Incident Logs


Entries for January 2012

Sunday
Jan 15
Cornwall, NY: Flames spread through various businesses occupying a one-time carpet mill. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Stowmarket, UK: More than 500 liters of chemical spilled at a paint factory, the 2nd major spill in 4 days. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
West Mifflin, PA: Fire broke out in an acid treatment facility at a steel plant. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Springfield Twp., PA: A bucket filled with chemicals ignited at a specialty chemicals plant, triggering an evacuation. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
St. Charles Parish, LA: An oil fire at a power plant sent thick smoke into the air but was extinguished after about an hour. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Wheeling, WV: 2 holding tanks filled with drip gas ignited at a gas well site. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Gainesville, FL: Firefighters were called to a cold storage facility when elevated ammonia levels were detected. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Incheon, S. Korea: An explosion on a oil tanker killed 5 people with 6 more missing. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Jackson County, FL: PVC pellets were the only chemical spilled when a freight train derailed. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Fujairah, UAE: Explosions on an oil tanker left 3 people dead, 1 injured and 2 missing. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Port of Durres, Albania: 3 people died when a tanker exploded and sank in the Adriatic Sea shortly after unloading 3,500 tons of fuel. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
Abu Zaabal, Egypt: The interaction of mineral components with wastewater killed 4 people and sickened 10. More information

Sunday
Jan 15
San Antonio, TX: Damage from a fire at a water pumping station may take several weeks to repair. More information

Saturday
Jan 14
Torreon, Mexico: 4 workers were injured in an explosion at a soft drink bottling plant. More information

Saturday
Jan 14
Jiyye, Lebanon: Petroleum coke that spilled en route to a cement factory caused car accidents and public outrage. More information

Saturday
Jan 14
Roseville, CA: Haz mat responder needed 4 hours to repair a leaking valve on a 30,000 gallon chlorine railcar. More information

Saturday
Jan 14
Orinoco, Venezuela: Exports from the 130,000 barrel-per-day refinery were halted after a tanker's propeller damaged a naphtha pipeline. More information

Saturday
Jan 14
Bangkok, Thailand: A fire broke out at a cloth-screening factory, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring 3 workers. More information

Friday
Jan 13
George West, TX: An explosion rocked an energy services plant. More information

Friday
Jan 13
Elyria, OH: Molten metal mixed with moisture caused an explosion at a metal processing plant that injured 1. More information

Friday
Jan 13
Selkirk, MB: A steam explosion at a steel mill left a worker with burns. More information

Friday
Jan 13
Wellington, OH: An underground gasoline pipeline ruptured, spilling more than 116,000 gallons. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Doli, Pakistan: 4 workers died and six were injured in a coal mine explosion. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Whitecourt, AB: A worker died after being overcome by hydrogren sulfide gas at a wellsite. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Lixin, China: An tanker truck carrying 24 tons of LPG began leaking after a collision that killed the driver of a car. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Tam Phuoc, Vietnam: Fire destroyed a furniture company's production workshop. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Mountain View, CA: 3 electrical transmission lines fell near the Microsoft campus, sparking a wildfire. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Muscat, Oman: A truck driver suffered fatal burns when his tanker truck exploded. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Edmond, OK: 4 workers were injured in an explosion at a plant that makes oil field equipment. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Calhoun, GA: A worker suffered burns in a fire at a plant manufacturing floor mats. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Blackdog, UK: Fire spread through a timber factory, shutting down a nearby roadway for hours. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Doncaster, UK: High winds spread fire through 1,000 tons of wooden pallets at a wood recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Crookston, ND: Fire from a pulp dryer spread through the dust collection system at a sugar refinery. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Ruse, Bulgaria: 3 workers inhaled toxic gases during a fire at a plant making alkaline paints and resins. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Bakersfield, CA: Fire spread through a manufacturing plant specializing in fiberglass petroleum storage tanks. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Hoosick Falls, NY: A motor fire broke out at a plant specializing in copper foil. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Mataura, New Zealand: A small fire at a building materials factory was quickly extinguished. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Rossington, UK: Strong winds fanned the flames from burning wooden pallets at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Stowmarket, UK: Thousands of liters of potentially flammable liquid escaped from a rector vessel at a paint factory. More information

Thursday
Jan 12
Pittsylvania County, NC: A worker at a specialty chemicals plant suffered an injured arm. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Kilkeel, UK: Fire broke out in a closed glass factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Eastover, SC: An electrical transformer caught fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Banffshire, UK: A distillery worker took his own life by drowning himself in a vat of water and yeast at a whiskey plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Waddington Way, UK: Fire destroyed an envelope factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Hammerfest, Norway: A ruptured fire water line forced the closure of a natural gas field in the Barents Sea and an LNG plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
West Des Moines, IA: Solvent ignited during a gas turbine test at an engine companents plant, triggering an evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Charkovo, Bulgaria: A person died and another was injured in an explosion at an ammunition factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Rushan, China: 3 people were killed and 2 trapped after entering a gold mine. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Ruse, Bulgaria: Fire destroyed most of a paint and resins factory. More information

Wednesday
Jan 11
Daventry, UK: 2 workers collapsed for unknown reasons in a laboratory at a plant specializing in fertilizers and pesticides. More information

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