Incident Logs


Entries for January 2013

Sunday
Jan 13
North Karelia, Finland: An underground explosion in a gold mine temporarily trapped miners. More Information

Sunday
Jan 13
Zhanjiang, China: More than 15 tons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline into the Nanxi River. More Information

Sunday
Jan 13
Los Angeles, CA: Flaring at a refinery near LAX was mistaken for a fire by the public. More Information

Sunday
Jan 13
Palmerston North, NZ: Firefighters saved a large portion of a pipe factory that caught fire. More Information

Saturday
Jan 12
Layyah, Pakistan: 8 workers were injured when a boiler explosion ripped apart a sugar mill. More Information

Saturday
Jan 12
Madurai, India: An explosion in a fireworks factory killed 3. More Information

Saturday
Jan 12
Ellesmere Port, UK: A furnace fire at an oil refinery took 10 hours to extinguish. More Information

Saturday
Jan 12
Tema, Ghana: Fire engulfed a paint factory with fear that workers were trapped inside. More Information

Saturday
Jan 12
Wood River, IL: An electrical fire forced the closing of a refinery crude unit. More Information

Saturday
Jan 12
Sangju, S. Korea: Hydrochloric acid leaking from a 200-ton tank at a polysilicon plant triggered an area evacuation. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Halesowen, UK: An office fire at a welding plant destroyed much of the company's paperwork. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Etrura, UK: Fire destroyed a factory building used by numerous businesses. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Bardstown, KY: A worker pinned between two pieces of equipment at an industrial bakery later died. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Sibsagar, India: Fire swept through a refinery, killing 2. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Bayelsa, Nigeria: Fire gutted an LNG plant and forced an area evacuation. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Geleki, India: 2 workers at an oil installation died when flames erupted during maintenance on a heater treater. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Sulphur, LA: A tractor-trailer caught fire near a chemical waste management plant. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Gainesville, FL: Chemical plant personnel extinguished a fire that injured 1. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Garretson, SD: A buildup of nitrogen sent a silo roof nearly 100 feet at a farmers' cooperative. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Arepo, Nigeria: Fatalities were reported in a pipeline previously compromised by vandals. More Information

Friday
Jan 11
Garabaggal, Azerbaijan: A leaking natural gas pipeline exploded in a remote region. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Merritt, BC: Welding was under way when fire spread through a concrete plant. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Bangalore, India: 3 workers asphyxiated inside an underground tank at a foundry. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Terrytown, LA: A chemical odor linked to breathing difficulties was reported near a local plant. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Philadelphia, PA: An ammonia leak shut down a meat processing plant for nearly an hour. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Noida, India: Fire gutted a chewing tobacco factory. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Plaquemine, LA: Storm winds ripped through a speciality chemicals plant, collapsing an office roof. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Ransom Twp, PA: A broken oil line ignited at a paper products plant. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Mangalore, India: Flames gutted a 3-story candle factory. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Chattanooga, TN: A plant specializing in soap chemicals continued production despite a major fire. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Sarnia, ON: A sour smell eminating from the flare collection system at an oil refinery triggered a shelter-in-place order. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Manassas, VA: A buildup of silane gas reacted with ammonium nitrate to start a fire in discarded material at a manufacturing plant. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Lagunillas, Venezuela: An explosion near an oil refinery caused concern. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Anshar, Yemen: An oil export pipeline was bombed. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Keyston, UK: Nearly 38,000 liters of ethanol leaked when a tanker truck overturned. More Information

Thursday
Jan 10
Marion County, IL: A tanker truck overtuned and began leaking chloroacetyl chloride. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Pasadena, CA: Worker evacuated a battery research facility after a chemical spill. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Boise, ID: More than 50,000 gallons of gasoline spilled at an oil terminal. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Orissa, India: At least 9 workers fell ill due to leaking chlorine gas at a thermal power plant. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Canning Vale, Australia: Smoke pouring from a burning resin factory was not considered dangerous. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Shelton, CT: Flames spread through a tool factory and a packaging plant. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Peoria, IL: A ruptured gas line fed a fire that spread to the roof of an agricultural plant. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Bay City, TX: A transformer fire shut down a generating unit at a nuclear power plant. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A furniture plant fire spread through production areas. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Galva, IA: Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire after an explosion at a soy product plant. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Cordele, GA: 24 55-gallon-drums of insecticide exploded at a chemical plant, releasing an intense odor. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Lowell, MI: Flames broke out in a cold storage room at a metal fabrication plant. More Information

Wednesday
Jan 09
Howell, MI: Fire broke out in a scrap pile at a recycling plant. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 08
K├╝rnach, Germany: A forklift accident at a freight loading facility spilled more than 130 gallons of hydrofluoric acid. More Information

Tuesday
Jan 08
Shanghai, China: A worker died in a fire at a plant processing waste diesel oil. More Information

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