Incident Logs


Entries for October 2013

Thursday
Oct 31
Ankleshwar, India: A fire at a pharmaceuticals plant shut down production. More Information

Thursday
Oct 31
Fayetteville, NC: 5 workers were taken to the hospital after exposure to a leaking coolant used in the manufacturing process. More Information

Thursday
Oct 31
Rockmart, GA: A steam explosion at a chemical plant killed a worker. More Information

Thursday
Oct 31
Virginia Beach, VA: The investigation of a suspicious package at a recycling center caused traffic problems. More Information

Wednesday
Oct 30
Killingholme, UK: 2 oil refinery workers were scauled by a steam leak. More Information

Wednesday
Oct 30
Granby, QC: Nearly 3,600 kg of polystyrene burned in a chemical plant fire. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 29
Biyagama, Sri Lanka: A closed factory received extensive fire damage. More Information

Monday
Oct 28
Tucson, AZ: A silo valve at a cement plant malfunctioned, dumping cement powder on workers. More Information

Sunday
Oct 27
Plattsburgh, NY: Sulfur dust settled on equipment ignited at a factory making tires, tracks and off-road equipment. More Information

Sunday
Oct 27
Cadillac, MI: Fire destroyed a former car seat factory. More Information

Sunday
Oct 27
Albuquerque, NM: Materials stored outside a recycling facility caught fire. More Information

Sunday
Oct 27
Doddridge County, WV: 2 workers doing maintenance on a natural gas well suffered burns when oil condensate ignited. More Information

Sunday
Oct 27
Beaufort, NC: A burning silo containing wood chips exploded at a manufacturing plant. More Information

Sunday
Oct 27
Los Angeles, CA: A tanker truck carrying oil crashed through an overpass guard rail and burned as it dangled over the side. More Information

Saturday
Oct 26
Tampa, FL: Welding to add a fire escape to a brewery was under way when fire broke out. More Information

Saturday
Oct 26
Hambro, CA: Fire gutted a particle board plant. More Information

Saturday
Oct 26
Petersburg, VA: Firefighters isolated a galvanizing plant fire to the metal dipping area, keeping it away from inventory. More Information

Friday
Oct 25
Holland, MI: Workers evacuated a plant making chemicals for batteries when the odor of natural gas was detected. More Information

Friday
Oct 25
West Dade, FL: A leak was found in a 55-gallon drum of explosive organic peroxide. More Information

Thursday
Oct 24
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: An explosion at a candy factory left 1 person dead and 40 injured. More Information

Thursday
Oct 24
Zhongstan, China: Smoke poured out of an electrical appliance factory. More Information

Thursday
Oct 24
Milton, VT: An evacuation was ordered when a tractor-trailer being loaded with natural gas began venting. More Information

Wednesday
Oct 23
Elyria, OH: Fire broke out in a processing oven at an aluminum recycling plant. More Information

Wednesday
Oct 23
Lemont, IL: Fire damaged an oil refinery crude unit to the extent that it listed to one side. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 22
Hampton, VA: A chemical spill at a NASA material sciences facility forced an evacuation. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 22
Aiken, SC: A pharmaceuticals plant shut down when elevated levels of methane was detected in the sewer system. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 22
Carlsbad, CA: Noxious fumes from a chemical spill forced the evacuation of a contact lens manufacturer. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 22
Warri, Nigeria: Terrorists claimed credit for an oil refinery explosion and fire that killed an estimated 10 people. More Information

Monday
Oct 21
Green Bay, WI: A chemical reaction at a plant making linings and coatings triggered a shelter-in-place order. More Information

Monday
Oct 21
Branchburg, NJ: A pyrophoric chemical ignited at an electronic chemicals facility but was quickly extinguished. More Information

Monday
Oct 21
Charleston, SC: A chemical leak ignited at a specialty chemicals plant. More Information

Monday
Oct 21
Wilson, NC: A tanker truck crash spilled gasoline, closing an interstate. More Information

Sunday
Oct 20
New Delhi, India: A factory manufacturing cardboard was gutted by fire. More Information

Sunday
Oct 20
Gainford, AB: 13 railcars carrying crude and LPG derailed with 3 catching fire. More Information

Sunday
Oct 20
Sydney, Australia: Fire spread through a recycling plant for tires and plastics. More Information

Saturday
Oct 19
Fort Frances, ON: Hydrogen peroxide spilled from a tank car after a derailment. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Santos, Brazil: A warehouse fire destroyed 180,000 tons of sugar. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Flowood, MS: A fire broke out in the boiler room at a chicken processing plant. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Mathura, India: A gas tanker burst into flames after ramming into a hotel. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Morgan, UT: A fiery tanker truck crash forced the closure of an interstate for nearly half a day. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Dartsedo, China: Polluted water from a mining site spilled into a nearby river, killing fish and livestock. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Andover Borough, NJ: Thousands of gallons of gasoline spilled after a tanker truck and car collided. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Glace Bay, Australia: A worker was injured in the demolition of a former heavy water plant. More Information

Friday
Oct 18
Silvarado Canyon, CA: A brushfire threatened a green waste plant producing mulch. More Information

Thursday
Oct 17
Albion, NY: Fire destroyed a pallet factory. More Information

Thursday
Oct 17
Spokane, WA: Smoldering iron ore trailings created a noxious cloud at a metals smelter. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 15
Haldia, India: A fire damaged equipment at a resin plant. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 15
Puebla, Mexico: An explosion and fire at a natural gas plant killed 4 and injured 6. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 15
Dhenkanai, India: Fire from an electrical transformer spread through a steel plant. More Information

Tuesday
Oct 15
Droitwich, UK: 13 fire crews responded to a food processing plant fire. More Information

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