Incident Logs


Entries for February 2012

Monday
Feb 27
Hudson, WI: A tanker truck carrying nearly 7,500 gallons of fuel crashed and burned, killing the driver. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Balochistan, Pakistan: 4 coal miners died when explosive gas detonated. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
North Pole, AK: A containment field surrounding an empty oil tank filled with about 1,800 gallons of crude oil from an unknown source. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Marikina City, Philippines: Fire swept through a storage warehouse for a munitions company. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Nakuru, Kenya: Refined vegetable oil worth millions spilled in a slum neighborhood. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Lakeside, UK: Concerned residents raised the alarm after spotting liquid nitrogen leaking from a large tank at an engineering factory. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Olive Hill, KY: Firefighters were forced to kill electricity to the entire community due to power lines near a burning carpet business. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Niigata, Japan: Smoke was detected in a building full of heat-exchange equipment at an idled nuclear reactor. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Eunice, LA: Fire broke out at a gas processing facility. More information

Sunday
Feb 26
Godorf, Germany: A fuel line leak between a refinery and a tank farm spilled an unknown amount of product. More information

Saturday
Feb 25
Hazelton, PA: Fire broke out in the duct work at a food processing plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 25
Bushveld Complex, S. Africa: A fire shut down operations at a precious metals refinery. More information

Saturday
Feb 25
Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France: Restaurants near a cheese plant were evacuated after an ammonia release from the refrigeration system. More information

Saturday
Feb 25
Mascot, TN: An equipment breakdown resulted in a small spill of molten aluminum at an auto parts manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 25
Jalpaiguri, India: An oil tanker caught fire during a transfer at a filling station. More information

Saturday
Feb 25
Oldbury, UK: Fire engulfed the cab of a fuel tanker hauling 1,600 gallons of waste oil. More information

Saturday
Feb 25
Freeport, Grand Bahama: A worker is listed in stable condition after an industrial accident at a shipyard. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Milwaukee, WI: A pin hole in a pipeline allowed some 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to leak into a creek. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Pulaski Twp., OH: A vat of black tar caught fire at a plant making drainage pipe. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Campbell County, TN: A fire started in the air discharge above an oven at a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Chongqing, China: Fire followed an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: 21 factory workers were overcome by ammonia fumes leaking from a cold storage facility next door. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Pooler, GA: A warehouse worker attempting to stop the sexual assault of a co-worker was shot to death at work. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Prince George, BC: Workers inadvertently cut into a hydrogen peroxide line at a chemical plant causing a fire that injured 2. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Oxford, OH: A recycling plant worker was airlifted after being rescued from a compactor. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Mysore, India: A fire at a pharmaceutical factory injured 4 workers. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Rochester, NY: Sparks from a cutting process ignited oil at a plant specializing in precision machine parts. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Yeshwantpur, India: A garment worker fell to her death from the 3rd floor of a factory during a fire drill. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Corpus Christi, TX: A small fire at a 163,000 bpd oil refinery was quickly extinguished. More information

Friday
Feb 24
Acadia Parish, LA: An area evacuation has been ordered following an explosion and fire at a gas plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Greenwich, NJ: Refinery workers are busy cleaning up a 6-million-gallon oil spill that is producing odors as far away as Delaware and Maryland. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Sherman, MS: A worker died when he was caught by machinery at a factory making foam rubber products. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Seattle, WA: Emergency crews responded to a 3,000 gallon diesel fuel spill at a train yard. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Edmonds, WA: A propane tank at a wastewater treatment plant caught fire. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Gatlinburg, TN: A worker was killed when a ditch collapsed at a wastewater treatment plant, the site of a double fatality last April. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Shreveport, LA: Attempts to restart a boiler at a plant making lubricants and waxes resulted in an explosion. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Strong, ME: Fire broke out in the bagging room at a fuel pellet mill. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Muscatine, IA: Workers at an office furniture plant were evacuated when painting equipment caught fire. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Evercreech, UK: Firefighters needed a cherry picker to reach a high level sodium light that caught fire at a factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Galveston, TX: Firefighters battled a fire caused by an explosion at a sulphur plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
San Antonio, TX: An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a bottling plant and a neighboring industrial bakery. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Kranji, Sinapore: An explosion in a sludge storage tank at a water reclamation plant injured 3 workers. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Guantanamo, Cuba: 2 tons of ammonia escaped from a tank truck. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Gering, NE: Intial media reports about a factory accident that injured 1 were confused. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Chatfield Terrace, Australia: Fear of dust explosions prompted an area evacuation after a grain silo caught fire. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Surbiton, UK: Heavy smoke forced the evacuation of homes near a burning timber factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Port Kembla, Australia: A man working with a remote control crane at a copper manufacturing plant was found crushed to death under about a ton of copper pipe. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Kurashiki, Japan: A compressor fire broke out in the 9,300 bdp alkylation unit at an oil refinery, but was extinguished about 20 minutes later. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Nanjing, China: Toxic gases at a steel factory killed 3 workers and injured 10. More information

Thursday
Feb 23
Greens Run, WV: A fire reported to authorities turned out to be thieves burning the insulation off copper wiring stolen from a steel plant. More information

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