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DuPont LaPorte Facility Toxic Chemical Release
DuPont LaPorte Facility Toxic Chemical Release

Location: LaPorte, TX
Accident Occurred On: 11/15/2014
The accident at DuPont’s facility, located east of Houston, killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufa...
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Freedom Industries Chemical Release
Freedom Industries Chemical Release

Location: Charleston, WV
Accident Occurred On: 01/09/2014
A leak originating from a storage tank at Freedom Industries contaminated the local water supply leaving hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents without clean drinking water. ...
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Williams Olefins Plant Explosion and Fire
Williams Olefins Plant Explosion and Fire

Location: Geismar, LA
Accident Occurred On: 06/13/2013
A fire and explosion occurred on Thursday June 13, 2013, which fatally injured two workers at the William Olefins, Inc., plant located in Geismar, Louisiana....
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West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire
West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

Location: West, TX
Accident Occurred On: 04/17/2013
A massive explosion at a fertilizer storage and distribution facility fatally injured twelve volunteer firefighters, two members of the public and caused hundreds of injuries. ...
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Macondo Blowout and Explosion
Macondo Blowout and Explosion

Accident Occurred On: 04/20/2010
On April 20, 2010, a sudden explosion and fire occurred on the oil rig. The accident resulted in the deaths of 11 workers and caused a massive, ongoing oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. The rig...
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Caribbean Petroleum Refining Tank Explosion and Fire
Caribbean Petroleum Refining Tank Explosion and Fire

Location: Bayamón, PR
Accident Occurred On: 10/23/2009
Company: Caribbean Petroleum Refining
A massive fire and explosion sent huge flames and smoke plumes into the air at the Carribean Petroleum Corporation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The resulting pressure wave damaged surrounding buil...
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Completed Investigations

Horsehead Holding Company Fatal Explosion and Fire
Horsehead Holding Company Fatal Explosion and Fire

Location: Monaca, PA
Final Report Released On: 03/11/2015
Company: Horsehead Holding Company
On July 22, 2010, an explosion and fire killed two workers at the Horsehead Holding Company zinc recycling facility located in Monaca, PA. The facility recycles and purifies zinc through a high t...
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Chevron Refinery Fire
Chevron Refinery Fire

Location: Richmond, CA
Final Report Released On: 01/28/2015
Company: Chevron
An August 6, 2012, release of flammable vapor led to a fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California. The CSB released three investigation reports into this incident - an Interim Report, a...
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Millard Refrigerated Services Ammonia Release
Millard Refrigerated Services Ammonia Release

Location: Theodore, AL
Final Report Released On: 01/15/2015
Company: Millard Refrigerated Services
The CSB is investigating an anhydrous ammonia release at the Millard Refrigerated Services, a warehouse and distribution center in Theodore, Alabama, 15 miles south of Mobile where more than 130 ...
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US Ink Fire
US Ink Fire

Location: East Rutherford , NJ
Final Report Released On: 01/15/2015
Company: US Ink
An explosion and fire injured 7 workers at the US Ink facility. ...
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Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations
Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations

Location: Reno, NV
Study Released On: 10/30/2014
Three accidents involving methanol which injured children during lab demonstrations are examined by the CSB. All the incidents involved demonstrations of flames – usually with a color additive –...
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AL Solutions Fatal Dust Explosion
AL Solutions Fatal Dust Explosion

Location: New Cumberland, WV
Final Report Released On: 07/16/2014
Company: AL Solutions
An explosion ripped through the New Cumberland A.L. Solutions titanium plant in West Virginia on December 9, 2010, fatally injuring three workers. The workers were processing titanium powder, whi...
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Tesoro Refinery Fatal Explosion and Fire
Tesoro Refinery Fatal Explosion and Fire

Location: Anacortes, WA
Final Report Released On: 05/01/2014
Company: Tesoro
An explosion and fire led to the fatal injury of seven employees when a nearly forty-year-old heat exchanger catastrophically failed during a maintenance operation to switch a process stream betw...
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