Incident Logs


Entries for January 2012

Friday
Jan 06
Brentwood, UK: Staff at a pharmaceutical company were evacuated after an unidentified substance leaked fumes in a laboratory. More information

Friday
Jan 06
Athens, IL: Fire broke out in a storage area at a plant making fertilizer equipment. More information

Friday
Jan 06
Chiba, Japan: A power outage interfered with the dust collection system at a coal burning steel plant, causing a fire. More information

Friday
Jan 06
Bhopal, India: A plastic pipe factory was gutted by flames. More information

Friday
Jan 06
Port Huron, MI: A ceiling fire at a factory was quickly extinguished. More information

Friday
Jan 06
Faulkton, SD: A worker was evacuated by helicopter after an explosion in a grain elevator. More information

Friday
Jan 06
Dartmouth, NS: A brilliant flash of light at an oil refinery caused some alarm among locals but was only a routine burn off. More information

Friday
Jan 06
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan: A short circuit caused an electrical fire at an aluminum smelter. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Monterrey, Mexico: 6 people were killed and more than 35 were injured when a fire tore through the office of a furniture factory. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Cumberland City, TN: A worker suffered a 3-story fall at a power plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Sweetwater, OK: Drillers hit a pocket of natural gas that ignited their oil rig. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Appleton, WI: Leaking ammonia created a 3-foot layer of ice in the engine room of a cold storage facility. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Aledo, IL: 2 new pieces of equipment were heavily damaged by a fire at a nickel plating plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Ulverstone, Australia: Firefighters needed SCBA to reach a fire at a factory responsible for 60 percent of the worldwide pyrethrum insecticide production. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Linn Creek, MO: Firefighters fought a 4-hour blaze at a manufacturing factory that almost exhausted the town's water supply. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Toledo, OH: Fire broke out in a paint booth at an auto assembly plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Davenport, IA: An electrical fire spread to plastic tanks at a plating manufacturer. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
New Delhi, India: Fire swept through the cargo terminal at an international airport, destoying offices but no cargo. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Augusta, GA: An employee opened fire outside a food processing plant, fatally shooting 1 person before killing himself. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka: A fire at a coal burning power plant resulted in an outage. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Shanghai, China: A worker died and 3 others hurt when an explosion involving peroxyacetic acid ripped through a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Red Wing, MN: A ruptured pipe spilled sodium hypochlorite, triggering an alert at a nuclear power plant. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Baridala, India: 2 workers died and 3 were hurt in an accident involving explosives at a mine site. More information

Thursday
Jan 05
Giakanja, Kenya: 2 people died and six were hurt in a fire at an LPG depot. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Essa Twp., ON: A city worker required surgery after his arm was caught in the auger of a salt hopper. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Jiaxing City, China: 3 people died and 4 injured in an reactor vessel explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Mostyn, UK: Fire spread from a granulation unit dryer to other areas of a chemical plant making detergent additives. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Oak Ridge, TN: Nearly 1,000 gallons of chromium contaminated water overflowed a special treatment facility built to remove hexavalent chromium. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Missoula, MT: A conveyor belt fire at a wash plant being dismantled was quickly extinguished. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Amherstburg, ON: A demolition worker fell 12 feet in an accident at a former chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Stoke-on-Trent, UK: A man has fallen through a skylight after trying to see if anyone was trapped in a factory fire. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Winnipeg, ON: 4 Winnipeg firefighters were sent flying by an explosion at a fire at a fibreglass plant. More information

Wednesday
Jan 04
Medford, NY: Fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Jan 03
Talcher, India: A converyor belt carrying coal to a thermal power station caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Jan 03
Missoula, MT: A worker scrapping a tank at a stone mill suffered injuries when a 350 pound piece of metal crushed his chest. More information

Tuesday
Jan 03
Jalan Bukit Kemuning, Bangladesh: Low water pressure hindered fire fighting at a recycling plant for car and air conditioning parts. More information

Tuesday
Jan 03
White City, SK: An acid spill at a plant that manufactures agricultural equipment sent 9 people to the hospital. More information

Tuesday
Jan 03
Homs, Syria: An explosion blamed on terrorism damaged a 24-inch gas pipeline. More information

Tuesday
Jan 03
Mailiao, Taiwan: Leakage forced the shutdown of a desulfurization unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jan 03
Shibalianshan, China: 9 miners died and 2 were hospitalized in a coal mine accident. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Kansas City, MO: A shelter-in-place order was issued after 2 railroad workers became ill from a suspected hydrogen chloride leak. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Yahsihan, Turkey: An explosion killed four workers at a munitions depot. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Smithton, Australia: Flames spread through a dense rain forest, threatening a pipeline moving iron ore concentrate slurry. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Irvine, KY: A transmission gas line exploded, lighting up the sky over central and eastern Kentucky. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Concepcion, Chile: A forest fire spread to a paper mill, killing 1 person. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Wingfield, Australia: Fire broke out in a storage shed containing magnesium at a waste treatment plant. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Isabel, Philippines: A 3-hour fire broke out in the acid plant of the country's only copper smelter. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Brandon, MB: A fire triggered an explosion that ripped through a plant making fiberglass doors and windows and sent firefighters fleeing. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Fort Wright, OH: Fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Jan 02
Dickson, TN: Production at a foundry making engine cylinder heads quickly resumed after extinguishing a furnace fire. More information

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