Incident Logs


Entries for February 2012

Sunday
Feb 19
Patton Twp., PA: A gasoline tanker rig overturned while making a sharp turn, its spilled contents igniting. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Edgard, LA: Less than 10,000 gallons of crude spilled in a collision on the Mississippi River that tore a gash in a double-hulled tanker barge. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
West Milford, NJ: Fire damaged a power plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Bhalawani, India: 4 people died and 40 were trapped when fire swept a fireworks factory. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Lahore, India: A local factory was destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Darigold, WA: Firefighters using an aerial ladder truck rescued a worker trapped atop a 90-foot silo during a milk plant fire. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Kolkata, India: Fire engulfed a cotton and foam factory. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Indrapur, India: 2 people have died and 8 others were injured when a water boiling machine exploded at a small plywood factory. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Gadsden, AL: A sprinkler system at a uniform cleaning plant is credited with extinguishing a fire before it got out of control. More information

Sunday
Feb 19
Portland, OR: A tank barge containing lignin amine was emptied to recover the body of a worker found inside. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
McKinney, TX: A tank explosion at a brewery sent a canister through a wall and injured 2 workers. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
Warren Twp., OH: Coke spilled from a malfunctioning blast furnace at a steel plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
Wise County, VA: Fire damage at a power plant was confined to the roof of a boiler room. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
Marietta, PA: Pallets of ceiling tiles freshly removed from the kiln caught fire at the plant where they were made. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
Bengaluru, India: An incense stick manufacturing unit was gutted after a major fire broke out. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
Portland, Australia: An outlet pipe attached to a 3,000-ton tank ruptured, spilling hundreds of ton of hot bitumen at the Port of Portland. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
Clinton, NC: A worker at a pork packing plant was found dead with his head in the opening of a waste tanker. More information

Saturday
Feb 18
Lagos, Nigeria: Many people are feared dead with about 32 vehicles burned in an accident involving a fuel tanker. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Ojota, Nigeria: 3 trucks filled with diesel caught fire at an illegal diesel depot. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Baton Rouge, LA: 2 barges collided on the Mississippi River, leaking oil and forcing a closure to shipping traffic. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Almersbach, Germany: Firefighters responded to a hydrochloric acid spill at a paper mill. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Zhaoxian, China: 2 people died and 2 were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Ferndale, WA: Flames belched from a storage unit tower at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Jackson, MI: A small fire broke out inside a machining plant, generating much smoke. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Perry Tpw., OH: A foundry worker was injured when his chest was pinned against a machine. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Salt Lake City, UT: A small fire broke out in the crude unit at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Fort Wayne, IN: Smoke poured from a heater beneath a vat of heat-treating material at a bolt factory. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Phoenix, AZ: An airline worker died when he became caught between 2 conveyor belts. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Gonzales, TX: Homes within a mile radius of an overturned tanker were evacuated as a precaution after propane began spilling. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Robinson Twp., PA: Wet gases and contaminated drilling liquids spilled at a gas well operation, reaching a nearby creek. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Albany, NY: Insulation on a thermal oxidizer unit began to smolder at a plant making carbon material for specialized batteries. More information

Friday
Feb 17
Perth, UK: Firefighters tackled a major blaze at a recycling plant as 100 tons of paper and cardboard went up in flames. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Nanyang, China: 15 mine workers were killed when a tramcar derailed and rolled down a tunnel. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Clay, NY: A sulfur product being mixed at a plant that makes vitamins for farm animals and pets caused an explosion that injured a worker. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Gastonia, NY: 2 men working for a gas pipeline company were injured when a propane-fueled generator flashed over and burned them. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Seattle, WA: Rescuers saved the operator when a shipyard crane collapsed into the water. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Sikeston, MO: A worker at a wire manufacturing plant was critically injured after his arm was caught in a piece of machinery. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
St. Johnsbury, VT: A flash sawdust fire over an interior storage room set off sprinklers and filled part of a furniture plant with smoke. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Wierner Neudorf, Austria: Phosphoric acid leaked from a refrigeration unit in the basement of a company. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Wichita, KS: An explosion at an industrial services company blew open an overhead door and ignited a fire. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Jacksonville, FL: 1 person was injured in a chemical leak at a warehouse. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Burnaby, BC: 26 barrels of gasoline leaked during a transfer to a barge but was captured by the refinery's containment system. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Newport, TN: A worker at an industrial plant was seriously injured when he caught his hand in a roller. More information

Thursday
Feb 16
Newcastle, Australia: A small naphthalene spill was reported at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Kurnell, Australia: A minor liquid leak at a refinery triggered alarms. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Delaware City, DE: More than 14 tons of sulfur dioxide gas was burned off with flares when a refinery's catalytic cracking unit failed. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Ottawa, ON: Firefighters kept a fire in a building used to make biodiesel from reaching 4 5,000 liter fuel tanks. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Shreveport, LA: A 3-vehicle collision knocked a tanker rig carrying nitrogen on its side. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Iturup Island, Russia: A tanker vessel carrying 1,000 tons of diesel ran aground and began leaking fuel. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Riga, Latvia: A oil fire ignited at a pumping station serving a plywood factory. More information

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