Incident Logs


Entries for March 2012

Saturday
Mar 17
Mumbai, India: A tanker that had just unloaded a cargo of 2,000 tons of toluene caught fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
West Point, GA: A fire at a parts supplier forced a 2-day shutdown for a car plant. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Brilliant, OH: A mine foreman died when he was crushed between heavy equipment. More information

Saturday
Mar 17
Gallatin, TN: A worker was burned and later hospitalized after the front loader truck he was operating caught fire at a steel powder plant. More information

Friday
Mar 16
Henderson, KY: A valve ruptured on an 1,800 gallon tank of chlorine at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Mar 16
Delaware City, DE: A fire at a desulfurization unit at a refinery has been extinguished. More information

Friday
Mar 16
Tema, Ghana: Fire broke out at a food cannery. More information

Friday
Mar 16
East Millinocket, ME: A wood stove or recent electrical work might have ignited a fire that destroyed a concrete factory and connected office. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Austin, TX: Hydraulic fluid leaked onto the insulation of a power turbine and heat from a steam valve caused the fluid to ignite into a small fire. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Brush, CO: A warehouse worker died after being buried beneath a 20-foot mound of pinto beans. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Camp Taylor, KY: A worker was treated for exposure to toxic smoke after fire broke out in a compactor at a box foam plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Sotkomo, Finland: Elevated hydrogen sulphide concentrations were detected near the body of a metals plant worker. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Hackettstown, NJ: A worker using a reciprocating saw to cut open an oil tank ignited some leftover oil inside. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Berkeley, CA: A worker at a metal forging and tool-manufacturing plant died when he was struck in the head by a piece of a grinding wheel. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Dakota City, NE: A worker at a food processing plant died when equipment he was operating collapsed. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Cambridge, ON: A man walking through the parking lot at an auto plant is believed to have been struck by lightning. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Plainwell, MI: Fire broke out at a pallet factory. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Moundsville, OH: Fire broke out at a closed power plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Russellville, AR: A worker at a munitions arsenal died when a pipe he was cutting 15 feet above the ground touched a power line. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Mineral Heights, Jamaica: A temporary worker died in an accident at a wastewater treatment plant More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Sandend, UK: An explosion followed by flames rocked a seafood processing plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Selfoss, Iceland: Fire threatened to spread from a storage area at a pipe making factory to the production facilities. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Glossup, Australia: About 80 percent of a factory and several other businesses were damaged by fire. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Cantley, UK: Fire broke out in a cooling tower at a sugar refinery. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Glasgow, KY: An equipment filter caught fire at a plant specializing in driveline products. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Holyoak, MA: Flammable wood and debris inside a disused paper mill fueled a major fire. More information

Thursday
Mar 15
Lexington, KY: A 40-by-70-foot section of the roof collapsed during a thunderstorm at a factory making sealants for insulated glass windows. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Vancouver, BC: A bag factory worker suffered burns when fumes from a propane fueled forklift ignited. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Oberfranken, Germany: Fire destroyed a warehouse at a powder coating manufacturer, with 3 firefighters seriously injured. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Gaza City, Israel: An Israeli air strike set a furniture factory warehouse ablaze. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Nelson, UK: A long established coffin factory has been devastated by fire. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Severn Twp., ON: 500 pounds of sheet metal fell on a worker's legs. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Firefighters struggled to rescue a man who fell 40 feet to a concrete floor at a metal forging and fabrication plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Black Tickle, NL: Residents were expected to go overnight without electricity after a fire at a diesel fueled power plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Moorhead, ND: Fire crews responded to heavy smoke and a fire at an egg carton production plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Garfield, MN: Fire destroyed a recycled plastics plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Great Falls, MT: A wildfire burned to the edge of a flour and grain mill. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Kennebunk, ME: Hydrogen gas leaking from a drum of mixed chemicals caused a small explosion at a glass plant. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Taft, CA: 3 people attempting to steal pipe from an oilfield by cutting up a disused pipeline managed to ignite a wildfire. More information

Wednesday
Mar 14
Pekin, IL: Fire broke out in a shed housing a pump at an ethanol plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Majalgaon, India: An engineer and a fitter died in an explosion of the boiler at a sugar processing factory. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
East Liverpool, OH: 3 workers at an environmental services company were taken to the hospital after being exposed to aniline. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Knoxville, TN: A worker at a plant making materials used by commercial printers died when hit by a truck. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Morton, IL: Fire badly damaged a portion of a welding and fabrication plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Martin County, TX: Fire crews contained a huge fire burning at an LPG plant. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Moranbah, Australia: An explosion killed a worker who was welding on top of a large waste oil reservoir at a recycling waste management business. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Boston, MA: Sections of the city that lost power because of a smoky electrical transformer fire slowly recovered. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Pennsauken, NJ: A forklift caught fire inside a bottling plant warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Hamburg, Germany: 5 workers who recovered a barrel of WWII chemical warfare agent while dredging a channel became sick. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Adelaide, Australia: A fire at a waste oil recycling plant has cast a smoke plume across the city skyline. More information

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