Incident Logs


Entries for April 2012

Monday
Apr 30
Lalru, India: An explosion in a chemical reactor at a pharmaceutical plant killed 4 people and injured 15. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Canadian, TX: An explosion followed by fire rocked a natural gas processing plant. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Calgary, BC: Scrap auto-parts, rubber and plastics caught fire at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Borger, TX: An oil refinery worker died in a fall of nearly 100 feet. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Salina Cruz, Mexico: An explosion caused by an electrical short-circuit forced a suspension of operations at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Apr 30
Greenburgh, NY: A hazmat crew capped a chlorine leak at a water treatment plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 29
Joliet, IL: Fire destroyed a plant for galvanizing steel. More information

Saturday
Apr 28
Claxton, TN: Fire broke out on a conveyor belt used to move coal at a power plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 28
Pir Koh, Pakistan: A 16-inch pipeline was blown up by terrorists. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Narrows, VA: Less than 5 gallons of fire suppression foam leaked into a chemical plant’s rainwater drainage system during a routine safety test. More information

Friday
Apr 27
Kansas City, MO: Heated material from a shreading machine touched off paper at an electronics plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Brownsville, TX: A nearby carbon dioxide gas line broke in a confined space onboard the vessel used by a company that builds offshore oil rigs, sending 7 people to the hospital. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Rotherham, UK: Residents were woken in the early hours by the sound of a huge bang caused by steam being released from a recycling plant boiler. More information

Thursday
Apr 26
Burgos, Spain: Fire damaged a section of a plant making injection molded automotive parts. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Miller, SD: Fire destroyed a grain elevator and a warehouse at a bird seed operation. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Fessenheim, France: A fire broke out in reactor building at a nuclear power plant, but was rapidly put out. More information

Wednesday
Apr 25
Muskegon, MI: Fire broke out at a former paper plant in an area being demolished. More information

Tuesday
Apr 24
Schmidt, Germany: A wind farm was cordoned-off for several hours because of a leaking tank of hydrofluoric acid. More information

Tuesday
Apr 24
Yerevan, Armenia: An explosion at a molybdenum plant injured 8 people. More information

Tuesday
Apr 24
Oldsmar, FL: Fire broke out at an aerospace plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 24
Glenrock, WY: More than 60 residents evacuated their homes after a natural gas leak at an oil well. More information

Tuesday
Apr 24
Portsmouth, NH: An brewery worker was fatally wounded when a pressurized beer keg exploded. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Portland, OR: Firefighters used dry chemical and CO2 extinguisherers to battle a magnesium fire at an engraving plant. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Prince George, BC: 1 person died and 23 were injured in an explosion at a sawmill. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Istanbul, Turkey: Fire broke out in a textile factory. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Otsego, MN: Fire spread through a cement plant, collapsing the roof. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Malabon City, Philippines: Fire razed a footware factory. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Sydney, Australia: Fire broke out at a tire factory in a business park. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Fredrikstad, Norway: A gas explosion ripped through a dairy plant, killing 1 person and wounding 3 others. More information

Monday
Apr 23
Marquette, MI: A small fire in a power plant coal bunker was quickly extinguished. More information

Sunday
Apr 22
Madisonville, OH: An automatic valve shut down an ammonia leak at a bottling plant. More information

Sunday
Apr 22
Spring Valley, MN: Smoke damage from an electrical fire is expected to close a fabricating plant until it can be repaired, leaving its employees out of work. More information

Sunday
Apr 22
Yamaguchi, Japan: 1 worker died and 11 were hurt when lightning triggered an explosion at a chemical plant storing uranium for nuclear fuel and radioactive waste. More information

Sunday
Apr 22
Baltimore, MD: A fire at a warehouse owned by a plating firm forced the evacuation of nearly 60 neighboring residents. More information

Saturday
Apr 21
Winson Green, UK: Flames gutted a car accessory plant. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Wellsville, NY: An equipment fire broke out at a plant specializing in heat recovery systems. More information

Friday
Apr 20
Rainham, UK: A man’s right arm was “torn off” in an industrial accident at a waste treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
American Fork, UT: A massive fire burned 12 hours at an oil refinery after a combustor ignited a tank filled with oil. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
Pike Twp., OH: A 6-hour fire broke out at an oil company as a tanker truck was being filled. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
Idaho Falls, ID: A leaking container of boron trifluoride began producing smoke at a freight terminal. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
Queensbury, NY: A medical device plant shut down operations when a natural gas tank on neighboring property being cut up for scrape turned out to be full. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
Wichita, KS: A building at an aerostructures manufacturer caught fire. More information

Thursday
Apr 19
Philadelphia, PA: Firefighters battled a blaze that broke out inside a recycling facility. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Lamont, CA: A natural gas well blowout forced the evacuation of nearby homes. More information

Wednesday
Apr 18
Mission Valley, TX: Officials waited for natural gas to burn off from pipes leading to a compressor. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Eschen, Liechtenstein: Sodium hydroxide mistakenly mixed with sulfuric acid caused an exothermic reaction at a plant making steering components. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
West Grey, ON: Fire destroyed the distribution center at a furniture factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Boughton, UK: Fire broke out at a concrete making plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Suez, Egypt: A series of explosions at an oil refinery injured 23 people only days after a warehouse fire at the same site. More information

Tuesday
Apr 17
Taipei, Taiwan: Fire broke out after testing at a oil refinery that was closed after a fire in 2010. More information

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