Incident Logs


Entries for May 2011

Saturday
May 21
Snailwell, UK: Fire broke out in a pile of metal at a recycling plant. More information

Saturday
May 21
Gallatin, TN: A worker injured in a January fire at an iron powder plant died, bringing the death toll to two. More information

Saturday
May 21
Albox, Spain: A fire at a recycling plant burned more than three days. More information

Friday
May 20
Nashville, TN: Workers demonlishing a cold storage facility accidently released ammonia fumes. More information

Friday
May 20
Chengdu, China: An explosion of combustible dust in a duct at an electronics factory killed three people. More information

Friday
May 20
Melbourne, Australia: A blaze fuelled by more than 700,000 litres of engine oil destroyed a lubricants factory. More information

Friday
May 20
Panama City, FL: An explosion rocked an oil upgrade facility at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
May 20
Landi Kotal, Pakistan: An oil tanker exploded killing nearly 15 people. More information

Friday
May 20
Canadian County, OK: Firefighters from four agencies battled a gas line explosion. More information

Thursday
May 19
Ponca City, OK: A leak was discovered at a gasoline pipeline pump station. More information

Thursday
May 19
Selkirk, UK: Owners have elected to demolish a dye factory after a fire broke out. More information

Thursday
May 19
Putaruru, New Zealand: Firefighters ran out of water at least twice battling a blaze involving thousands of bales of lucerne at an animal food factory. More information

Thursday
May 19
Melbourne, Australia: A worker at a pesticides plant died after exposure to molten phenol released from ruptured pipe. More information

Thursday
May 19
Maumee, OH: A blue dye that spilled at a packaging plant reached a local creek. More information

Thursday
May 19
Winton Hills, OH: Fire broke out at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 19
Hartwell, OH: A vaporizer caught fire at a chemical plant. More information

Thursday
May 19
Bismarck, ND: At least 47 waste oil pits at drilling sites have been swamped by record spring flooding, state officials said. More information

Thursday
May 19
New Delhi, India: A fire in a generator spread through a printing press/plastic factory. More information

Thursday
May 19
Norwell, MA: A two-alarm fire broke out at a musical instrument factory. More information

Thursday
May 19
Fort Wayne, IN: A worker injured in an industrial accident at an auto-parts manufacturing plant died six days later. More information

Thursday
May 19
Long Eaton, UK: A ton of sand was dumped on 200 liters of spilled plastisol to keep it from reaching a nature preserve. More information

Wednesday
May 18
St. Joseph, MO: A worker at a railcar repair shop died when a piece of equipment fell on him. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Belton, SC: Welding work was in progress when an explosion blew the rear out of a tanker truck. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Raymore, SK: A tractor-trailer rig carring more than 12 tons of anhydrous ammonia overturned, triggering an area evacuation. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Le Mars, IA: About 1,000 gallons of dilute ice cream solution spilled at a manufacturing plant, with some of it reaching the Floyd River. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Columbia, MO: Fire broke out during maintenance work on a smokestack at a power plant. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Nagpur, India: An explosion and fire at an explosives factory left four workers critically injured. More information

Wednesday
May 18
South Bend, IN: A fire that forced the evacuation of a sheet metal plant started in a dust bin. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Morteau, France: Fumes from a vat of acid made 23 people ill. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Leon, Nicaragua: More than 500 workers assigned to a geothermal project were evacuated after an explosion in the Telica volcano. More information

Wednesday
May 18
Perrysville, OH: A fire broke out at an oil pumping site. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Muriwhenua area, New Zealand: A tanker laden with eight tons of ammonium nitrate crashed into a roadside ditch. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil: A refinery fire left one worker dead and two injured. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Sarnia, ON: A mechanical problem at an oil refinery caused the release of a mile-long plume of sulphur dioxide. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Mecca, CA: Fire broke out at a tire recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
May 17
Chicago, IL: Empty plastic pallets stored at a roofing materials plant caught fire. More information

Tuesday
May 17
St. John, NB: Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a plant that manufactures kitchen cabinets. More information

Monday
May 16
Pasco, WA: Several freight cars derailed in a railroad yard, spilling more than 12,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid. More information

Monday
May 16
Evi, AB: Cleanup efforts at a pipeline oil spill were suspended because of area wild fires. More information

Monday
May 16
Sangrur, India: Two people died and three were injured in a fire at a textile plant. More information

Monday
May 16
Shanghai, China: Two workers were killed and two injured in an explosion at a mobile phone components plant. More information

Monday
May 16
Pelican Lake, AB: Oil and gas activities in northern Alberta were disrupted by a number of forest fires. More information

Monday
May 16
Middlebury, VT: A fire at a biomass plant took less than two hours to extinguish. More information

Sunday
May 15
Badar Pura, India: A boiler at an edible oil refinery caught fire. More information

Sunday
May 15
Pulaski County, AR: Fire broke out at a chemical recycling plant. More information

Sunday
May 15
Saint Croix, Virgin Islands: Heavy rains caused an overflow of different oils at a refinery that created an overpowering stench lasting nearly three days. More information

Sunday
May 15
Paraguana, Venezuela: An explosion was reported in a hydrodesulfurization unit at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
May 15
Sharjah, UAE: A fire that broke out at a fiberglass plant spread to two other factories. More information

Saturday
May 14
Harborcreek Twp., PA: At least 26 responders to a biodiesel plant fire later sought treatment for respiratory problems. More information

Friday
May 13
Bay County, MI: A magnesium fire broke out at a castings plant. More information

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