Incident Logs


Entries for March 2012

Saturday
Mar 31
Marl, Germany: An explosion at a chemical plant in a tank containing feedstock for plastics has left 2 workers dead. More information

Saturday
Mar 31
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand: Nearly 20 fire trucks rushed to put out a fire at a sponge factory. More information

Saturday
Mar 31
Limerick, Ireland: Arson is suspected in a fire that raced through a former aluminum plant. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Reno, NV: Workers evacuated a biotech firm when an employee dropped a small container of hydrochloric acid. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Vallejo, CA: 1 worker was in serious condition while 90 others exposed to a CO2 leak at a food processing plant have recovered. More information

Friday
Mar 30
Oconomowoc, WI: Fire broke out at a food processing plant across the street from a fire station. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Springville, NY: Fire and smoke were reported at a natural gas compressor station. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Newark, CA: Warm weather triggered off-gassing in a barrel of paint product at an oil recycling facility. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Lisbon, ME: A brief fire broke out at a former roofing shingles plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Bernhards Bay, NY: Nearly one-third of a box and pallet plant's 2 production buildings was destroyed by fire. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Orem, UT: Malfunctioning equipment sprayed flammable liquid on a hot pump, igniting a fire at a plant specializing in fuel additives. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Messena, NY: An explosion and fire at a metals plant has damaged an aluminum melting furnace but caused no injuries. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Pardubice, Czech Republic: Fire spread through mineral oil stored at a chemical plant, burning nearly 3 hours. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Bassett, VA: Fire destroyed a furniture factory in the process of being demolished. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Waseca, MN: Workers were evacuated after a failed gasket released ammonia at a food processing plant. More information

Thursday
Mar 29
Mountain Iron, MN: Fire broke out in an electrical panel at a plant processing iron ore. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Fresno, CA: Overheated chemicals caused a small spill at an anodizing plant, More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Donaldsville, LA: An amine release was reported from an ammonia plant being shut down as a safety precaution. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Norwalk, CT: Fire broke out in a car shredder in the process building at a metal reclamation facility. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Barro, Spain: A boiler explosion at a woodworking factory resulted in a fire that killed a person and seriously injured 4 others. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Billings, MT: A fire at a soft drink bottling plant damaged a collection of antique cars. More information

Wednesday
Mar 28
Dalton, GA: A worker wearing a respirator died from a heart attack while cleaning a latex tank at a texile mill. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Houston, TX: 2 workers were exposed to toxic fumes while repairing a 1,000-gallon tank sitting atop a fertilizer truck. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Texas City, TX: A shelter-in-place order was issued for workers at a chemical plant following a hydrofluoric acid leak. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Port Talbot, UK: A man suffered superficial burns from an explosion at a steelworks. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Lianyungang, China: An explosion at a chemical plant injured 2 people and left another 2 missing. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Sarnia, ON: Workers at an oil refinery extinguished a small fire within 30 minutes. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Dubois, IN: Salt water and crude oil leaking from a tank battery found its way into a nearby stream. More information

Tuesday
Mar 27
Wuhan, China: Excessive pressure in a reaction kettle at a pharmaceuticals plant led to an explosion that killed 2 and injured dozens. More information

Monday
Mar 26
South Lynn, UK: Fire broke out in an extrication unit at a roller bearings plant. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Singapore, China: Flame and smoke were visible from a refinery's flare system when a fire alarm was triggered. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Escondido, CA: About 15,000 gallons of lye spilled at a water-filtration complex. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Luling, LA: A fire at a plant that purifies industrial gases containing hydrogen injured 2 workers. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Villastellone, Italy: 4 workers were hospitalized in serious condition after an explosion at a recycling and waste disposal company. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Salem, VA: A steel plant worker died when he was pinned by a fallen 4-ton truss. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Fremont, NE: A worker burned by steam at a manufacturing plant was airlifted to an Omaha burn center. More information

Monday
Mar 26
Philadelphia, PA: A fire in a recycling plant trailer spread to an adjacent warehouse. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Aberdeen, UK: A North Sea platform 150 miles off Aberdeen was completely evacuated following a gas leak. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Billings, MT: Emergency response workers responded to a fire in one of the processing units at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Arlington, TX: Workers were changing filters in an air conditioning unit when a fire broke out at an auto plant. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Edinburgh, UK: Building pressure from a blockage in the chemical pipework at a pharmaceutical plant caused gaskets to rupture violently. More information

Sunday
Mar 25
Salt Lake City, UT: A worker at a plant making conveyor belts was crushed when a machine used to mold rubber pieces fell while he was beneath it. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Milan, MI: A plant that manufactures steelmaking products reported a structure fire. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Tonawanda, NY: A machine fire set off the sprinklers at a plant making sponge products. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
City of Industry, CA: An explosion due to a chemical reaction injured a worker at a factory specializing in ceramics supply factory. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Jesup, GA: A sulfur dioxide leak forced workers at a plant making cellulose specialties fibers to evacuate for 3 hours. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Jalandhar, India: About 35 fire tenders were on hand for a blaze that destroyed a sports manufacturing factory. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Mumbai, India: An explosion on board a chemical tanker killed a crew member and injured 6. More information

Saturday
Mar 24
Washington Twp., PA: A worker died from a traumatic brain injury in an industrial accident at a paper mill. More information

Friday
Mar 23
Barcelona, Spain: An explosion in a dryer injured a worker at a factory specializing in plant extracts. More information

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