Incident Logs


Entries for January 2012

Tuesday
Jan 31
London, UK: A large fire has sent smoke as 75 firefighters try to extinguish the blaze at a range of industrial units. More information

Tuesday
Jan 31
Caning Vale, UK: Officials issued a smoke warning after fire broke out at a powder coating factory. More information

Tuesday
Jan 31
Sacul, TX: 2 workers have been critically hurt in an apparent electrical explosion and fire at a biomass power plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 31
Pascagoula, MS: A shipyard worker doing sandblasting died from blunt force trauma. More information

Tuesday
Jan 31
Aiken County, SC: An explosion and fire ripped through an abandoned finishing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 31
Bataguassu, Brazil: 4 people died and 16 others became ill from a toxic gas leak at a tannery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 31
Wheeling, IL: 13 workers at a plant making aluminum foil products fell ill from carbon monoxide poisoning. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Belvidere, PA: Crews tearing down a tower at a former chemical plant ruptured a pipe containing liquid vinyl acetate, prompting a 45-minute haz mat cleanup. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Gary, IN: A steel plant worker died when he was wedged between two rail cars. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Suffolk, VA: A worker at an industrial bakery lost a portion of a finger while cleaning equipment. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Kannigapuram, India: A fire broke out at a factory where plastic and rubber waste were stored in large quantity. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Scott Twp., PA: A small fire in a hopper at a plant making cosmetics and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals shut down production. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Le Havre, France: A machine room fire shut down a coal-fire electrical generating plant. More information

Monday
Jan 30
DeWitt, IA: A possible gas leak at a glass factory required a major haz mat response. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Byron, IL: Several fire crews were called to the Byron Exelon nucledar power plant as a precaution after a power outage in one of its two towers. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Norton Shores, MI: A furnace explosion sprayed molten metal across a foundry. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Liuzhou, China: A spill of toxic cadmium in the Pearl River has been neutralized. More information

Monday
Jan 30
Riceboro, GA: Fire broke out in a kiln at a lumber mill. More information

Sunday
Jan 29
Eddystone, PA: A fire at a chocolate processing plant left 1 person injured. More information

Sunday
Jan 29
Kingfisher County, OK: Officials are investigating whether someone deliberately caused an explosion and fire at an oil storage tank. More information

Sunday
Jan 29
Sudbury, ON: A mine worker died when hit by falling rock while planting explosives. More information

Sunday
Jan 29
Bambanani, S. Africa: A worker died in a mine accident. More information

Sunday
Jan 29
Stillwater, OK: A pump, motor and flammable liquids caught fire at a flooring plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 29
Miami, OK: A former meat packing plant was destroyed by fire. More information

Saturday
Jan 28
Murfreesboro, TN: A truck driver died when his vehicle dropped into gear and crushed him against parked trailers at an auto plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 28
Nashville, TN: A 40,000-pound coil of steel being removed from a truck by a crane operator struck and killed the truck driver. More information

Saturday
Jan 28
Edinburg, VA: A fire at a former textile plant is under investigation. More information

Saturday
Jan 28
Skriahivka, Ukraine: 27 cars of a freight train transporting construction materials, food and mineral fertilizers derailed. More information

Saturday
Jan 28
Smithfield, PA: A car slammed into a storage tank filled with flammable chemical used in wastewater treatment. More information

Saturday
Jan 28
Altoona, NY: Firefighters were unequipped to deal with a power generating wind turbine that caught fire. More information

Saturday
Jan 28
Cleveland, TN: A fire in a chemical vat forced the evacuation of a plant making flow control valves. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Danville, IL: 2 workers escaped injury when a fire quickly ignited in a metal pole-barn building where vehicles were being cut up for scrap. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Hyannis, MA: Welding work and a gas leak sparked an explosion at an automobile recycling busi­ness. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Lockport, NY: Flames spread through an inventory of used tires at a tire recycling plant. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Vancouver, BC: A press room fire delayed morning delivery of The Province, a local daily newspaper. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Black River Falls, WI: A faulty propane tank on a forklift caused carbon monoxide fumes that sent 13 rendering plant workers to the hospital. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Shah Alam, Malaysia: Fire damaged nearly 80 percent of a factory manufacturing air filters. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Aurora, KY: A cargo ship collided with and destroyed a steel bridge that carries 2,800 vehicles a day. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Sparrows Point, MD: A fire broke out in a waste dump at a steel mill, sending thick clouds of acrid red and black smoke into residential communities. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Millcreek Twp., PA: Firefighters dealt with a small fire at a partitions factory. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Três de Maio, Brazil: An explosion destroyed part of the tower of the milk powder factory company. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Challiwick, BC: A fire at an electrical substation cut power to 50,000 residents. More information

Friday
Jan 27
North Bergen, NJ: A worker at a siding plant was found crushed to death between 2 machines. More information

Friday
Jan 27
Humber, UK: A dock worker died when a heap of coal fell on him in the hull of a ship. More information

Thursday
Jan 26
Big Rapids, MI: Workers were evacuated from a footwear plant when fire broke out in the dust collection system. More information

Thursday
Jan 26
Fujian Province, China: 3 workers were killed by poisonous gas as they were repairing a clogged chemical tank in a copper smelting plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 26
Tema, Ghana: 11 workers were injured in an explosion at a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 26
Tultepec, Mexico: 1 person died and 8 were injured in an explosion at a licensed fireworks factory. More information

Thursday
Jan 26
Darwin, Australia: A ship carrying damaged ethylene containers stayed at sea 2 extra days, then was ordered out of port when further leaks were detected. More information

Thursday
Jan 26
Mboro, Senegal: A worker died from acid burns in a lab accident at a chemical plant. More information

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