Incident Logs


Entries for February 2012

Wednesday
Feb 15
San Cosme Xaloztoc, Mexico: An explosion rocked a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
West Rockhill, PA: Flames broke through the roof of a plant making precision machine parts. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Chattanooga, TN: A small fire that broke out at a manufacturing plant was extinguished before firefighters arrived. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
New Castle, IN: A long-closed pallet factory caught fire and burned for several hours. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
North Slope, AK: An exploratory well suffered an apparent blowout when drillers were unable to control pressure from a pocket of natural gas. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Arlington, TX: A kitchen fire spread to the roof of a plant making snack chips. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Yemessee, SC: Fire destroyed a metals recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Dallas, TX: Fire gutted a family owned mattress factory. More information

Wednesday
Feb 15
Yunlin, Taiwan: A fire on the 3rd floor of a textile plant took 4 hours to extinguish. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Ammon, Jordan: Flames engulfed nearly 1200 square meters of an animal feed factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Zarqa, Jordan: 1 person was injured and 16 experienced breathing difficulties during a carton factory fire. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Madison Heights, MI: Fire swept through a 25,000-square-foot factory specializing in reclaiming cell phones. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Moses Lake, WA: A chemical warehouse worker was crushed when a cement block wall toppled over from the weight of bagged fertilizer stacked against it. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Toronto, ON: A worker fell 40 feet in an industrial accident at a warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Chattanooga, TN: Nearby businesses were evacuated when a leak of anhydrous ammonia developed at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Montreal, QB: Nearly 100 bales of cardboard ignited at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Gulfport, MS: A broken valve dumped more than 500 gallons of phosphorous acid, hydrochloric acid and ethanol behind a chemical company. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Kuching, Malaysia: A worker at a steel processing factory was killed when his head was crushed by a machine he was operating. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Columbia Heights, MN: A water treatment facility had to be evacuated after two chemicals were accidentally mixed together and caused a reaction. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Plymouth, NC: Fire broke out at a lumber mill. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Avon, NY: Plant personnel were able to deal with a small amount of ammonia that leaked at a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Pride, LA: The rupture of a 30-inch natural gas pipeline rocked the surrounding community. More information

Tuesday
Feb 14
Youngstown, OH: Fumes ignited a house fire a half mile from an overturned tanker truck that spilled gasoline. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Nortrup, Germany: 9 workers were overcome by leaking anhydrous ammonia vapors at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Hinckley, UK: A furniture factory worker broke his arm in several places when it became caught in a rolling machine. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Wrexham, UK: Fire has halted production twice in three days at a breakfast cereal plant. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Safi, Malta: An explosion rocked a pyrotechnics factory with no injuries reported. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Easton, PA: A massive fire engulfed a building at a chemical plant specializing in pigments. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Porirua, New Zealand: A worker suffered caustic soda burns while cleaning out machines at a chocolate factory. More information

Monday
Feb 13
San Antonio, TX: A firefighter at an auto plant was injured when a fire started on a heater above the plant's paint shop. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Kapuk, Indonesia: Fire spread through a plastics plant in an isolated location. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Slidell, LA: A train slammed into an 18-wheeler carrying an armored personnel carrier adjacent to the plant where the carrier was made. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Goldsboro, NC: Fumes released by mixing cleaning products sent 5 workers at a food processing plant to the hospital. More information

Monday
Feb 13
Salaata, Lebanon: Fires erupted in a sulfur cargo on a vessel docked at the Salaata seaport. More information

Sunday
Feb 12
Astana, Kazakhstan: Coal dust on a conveyor belt caught fire at a power plant, injuring a worker. More information

Sunday
Feb 12
Bay County, FL: Fire broke out at a waste-to-energy incinerator. More information

Sunday
Feb 12
Campbellfield, Australia: A mixing drum overheated and caught fire at an asphalt plant. More information

Sunday
Feb 12
Goldendale, WA: A fuel tanker rig crashed and burned, killing the driver. More information

Sunday
Feb 12
Maturin, Venezuela: Crude oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline has blackened a river and forced officials to halt normal water distribution. More information

Sunday
Feb 12
Kewdale, Australia: A truck carrying 30 tons of ammonium nitrate overturned, closing a major highway for 15 hours. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Talbot County, MD: An overturned fuel truck leaked nearly 4,000 gallons of fuel and caused traffic to be re-routed for 8 hours. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Truro, UK: Firefighters rescued a man from a blaze in a disused factory building. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Texas City, TX: A worker at a food additives factory died after an accident involving packaging equipment. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Samut Sakhon, Thailand: Fire damaged a section of a shrimp processing plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Kelowna, BC: Fire broke out in a saw mill's power plant. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Blacksburg, SC: A worker at a finishing plant was caught by machinery and injured. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Stamford, VT: Fire destroyed the process building at a family owned sawmill. More information

Saturday
Feb 11
Toansa, India: An overpressurived pipe ruptured with great force at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Friday
Feb 10
New London, CN: A worker operating a crane at a pier was injured after a bundle of rebar fell on his legs. More information

Friday
Feb 10
Troy Grove, IL: The belt inside a 200-foot-tall elevator leg caught fire when employees at a sand plant were welding. More information

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