Incident Logs


Entries for March 2012

Friday
Mar 23
Corpus Christi, TX: A process leak at an oil refinery triggered an emergency alarm that lasted nearly 6 minutes. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Port Arthur, TX: Heavy rain sank the floating roof on a naphtha storage tank at an oil refinery, releasing flammable fumes. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Portland, OR: An explosion inside a chemical reactor at a plant that produces semiconductor wafers injured 2 workers. More information

Thursday
Mar 22
Geismar, LA: A shelter-in-place advisory was been issued covering a 1-mile radius of a burning chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Jaipur, India: 20 fire tenders responded to a plastics plant fire that took 7 hours to extinguish. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Jaipur, India: A fire that broke out at a carton factory took nearly 2 hours to extinguish. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Walu Bay, Fiji: 2 factory workers were injured when bags of flour fell on them. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Grand Haven, MI: Fire spread to the roof of a former leather factory being demolished. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Flint Cross, UK: Firefighters are taking defensive action against a fire at a recycling plant that ignited 25 tonnes of wood chippings. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Shimla, India: Fire gutted a building materials factory. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Watertown, NY: Sprinklers helped keep damage to a minimum in a fire at a plant making specialty barriers, laminates and friction material. More information

Wednesday
Mar 21
Dhuman, Pakistan: 3 workers were injured in an explosion at an ammunition factory. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Harvey, NB: A mechanical failure resulted in a crane operator being trapped under a piece of rail being loaded on a rail car. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Lerwick, UK: 23 tons of oil was discharged from an off-shore platform, 100 miles from Lerwick. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Columbus, OH: A worker at a plant specializing in coating and laminates packaging died after being pulled between the large rollers of a machine. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Hartselle, AL: A silo fire at a wood reel plant forced a temporary shutdown of operations. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Blidworth, UK: A series of explosions rocked an industrial estate with no injuries reported. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Herculaneum, MO: Fire damaged an electrical transformer at a lead smelter. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Salina, NY: A pile of used filters caught fire at a plant making scroll compressors. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
St. Petersburg, Russia: 2 people died when fire broke out at a camera plant during roof repair operations. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Mumias, Kenya: A conveyor belt fire at a sugar factory took 3 hours to extinguish. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Ronda, NC: At least 7 people were treated after an explosion and fire at a plant making fiber optics products. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Shelby, OH: A broken hydraulic triggered a fire at a plant making precision steel tubes. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Corby, UK: Fire swept through a number of industrial units, including a storage facility for motorcycles. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Winnipeg, MB: A fire at a feed plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Navolato, Mexico: 2 workers at a sugar mill were injured while attempting to flee when a pipe leading to the boilers ruptured. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Dunnigan, CA: Responders rescued a worker at a storage silo who became trapped from the chest down in grain. More information

Tuesday
Mar 20
Karachi, Pakistan: 2 people died and 6 were injured when fire destroyed a polyester yarn factory and damaged neighboring businesses. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Oak Harbor, OH: A worker at a plant specializing in pressure sensitive tape suffered leg injuries when he was trapped in machinery. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Charlotte, NC: A worker at a cotton processing plant lost an arm that became trapped in machinery. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Laverton North, Australia: Fire gutted a metal recycling factory and spread to a neighboring business. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Johor Baharu, Malaysia: Fire razed a printing plant despite the best efforts of workers to battle the blaze. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Muscatine, IA: Workers evacuated a steel plant after an apparent lightning strike killed the power. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Grand Forks, ND: A small fire at an ornamental iron foundry spread to the roof. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Everett, WA: A aircraft plant worker was seriously injured when he was caught in the wing flaps of a jet airliner. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Raipur, India: A factory fire spread through plastics drums filled with oil paints. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Coon Rapids, MN: Firefighters responded to a small chlorine release at a water treatment plant. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Zagreb, Croatia: 9 people were injured, one fatally, in a fire at a pharmaceuticals plant. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Rotterdam, Netherlands: A fire damaged a furnace in a crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Karnataka, India: A driver and helper who entered the bitumen storage compartment of a transport trucker were later found dead inside. More information

Monday
Mar 19
Lancaster, ON: A man who fell at a silo at an agricultural products plant was listed in critical condition. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Jerusalem, Israel: 5 people were injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a food processing plant specializing in matzah. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Lahore, Pakistan: A boiler explosion at a spinning mill left 2 dead and 3 injured. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Carson, CA: A leaking valve released a large amount of hydrogen sulfide at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Port Harcourt, Nigeria: 6 people died and 13 were injured when a gasoline tanker skidded off the road and burst into flames. More information

Sunday
Mar 18
Chicago, IL: A hopper fire was quickly extinguished at a disposable cup factory. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Danvers, MA: 2 box trucks parked at a building products plant caught fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Merrimack, NH: Fire broke out in an exhaust stack at a plastic products plant. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Mesaieed, Qatar: Fire broke out in a seawater cooling tower at a power plant supplying an aluminium smelter. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Lebanon, OH: A dust collector on an oven caught fire at a metal processing plant. More information

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