Incident Logs


Entries for September 2011

Thursday
Sep 29
Beaver Hill, OR: An internal fire temporarily shut down the county's incinerator. More information

Sunday
Sep 25
Sholinganallur, India: A fire at a research and development facility for a pharmaceutical company spread quickly through duct work. More information

Friday
Sep 23
Shanghai, China: Flames followed an explosion atop a tower delayed coking unit at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Sep 23
Falls City, TX: Backflow into a tanker truck pumping hot oil into a new well caused an explosion and fire that injured 2 people. More information

Wednesday
Sep 21
Wichita Falls, TX: Active and off-duty responders were called to a 4-alarm fire at a vacant fiberglass plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 21
Twinsburg, OH: A metals plant was evacuated when fire broke out. More information

Wednesday
Sep 21
Carterville, GA: Fire broke out at a plant specializing in color treating plastic products. More information

Tuesday
Sep 20
Falls, PA: An inhouse fire brigade used a thermal camera to locate flames after a hydrogen explosion at a glass auto parts plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 20
Ragley, LA: A flash fire at an oil drilling site left a worker injured. More information

Monday
Sep 19
Mont Belvieu, TX: An ethylene leak that temporarily closed a portion of a Texas highway near Houston was quickly brought under control. More information

Monday
Sep 19
Little Rock, AR: A small fire and a leaking drum of acetone temporarily shut down a plant making wind powered generators. More information

Monday
Sep 19
Watonga, OK: An oil rig explosion lit up the night sky but left no one injured. More information

Thursday
Sep 15
Fort Worth, TX: Large piles of mulch covering several acres burned nearly 7 hours during a recycling plant blaze. More information

Wednesday
Sep 14
Oshawa, ON: An evening fire at a chicken processing plant was still burning the next morning. More information

Wednesday
Sep 14
Chicago, IL: A transformer caught fire at a power station. More information

Wednesday
Sep 14
Richmond, IN: Product residue ignited inside an animal food processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 14
Vannes, France: An autoclave exploded at a plant making hoses for cars, rupturing a water line that flooded the area. More information

Wednesday
Sep 14
Adell, WI: Nearly 500 residents of a small village are being evacuated because of a fire at a co-op plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 13
Mumford, NY: Fire swept through a propane facility, injuring 2 people. More information

Tuesday
Sep 13
Edison, NJ: A slow leak of titanium tetrachloride at a chemical plant triggered an evacuation of nearby businesses. More information

Tuesday
Sep 13
Sydney, Australia: Firefighters needed 2 hours to bring a fire in the upper floor of a 2-story flooring factory under control. More information

Tuesday
Sep 13
South Gate, CA: A ruptured pipeline in a refinery's crude oil unit released heated asphalt, injuring a worker. More information

Monday
Sep 12
Arpino, Italy: 6 people died in a fire that swept through a fireworks factory. More information

Monday
Sep 12
Codolet, France: An explosion in a furnace at a nuclear waste treatment site killed one person. More information

Monday
Sep 12
Nairobi, Kenya: A leaking gasoline pipeline exploded, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least 75 people were killed and more than 100 hurt. More information

Sunday
Sep 11
Salina, KS: A conveyor belt fire in a battery plant's batch mixing house used to process lead was quickly extinguished. More information

Saturday
Sep 10
Decatur, IL: Fire experts are investigating an attempt to set a welding tank on fire at an agricultural products plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 10
Victoria, TX: More than 10,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid leaked from a tank at a well services company. More information

Friday
Sep 09
West Hartford, CT: A munitions plant was evacuated after a forklift accident released natural gas from the heating system. More information

Friday
Sep 09
East Grand Forks, ND: A sugar refinery reported fire damage to a pulp-dryer and elevator. More information

Friday
Sep 09
Niagara, NY: About 4,500 pounds of aluminum powder exploded in a railroad car at a manufacturing plant. More information

Friday
Sep 09
Kenedy County, TX: A natural gas well head under maintenance exploded, killing 1 person and injuring 2 others. More information

Friday
Sep 09
St. Joseph, MO: Fire broke out in a mixer at a plant making granular insecticide. More information

Friday
Sep 09
Wenling. China: A fire at a shoe factory left 7 people dead. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Washington, UK: A release of chemical fumes was detected in a waste storage unit at a battery plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Milwaukee, WI: A welding shop worker at a plant making earth moving equipment died when he was struck by a welded structure being moved. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Atlanta, GA: About 40 employees at a cold storage facility were evacuated because of an ammonia leak. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Greensboro, NC: Foam was applied to a gasoline spill at an oil treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Shanghai, China: Fire broke out at an ethylene plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Seguin, TX: An engine caught fire during testing at a plant making earth moving equipment. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Alba, Bahrain: An electrician conducting tests on a crane died when the crane pulled scaffolding down on him. More information

Thursday
Sep 08
Bradley County, TN: Rain caused a mercury-laden wastewater pond to overflow at a chemical plant into a nearby waterway. More information

Wednesday
Sep 07
Cambridgeshire, UK: Triethylamine spilled from a ruptured pipe at a plant making foundry equipment. More information

Wednesday
Sep 07
Port Arthur, TX: Workers evacuated an oil refinery when operations problems developed in a sulfur recovery unit. More information

Wednesday
Sep 07
Salisbury, NC: A sprinkler system doused a fire in a warehouse at a rubber recycling business. More information

Wednesday
Sep 07
Abadan, Iran: Four oil refinery workers suffered injuries when fire broke out in a cracker unit. More information

Wednesday
Sep 07
Durant, OK: A weather-related fire at a scrap metal plant that has burned more than 3 days is causing health concerns. More information

Wednesday
Sep 07
New Bedford, MA: An ammonia leak triggered an evacuation at a fish processing plant and two neighboring businesses. More information

Wednesday
Sep 07
Lockport, NY: A machine fire spread through duct work to destroy a building at a tire recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Sep 06
Wynne, AR: Fire destroyed a plant specializing in copper plumbing and fittings. More information

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