Incident Logs


Entries for April 2011

Saturday
Apr 30
Aberdeen, MD: A contract worker died in an explosion and fire at an Army facility for researching countermeasures to chemical warfare. More information

Saturday
Apr 30
Joliet, IL: A fire severely damaged the interior of a water-filtration building at a co-generation plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 30
Perkasie, PA: Firefighters had to be decontaminated for exposure to mercury after battling a fire at a thermostat manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Apr 30
Fox Creek, AB: A worker died after exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas while maintaining a natural gas line. More information

Saturday
Apr 30
Donaldson, PA: A water filtration building at a power plant was damaged by fire. More information

Friday
Apr 29
Zuyevka, Ukraine: An engineer was overcome by leaking chlorine at a water treatment plant. More information

Friday
Apr 29
Kalideres, Indonesia: Fire swept through two plastics factories, fueled by an inventory of plastic bags. More information

Friday
Apr 29
Peace River, AB: A pipeline break leaked 28,000 barrels of crude oil, one of the largest spills in the province's history. More information

Friday
Apr 29
Rugles, France: A worker at a plant specializing in zirconium metallurgy suffered 80 percent body burns when a composter exploded. More information

Friday
Apr 29
Sichuan Province, China: Seven people died when a tanker truck burst into flames. More information

Friday
Apr 29
Telford, UK: A fierce blaze swept through a cardboard recycling plant. More information

Friday
Apr 29
Escondido, CA: A car fire destroyed one business and damaged two others in an industrial complex. More information

Thursday
Apr 28
Tirana, Albania: An explosion at a munition disposal plant killed one worker and wounded three others. More information

Thursday
Apr 28
Rochdale, UK: Choking smoke enveloped an industrial estate when fire broke out at and engineering and plastics company. More information

Thursday
Apr 28
Wendel, CA: A woodchip pile caught fire at a power plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 28
McAlester, OK: Fire broke out in an assembly line machine at a plastics factory. More information

Thursday
Apr 28
England, AR: A haz mat crew responded to a chlorine spill at a water treatment plant. More information

Thursday
Apr 28
Bigaz, Albania: One person died in an explosion at a munitions disposal facility. More information

Thursday
Apr 28
Gransee, Germany: An explosion at a plant producing milk powder caused extensive damage. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
El-Arish, Eygpt: Saboteurs blew up a natural gas pipeline stretching from Eygpt to Jordan and Israel. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Lafayette, LA: More than 100 homes were evacuated after the blowout of a natural gas well. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Tuscaloosa, AL: Several units of an oil refinery lost power due to tornadoes sweeping the region. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Xhariep District, South Africa: Emergency management officials warned that a "dangerous chemical" had spilled into the Orange River. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Chengxian, China: Carbon monoxide poisoning killed eight people in a lead-zinc mine. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
China Twp., MI: A leak in an oil link triggered a fire at a coal-fed power plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
South Kitsap, WA: A fire at an aerosol products plant was limited to an arcing electrical panel. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
New Delhi, India: Ten workers died in a massive fire at a shoe factory in the Peeragarhi industrial area. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Southend, UK: An explosion and fire in a joinery and woodwork factory forced area residents to leave. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Ansonia, CT: Fire broke out on the roof of a storage building used by an electrical equipment maker. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Hereford Way, UK: A fire in a factory spray painting booth was extinguished within 30 minutes. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Alexandra, VA: A sulfuric acid leak occurred at a coal-fired power plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Alpha, NJ: An explosion and fire broke out at an electronics and specialty gas plant. More information

Wednesday
Apr 27
Ankireddipalem, India: Smoke caused eye irritation when a cold storage warehouse filled with chilli powder burned. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Incheon, S. Korea: Fire forced the shut down of a desulfurization unit at the country's largest oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Nathikudi, India: Two workers died and five were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Santa Rosa, CA: An engineer was burned badly in a chemical explosion that forced the evacuation of a building at an electronics plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Trenton, NJ: A broken pipe at a water works spilled 1,200 gallons of corrosive solution. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Phoenix, AZ: Responders attacked a massive paper recycling plant fire from the air. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Balen, Belgium: Fire broke out in the leaching unit at a zinc smelting plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Bhusawal, India: Fire broke out in the cooling tower of a thermal power plant under construction. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Texas City, TX: Power failures at two chemical plants led to authorities issuing a "shelter-in-place" order. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Wheeling, WV: An ammonia spill forced workers to evacuate an ice cream plant and temporarily shut down the surrounding industrial area. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Sheboygan County, WI: Fire broke out in the laboratory at a chemical plant. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Tacoma, WA: A leaking 55-gallon drum of chlorobenzotrifluoride temporarily shut down the Port of Tacoma. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Bourque Lake, AB: More than 2,500 barrels of oil that spilled at a well site. More information

Tuesday
Apr 26
Wilson, WI: Four firefighters were injured while fighting a lab fire at a chemical plant. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Wenzhou, China: Two workers -- one filling an oil tank and another welding nearby -- died in an explosion at a steel factory. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Rotterdam, Netherlands: Fire broke out in a desulphurisation unit at an oil refinery. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Aniak, AK: Nearly 2,000 gallons of gasoline that leaked from a tank farm was captured by a containment area. More information

Monday
Apr 25
Montgomery County, AL: A huge fire at a recycling plant came close to a 1,000-gallon propane tank. More information

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