Incident Logs


Entries for May 2012

Thursday
May 31
New Martinsville, WV: Fire broke out at a chemical plant in a unit producing calcium hypochlorite for water treatment. More information

Thursday
May 31
Reeves County, TX: A toxic H2S leak was reported at an oil well site. More information

Thursday
May 31
Fort Branch, IN: Fire broke out in an elevator shaft at a closed packing plant. More information

Thursday
May 31
Morganfield, KY: A group of children set a fire that destroyed a popcorn factory. More information

Thursday
May 31
Blanden County, NC: 8 workers at a hog processing plant were treated after being exposed to leaking ammonia. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Wilmington, MA: 6 workers at an electronics plant were taken to the hospital after exposure to ozone gas. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Youngstown, OH: Firefighters responded to 13 fires in a 20-hour period, including a blaze at a tire recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Croydon, PA: A police officer died from a heart attack while directing traffic at the scene of a tank fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Sarnia, ON: A minor fire at a 121,000 barrel-per-day refinery was quickly extinguished. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Zaluzi, Czech Republic: No injuries were reported in a fire at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
May 30
Portland, OR: At least 3 people reported having problems related to hazardous materials at a milk processing plant. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Indiantown, FL: Work with a cutting torch was underway at a recycling plant when a shop fire broke out, extensively burning 1 person. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Wahpeton, ND: A fire at a farmers cooperative plant closed several nearby highway. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Tracy, CA: A welding crew was at work when fire broke out inside an air filter housing for the gas turbines at a power plant. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Gulf of Mexico: 1 worker was injured when fire broke out on an offshore oil platform. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 2 people died and a 3rd was seriously injured from exposure to hydrogen sulphide at a steel plant. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Sitapura, India: 2 workers at a LPG bottling plant were injured when a fire broke out. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Maffra, Australia: A worker at a milk processing plant suffered minor burns from leaking ammonia. More information

Tuesday
May 29
North Bay, ON: Fire broke out at a building materials plant. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Yerevan, Armenia: 2 people died in an explosion at a battery plant. More information

Tuesday
May 29
Zeeland, MI: A leaking chlorine tank at a baby food plant sent seven people to area hospitals. More information

Monday
May 28
Sartell, MN: An explosion and fire at a paper mill killed a worker and injured 4 others. More information

Monday
May 28
Peterboat Close, UK: People living near a burning chemical plant were warned to shelter in place. More information

Monday
May 28
Commerce City, CO: A processing tower at a refinery released an eerie colored plume of clay-based dust, leading to brief road closures in the area. More information

Monday
May 28
Elmwood Park, NJ: Dust that collected inside the roof of a paper mill ignited in a 6-hour fire. More information

Monday
May 28
Littleborough, UK: A number of storage silos containing solvents caught fire at a building products plant, severely burning 2 workers. More information

Monday
May 28
Barrow County, PA: A poultry packaging facility was damaged by fire. More information

Sunday
May 27
Augusta, GA: A fire at a chemical plant forced the closure of several nearby roads. More information

Sunday
May 27
Kern County, CA: An oil well was plugged after it began spewing steam and droplets of oil. More information

Sunday
May 27
Radford, VA: A furnace explosion at a foundry launched a 56-inch piece of steel through the roof, landing 200 feet away. More information

Saturday
May 26
Port Botany, Australia: A problem with a boiler resulted in a spectacular flare being ignited above a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
May 26
Tucson, AZ: A 12,000 gallon hydrochloric acid storage tank was leaked into a containment area at a chemical plant. . More information

Saturday
May 26
East Hampton, CT: One of the oldest continuously operating factories in Connecticut that made bells was destroyed by fire. More information

Saturday
May 26
Pine Creek Twp., PA: Firefighters used a tanker shuttle to ferry water to a burning warehouse at a charcoal plant. More information

Friday
May 25
Prince George, BC: A boiler leak forced the evacuation of a paper mill. More information

Friday
May 25
Rawlins, WY: A pump fire at an oil refinery injured 2 workers. More information

Thursday
May 24
Madison, NE: An ammonia leak disrupted operations at a pork plant and sent 40 workers to area hospitals for evaluation. More information

Thursday
May 24
Moraleja, Spain: At least 2 people were killed in an explosion at an olive oil mill. More information

Thursday
May 24
Springfield, MA: Insulation on exhaust pipes leading from an industrial oven caught fire at a plant making steel coated Teflon hoses. More information

Thursday
May 24
Latrobe, PA: A worker at a specialty melting plant was injured in a explosion when molten metal came into contact with water. More information

Thursday
May 24
Great Falls, MT: An overfill of naptha due to a small tube leak caused a fire in a smokestack at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
May 24
St. Paul, MN: A worker welding atop a storage tank of roofing tar at a commercial roofing and sheet metal business was burned when vapors ignited. More information

Thursday
May 24
Madison, NE: At least 30 workers at a chicken processing plant required examination after direct contact with ammonia. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Monroe, OH: 3 firefighters were injured by an explosion while fighting a machine fire at a plant making windows and doors. More information

Wednesday
May 23
Greeley, CO: A large fire at a pallet warehouse sent flames shooting 40 feet in the sky. More information

Tuesday
May 22
Visakhapatnam, India: Fire destroyed a conveyor belt feeding raw materials into a steel plant blast furnace. More information

Tuesday
May 22
Arlington Heights, IL: A machine explosion at an electrical parts plant killed one person and injured 10. More information

Tuesday
May 22
Pune, India: Fire gutted a paint factory with no injuries reported. More information

Monday
May 21
Port Allen, LA: An explosion and fire at an industrial air products plant kept nearby residents away from their homes for 2 days. More information

Monday
May 21
South Glen Falls, NY: A machine fire temporarily halted production at a paper plant. More information

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