Incident Logs


Entries for July 2010

Friday
Jul 23
Simcoe, ON: The odor of smoke was reported at an ice cream factory warehouse. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Sydney, Australia: Firefighters battled for nearly 3 hours to douse searing flames at a dilapidated factory. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Chennai, India: At least 250 workers at a mobile accessories manufacturing plant have been rushed to hospital following suspected inhalation of pesticides. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Gazipur, Bangladesh: At least 50 workers were injured when garment workers, panicked by a false fire alarm, rushed to escape. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Bloemfontein, South Africa: Two factory workers were injured in a flash fire involving an oxygen cylinder. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Mirpur, Bangladesh: Widespread strikes resulted after the death of a garment worker who fell from the roof of a factory. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Chorley, UK: A worker was severely burned in a salvage yard fire involving exploding gas cylinders. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Maplewood Patch, NJ: A beverage plant worker was injured when his hand was pulled into a machine. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Carmichaels, PA: An oil fire broke out at a power plant. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Kennesaw, GA: A steel plant worker died when he was run over by a forklift. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Allen County, IN: Welding was underway when air filters in an auto plant paint and body shop ignited, forcing an evacuation. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Hommerich, Germany: Fire broke out in a silo at a powdered milk factory. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Les Arnavaux, France: Fire broke out at a plant specializing in fungicides. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Simmering, Austria: A leak resulted in an explosion and fire at a waste and sewage incinerator. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Muswellbrook, Australia: An explosion rocked an open-cast coal mine. More information

Friday
Jul 23
Tokaimura, Japan: Fire broke out at a uranium reprocessing facility. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Orchies, France: Firefighers used a water curtain to control fumes from an acid spill at a distribution center. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Louisville, KY: A worker at commercial linen company died pinned between two pieces of equipment. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Braunton, UK: A equipment fire broke out at a manufacturing plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
St. Clair, OH: Friction from a conveyor belt ignited a fire that spread through a tire recycling plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Monaca, PA: A fire and explosion in a refinery column at a zinc smelting plant has killed two people. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Grottoes, VA: A pile of wood mulch and sawdust ignited in a massive fire at a pallet company. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Billings, MT: Oil that dripped onto a hot steam pipe caused a small fire at a coal-fueled power plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Eyre Penisula, Australia: A steel worker was overcome by smoke from a fire at a processing plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Priolo, Italy: A fuel gas leak in a secondary pipeline triggered a fire at Italy’s second-largest oil refiner. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Lime City, OH: A worker fell more than 30 feet from the roof of an automotive machining plant. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Winnipeg, ON: Fire crews spent hours fighting a blaze at a plastic sign company in an industrial park. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Maysville, KY: An equipment fire resulted in the evacuation of a mine until it was confirmed safe. More information

Thursday
Jul 22
Xingyi, China: An explosion ripped through a chemical plant with seven people dying from injuries. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Paget, Australia: Welding was being done when a storage tank explosion lifted the roof off a factory, killing one. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Norfolk, UK: A distribution center worker died in an accident involving a truck. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
DeKalb, IL: A storage tank fire at a manufacturing plant resulted in a massive haz mat cleanup operation. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Martinez, CA: Refinery and local firefighters battled a grass fire resulting from a blown electrical switch on a power pole. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Baksan, Russia: Militants detonated explosive devices at a hydropower plant, killing two. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Durango, CO: Fire spread through sulfur dioxide stored in a parking garage, forcing responders to close an entire city block. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Methuen, MA: A truck driver was cited for speeding in a tanker truck rollover that spilled 4,500 gallons of home heating oil. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Quingey, France: Two workers at an industrial laundry were overcome by fumes. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Anglberg, Germany: 1,500 liters of hydrochloric acid leaked into a catchment basin at a coal-fired power plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Valkenswaard, Netherlands: A fire at a plastics recycling plant resulted in an area evacuation. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Vernon, BC: An overpressurized fermenting vat exploded at a brewery, sending cream ale flooding into the streets. More information

Wednesday
Jul 21
Yakima, WA: Arson is being investigate in a fire that destroyed a 60,000-square-foot building at a lumber mill. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
McQueeney, TX: A plastics plant worker lost a foot in a grinding machine when a guard gave way. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Topcatan, Turkey: An explosion in a pipeline carrying gas from Iran to Turkey suspended operations. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Nobleford, AB: An explosion ignited canola oil in a fire that destroyed a feed mill. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Greenville, NC: A small chemical spill temporarily closed the receiving dock at a pharmaceuticals plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Sennestadt, Germany: A worker feeling dizzy was enough to trigger an evacuation at an electroplating plant using hydrogen cyanide. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Soldonta, AK: More than 600 gallons of oil spilled in a pipeline corridor at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Carnoët, France: Four people were injured when formic acid leaked during a delivery to a cattle feed manufacturer. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Vadodara, India: Several nearby residents were hospitalized after ammonia escaped an ice plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 20
Halethorpe, MA: Haz mat crews quickly cleaned up a nitric acid spill at a brewery. More information

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