Incident Logs


Entries for March 2012

Tuesday
Mar 13
Bellevue, OH: Schools are closed after a magnesium plant fire had officials warning residents to stay indoors to avoid possible respiratory problems. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Glendale, AZ: Cardboard being baled at a recycling plant caught fire but was quickly extinguished. More information

Tuesday
Mar 13
Angusville, MB: Fire broke out at a plant specializing in food preparations. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Ballyconnell, Ireland: A truck fire at a packaging plant is under investigation. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Dania Beach, FL: A hazmat team member was taken to the hospital after responding to reports of a strong chlorine smell at a water treatment facility. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Connor Downs, UK: 17 people, including 2 ambulance crew members, are being treated for CO poisoning after a gas leak at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Cradley Heath, UK: A fire ripped through 150 wooden pallets in a pallet factory yard sending flames up 50 feet. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Lenz, Austria: 2 metalworkers at an aluminum foundry died when a colleague turned on the giant industrial oven they were cleaning. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Cumbria, UK: A worker was killed and another injured when a crane in use at an industrial park dropped its load. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Melbourne, Australia: Fire swept through a crane factory and a wrecking yard. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Mandya, India: Fire gutted a factory that makes sugar cane byproducts. More information

Monday
Mar 12
Granada, Spain: An explosion in a boiler caused a fire at a solar power plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 11
Crosby, UK: Area residents were told to shelter-in-place when fire broke out in a disused food processing plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 11
Livorno, Italy: An in-house fire brigade extinguished a solvent fire that broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Mar 11
Hunter Valley, Australia: A worker at an engineering firm was crushed to death when a hopper fell off a forklift. More information

Sunday
Mar 11
Lawrence, KS: An equipment fire at a plastics plant spread to a heating and cooling unit on the roof. More information

Sunday
Mar 11
Mineola, TX: A fire at a petroleum plant was extinguished within an hour. More information

Sunday
Mar 11
Poland Twp., OH: Firefighters responded to an odor report at a water treatment plant that turned out to be a small amount of concentrated ammonia. More information

Sunday
Mar 11
Port Clarence, UK: Firefighters fought a large blaze at a wood recycling plant for more than 24 hours before declaring it "under control." More information

Saturday
Mar 10
Warren Twp., OH: It will take about a week to repair a blast furnace damaged during a fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 10
Middlesbrough, UK: Firefighters tackled a fire involving several thousand tonnes of wood at a recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Mar 10
Kaitaia, New Zealand: Fire broke out in a drier building at a timber manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Mar 10
Pascagoula, MS: Officials shut down an oil refinery after the accidental release of nearly 10 pounds of benzene. More information

Saturday
Mar 10
Kolombong, Malaysia: Fire destroyed a furniture factory. More information

Saturday
Mar 10
Plymouth, IN: 3 firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation battling a fire in a former factory used as a warehouse. More information

Saturday
Mar 10
Scarboro, WV: A coal miner operating a continuous mining machine was killed. More information

Friday
Mar 09
Henderson, NV: A small chlorine leak was reported at a metals plant. More information

Friday
Mar 09
Frederick, MD: A man was airlifted after being seriously injured in an industrial accident at a cabinet shop. More information

Friday
Mar 09
St. Joseph, MO: Firefighters used dry chemical to control an equipment fire at a plastics plant. More information

Friday
Mar 09
St. John, NB: Fire broke out in a wood chip mound at a pulp plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Nacogdoches County, TX: 2 storage tanks at a gas well caught fire. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Fairdale, KY: Overpressurized with air, 4 100-yard lengths of PVC pipe ruptured at a plant making air-conditioning ducts, injuring 5 people. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Mikado, SK: Fire damaged a flax fibre-processing plant earlier this week. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Darpas, Armenia: Fire broke out at a disused factory building. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Fayette County, WV: A miner suffered lacerations and broken ribs in a 12-foot fall. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
East Berlin, CT: An aggressive reaction from mixed chemicals forced workers to evacuate a plant specializing in adhesives, coatings and emulsion polymers. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Scotland County, NC: Firefighters battled a blaze inside a silo behind a plant that makes cat litter. More information

Thursday
Mar 08
Abbeville, SC: A massive cleanup followed a train derailment of about 2 dozen cars with leaking chemicals involved. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Greensboro, NC: A release of nitric acid fumes at a chemical plant forced police to close a nearby road. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Martinez, CA: Despite earlier reports production units at a 156,400 bpd refinery were not involved in an electrical power line fire nearby. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Shellharbour, Australia: A worker at a coal mine was injured when steel pipe being unloaded from a truck fell on him. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Nagulapalli, India: 4 workers died and several others sustained injures in a blast in a firecracker factory. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Darmstadt, Germany: A chemical plant trainee suffered facial injuries and 4 others were hurt in an explosion involving the handling of acid and alcohol. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Buffalo, NY: Fire started in an air conditioning unit on the roof of a former axle plant under renovation. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Polk County, FL: A fuel tanker burst into flames after a collision with a train. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Vyasarpadi, India: Fire broke out in a gasoline storage tank. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Bartow, FL: A diesel-laden tanker truck burst into flames after being struck by a freight train, killing the tanker driver. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Ayyanar, India: 1 person was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Jefferson Davis County, MS: 2 storage tanks containing 33,600 gallons of crude oil caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Mar 07
Artesia, NM: A well blowout led to the evacuation of several rural homes after a potentially deadly gas was released into the air More information

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