Incident Logs


Entries for May 2013

Friday
May 31
San Antonio, TX: Fire broke out at a metal fabricating plant specializing in jail furnishings. More Information

Thursday
May 30
Hanover, PA: A worker was hurt in a chemical explosion and fire at a fragrance mixing plant. More Information

Thursday
May 30
Branchburg, NJ: An explosion at a natural gas pipeline facility injured 2 workers. More Information

Thursday
May 30
Erie, PA: Fire broke out in a vacant manufacturing plant. More Information

Thursday
May 30
Old Saybrook, CT: 4 workers at a metal cutting plant were hospitalized after an equipment fire exposed them to potentially toxic smoke. More Information

Thursday
May 30
Columbia, SC: A hydrofluoric acid vapor release at a chemical plant triggered an area evacuation. More Information

Wednesday
May 29
Norwalk, OH: A dumpster fire forced the evacuation of a thermal insulation plant. More Information

Wednesday
May 29
Sasebo City, Japan: Toxic fumes killed a worker cleaning drains and underground tanks at a seafood processing plant. More Information

Wednesday
May 29
Edmonton, AB: Fire broke out at a packaged ice plant. More Information

Wednesday
May 29
Ione, CA: An explosion at a power plant that burns waste killed 2. More Information

Wednesday
May 29
Waterloo, IA: 3 workers at a manufacturing plant were overcome by sulfur dioxide vapor. More Information

Tuesday
May 28
White Marsh, MD: An explosion triggered by a freight train derailment collapsed nearby buildings. More Information

Tuesday
May 28
Cumming, GA: An ammonia leak temporarily closed a poultry plant. More Information

Tuesday
May 28
Lavergne, TN: Fire broke out during maintenance on a scrap metal pit at a metals plant. More Information

Tuesday
May 28
Batangas City, Philippines: Fire broke out in a transformer at a power plant. More Information

Tuesday
May 28
Pekin, IL: Lightning ignited a storage tank of alcohol at a corn processing plant. More Information

Monday
May 27
Fort Worth, TX: An ammonia leak forced the evacuation of a food processing plant. More Information

Monday
May 27
Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Fire broke out at an oil refinery when a pipe ruptured in a residue desulfuization unit. More Information

Sunday
May 26
Jiangxi, China: An explosion in a cross country natural gas pipeline injured 2. More Information

Sunday
May 26
Hexham, UK: Fire ripped through a fiberboard plant. More Information

Friday
May 24
Holywell, UK: Residents near a fire at a coat hanger plant were warned to shelter in place. More Information

Friday
May 24
Bridgeport, AL: Fire broke out at a bio diesel plant. More Information

Friday
May 24
Greenwood County, SC: Fire broke out at a textile plant. More Information

Thursday
May 23
Coatsville, PA: Molten metal exploded at a steel plant, injuring 3. More Information

Thursday
May 23
Ramat Hovav, Israel: An explosion and fire at a pharmaceuticals plant killed 1 and injured 6. More Information

Thursday
May 23
Emporia, KS: 7 workers were treated after an ammonia release at a poultry plant. More Information

Thursday
May 23
Lewiston, NY: Fire destroyed a paper recycling way station. More Information

Thursday
May 23
Concord, ON: Fire broke out in a hopper at a steel plant. More Information

Thursday
May 23
Waverly, OH: Insulation ignited at a car parts plant but was quickly extinguished. More Information

Wednesday
May 22
Karachi, Pakistan: Fire spread through a chemical plant. More Information

Wednesday
May 22
Auckland, New Zealand: Sprinklers helped control a fire at a film plant's headquarters. More Information

Tuesday
May 21
Barangay Paligui, Philippines: A storage tank at an asphalt plant exploded, killing 1. More Information

Tuesday
May 21
Windsor, ON: Fire broke out at a plastics recycling plant. More Information

Monday
May 20
Plymouth, MA: Firefighters responded to a minor fire at a nuclear power plant. More Information

Monday
May 20
Poca, WV: An explosion at a specialty gas distributor injured 2. More Information

Monday
May 20
Caofan, China: 13 died and 20 remain missing after an explosives factory blast. More Information

Monday
May 20
Reedley, CA: A fire in an alcohol storage tank at a winery threatened to spread to a neighboring elementary. More Information

Monday
May 20
Brisbane, Australia: Fire broke out at a vacant factory. More Information

Monday
May 20
Portsmouth, NH: A tow truck moved a burning trash compactor away from a seafood processing plant. More Information

Monday
May 20
Wheatland, WY: A 2nd fire in a week at a power plant injured 2 and hospitalized 1. More Information

Sunday
May 19
Fresno, CA: Fire broke out at a tortilla plant. More Information

Sunday
May 19
Liberty, KY: Fire destroyed a plant specializing in scented candles. More Information

Sunday
May 19
Mendota, CA: Fire broke out at a power plant using recycled wood for fuel. More Information

Saturday
May 18
Willoughby, OH: Fire spread through a vacant manufacturing plant. More Information

Saturday
May 18
Don, ID: A worker at a phosphate conversion plant was overcome by fumes. More Information

Saturday
May 18
Tehran, Iran: A refinery worker suffocated when he entered a nitrogen filled container. More Information

Friday
May 17
Spokane, WA: Fire broke out in an ammonia cooling system at a grocery warehouse. More Information

Friday
May 17
Las Vegas, NV:An explosion rocked a truck/trailer repair facility, killing 1. More Information

Friday
May 17
Franklin, OH: Fire broke out in a shed at a waste fluid recycling plant. More Information

Friday
May 17
Malkapuram, India: An explosion in a crude unit rocked an oil refinery. More Information

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