Incident Logs


Entries for April 2012

Tuesday
Apr 17
Fayetteville, AR: 3 people were treated at a hospital after a carbon monoxide leak at a plant specializing in wrot copper fittings. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Irwindale, CA: A conveyor belt caught fire at rock-products facility, sending a plume of black smoke high into the sky. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Edmonton, AB: An alarm that sounded at an oil refinery was traced to a "minor equipment issue" that was quickly resolved. More information

Monday
Apr 16
Savannah, GA: Firefighters used water and foam to battle a blaze the size of a football field at a recycling plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Gujarat, India: A storage facility at a food processing plant caught fire. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Bad Axe, MI: Fire officials credit 2 employees in keeping fire damage to a minimum at a factory that manufactures automotive trim components and assemblies. More information

Sunday
Apr 15
Moscow, Russia: Fire broke out at a crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Suez, Egypt: A warehouse fire at a refinery left 1 person dead and 20 injured. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Albion, MI: Fire broke out at a shuttered steel plant where petroleum products recovered during a spill on the Kalamazoo River were stored. More information

Saturday
Apr 14
Fengzhen, China: Flammable gas leaked after a chemical plant caught fire and exploded. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Rodeo, CA: A small fire broke out in a sulfur unit at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Mapleton, IL: A fire at a chemical manufacturer sent 3 firefighters to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Hyderabad, India: A firefighter died from smoke inhalation battling a power plant fire. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Laurel, MT: A coker drum rupture at an oil refinery released a massive clouds of black dust that coated a nearby elementary school and park. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Beaumont, TX: Nearly 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide was released to the atmosphere due to a power failure at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Pathum Thani, Thailand: Fire broke out at a consumer electronics plant. More information

Friday
Apr 13
Katanning, Australia: A fuel tanker rolled over and caught fire on the Great Southern Highway. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Freeport, Grand Bahamas: A fire at an oil terminal was quickly extinguished with minimal damage. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Raahe, Finland: Molten slag started a fire at a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Geismar, LA: An inhibitor was used to neutralize the unexpected reaction of acrylic acid in a tanker truck being washed. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Hudson, NC: 1 worker was hurt and hundreds evacuated when a fire broke out a chemical plant making dyes, lacquers and other coatings for furniture. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Hudson, NC: A furniture finishing plant worker was mixing chemicals in the paint and coating tank when a flash fire ignited. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Tala, Mexico: A fire in a 16-inch gasoline pipeline was blamed on illegal fuel tapping. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Munhall, PA: Fire broke out at a steel plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 12
Taranto, Italy: A ship has spilled as much as 15 tons of its fuel but the oil has been contained by floating barriers. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Augusta, SC: A worker at a freight facility was crushed to death between a trailer and a dolly. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Mount Pleasant, TN: A worker died when he fell into an scrap shredder at an aluminum plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Nanchital, Mexico: A fuel spill from a 16-inch pipeline led to a fire and explosion at a petrochemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Ontario, OH: Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire at the former GM plant in the process of being demolished. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Springdale, AR: Fire broke out at a plant that uses recycled polyethylene plastic to make composite building materials. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Warren, MI: An explosion at a auto company's battery lab that seriously injured 1 person involved extreme testing on a prototype battery. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Southbourne, UK: A sawdust silo caught fire and exploded at a furniture factory. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Big Spring, TX: The driver of a vacuum truck died when a train slammed into her vehicle at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
El Cajon, CA: A worker operating a heavy press at a forging plant was injured when a a piece of metal broke loose, striking him in the abdomen. More information

Wednesday
Apr 11
Port Gibson, MS: A small fire shut down work to increase production at a nuclear power plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Front Royal, VA: A forklift fire at an electronics plant resulted in a warehouse full of smoke and 1 employee suffering from burns. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Kansas City, KS: A worker at a manufacturing plant died when equipment he was assembling fell on him. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Montreal, QC: Flammable products on hand helped spread fire through an ornamental iron manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Valenzuela City, Philippines: Fire spread through warehouses stocked with inventory at a plastics products plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Pelzer, SC: A fire in wooden pallets outside spread to a nearby pallet making plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Tateville, KY: A large fire broke out at a charcoal factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
St. Bernard, OH: A firefighter was injured in a fire at a recycling plant that sent clouds of black smoke into the air, visible for miles. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Fond-Du-Lac, WI: An explosion involving molten aluminum ignited dust particles that spread fire though the exhaust system at a boat factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 10
Levis, QC: A spill of petroleum residue at an oil refinery found its way into the Saint Lawrence River. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Campello, Italy: About 150 tons of spent charcoal ignited at an olive oil factory. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Winchester, NV: A forklift accident at a plant making plastic food containers left a worker dead. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Lavonia, MI: Fire spread through several silos that were once part of a grain mill complex. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Bedford Park, IL: A woman suffered a minor head injury when her hair was pulled into a corn oil bottling machine at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Kensington, PA: A 5-alarm fire in an old factory cost the lives of two firefighters. More information

Monday
Apr 09
Sumgayit, Azerbaijan: An explosion rocked a gas storage facility at an ethylene-polyethylene plant. More information

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