Incident Logs


Entries for September 2009

Monday
Sep 14
Calgary, AB: An ammonia leak at a poultry plant shut down operations. More information

Monday
Sep 14
Cambridge, OH: Hydrogen sulfide gas leaking from a gas well killed 1 worker and injured 4. More information

Monday
Sep 14
Kilburn, Australia: An arrest for arson was made after fire spread through plastic bottles stored at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Sep 14
Votanikos, Greece: Fire gutted an ice cream factory. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Barton, AL: An opossium short circuited an electrical substation at a railcar plant. Exhaust from emergency generators then caught the roof of the building on fire. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Bindlacher Berg, Germany: A massive fire broke out in rubber granules stored at a factory. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Bucharest, Romania: Fire spread through a combined tire and chemical plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Calgary, ON: An ammonia leak broke out at a chicken processing plant. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Jaipur, India: 3 people died and 3 were injured in an explosion at a metal recycling factory. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Robinson, IL: A small plane clipped a power line, leading to a shut down at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Talara, Peru: An explosion and fire in the heat exchanger area of an oil refinery burned three workers. More information

Sunday
Sep 13
Zhejiang, China: 3 people died and 17 were injured after exposure to hazardous waste at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 12
Jasper County, IL: Workers quickly brought a fire at a power plant under control. More information

Saturday
Sep 12
Jefferson County, OH: A faulty valve in the emissions control system at a power plant allowed ammonia vapor to leak. More information

Saturday
Sep 12
New Delhi, India: Flames destroyed a multi-story candle plant. More information

Saturday
Sep 12
Rio Grande City, TX: A 16-inch gas pipeline ruptured but crews were able to stop the supply and repair the line without igniting it. More information

Saturday
Sep 12
Studley, UK: Fire spread through 10 portable cabins at a factory site. More information

Friday
Sep 11
Barrancabermeja, Colombia: Fire broke out at an oil refinery. More information

Friday
Sep 11
Gainsborough, UK: Fire broke out in a storage silo at a plastics recycling plant. More information

Friday
Sep 11
Jiyaguda, India: 2 people were injured in a fire that gutted a plastic recycling plant. More information

Friday
Sep 11
Kingston, Jamaica: Nearly 300 tons of sulfuric acid spilled into the sea near Kingston Harbor produced an immediate fish kill. More information

Friday
Sep 11
Melksham, UK: A fuel spill at a tire factory threatened to pollute the Avon River. More information

Friday
Sep 11
Norwich, UK: 11 emergency workers were treated after a factory fire. More information

Friday
Sep 11
Pudong, China: A worker died from inhaling toxic fumes after an explosion and fire in a waste oil pit at an oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Buffalo, NY: 7,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled from an overturned tanker truck onto one of the busiest roads in the region. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Capitol Heights, MD: Hazardous materials were involved in an explosion and fire at a commercial warehouse. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Carlyss, LA: Nearly 100 barrels of crude oil leaked from an underground storage line. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Lavera, France: Four chemical plant workers were overcome by a leak of dichlorethane. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Logan County, WV: Flames engulfed a five-story coal preparation plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Madison, WI: 30 tons of cardboard burned in a recycling plant fire. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Mount Airy, NC: Fire spread through the ductwork of a textile plant. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Sharjah, UAE: 8 warehouses stocked with petrochemicals burned in an industrial district. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
South Gate, CA: A fire erupted in an asphalt tank being dismantled at a roofing company. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
Springs, South Africa: An explosion at a zinc refinery killed 3 contractors and injured 12 others. More information

Thursday
Sep 10
St. Austell, UK: Fire broke out in a bin at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Baton Rouge, LA: A leaking flange caused a small fire at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Bolton, UK: 2 vehicles parked in an industrial park were set ablaze by vandals. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Canal Fulton, OH: An orthopedic surgeon help rescue a meat processing plant worker who caught his arm in a grinder. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Caramut, Australia: Molten sulfur spilled into a creek when a truck overturned. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Cedar Rapids, IA: Sprinklers suppressed a fire at a manufacturing plant when an electrical transformer exploded. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Chiba, Japan: An oil leak at a refinery led to a fire in the crude distillation unit. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Colusa County, CA: Fire ignited in a rice dryer at an agricultural processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Dummerston, VT: The sprinkler system in a paper plant warehouse held a fire in check until responders could arrive. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Houthalen, Belgium: Nitric acid vapor was released from a ventilation shaft at a recording plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Lake Park, IA: Fire destroyed a warehouse at an animal feed processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Menomonee Falls, WI: A parts washing machine at a motorcycle plant caught fire. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Norit, TX: Welding work at a carbon manufacturing plant triggered a fire. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Oldbury, UK: Flames spread through a historic brewery. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Topsham, ME: Lack of water hindered firefighters battling a metal recycling plant fire. More information

Wednesday
Sep 09
Wem, UK: Heavy equipment was used to separate waste material burning at an industrial park. More information

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