Incident Logs


Entries for August 2010

Tuesday
Aug 31
Kleinbreitenbronn, Germany: About 100,000 gallons of manure leaked from a biogas plant and flowed onto a nearby street. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Carlisle, IA: A small chlorine leak was detected at a cereal plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Horwich, UK: Several hundred tons of plastic are involved in a waste recycling plant fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
St. Lucie County, FL: A tire fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Cudahy, WI: A small fire broke out on the roof of an aviation manufacturer. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Panihati, India: Fire spread through bleaching powder at a chemical plant, creating chlorine gas. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Trecate, Italy: A fire shut one of two crude-distillation units at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Milwaukee, WI: Firefighters battled a fire at an imaging products plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Taminda, Australia: A 18,400 gallon tank lined with filtration material caught fire while being disassembled. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Reading, PA: Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at an old paper plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Durham, UK: Two workers were examined after a chemical drum overturned in a truck at a paint factory. More information

Tuesday
Aug 31
Burwell, NE: An electrical worked died after contacting a live wire at an alfalfa processing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Gandhar, India: A fire at a gas pipeline terminal during maintenance work left 18 people burned. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Jebel Ali, Dubai: A high angle rescue team saved three of four workers who fell into a storage tank. More information

Monday
Aug 30
International Falls, ON: A contractor working on a lime recovery kiln at a paper plant died in an industrial accident. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Pewaukee, WI - A worker was injured on the job at a printing plant. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Eagleswood, NJ: A worker fell 20 feet from a scaffold at a sand and gravel plant. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Kinston, NC: Fire broke out on the loading dock of a poultry plant. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Lodi, CA: A warehouse fire triggered by workers dismantling a spray booth burned through the roof. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Cape Town, South Africa: Over 100 people were evacuated from a hair care products factory following a gas leak. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Ulhasnagar, India: Four garment factory workers died when a wall collapsed due to heavy rains. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Baton Rouge, LA: A leaking drum of hydrogen peroxide at a water treatment plant triggered an area evacuation. More information

Monday
Aug 30
Rockmart, GA: An ammonia leak at a West Georgia poultry plant sent 23 employees to the hospital. More information

Sunday
Aug 29
High Wycombe, UK: A vacant factory collapsed after being gutted by fire. More information

Sunday
Aug 29
Chita, Japan: A boiler fire shut down a 200,000 ton per year paraxylene making unit for five days. More information

Sunday
Aug 29
Hai Phong, Vietnam: A steel factory furnace exploded with no injuries reported. More information

Sunday
Aug 29
Kundal, India: Five workers were killed and three others injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a sugar factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Scunthorpe, UK: A steel mill worker was crushed to death. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Lawrenceville, PA: Fire broke out in roofing materials left atop a city industrial park. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Dereham, UK: Fire spread through equipment and vehicles parked at the depot of a highway maintenance company. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Bristol, TN: An electrical fire at a battery plant resulted in extensive smoke damage. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Bridgeport, CT: Fire roared through four floors of a vacant firearms factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Atlanta, GA: A worker at a water treatment plant died when he fell into an aeration basin. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Arava, Israel: A major fire broke out at a factory. More information

Saturday
Aug 28
Harmon, Guam: Fire spread through warehouses next to a mattress factory. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Mansfield, MA: A machinery fire in a company making foam products caused moderate smoke damage at a city industrial park. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Moonachie, NJ: A small fire started by an overheated coffee roaster at a coffee and tea plant was contained within an hour. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Lozovaya Station, Ukraine: An ammunition warehouse fire threatened to spread to a natural gas repository. More information

Friday
Aug 27
San Francisco, CA: A haz mat incident at a recyling center involving ammonium phosphate sent one person to the hospital. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Rochester, NY: Two hydrogen tanks at an alternative fuel station exploded and caught fire, injuring two. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Gillette, WY: Flames devoured a large warehouse used by a manufacturing plant to heat wood chips for use as an absorbant. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Maharashtra, India: A 35-year-old worker was killed and seven others injured in an explosion at an industrial unit. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Klayville, New Zealand: Firefighters battled a blaze in an aluminium smelter that left one worker injured. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Phoenix, AZ: A worker at a freight depot was crushed to death in a loading dock accident. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Burlington, ON: A worker who was crushed to death by a 13,000 pounds steel coil at a metal processing plant. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Yarwun, Australia: A caustic emission was reported at an aluminum refinery. More information

Friday
Aug 27
Polyarny, Russia: Fire broke out at a radioactive sorting plant located in a shipyard. More information

Friday
Aug 27
North Haven, CT: A worker suffered acetic acid burns in a spill at a chemical lab company. More information

Thursday
Aug 26
North Sea, UK: A worker on an offshore oil platform was airlifted 145 miles to Aberdeen to treat an eye injury. More information

Thursday
Aug 26
Virudhunagar, India: A worker was killed in an explosion in a fireworks plant. More information

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