Incident Logs


Entries for July 2010

Saturday
Jul 31
Sparks, NV: Three people were injured in a fire and explosion at a biodiesel fuel plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 31
Linfen, China: An explosion in a mine dormatory killed 15 workers. More information

Saturday
Jul 31
Kashimpur, Bangladesh: A teenage worker was electrocuted at a welding plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 31
Kelowna, BC: Several popular beaches were closed after runoff from a warehouse fire involving chemicals reaches local waterways. More information

Saturday
Jul 31
Newtown, PA: A dumpster caught fire at a floor covering plant in an industrial park. More information

Saturday
Jul 31
Kalyan, India: A noxious gas leak at a pharmaceutical plant sent nearby residents fleeing. More information

Saturday
Jul 31
Kilnhurst, UK: Road and rail travel was disrupted by a fire at a vehicle workshop at an industrial estate. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Donaueschingen, Germany: A chemical accident happened at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Vienna, Austria: A forklift operator pierced a 1,000 litre plastic tank of nitric acid. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Cusseta, AL: An auto parts plant worker was crushed to death inside a machine being repaired. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Phoenix, AZ: A subcontractor fell inside a tank at a water treatment plant and was stuck for more than an hour. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Jhakarkati, India: Fire destroyed a plywood factory. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Springs, South Africa: About 2,000 tons of paper outside a factory was destroyed by fire. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Jharkhand, India: At least 13 people were injured when protestors clashed with security guards at a steel plant. More information

Friday
Jul 30
Los Angeles, CA: A massive explosion at a welding business collapsed a two-story structure, killing two people. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Carlisle, UK: Production at a cheese plant was halted by an explosion involving an immersion heater in the plant's boiler room. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Kirkcaldy, UK: A timber worker was crushed under a load of wood at a mill specializing in timber for roofing and flooring. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Sydney, Australia: At least four workers at a building materials factory were sickened by fumes. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Suffolk, VA: Firefighters worked to free a man who fell 60 to 65 feet inside a 100-foot-tall peanut holding tank. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Carbondale, PA: A dumpster fire outside a chemical plant is being investigated as arson. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Sewickley, PA: One person has died after being overcome by fumes at a wastewater treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Bolton, UK: Fire broke out in an industrial oven at a bread factory. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC: Fire swept through a wood recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Tooele County, UT: A worker at a magnesium plant was critically injured when he came in contact with a high-voltage power line. More information

Thursday
Jul 29
Stronach Township, MI: Fire broke out at a constructions aggregates factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Kearney, NE: A vent stack overheated on lead-melting vats at an ammunition factory, igniting insulation in the roof More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Sheffield, UK: A man has died after an industrial accident at an engineering company. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Solingen, Germany: Two workers at an electroplating plant died when they fell into a vat of sub zero nitrogen. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Cookeville, TN: Fire broke out in the dust collection system at a plant making diesel and gas powered equipment. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Wilson, WI: Fire destroyed a plant specializing in wood pallets and wood pellets for fuel. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Tampico, Mexico: About 2,000 people were evacuated by authorities after an explosion and fire at a coker unit gasoline storage tank. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Edmonton, AB: A vat of oil more than two metres in diameter caught fire at a metal treating plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Columbus, GA: Cardboard stacked too close to an overheated exhaust fan triggered a warehouse fire. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Sanchong City, Taiwan: Fire spread through a detergent factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Bellville, TX: A 36-inch natural gas pipeline exploded. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Port-la-Nouvelle, France: A tanker truck carrying LPG caught fire and exploded. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Nanjing, China: An explosion at a plastics factory being dismantled left 13 dead and 120 hurt, 14 critically. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Athens-Clarke County, GA: Firefighters battled a blaze at a chemical plant specializing in cleaning products. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Indianapolis, IN: A 6,000-gallon tank of caustic soda ruptured at a chemical distributor, requiring a haz mat response. More information

Wednesday
Jul 28
Cheyenne, WY: A fire that broke out in the crude unit of an oil refinery has been brought under control. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Bayou St. Denis, LA: A 100-foot plume of gas and oil is spewing from an abandoned wellhead struck by a tow boat. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Chicago, IL: An explosion was reported at a metals refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Burbank, CA: An industrial building housing oils used in scented candles caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Hazleton, PA: More than 1,000 tires burned at a salvage yard. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Salt Lake City, UT: A worker at a copper smelter was severely burned when he was splashed with molten metal. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Missouri City, MO: A power plant worker who fractured his leg required a 200-foot high angle rescue. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Sarasota, FL: Firefighters put out an after-hours blaze at an electronics recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Sydney, Australia: A vapor leak prompted the evacuation of an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Sacramento, CA: Firefighters quickly doused a two-alarm fire that broke out at a sheet metal warehouse. More information

Tuesday
Jul 27
Kurnell, Australia: Responders set up water spray to dissipate propane leaking from a pressure vessel at an oil refinery. More information

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