Incident Logs


Entries for January 2012

Thursday
Jan 19
Silver Springs, MD: Rescue workers removed an injured worker trapped inside a 10,000 gallon underground tank. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Adma, Lebanon: Firefighters extinguished a fire on the first floor of a carpet factory before it could reach the second floor. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Jaisalmer, India: A fire at a thermal power plant shut down production. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Toledo, OH: A small fire in a paint oven temporarily stalled production at an auto plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Indian Orchard, MA: A spill involving 60 gallons of flammable chemicals at a chemical plant triggered a hazardous materials response. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Long Beach, CA: A longshoreman was crushed beneath a 40-foot, 8-ton storage container. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Owensboro, KY: A warehouse filled with bales of recycled paper and cardboard burned for days. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Athol, NJ: A 200-foot-long building that formerly served as a toy factory was consumed by fire. More information

Thursday
Jan 19
Arkadelphia, AR: A fire that erupted in the sawmill spread to destroy a wood products plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Ravenna, MI: Combustible material ignited at a factory that makes sand cores for foundries. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Jamestown, WY: An oil field workshop employee using a blow torch near a barrel marked methanol was burned in an explosion. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Cedar Rapids, IA: Haz mat responders found a leaking chlorine line at a water treatment plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Passaic, NJ: Firefighters rescued a homeless many from an abandoned factory building that caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Lagos, Nigeria: A shallow water offshore drilling rig caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Norte de Santander, Colombia: A stretch of an oil pipeline was dynamited in a rural region, causing a spill. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Brisbane, Australia: A dust cloud explosion at a concrete plant injured 4 workers. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Codegua, Chile: A worker died and 122 were treated after ammonia leaked from a refrigeration unit at an industrial facility. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Buffalo, NY: A chlorine leak forced 20 workers to evacuate an agricultural products mill. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
El Tarra, Colombia: Unknown attackers blew up a section of an oil pipeline. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
St. Marys, Australia: An explosion at a resin plant left a worker with shrapnel wounds to his head and body. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Rugby, UK: A worker died in an industrial accident at a cement plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 18
Houston, TX: A truck leaking cleaning fluids forced the closure of a major route near a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Abilene, KS: Fire broke out in a pellet cooler in the basement of an agricultural products plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Bruhl, Germany: A chemical accident involving chlorine gas injured nearly 40 people at a plant for security technology. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Hastings, New Zealand: Fire destroyed a food packaging plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Quarryville, PA: A worker at a plant making heavy quarry equipment suffered a crushing leg injury. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Sinazongwe, Zambia: A worker died and 2 were injured in a mine accident. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Devonport, Australia: A 700 liter spill of formic acid at a seafood processing plant required a haz mat response. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Carteret, NJ: Emergency workers struggled to stop a leak a fuel refinery that released 3,000 gallons of combustible reformate. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Kadodara, India: 2 workers died in a fire at a textile dyeing and printing mill. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Kittery, ME: A pound of calcium hypochlorite placed in a shipyard hopper that had previously contained oily rags caused a haz mat reaction. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Kanpur, India: Fire gutted a 4-story chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 17
Bandar Abbas, Iran: 1 of 2 workers injured by fire while trying to repair a gas leak at an oil refinery later died. More information

Monday
Jan 16
San Angelo, TX: 3 workers were injured when a 20-foot-tall tank being pressure tested exploded. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Avondale, LA: A small chemical leak at a rail yard required a haz mat response. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Bayelsa, Nigeria: 2 crew members are believed dead after an offshore oil rig caught fire in the Niger Delta. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Harbin, China: 1 person died and almost 30 others injured when carbon monoxide leaked at a steel plant. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Tabasco, Mexico: A compressor explosion sparked a fire aboard an offshore drilling platform. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Cornwall, NY: Ruptured water mains and frozen hydrants hindered firefighters battling a blaze in an oil mill complex. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Avondale, PA: A mushroom processing plant worker died after being crushed by a 700-pound bale of hay. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Salisbury, MD: A safety system automatically shut down a boiler at an oil refinery when a heating oil pipe burst. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Adelup, Guam: A major collision involving a fuel tanker truck and a dump truck caused delays for motorists. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Sheboygan Falls, WI: A worker suffered a continuous electrical shock. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Wrexham, UK: Fire in a chimney flue shut down production at a breakfast cereal plant. More information

Monday
Jan 16
New Orleans, LA: A leak involving sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate was reported at a container yard. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Onehunga, New Zealand: Thick black smoke hindered firefighters battling a textile factory fire. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Glossop, Australia: Arson is suspected in a fire at a steel fabrication plant that spread to 2 neighboring businesses. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Los Angeles, CA: Fire consumed most of a 2-story office building at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Jan 16
Salisbury, MD: A soybean oil refinery had to be evacuated after a boiler room pipe containing heating oil leaked. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Brantham, UK: Fire broke out at a disused plastics factory. More information

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