Incident Logs


Entries for February 2012

Friday
Feb 10
Fargo, ND: A forklift ruptured an ammonia line at a food distribution center, forcing an evacuation. More information

Friday
Feb 10
Slough, UK: Firefighters evacuated a pharmaceutical plant after a chemical spill. More information

Friday
Feb 10
Menasha, WI: Fire spread through a 300-foot paper processing machine at a paper mill. More information

Friday
Feb 10
Clarksville, TN: Fear of a violent reaction prevented firefighters from using water to battle a zinc plant fire. More information

Friday
Feb 10
Mount Vernon, IN: A fire at an ethanol plant was contained with minimal damage. More information

Friday
Feb 10
Mitchell, SD: Employees at a trailer manufacturing plant were evacuated after a fire in an outdoor dust collection and filtration unit. More information

Friday
Feb 10
Springdale, AR: An explosion blew the roof off a silo at a plant that manufactures building material from recycled plastic and waste wood fiber. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Lenoir, NC: Fire started in a dust collection system at a manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Northampton, PA: Fire broke out in the dust collection system at a recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Rugby, UK: A cement plant worker hired to erect scaffolding suffered a head injury and died at the scene. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Memphis, TN: A warehouse worker unloading a boxcar suffered a fatal head injury when a paper roll fell. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Stickney, IL: An explosion and fire rocked a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Ossining, NY: A tractor-trailer on its way to a water treatment plant spilled polyaluminum chloride on the road. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Anchorage, AK: Flames tore through a warehouse that formerly served as the home of a seafood processing plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Dundalk, MD: A fire at a former liquor distillery was the 2nd in 5 months. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Northampton, UK: Fire broke out at a auto recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Fitchburg, MA: Fire broke out in a dust collector at a plant that makes saws and cutting tools. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Singapore, China: Fire broke out on the 4th floor of a factory building. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Dehradun, India: 9 workers died when fire broke out at a washing machine factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Jumma Goth, Pakistan: 3 workers died in a boiler explosion at a poultry feed factory. More information

Thursday
Feb 09
Chiba, Japan: Officials confirmed a leak near a naphtha tank at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Baku, Azerbaijan: Power cables brought down by strong winds ignited a natural gas pipeline. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Gloster, MS: Fire destroyed a former plywood factory. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Melbourne, UK: Fire spread through 4 paint booths at a factory making cultivators and drill equipment. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Navi Mumbai, India: Sulfur fumes spread from a burning warehouse, causing reported respiratory problems. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Sugarloaf, PA: A 3,000-gallon propane tanker flipped onto its side, releasing vapors, injuring the driver and shutting down a 2-lane highway. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Ferntree Gully, Australia: Fire destroyed a plastics plant with smoke and water damage to neighboring plants. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Mundiyaki Pargana, India: Flames gutted an electronics plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Dover, OH: A chemical plant employee working on a pipe above his head was drenched in a combination of chloroform, carbon tetrachloride and paraffin. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Cleveland, TN: 2 firefighters were overcome by fumes while battling a blaze at a factory making batteries. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Melbourne, Australia: A fire triggered by several explosions at an art supplies factory brought firefighters to the scene. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Baku, Azerbaijan: A tanker truck hauling LPG overturned near a refinery and exploded. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Sydney, Australia: Heavy rain caused an oil refinery's stormwater system to overflow, spilling a petroleum-based substance into a nearby creek. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Come By Chance, NF: A fire at an oil refinery had minimal impact on operations despite smoke that could be seen for miles. More information

Wednesday
Feb 08
Nashville, TN: Fire broke out in the rubber molding section of a plant producing stone veneers for building exteriors. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Springdale, AR: An exhaust flue on the roof of a poultry processing plant overheated and caught part of the roof on fire. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Fresno, CA: A freezer fire charred a food processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Dover, OH: A bent drive shaft caused the belt on an electric motor to catch fire at a factory making interior wall panels. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Epping, UK: A fire in an earthenware factory took fire crews half an hour to contain. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Kurashiki, Japan: 5 oil refinery workers were presumed dead after an undersea tunnel collapsed and seawater rushed in. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Kenosha. WI: About a century of oily grime ignited by a demolition crew spread fire through a closed auto plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Greeneville, TN: A worker died when he fell through the roof of an industrial warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Midland, TX: A worker conducting a fracking operation at an oil well site died when a high pressure line ruptured. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
St. Neots, UK: Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Erode, India: 2 workers were killed and 4 injured in a boiler explosion in a private cloth calendaring unit. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Zapopan, Mexico: 6 people were injured in an explosion and fire at a chemical factory making precursors for cleaning products. More information

Tuesday
Feb 07
Mushin, Nigeria: An accident at a packaging plant involving a plastics moulding machine killed a worker. More information

Monday
Feb 06
Burmamines, India: A fire at an oil depot destroyed 3 tanker trucks. More information

Monday
Feb 06
Pike County, KY: A tanker truck overturned spilling several tons of hazardous material into a creek. More information

Monday
Feb 06
Liverpool, UK: Dock workers inhaled fumes from an agricultural substance called Pyridine during a chemical spill. More information

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