Incident Logs


Entries for November 2007

Monday
Nov 19
Srinagar, India: Two buildings at a chemical plant were destroyed by fire. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Lubbock, TX: A worker at a plastics plant died when he was struck by a plastic pipe ejected at high pressure from a malfunctioning machine. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Marion, N.C.: An auxiliary building used to store recycled material at a medical products plant burned. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Peoria, IL: A fire at an asphalt plant was quickly contained. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Rayong, Thailand: At least 600 tons of smoked rubber was destroyed in a plant fire. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Twenty eight people died when a fire broke out in a gas pipeline. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
Cardiff, U.K.: Thirty five homes were evacuated when fire spread through a factory specializing in road materials. More information

Sunday
Nov 18
El Paso, TX: Leaking hydrogen ignited a fire that burned several hours at an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Nov 17
Brisbane, Australia: A factory that processed wood chips burned to the ground. More information

Saturday
Nov 17
Cambridge, U.K.: A factory that makes door and window seals sustained extensive fire damage. More information

Saturday
Nov 17
Irsee, Germany: A combined heating and power plant fueled by bio-gas was destroyed in an explosion. More information

Saturday
Nov 17
Lincoln, NE: Fire spread through a dust collection system at a plant specializing in emissions and ride control devices. More information

Saturday
Nov 17
Mount Vernon, IN: A plastics plant worker unloading powdered chemical died when the discharge hose clogged and the resulting pressure blew off a filter housing, striking her in the head. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Carson, CA: Three workers were treated and released after a sulfur dioxide release. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Narangba, Australia: LPG cylinders traveling by truck caught fire and exploded after a fatal collision. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Shreveport, LA: A worker was injured when a stack of cardboard fell on him at a paper products plant. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Tambaram, India: A fire at a cosmetics factory caused extensive damage. More information

Friday
Nov 16
Thornbury, U.K.: Cutting gear was used to free an impaled worker at a lens factory. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Bell Bay, Australia: Lubricating oil at a manganese smelter ignited. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Dallas, TX: A tanker explosion shut down an interstate highway in both directions. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Danville, VA: A rubber plant worker critically burned in an explosion last May succumbed to his injuries. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Fond du Lac, WI: Fire was reported at a boat manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Falfurrias, TX: Five workers were injured in a flash fire at a natural gas plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Genoa, N.: An explosion at a metal refurbishing plant left one worker with severe burns. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Goleta, CA: An on-shore receiving facility and an off-shore oil platform were automatically shut down when hydrogen sulfide gas was released. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Iberville Parish, LA: A gas line in an oil field ruptured, sending a plume of flame close to Interstate 10. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Lake Dallas, TX: A tanker truck hauling 4,500 gallons of diesel overturned and caught fire, killing the driver. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Mexico City, Mexico: A powder magazine at a fireworks factory exploded, killing one worker. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Mriehel, Malta: Flames broke out in the spraying area of a furniture plant. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Sheboygan, WI: A worker was injured at an air compressor plant when a machine fell off a table. More information

Thursday
Nov 15
Zurrieq, Malta: One worker died in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Anllares del Sil, Spain: Two workers were injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Edmonton, Alberta: A tractor-trailer involved in a fatal collision leaked ammonium nitrate. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Elorrio, Spain: One worker was killed in an explosion and fire at a metal finishing plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Jakarta, Indonesia: A three-hour fire destroyed a printing plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Jonesboro, AR: An employee shot himself at a plant specializing in truck storage for job sites. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Maravatio, Mexico: A tanker loaded with nearly 8,000 gallons of LPG overturned and exploded. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Matola, Mozambique: Fire swept through a warehouse at a paper products plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Pas-de-Calais, France: A fire broke out in the wastewater treatment facility at a solvents plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
Sydney, Australia: A small fire broke out in the insulation on a process unit at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
West Hartford, CT: Flames spread to the ductwork at a heat-treating plant. More information

Wednesday
Nov 14
York, U.K.: Fire broke out at a printing plant. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Kirk, U.K.: A chimney fire at a particle board factory spread to the roof. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Kumagaya, Japan: Metal particles caught fire at a metal processing plant, resulting in a three hour blaze. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Ranskill, U.K.: Fire spread through a pallet factory. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Ripon, CA: An ammonia leak at a cookie factory forced the evacuation of nearly 400 people. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Riverview, FL: A teen who drilled into an ammonia pipeline searching for alleged hidden money suffered extensive second degree burns. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Santa Maria, CA: A heater unit overpressurized at a power plant, causing a pressure relief valve to spill 840 gallons of oil. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Sharjah & Ajman, UAE: Three warehouses stocked with perfume and paint were destroyed by fire. More information

Tuesday
Nov 13
Sungai Bidut, Borneo: Fire destroyed a plywood and packaging plant. More information

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