Incident Logs


Entries for August 2009

Monday
Aug 31
Clarmont, DE: Molten steel burned through the wall of an electric arc furnace, trapping a steel worker perched on a crane. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Columbus, OH: A powder plant worker injured in an explosion more than a month earlier died. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Columbus, OH: Fire spread through cardboard packaging at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Fort Collins, CO: 500 gallons of hot asphalt spilled into the Poudre River due to a truck crash. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Grande-Synthe, France: A leak was detected in a rail tanker carrying 44 tons of propylene. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Jamestown, ND: Fire broke out at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 31
Johnson City, TN: Propane leaked from a 500-pound tank knocked over by a forklift at a commercial gas facility. More information

Monday
Aug 31
North Attleboro, MA: Steel beams being erected at an oil refinery fell, crushing a worker’s leg. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Bedford Park, IL: Fire broke out in the sugar refinery section of a corn processing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Calgary, AB: Burning pallets at a bottling plant triggered explosions in empty product barrels. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Dunedin, New Zealand: A fire at a food processing plant will shut down operations for at least a week. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Guwahati, India: Full operations resumed after a small fire was extinguished at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Joliet, IL: Police attributed a warehouse fire at a rubber recycling plant to vandalism. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Kalamazoo, MI: A small fire broke out at a paper and plastics manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Moses Lake, WA: A fire at a hay processing plant is expected to burn for days. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Noonmati, India: An explosion and fire erupted in a sulfur recovery unit at an oil refinery being restarted after a 12-day turnaround. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Pretoria, S. Africa: Fire destroyed a picture frame factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Sandusky, OH: Fire broke out in a storage room at a metals processing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 30
Teesside, UK: Fire broke out at a waste disposal plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 29
Pune, India: 2 people were killed while transporting cyanamide for a chemical company. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Alpha, NJ: A worker at a plant making transformers was injured when a 55-gallon drum being cut with a blow torch exploded. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Fort McMurray, AB: A worker at an oilsands site died when a tire he was changing on a heavy hauler exploded. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Grantham, UK: Fire destroyed a clothes recycling plant. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Jeannette, OK: Fire gutted a woodworking factory specializing in closets. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Modesto, CA: Fire broke out in a bottle making furnace at a glass plant. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Philadelphia, PA: A packaging plant worker died after being trapped in a box-forming machine. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Sheffield, UK: Fear of a roof collapse kept firefighters outside during a steel plant fire. More information

Friday
Aug 28
South San Francisco, CA: An ammonia leak at a food processing plant affected two dozen people. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Tecumseh, ON: An accident at a metal coatings plant left 1 worker with chemical burns. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Vandalia, OH: 4 people were burned in a flash fire at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Friday
Aug 28
Guangdong, China: A fire at a clothing factory killed 5 people. More information

Thursday
Aug 27
El Dorado, KS: A flange fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Aug 27
Hamtramck, MI: Fire broke out in a fuel and lubricants blending depot. More information

Thursday
Aug 27
Logan, WV: Fire broke out in a coal preparation plant. More information

Thursday
Aug 27
Rocky River, OH: Fire scorched the interior of a factory making patching and floor preparation products. More information

Thursday
Aug 27
Texas City, TX: A leak in an alkylation unit injured 1 refinery worker. More information

Wednesday
Aug 26
Belize: A fire broke out in the chemical mixing room at a foam furniture factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 26
Edathala, India: 4 people were killed and 3 injured in an explosion in a concrete tank at a bio gas plant. The explosion occurred during a pipeline repair. More information

Wednesday
Aug 26
Lisbon, OH: An explosion rocked a metal recycling plant, injuring 1 worker. More information

Wednesday
Aug 26
Logan County, WV: Fire engulfed a four-story coal preparation plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 26
Berwick, PA: An explosion at an acetylene wholesaler injured 2 workers. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Auckland, New Zealand: Fire damages an engineering factory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Forrest City, AR: A butane tank exploded at a recycling plant, injuring 2 workers. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Wesseling, Germany: A fire broke out in a crude distillation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Ancaster, ON: Fire broke out in a furniture manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Auburn, MA: Fire broke out in the duct work at a plastics plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Bratislava, Slovakia: A bomb exploded at a plant making plastic doors, killing 1 and injuring 5. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Calgary, AB: Roads at an industrial park were closed for seven hours due to a hydrogen sulfide leak. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Caras-Severin County, Romania: An explosion in a heated oven killed a steel plant worker and severely burned 2 others. More information

Tuesday
Aug 25
Claymont, DE: A steel plant worker suffered smoke inhalation when molten steel dripped into an electrical panel. More information

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