Incident Logs


Entries for August 2010

Sunday
Aug 08
Sheffield, UK: A storage tank containing hydrochloric acid ruptured at a wire manufacturing plant. More information

Sunday
Aug 08
Granville, NY: Thick smoke from a furniture factory fire made conditions difficult for responders. More information

Sunday
Aug 08
Aughrim, Ireland: A fire caused extensive damage at a timber processing factory. More information

Sunday
Aug 08
PARCO, Pakistan: Floodwaters threatened the country’s biggest oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Fort Nelson, BC: Responders are trying to cap a burning gas well after a blowout More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Sorrento Valley, CA: Haz mat responders destroyed hazardous chemicals left behind by a bankrupt weapons defense subcontractor. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Rome, NY: A teenager exploring the roof of a closed copper plant died when he fell through a skylight. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Chittagong, Bangladesh: Nearly 40 garment workers were trampled in a stampede when a false alarm sounded at the plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Dunnellon, FL: Fire damage at a fiberglass plant was limited to 10 percent of the 10,000-square-foot facility. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Windsor, ON: Machine oil leaking from equipment at a plastics plant required a fire department haz mat response. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Melbourne, Australia: An armed suspect held police at bay at a factory in an incident that involved a fire. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
San Antonio, TX: A truck driver who flipped his rig was crushed to death by a giant paper roll he was hauling. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
St. Catherines, ON: A fire broke out at a closed tire recycling plant. More information

Saturday
Aug 07
Skeldon, Guyana: Workers fired after a conveyor belt fire at a sugar plant were reinstated after a strike by fellow workers. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Memphis, TN: Hydrochloric acid fumes vented from a railroad tanker, shutting down area traffic. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Valley Center, CA: Fire destroyed a 10,000-square-foot honey processing plant. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Ayer, MA: Fire broke out at a tire recycling plant. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Mason, MI: Fire broke out in a scale house at a plant making paint and varnishes. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Morton, IL: Two workers refilling propane tanks at a chocolate factory were seriously burned in a fire. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Searcy, AR: A ruptured gauge released ammonia fumes, forcing workers to leave a food processing plant. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Bristol Borough, PA: Fire broke out at a vacant ice cream factory. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Fairbanks, IA: Two people died in a car accident at an ethanol plant that ruptured a natural gas line without igniting a fire. More information

Friday
Aug 06
Mineral Wells, TX: Sprinkers helped confine a fire that broke out at a cardboard box factory. More information

Friday
Aug 06
San Jose, CA: Worker at a plant making communications equipment were evacuated due to a phosphine gas. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Orcutt, CA: About 40 barrels of produced water and crude oil spilled at an oil and gas site. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Caernarfon, UK: Fire broke out at a disused car parts factory. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Kuching, Malaysia: A recently built spare parts warehouse was destroyed by fire. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Baltimore, MD: Some hazardous materials were involved when more than a dozen cars of a 79-car freight train derailed. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Burgess Hill, UK: Responders tackled a fire at an "industrial premises." More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Lancing, MI: A fire in cooling tower at a power plant took nearly three hours to extinguish. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Freeport, NY: Fire broke out at a plant making a metal polishing agent. More information

Thursday
Aug 05
Yokohama, Japan: Gas plant workers were using burners for maintenance when a fire broke out, injuring four. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Mitchell, IN: Thanks to sprinklers, a fire at a steel fabrication plant was quickly extinguished. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Huelva, Spain: Two workers died when fire broke out in a pipe leading to an oil refinery storage tank. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Moscow, Russia: A pump in a oil refinery's catalytic reforming unit caught fire and was quickly extinguished. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Ashbridge's Bay, ON: Police cordoned off a water-treatment plant after chemicals being mixed produced potentially deadly chlorine gas. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Albion, NE: Sixteen tank cars derailed near an ethanol plant with no spill reported. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Clinton, MA: A fire in a rice cooker forced the evacuation of a food processing plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
McKinney, TX: A wire plant worker lost his right hand in a press accident. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Assaluyeh, Iran: A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant caused a huge fire and killed five workers. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Aldermaston, UK: Fire broke out at a nuclear weapons factory. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Detroit, MI: What looked like yellow gas rising from a railroad car turned out to be cottonseed dust. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Martinez, CA: A small spill involving waste oil did not affect operations at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Ebensee, Austria: A large amount of sodium hydroxide leaked at a pharmaceutical plant. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Des Plaines, IL: A liquid nitrogen leak at a manufacturing plant forced authorities to shut down traffic. More information

Wednesday
Aug 04
Kansas City, MO: An agricultural chemical plant worker was taken to the hospital as a precaution after being sprayed with sodium hydroxide. More information

Tuesday
Aug 03
Benicia, CA: Two contractors suffered minor injuries from a leak of sulfuric acid at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Aug 03
West Manheim Twp., PA: A van filled with chemicals used to clean heating system boilers caught fire. More information

Tuesday
Aug 03
Wuzhou City, China: A total of 34 villagers fell ill after poisonous titanium tetrachloride gas leaked from a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Aug 03
Dexter, MI: Workers at a wastewater treatment plant were evacuated after a chemical reaction released harmful noxious gases. More information

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