Incident Logs


Entries for May 2011

Tuesday
May 31
Gibraltar: An explosion at a waste treatment facility injured two workers. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Burlington, NC: A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion battling a machine fire at a textile mill. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Deposit, NY: An electrical fire broke out at a wood pellet factory. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Canton, MS: A grease pit behind a poultry processing plant caught fire, igniting nearby brush. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Springfield, OH: Fire swept through a vacant printing plant building undergoing a court ordered cleanup. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Kundaim, India: A welder working at a local factory died when a gas cylinder exploded. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Rocklin, CA: Fire broke out at a particle board factory. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Wednesfield, UK: Firefighters rescued one person from a fire at a derelict factory. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Barrancabermeja, Colombia: At least 10 workers were affected by fumes reported at a chemical plant manufacturing acid. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Yarraville, Australia: Two fires broke out within five days at an abandoned textile mill that has become a teen hangout. More information

Tuesday
May 31
Grand Island, NB: A storm damaged fire protection systems at a tractor plant, requiring local firefighters to stand by at the site. More information

Monday
May 30
Desouk, Egypt: More than 900 people were affected when chlorine leaked from a cylinder being scrapped. More information

Monday
May 30
Winfield, KS: Fire damaged plastic-molding machinery at a plant specializing in kitchen containers. More information

Monday
May 30
Byron Bay, Australia: Firefighters prevented an equipment fire at a furniture factory from spreading to the inventory. More information

Monday
May 30
Fort McMurray, ON: A forest fire burning out of control has stopped work at the Kearl oilsands site. More information

Sunday
May 29
Los Angeles, CA: Fire broke out at a piƱata factory and party supply business, trapping one person and injuring a firefighter. More information

Sunday
May 29
Morris, IL: A fire at a chemical plant forced over 100 nearby residences to be evacuated. More information

Sunday
May 29
Stuart, FL: Fire broke out Sunday night in a building where used vegetable oil is refined into biofuel for diesel engines. More information

Sunday
May 29
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia: An underground oil tank at an oil depot exploded during welding work, killing three people. More information

Sunday
May 29
Severance, KS: A 591,000-barrel-per-day oil pipeline was shut down after a half-inch fitting broke, spilling about 10 barrels. More information

Sunday
May 29
Port Manatee, FL: A protective lining for an abandoned gypsum stack at a phosphate plant has torn, allowing potentially contaminated seawater to gush from the site. More information

Saturday
May 28
Osijek, Croatia: Five people were hurt in an explosion in a plastics plant. More information

Saturday
May 28
Oettingen, Germany: A burst valve on a high pressure pipeline at a brewery sent beer spewing nearly six feet high. More information

Saturday
May 28
Hudson, NC: A wood finishing plant that caught fire is scheduled to reopen after Memorial Day. More information

Saturday
May 28
Coushatta, LA: A compressor station explosion at a natural gas site killed one person. More information

Saturday
May 28
Zibo City, China: Three people died in an explosion at a chemical plant. More information

Friday
May 27
Visalia, CA: A four-alarm fire broke out in a food processing plant. More information

Friday
May 27
Carlisle, PA: A back-up generator at a wastewater treatment plant caught fire when the main generator was knocked out by a storm. More information

Friday
May 27
Ottawa, ON: Chemical fumes released from a wastewater treatment system made three workers at the Royal Canadian Mint ill. More information

Friday
May 27
Manitowoc, WI: Sulfuric acid spilled at a telephone exchange when emergency batteries being moved by crane were dropped. More information

Friday
May 27
Rotterdam, Netherlands: Nearly 15 tons of calcium hydroxide spilled when a hose broke as it was being unloaded. More information

Friday
May 27
Texas City, TX: A broken insulator on a power line created an outage that left area chemical plants in the dark for a couple of hours. More information

Friday
May 27
Gallatin, TN: Four people were injured and another later died due to an explosion at a metal powders plant that was the scene of a fatality accident in January. More information

Thursday
May 26
Daini, Japan: An electrical fire was quickly extinguished at a nuclear power plant only 10 kilometres from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi facility. More information

Thursday
May 26
Beaumont, TX: A bus transporting contract workers at a refinery caught fire and burned. More information

Thursday
May 26
Balli, India: Two persons were killed after a factory was set on fire by irate locals. More information

Thursday
May 26
Harris County, TX: One worker suffered burns in a fire at a warehouse storing chemicals. More information

Thursday
May 26
New Haven, CT: An ammonia leak was reported at a food distribution facility. More information

Thursday
May 26
Visalia, CA: Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a dairy and food processing plant. More information

Thursday
May 26
Salem, OH: Molten metal escaped from a damaged furnace at a foundry. More information

Thursday
May 26
Morinville, AB: A bearing fire in a dust controller fan threatened to escalate at a seed cleaning plant. More information

Thursday
May 26
Toledo, OH: A release of materials from an oil refinery coker drum was attributed to a faulty motor-operated valve. More information

Thursday
May 26
Carson, CA: A mechanical issue at an oil refinery led to the release of an unknown amount of sulfur oxide. More information

Thursday
May 26
Wilson County, TX: No injuries were reported when a 20-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured. More information

Thursday
May 26
Buchanan County, MO: Hydrochloric acid spilling from a railcar triggered an area evacuation. More information

Thursday
May 26
Cape Sable Island, NS: A fire at a fish processing plant is expected to put more than 50 people out of work for more than a month. More information

Thursday
May 26
Hickory, NC: Fire broke out in the dust collection system at a furniture plant. More information

Thursday
May 26
Shostka, Ukraine: Two people were killed and one injured in an explosion at an ammunition disposal plant More information

Thursday
May 26
Buchanon County, MO: A mandatory evacuation was ordered for a quarter mile radius after acid was discovered spilling from a railcar. More information

Thursday
May 26
Eko, Nigeria: At least 20 people died in a pipeline explosion that the owners attributed to vandalism. More information

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