Incident Logs


Entries for June 2011

Thursday
Jun 30
Toledo, OH: Firefighters used a crane of pull apart a burning debris pile at a recycling plant. More information

Monday
Jun 27
Greenwood, MS: An explosion at a mill making distiller's grain, a byproduct of ethanol production, severely burned 2 workers, one of whom died 12 days later. More information

Monday
Jun 27
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Fire broke out in a boiler at an oil refinery. More information

Sunday
Jun 26
Mehdiganj, India: Police attempting to rescue a worker trapped in a truck triggered a series of LPG tank explosions. More information

Sunday
Jun 26
Pasadena, TX: A shelter-in-place order was issued during a warehouse fire at a recyclable plastics plant. More information

Saturday
Jun 25
Brooklyn Park, MN: Oxide fumes were identified as escaping from a medical supply facility. More information

Saturday
Jun 25
Metuchen, NJ: Firefighters battled flames at a plastics plant warehouse for nearly four hours. More information

Saturday
Jun 25
Krotz Springs, LA: Two refinery workers handling hot petroleum products suffered burns on the job. More information

Friday
Jun 24
Gainesville, FL: Lightning ignited a fiberglass tank at a chemical plant half full of diluted hydrochloric acid. The acid was heavily diluted and the tank was only about 50 percent full. More information

Friday
Jun 24
Austell, GA: Firefighters were decontaminated after battling a small fire at a plant that does industrial dry cleaning. More information

Friday
Jun 24
West Mifflin, PA: Crude coal tar oil leaking from a tanker truck splashed on other vehicles and some passengers. More information

Thursday
Jun 23
Aston, PA: Four people were injured in an explosion and magnesium fire at a tool and machine plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 23
Eugene, OR: An equipment fire at a steel plant filled the facility with smoke. More information

Thursday
Jun 23
Louisville, KY: An explosion in a dust collector filter at a woodworking plant injured two people. More information

Thursday
Jun 23
Mount Hermon, LA: Leaking propane exploded at a creamery, destroying the building. More information

Wednesday
Jun 22
Sylacauga, AL: Lightning ignited a vacant 100-year-old textile mill undergoing demolition. More information

Wednesday
Jun 22
San Bernadino, CA: Five people were treated after inhaling sodium hypochlorite fumes released when a pickup towing a trailer overturned. More information

Wednesday
Jun 22
Carson, CA: A refinery worker was fatally injured at a rail car loading facility. More information

Tuesday
Jun 21
Gates, OR: Ammonia fumes were released when a sodium hydroxide spilled on other chemicals in an overturned semitractor. More information

Tuesday
Jun 21
Lebanon, PA: Natural gas explosions blew the door off an industrial oven at a food processing plant. More information

Monday
Jun 20
Fort Wayne, IN: Officials closed an interstate onramp until it was determined that the product leaking from a stalled tractor-trailer was not hazardous. More information

Monday
Jun 20
Waycross, GA: An explosion halted production at a wood pellet plant only one month after it opened. More information

Monday
Jun 20
St. Louis, MO: A fire at a solvent distribution facility forced the evacuation of nearby 500 area residents. More information

Monday
Jun 20
Sisterville, WV: A foam blanket helped control a spill of hydrochloric acid and silicon powder at a plant making high performance materials for industry. More information

Friday
Jun 17
Indianapolis, IN: A tanker truck parked on soft ground overturned, releasing hypochlorite. More information

Wednesday
Jun 15
Flowood, MS: A major fire broke out at a steel plant complex. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
New Iberia, LA: An explosion of unknown origin rocked a chemical plant and forced the evacuation of residents for several miles. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Litang, China: Eight people were killed and another six hurt in an explosion when workers were unloading a truck carrying flammable chemicals. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Swindon, UK: An auto plant was evacuated when fire broke out in a steel pressing unit. More information

Tuesday
Jun 14
Statesville, NC: Fire spread through a two-story facility formerly used as a furniture factory. More information

Monday
Jun 13
Grand Banks, NL: A seafood processing plant was extensively damaged by fire. More information

Sunday
Jun 12
Tripoli, Lebanon: A massive wildfire threatened to spread to an oil refinery. More information

Saturday
Jun 11
Changzhou, China: Carbon monoxide killed six foundry workers, one who collapsed and fell into a furnace, the rest who attempted a rescue. More information

Friday
Jun 10
Maracaibo, Venezuela: A series of transformer explosions knocked out power across western Venezuela. More information

Friday
Jun 10
Lancaster, PA: An overheated conveyor belt triggered a small fire at a packaging plant. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Camden, NJ: Three responders were overcome by heat while battling a 12-alarm fire at a former tire distribution facility. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Tucson, AZ: Wildfires are threatening two major electrical transmission lines that provide much of the city's energy. More information

Thursday
Jun 09
Syracuse, Italy: Fire broke out in a waste treating unit at an oil refinery. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Jarrow, UK: A small leak from a bulk container of chlorine triggered detectors at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Blair, NE: A small fire disrupted the cooling system at a nuclear power plant that had has been shut down for refueling. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Omaha, NE: Three people were hurt in a fire at a machine products plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Woonsocket, RI: One person was hurt in a fire that destroyed a rubber-making plant. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Chandler, AZ: A fire in a building under construction at a computer chip plant left 13 people injured. More information

Wednesday
Jun 08
Montreal, QB: Five responders suffered heatstroke battling a fire at a paper recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Longview, WA: Fire broke out at a wastewater treatment facility at an industrial plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Beaumont, TX: Fire broke out in an empty storage tank at an oil refinery. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Camp Minden, LA: Nearly 1,000 pounds of black powder exploded at a black powder manufacturing plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Tuscola, IL: Work with a blow torch was under way when fire broke out at a recycling plant. More information

Tuesday
Jun 07
Ashwaubenon, WI: A machine fire at a paper plant required at least four workers to be checked for smoke inhalation. More information

Monday
Jun 06
Harrison, NJ: A convection oven used to heat sample chemicals caught fire at a specialty chemical plant. More information

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