Incident Logs


Entries for October 2012

Monday
Oct 22
Scriba, NY: A fire in an electrical panel broke out at a nuclear power plant. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
Lititz, PA: Smoke from an air compressor triggered an evacuation at an agricultural products facility. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
Tepeji del Rio, Mexico: Thieves ruptured a 24-inch LPG pipeline to steal fuel, forcing an area evacuation. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
Archbald, NC: A tractor-trailer rig carrying ammonium nitrate and blasting caps overturned. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
Honghu, China: 3 people suffered serious injury when ammonia fumes escaped from an agricultural products facility. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
El Paso, TX: An overheated machine belched smoke at an oil refinery. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
Philomath, OR: A sawmill worker accidently severed his arm above the elbow using a hula saw. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
Staten Island, NY: Fire broke out at an asphalt plant. More Information

Monday
Oct 22
Shelbyville, IN: Firefighters freed a worker caught in a press at a glass plant. More Information

Sunday
Oct 21
Karachi, Pakistan: Fire spread through a towel factory. More Information

Sunday
Oct 21
Waxahachie, TX: A contractor fixing light fixtures at an aluminum extrusion factory was electrocuted. More Information

Sunday
Oct 21
Widnes, UK: A shelter-in-place order was issued when fire broke out at a paper and plastics recycling plant. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Ludwigshafen, Germany: Nearly 900 gallons of methanesulfuric acid spilled at a chemical plant. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Terrebonne, QC: 8 people were treated after a pipe carrying sulfuric acid ruptured at a gelatin producing plant. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Hiroshima, Japan: A 1-meter wide container of molten steel spilled at an auto plant, injuring 3 workers. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Woods Cross, UT: A pressure release at an oil refinery was mistaken for an explosion by a passerby. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Janesville, WI: Sprinklers helped contain a fire at a manufacturing plant. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
South Molten, UK: Fire broke out in the furnace room at a wood panel products plant. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
LaPaz, Honduras: 1 person died and 5 were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Rusayl, Oman: Fire broke out at a plant specializing in fiber optic technology. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Arlesey, UK: Fire damaged an acid plating plant. More Information

Saturday
Oct 20
Kalulushi, Zambia: Fire swept through a salvage yard at a copper mine, threatening an explosives magazine. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Naval Base, Australia: A cement plant worker died when a sand pile collapsed, burying him. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Channahon, IL: An incident at a coker unit caused the release of coker gas oil, distillate and naphtha into the air. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Avarampalayam, India: Fumes from formic acid spilled from a van made bystanders sick. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Limestone County, AL: A worker at a closed auto parts plant was injured by a falling object. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Del Ray, CA: Fumes from mismatched chemicals temporarily closed a beverage plant. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Milwaukee, WI: Fire spread from a parked tractor-trailer rig to a factory. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Elk Grove, IL: Oil from a broke pipe ignited a furnace fire at a heat treating plant. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Keysborough, Australia: An electrical fault triggered a dipping tank fire at an auto parts plant. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Dombivli, India: Leaking bromine gas at a pharmaceutical plant critically injured 3 and affected 150. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Conklin, AB: A worker at a drilling site was crushed to death during a rig move. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
New Bethlehem, PA: Fire broke out at a food processing plant making peanut butter. More Information

Friday
Oct 19
Louisville, KY: A fire pump in the basement of a chemical plant caught fire. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Izcalli, Mexico: A series of explosions at an industrial park spread fire through several factories. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Zapotlanejo, Mexico: A natural gas pipeline exploded after the pipe was ruptured by construction crews. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Graham, TX: Workers were welding when an explosion rocked an oil tank battery, severely burning a worker. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Lutisburg, Switzerland: 5 people were hospitalized with hearing problems after a truck carrying bitumen exploded. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
East Providence, RI: An explosion in a glass flask at a printing plant injured a worker. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Weil-am-Rhein, Germany: 23 chemical plant workers were overcome by fumes when a tank of sodium hypochlorite ruptured in a forklift accident. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Bhongir, India: A boiler explosion destroyed a chemical plant, killing 1 and injuring 2. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Eleskirt, Turkey: An explosion curtailed the flow of Iranian gas through a Turkish pipeline for the 2nd time in a month. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Caythorpe, UK: Firefighters used heavy equipment to cut a fire break at a recycling plant fire. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Breinigsville, PA: 2 brewery workers were injured in an accident involving a boiler. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Salina Cruz, Mexico: A fire at an oil refinery injured 6 workers. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Guymon, OK: A worker at a rendering plant died in a fall. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Muskogee, OK: Fire broke out at a glass plant when molten glass leaked from a furnace. More Information

Thursday
Oct 18
Port Colborne, ON: An explosion at a nickel refinery injured 2 workers. More Information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Kuwait City, Kuwait: Kuwaitis were warned to stay inside after toxic gas leaked from an oil well. More Information

Wednesday
Oct 17
Erie, PA: A worker at a shipbuilding facility died when he became entangled in machinery. More Information

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