Incident Logs


Entries for August 2012

Saturday
Aug 18
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: Fire broke out in an industrial bakery. More Information

Saturday
Aug 18
Majdlaya, Lebanon: Fire broke out in a warehouse storing plastic containers for fruit. More Information

Saturday
Aug 18
Sarnia, ON: Water treatment plants closed their intakes after ethyl benzene leaked into the St. Clair River. More Information

Saturday
Aug 18
Beihai, China: A tanker pushed ashore by a typhoon spilled 5 tons of oil. More Information

Saturday
Aug 18
Koraput, India: 6 employees were seriously injured when a fire broke out in the compressor shop of an aeronautics plant.

Saturday
Aug 18
Belle Chasse, LA: Hundreds were evacuated from near a chemical plant after an unexpected reaction in a heated 2,000 gallon tank of divinylbenezene. More Information

Saturday
Aug 18
Hannover, Germany: A railroad worker was treated for exposure to hydrofluoric acid that leaked from a tank car. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Las Vegas, NV: A worker died in a quarry accident. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Medley, FL: A worker died when the roof to a silo collapsed at a cement plant. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Beatrice, NE: An explosion at a nitrogen plant injured 2 workers. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Buena Vista, NJ: Fire destroyed a steel-walled building at a glass plant. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Bethlehem, PA: A worker at a heat treating plant was overcome by ammonia fumes while working on the roof. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Goshen, IN: Industrial waste was being pumped at an auto parts plant when more than 20 workers became ill. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Miramar, CA: 3 workers at a freight center were overcome by fumes from chemicals shipped by a biotech firm. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Bartow County, GA: An explosion ignited a fire at a plant making wood moulding and trim. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Harrison County, WV: 3 workers were injured in a gas well fire. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
Dartmouth, NS: Refinery fire personnel were able to control a butane leak before it became serious. More Information

Friday
Aug 17
City of Industry, CA: More than 700 pounds of a a toxic chemical used to kill bacteria in whirlpool baths spilled, requiring a hazmat response. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Taranto, Italy: Nearly 2 tons of fuel leaked into the sea from a ship. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Tomago, Australia: Nearby residents were evacuated when 100 liters of methyl ethyl ketone spilled at a mining products plant. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Jacksonville, FL: A worker at a liquor distillery was crushed to death by heavy equipment. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Bridgeport, CT: Firefighters stripped the burning insulation off a large asphalt tank at a construction plant. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Ogden, IL: Workers extinguished a fire at a plastic vacuum forming plant triggered by a power outage. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
LaPlace, LA: 2 deputies investigating the earlier shooting of a deputy at an oil refinery parking lot were themselves shot and killed by a suspect. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Venice, IL: Fuel spilled from an overturned tanker closed a major bridge. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Phoenix, AZ: A half filled 7,000 gallon container of mineral oil at a recycling plant exploded from overpressurization. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Mills, MT: A fatality accident was reported at a local industrial facility. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Keningau, Malaysia: Living quarters for nearly 100 workers at a plywood plant were destroyed by fire. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
Memphis, TN: Workers evacuated a freight facility when a forklift punctured a 5-gallon container of concentrated chili powder. More Information

Thursday
Aug 16
LaCrosse, WI: A small fire broke out at a plant burning waste to produce energy. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Lino Lakes, MN: A forklift fell from the loading dock at a cleaning supply company, pinning a worker. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
San Luis Potosí, Mexico: A boiler exploded at a factory making plaster from gypsum. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Hereford, UK: 4 workers were treated when a drum of hydrofluoric acid was disgarded with routine trash. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Chañaral, Chile: 2 people died in an explosion at a copper mine. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Shadnagar, India: 2 workers were killed and 6 injured in a chemical plant fire. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Hyderabad, India: Fire broke out in an ink factory warehouse and spread to other businesses. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
East Hartford, CT: A fire at a plant making disease-control and pest-control products turned into a hazmat situation. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Pittsfield Twp., MI: A research project at a specialty chemicals plant triggered a runaway reaction creating acidic vapor. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Stearns, KY: Nearly 40,000 tires burned in a recycling plant fire. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Weld County, CO: An explosion during well head maintenance killed a worker. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Calgary, AB: An explosion blew the lid off a containment vessel at an asphalt plant. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Christchurch, New Zealand: Fire broke out in an abandoned appliance factory. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Melbourne, Australia: A conveyor belt fire badly damaged a brick factory. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Wollert, Australia: Fire briefly shut down production at a brick making plant. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Corpus Christi, TX: Firefighters scrambled to extinguish a grass fire in an industrial area caused by a downed power line. More Information

Wednesday
Aug 15
Barangay Muhon, Philippines: A fire at a particle board plant brought production to a halt. More Information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Port Arthur, TX: A construction worker digging a fire water distribution trench at an oil refinery died when he became trapped. More Information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Chester, ME: Workers at a wood chip mill managed to extinguish a fire in a collection bin before firefighters arrived. More Information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Yangzhou, China: Fire broke out in a storage facility at a pesticide factory. More Information

Tuesday
Aug 14
Tezontepec de Aldama, Mexico: A patrol car was destroyed by fire when a pipeline tapped to steal gasoline ignited. More Information

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