Incident Logs


Entries for November 2011

Wednesday
Nov 30
San Antonio, TX: Firefighters scrambled to shut off the fuel supply after an explosion at a refinery. More information

Wednesday
Nov 30
Port Arthur, TX: A sulfur dioxide leak at a chemical plant resulted in a 45 minute shelter-in-place order. More information

Wednesday
Nov 30
Commerce City, CO: Oil leaked from a refinery into a local creek, threatening the community's water supply. More information

Wednesday
Nov 30
Kadirenahalli, India: A 3-story factory making incense sticks was gutted in an 11 hour fire. More information

Tuesday
Nov 29
Changzhou, China: 5 workers drowned in a biochemical reaction basin at a facility to dispose of used slurry from silicon carbide and polyethylene glycol More information

Tuesday
Nov 29
Melbourne, Australia: An explosion rocked a business park when a barrel once containing ethanol was being cut apart. More information

Monday
Nov 28
Bakersfield, CA: Fire ruptured a storage tank being degassed for inspection at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Nov 28
Theresa, WI: A worker at an electronics plant died and another was injured when exposed to spilled chemicals. More information

Monday
Nov 28
Pydibhimavaram, India: 3 workers were injured in a fire in a powder processing unit at a pharmaceuticals plant. More information

Monday
Nov 28
Fountain, CO: A small fire broke out in a dust collector at a coal fueled power plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 27
Newcomerstown, OH: A 95,000-square-foot insulation factory was destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Nov 27
Janesville, OH: An insulation factory collapsed after flames swept through it. More information

Friday
Nov 25
Cumming, GA: An equipment fire broke out at a poultry processing plant. More information

Friday
Nov 25
Hanford, CA: Fire broke out in a 75-foot silo at a feed processing plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 24
Floyd, IA: Fire broke out in a grain bin dryer at an ethanol plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 23
Modesto, CA: An abandoned aluminum manufacturing plant being torn down by illegal scavengers caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Nov 23
Clinton, OK: Smoke from a chemical plant fire forced a limited evacuation of the area. More information

Wednesday
Nov 23
Nava, Mexico: 4 workers conducting maintenance died in an explosion at a power plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 22
Quarryville, PA: Sprinklers helped contain a small fire at a plant making cleaners and lubricants. More information

Tuesday
Nov 22
Evanston, IL: Two walls of a utility building collapsed in an explosion at an aviation plant. More information

Monday
Nov 21
Mason City, IA: A heating system fire at a food processing plant triggered an evacuation. More information

Monday
Nov 21
Peoria, IL: Oil leaked from an air conditioning unit being dipped into a vat of liquid zinc, igniting a fire at a galvanizing plant. More information

Monday
Nov 21
Bloomfield, CT: About 100 workers at an aerospace manufacturer were evacuated after a refrigerant leaked from a freezer. More information

Monday
Nov 21
Henry County, VA: An attempt to steal a charged copper cable triggered a fire at a furniture plant. More information

Sunday
Nov 20
Xintai, China: An explosion in the melamine production unit of a chemical plant killed 14 people. More information

Saturday
Nov 19
San Pedro, CA: Firefighters rescued a man who fell 30 feet while doing maintenance on an underground fuel storage tank. More information

Saturday
Nov 19
Sydney, Australia: A slow leak of sodium hypochlorite was found in a railroad tank car. More information

Saturday
Nov 19
Philadelphia, PA: A small fire broke out inside a phenol and acetone plant. More information

Saturday
Nov 19
Lanester, France: A fire in a pharmaceutical plant dryer triggered an explosion. More information

Saturday
Nov 19
Xintai, China: 14 workers died and 5 were injured in a chemical plant explosion. More information

Friday
Nov 18
Findlay, OH: Firefighters battled flames at a recycling plant. More information

Friday
Nov 18
Zarafa, Sudan: An explosion involving a gasoline tanker killed 10 and injured nearly 100. More information

Friday
Nov 18
Rivière-du-Loup, QB: An explosion in a dust separator triggered a fire at a paper mill. More information

Friday
Nov 18
Ras Eisa, Yemen: Sabotage to a pipeline shut down a refinery. More information

Friday
Nov 18
Al-Kharatta, Syria: An oil pipeline exploded. More information

Thursday
Nov 17
Plymouth, MA: Steam leaking from a valve forced the shut down of a nuclear power plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 17
Roxana, IL: A compressor trip at an oil refinery released nearly 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide. More information

Thursday
Nov 17
Rock Springs, WY: Nearly 44,000 gallons of gasoline spill in a tank farm at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Nov 17
Milwaukie, OR: A metal finishing plant worker was treated after falling into a vat of nitric acid and sodium dichromate. More information

Thursday
Nov 17
Delaware City, DE: A release of sulfur dioxide happened at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Nov 17
Ulster, NY: An automatic warning about a hydrogen leak at a computer components factory turned out to be a false alarm. More information

Thursday
Nov 17
Anaheim, CA: An explosion while mixing chemicals at a spa-manufacturing plant injured 1 person. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Newton County, TX: An 18 wheel truck that was being used to pump hot oil at a well site caught fire and injured three workers. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Luke, MD: A chemical leak sent 4 workers at a Maryland paper mill to hospitals for evaluation. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Huntington Canyon, UT: A transformer caught fire at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Luke, WV: 4 people were hospitalized after exposure to chlorine dioxide at a paper mill. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Yambol, Bulgaria: Workers alerted a neighboring factory about a chlorine leak. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Glouster, OH: An explosion in an interstate natural gas pipeline destroyed 2 homes. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Abuja, Nigeria: Fuel tankers caught fire at 2 different locations. More information

Wednesday
Nov 16
Pingxiang, China: A spill of molten metal resulted in an explosion at a steel mill. More information

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