Incident Logs


Entries for May 2007

Thursday
May 31
Iowa City, IO: Hot pipes installed too close to wooden beams may have contributed to a power plant fire. More information

Thursday
May 31
Springettsbury Township, PA: Firefighters quickly extinguished a smoky fire in a heavy equipment plant warehouse. More information

Thursday
May 31
Bristol, U.K.: A small fire triggered a shutdown at a nuclear power plant. More information

Thursday
May 31
Westfield, MA: Magnesium fueled an intense fire at a precision parts plant. More information

Thursday
May 31
Bakersfield, CA: A temporary employee at an ice cream plant threatened another worker by holding a sword to her neck. More information

Thursday
May 31
Fremont, CA: Two workers were treated after discovering leaking hydrofluoric and other acids at a semi-conductor cleaning facility. More information

Thursday
May 31
Dutton, MI: Fire broke out in a dust collector at a furniture plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Joplin, MO: Protein dust ignited, damaging a dryer and the roof at a food processing plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Tulsa, OK: An erroneous television report about a refinery fire may have contributed to a 40 cent boost in US crude prices. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Grand Rapids, MI: A small fire in a sawdust collection bin resulted in a brief evacuation at a workplace furniture plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Fernley, NV: Fire burned through pallets of rubber material at an asphalt plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Towanda, PA: A small furnace fire at a lighting equipment plant resulted in a brief evacuation. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Brimfield Township, OH: Flames burst through the roof of a steel-treating plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Sulphur, LA: A lightning strike ignited a fire a local chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Allenstown, N.H.: Flames shot through the roof of a recycling plant. More information

Sunday
May 27
Huntington, W.V.: A worker at a metal plant was killed when a ball bearing shot out of a piece of equipment being serviced and pierced his side. More information

Saturday
May 26
South Coatesville, PA: One worker was killed and two others injured in a boiler explosion at a metal plating plant. More information

Saturday
May 26
Beijing, China: Fire spread through a food processing plant. More information

Saturday
May 26
Bismarck, N.D.: A fire at an oil well site injured seven workers, one critically. More information

Thursday
May 24
Slovag, Norway: A storage tank fire ignited at a tank farm near the country’s largest refinery. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Newark, OH: A tanker truck rolled over and caught fire, leaking its contents into a nearby river. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Sonora, CA: Spontaneous combustion is suspected in a wood chip fire at a wood products plant. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Melksham, U.K.: A forklift caught fire overnight at a tire plant. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Brooksville, FL: Fire gutted a plant specializing in auto trim products. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Maysville, KY: Arson is suspected in a tobacco processing plant fire and a fire in a tobacco warehouse. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Richmond, IN: A paint fire at a casket plant caused minor damage. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Tulsa, OK: Insulation surrounding a heated asphalt tank at a manufacturing plant caught fire. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Detroit, MI: A small fire broke out on the roof of an auto plant shortly after it was evacuated due to a bomb threat. More information

Tuesday
May 22
Bangor, ME: A small fire broke out at a trash-to-energy plant. More information

Tuesday
May 22
Oshkosh, WI: Workers at an outboard motor plant were evacuated after 100 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled on the floor. More information

Tuesday
May 22
Vilnius, Lithuania: One worker died and another was injured by a falling pipe at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
May 22
Louisville, KY: An explosion shook a chemical plant specializing in plastic additives. More information

Monday
May 21
Pontiac, IL: Fire damaged a paint line and part of the roof at an auto plant. More information

Monday
May 21
Brendale, Australia: Officials issued a shelter-in-place order when fire broke out at a metal finishing plant. More information

Monday
May 21
Otahuhu, New Zealand: Aerosol cans in a shredding machine exploded, spreading fire to nearby scrape piles at a metal recycling plant. More information

Monday
May 21
Moosup, CT: A explosion in a high voltage line disrupted power to a rubber plant, causing a small fire. More information

Monday
May 21
El Paso, TX: Billowing black smoke rose from a burning recycling plant. More information

Monday
May 21
Rostov-On-Don, Russia: Fire broke out at a factory specializing in equipment for atomic power plants. More information

Monday
May 21
Omaha, NE: A tanker fire forced the closing of an interstate highway. More information

Sunday
May 20
Surya Nagpur, India: Fire destroyed equipment and inventory at a paper mill. More information

Friday
May 18
Mercedes, TX: Three teens believed to have been tampering with a petroleum storage tank died when it exploded. More information

Friday
May 18
Branchville, S.C.: Fire ignited in a dust collection system at a wood products plant. More information

Friday
May 18
Pedda Devulapally, India: Ten workers required treatment after a gas leak at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Friday
May 18
Riviere-Pentecote, Quebec: An area evacuation was ordered after a tanker truck carrying propane crashed. More information

Friday
May 18
Surrey, British Columbia: Eight people required examination after a fire broke out at a chemical recycling depot. More information

Friday
May 18
Springdale, AR: Wood dust ignited in a silo at a recycling plant specializing in composite building materials. More information

Friday
May 18
Turbotville, PA: Fire spread through a feed mill, requiring a major response. More information

Friday
May 18
Rumford, ME: Nine workers were examined after a chlorine gas release at a paper mill. More information

Friday
May 18
Derry Township, PA: A conveyor belt fire at a cushion manufacturing plant sent workers home early. More information

Thursday
May 17
Ennis, TX: Nearby homes were evacuated after 100 gallons of methyl parathion spilled at a chemical plant. More information

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