Incident Logs


Entries for February 2012

Wednesday
Feb 29
Norwich, UK: Water supply problems complicated fire fighting at a paper recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Wolverhampton, UK: Fire swept through a building materials factory. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Baltimore, MD: A train's fuel tank ruptured, spilling nearly 2,000 gallons. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Feluy, Belgium: A release of boron trifluoride occurred at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Vernon, TX: Workers were using a cutting torch when an insulation fire broke out at a specialty chemicals plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Seneca Falls, NY: A fire that broke out in a meat smoker destroyed 2 buildings at a meat processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Temecula, CA: A worker at a plant making reflectors suffered 18 percent body burns when he fell while carrying glass jars filled with sulfuric acid. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A factory worker sleeping behind sheets of heavy glass propped against a wall was cut to death when the wall collapsed. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Sharjah, UAE: Fire engulfed 5 warehouses that stored furniture, garments and other goods. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Houston, TX: A worker died when an object fell from a railroad car and hit him at a warehouse storing steel. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Ector County, TX: 3 workers trying to remove a valve off a pipeline were injured in a flash fire. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Zamboanga, Philippines: Dozens of people were rushed to the hospital after an ammonia pipe explosion at an ice plant factory. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: Fire broke out at a light bulb factory, forcing workers to flee. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Darmstadt, Germany: 5 people were injured when phenol-dichlorbenzol leaked at an industrial laboratory. More information

Wednesday
Feb 29
Lindau, Germany: A crack in a storage tank dumped 16,000 liters of potash lye. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Taranto, Italy: A transformer fire broke out in the pipe mill area of a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Baranagar, India: A major fire broke out at a jute mill. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Salt Lake City, UT: Workers evacuated an oil refinery after a backhoe hit a flare header. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Vrede, S. Africa: 1 person died and 2 were injured in a fiery explosion that gutted a fuel station and damaged a tire company next door. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Gujarat, India: 15 people were injured when a boiler ruptured at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Port Coquitlam, BC: Staff at a poultry processor were forced out after a tank full of ammonia sprang a leak. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Palghar, India: Fire broke out in a recycling unit at an industrial park. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Mysore, India: Flames spread through discarded tires dumped near a tire factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Fremont Twp., MI: A semi-truck was rear-ended, causing the truck to spill 6,000 gallons of corn syrup onto the road and into a ditch. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Semenyih, Malaysia: Several explosions were heard as fire blazed through an LPG bottling plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Shijiazhuang, China: An explosion at a pesticides factory killed 25 people and injured 46 others. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Sydney, Australia: 2 of 4 factories in a single complex were destroyed by fire. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Makhachkala, Russia: A major fire aboard a Russian oil tanker that involved deck equipment has killed at least one sailor. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Lexington, KY: A fire that broke out inside a roaster at a peanut butter plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Greenock, UK: Responders rescued a worker trapped beneath machinery at an engineering company. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Rome, GA: Fire broke out in an operations room at a paper mill. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Northmead, Australia: Fire gutted a warehouse at an electronics factory. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Enfield, CT: Fire broke out at a factory making wooden spools for cable. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Attleborough, UK: Responders prevented a factory fire from spreading to neighboring structures. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Depew, NY: Fire broke out in the garage of a closed printing plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Ballygowan, UK: A fatal accident was reported at a manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Old Bethpage, NY: Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire at an electronics recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Feb 28
Bromborough, UK: A worker suffered extensive burns to his face when a solvent ignited at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Al Quoz, UAE: A fire that broke out in a paint and thinner factory took two hours to control. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Haverhill, UK: Used fire fighting water was collected during a fire at a waste transfer station out of pollution concerns. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Virudhunagar, India: 3 workers sustained serious burn injuries in an inferno that broke out at a private firecracker manufacturing factory. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Tilbury Docks, UK: Fire broke out in a fuel storage area at a wood-pellet-fired power station, Britain's largest dedicated biomass plant. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Chicago, IL: Heavy flames and exploding propane tanks prompted an extra alarm response to a plastics recycling plant. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Mississauga, ON: Welding sparked a fire in an empty tank at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Pascagoula, MS: Fire damaged nearly 15 percent of a seafood processing plant. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Baltimore, OH: A worker at a paperboard factory got his arm caught in machinery. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Khanikhola, Nepal; Fire gutted a foam rubber factory. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Liethe, Germany: A barrel containing styrol ballooned from internal pressure when the contents polymerized, causing concern at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Corpus Christi, TX: A diesel driven pump began smoking at an oil refinery and had to be shut down. More information

Monday
Feb 27
Tarapur, India: Firefighters prevented flames spreading through an industrial park from reaching storage tanks of solvent. More information

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