Incident Logs


Entries for February 2012

Wednesday
Feb 22
Ellesmere, UK: Fire broke out in a workshop at a uranium enrichment plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Jackson County, WI: Firefighters are calling a manufacturing plant a total loss after a morning fire. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Boulder, CO: Firefighters contained a fast-moving grass fire near an electronics plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Gadag, India: A cotton gin fire destroyed as many as 12,000 bales of ginned cotton, 9,000 bags of raw cotton and 500 tons of cotton seeds. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: 5 workers received moderate to severe burns in a factory fire. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Fort Worth, TX: A scissor lift operator at a plant that makes locomotives fell 40 feet when the lift toppled over. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Elk Grove Village, IL: A worker at a plant making artistic and industrial clay lost a portion of her hand when it became caught in a mixer. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Newark, NJ: A worker unloading a ship was crushed to death between 2 railroad-car-sized metal containers. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Batley, UK: An explosion at a food processing plant involving a fuel tank being decommissioned injured 6 people, 1 seriously. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Suez, Egypt: 4 people died and 5 were injured when the floor beneath them collapsed during a fire in the lubricating oil section of a refinery. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
San Fernando City, Phillipines: An underwater fuel pipeline seeped while a ship was unloading its diesel oil cargo. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Takehara, Japan: Operations at a 700-megawatt coal-fired unit at a power plant followed a fire in one of the turbines. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Ponce Enriquez de Azuay, Ecuador: A mine explosion killed 5 miners and injured 15 more. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Bielefeld, Germany: An explosion in an induction furnace at a metals plant injured 3 people. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Jiangshan, China: Chlorine spilled due to a highway accident forced the evacuation of nearly 300 people. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Palm Bay, FL: 1 worker was burned and another overcome by fumes dealing with a nitric acid spill at a company that recycles electronic circuit boards. More information

Wednesday
Feb 22
Richhill, PA: A pipeline worker was airlifted after his leg became caught between the track and a metal cross member on a pipelayer. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Newcastle, S. Africa: Cattle deaths along the Ngagane River has been traced to cyanide dumped by a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Casa Grande, AZ: Fuel spilled from an overturned tanker. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Sumgait, Azerbaijan: Flames were reported at a ethylene-polypropylene plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Lowell, MA: A worker at a plant making polymer-coated fabrics was injured when both arms were caught in a machine. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Tredworth, UK: 30 homes were evacuated as firefighters tackled a blaze at a derelict warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Cape Town, S. Africa: Firefighters extinguished a fire at a shoe factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Collahuasi, Chile: Operations at one of the world's largest copper mines were halted after a fatal accident. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Stockertown, OH: Fire broke out in a furnace soot collector at a cement plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Webbers Falls, OK: An overturned tanker truck spilled paraffinic oils across the highway and into a creek. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Melbourne, Australia: A dust explosion caused massive damage in the powdered milk unit of a milk plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
Anshan, China: At least 10 people have been killed and 3 are missing after a blast at a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
New Braunfels, TX: A loud explosion was followed by flames shooting out of a cement processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
White County, AR: Only 100 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled from an overturned tanker carrying 3,000 gallons. More information

Tuesday
Feb 21
San Fernando City, Philippines: A fuel tanker delivering diesel to a refinery spilled less than 10,000 liters into the sea. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Sterling, IL: A steel plant worker suffered injuries when molten metal spilled from a ladle being moved with a crane. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Bay of Plenty, New Zealand: Salvage operators working aboard a barge dumped a container of ferrosilicon overboard due to leaking hydrogen gas. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Saiyedpura, India: Fire from a burning gasoline tanker spread to the underground tanks at a filling station. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Agawam, MA: A fire that destroyed a refrigerated truck also damaged a dairy plant. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Lanzhou, China: A chemical worker died when a tank truck exploded near an LPG station during nitrogen replacement. More information

Monday
Feb 20
George Town, Malaysia: A substation explosion burned a worker over 90 percent of his body. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Amberpet, India: Fire broke out on the ground floor of a packaging plant. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Paradip, India: At least 20 workers were injured, 8 seriously, when the roof of a fertilizer silo caved in at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Jamestown, OH: Fire broke out at a plant making chemical irritant and smoke munition for military use after a major fire 3 months earlier. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Inangahua, New Zealand: A utility worker was injured when a transformer exploded at a sawmill. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Three Hills, AB: A recycling plant worker struck in the chest by machinery later died. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Canton, OH: Local refinery firefighters assisted municipal responders when fire broke out at a trucking company. More information

Monday
Feb 20
York, UK: A factory worker was airlifted to a hospital after his arm became caught in a machine. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Fruitport, MI: A fire at an aluminum foundry had to be fought using dry chemical to avoid reaction with moisture. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Wenatchee, WA: A packaging plant sustained minor water and mud damage after a semitrailer knocked over a fire hydrant. More information

Monday
Feb 20
McPherson County, KS: Lightning triggered an explosion that spilled the crude oil from a steel tank and set fire to a fiberglass tank. More information

Monday
Feb 20
Sidon, Lebanon: A tannery worker died while cleaning a sewage canal that contained extracts of toxic materials used in leather tanning processes. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Kathmandu, Nepal: 2 people died and 8 were injured when a boiler exploded at a factory making plywood. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
East Harris County, TX: A leak from a lubricant mixing and packaging facility found its way into a flood canal. More information

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