Incident Logs


Entries for November 2009

Wednesday
Nov 25
Garner, NC: An explosion at a food processing plant in June claimed its fourth fatality, a victim who remained hospitalized since the blast. More information

Wednesday
Nov 25
Portland, OR: Five semi trucks caught fire at a truck manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 25
Bellville South, S. Africa: Fire spread through a factory that recycles chemicals and oil, injuring two people. More information

Wednesday
Nov 25
Brewster, MN: Fire broke out in a prep building at a soybean processing plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Beijing, China: Welding work was underway when an oil tank exploded, killing two workers. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Fort McMurray, AB: Fire destroyed a building at an oilsands extraction plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Hardley, UK: A vehicle carrying about a half ton of liquid propane caught fire near the entrance of an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Kent, UK: A small fire in a boiler facility resulted in the shutdown of a nuclear power station. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Marlow, OK: Vandals opened valves releasing hazardous chemicals at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Nadi, India: Fire destroyed the top floor of a garment factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
New Glasgow, NS: A foundry worker died in an industrial accident. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Nuneaton, UK: An arrest for arson was made after a fire at a baby products factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 24
Pulaski, TN: An auto parts plant worker died of injuries sustained on the job. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Andrezieux-Boutheon, France: A series of explosions at a chemical plant injured four workers. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Brandon, UK: Fire broke out at a factory. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Poole, UK: A fire at an engineering plant mainly caused smoke damage. More information

Monday
Nov 23
Portland, ME: Police are investigating a fire at a baked beans plant as arson. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
Des Plaines, IL: Fire broke out at a plant making saw blades. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
Jenkinsville, SC: A nuclear power plant was already shutdown for refueling when fire broke out in a switchgear room. More information

Sunday
Nov 22
New Delhi, India: Fire broke out in a shoe factory. More information

Saturday
Nov 21
Claymont, DE: Fire erupted at a chemical plant making adhesives for use with caulk. More information

Saturday
Nov 21
Fenstanton, UK: Nearly 2½ tons of ammonia were involved in a leak at a dairy. More information

Saturday
Nov 21
Greenfield, MA: Fire broke out in waste material at a metal recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 21
Kolkata, India: Fire destroyed a textile plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 21
Lima, OH: A small fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 21
Saskatoon, SK: A concrete plant was heavily damaged by an early morning fire. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Adelanto, CA: A silo caught fire at a wood products plant. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Ludhiana, India: Welding was underway when fire spread through a chemical factory. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Marsh Harbor, Bahamas: A fire at a power plant resulted in wide spread outages. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Newport, DE: Fire broke out at a chemical plant as workers were cleaning up a spill. More information

Friday
Nov 20
Wenzhou City, China: A tractor-trailer rig overturned on a mountain road, spilling 15 tons of hydrochloric acid. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Big Stone City, SD: A tractor-trailer rig collision released anhydrous ammonia, forcing an evacuation of nearly 50 residents. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Colville, WA: A fast-moving fire did massive damage at a lumber mill. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Henry County, KY: Two employees at a copper manufacturing plant were overcome by cyanide fumes. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Deer Park, TX: Benzene spilled from a pinhole leak in a hydrotreater at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Hildburghausen, Germany: A salt bath for treating metal at a auto part factory exploded, releasing toxic fumes. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Jhajjar, India: Firefighters fought a chemical plant for four hours. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Madurantakam, India: Lightning prematurely detonated a scheduled explosion at a rock quarry, killing five and injuring 11. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Paisley, UK: Fire broke out at a chemical plant making organic pigments. More information

Thursday
Nov 19
Pierre-Bénite, France: A hydrochloric acid leak occurred at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Newquay, UK: More than 150 portable toilets were destroyed in a fire at an industrial estate. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Rochester, IN: A large tank being lifted into place at a fiberglass factory fell, crushing a worker to death. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Surrey, BC: A storage building at a poultry processing plant caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Walthall, VA:  A fire in a mixing vat at a plant making printing ink and pigments spread to the duct system. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Kent, WA: An aircraft plant worker died in an accident involving machinery. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Karaikal, India: Fire broke out in an underground pipeline. More information

Wednesday
Nov 18
Marsa, Malta: An explosion at a power station resulted in an outage across Malta. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Breakwater, Australia: An explosion as bitumen was being unloaded into a storage tank rocked a carpet factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Cadillac, MI: A small fire forced defense plant workers to flee. More information

Tuesday
Nov 17
Givors, France: A worker at a chemical plant was burned when sprayed by solvent. More information

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