. More information

Monday
Aug 15
Skellingthorpe, UK: A loading bay and several trailers at a rendering plant were destroyed by fire. More information

Monday
Aug 15
Dover, UK: Fire burned for 7 hours at a plastics recycling plant specializing in auto parts. More information

Monday
Aug 15
Taranaki, New Zealand: Fire broke out on the roof of a urea plant. More information

Monday
Aug 15
Satellite Beach, FL: Firefighters from Patrick AFB aided community responders in extinguishing a burning fuel tanker. More information

Sunday
Aug 14
East Bunbury, Australia: Fire destroyed a printing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 14
Dearborn, MI: 2 auto plant workers repairing a valve suffered steam burns when an expansion joint ruptured. More information

Sunday
Aug 14
Fond du Lac, WI: A dust explosion spread fire through ducts and machinery at a dairy products plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 14
Concord, GA: An ammonia leak at an ice plant forced an area evacuation. More information

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