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Marcus Oil and Chemical Tank Explosion
Marcus Oil and Chemical Tank Explosion

Location: Houston, TX
Final Report Released On: 06/06/2006
Company: Marcus Oil
On the evening of December 3, a storage tank failed catastrophically at the Marcus Oil and Chemical polyethylene wax facility in Houston. The blast, which was felt up to 20 miles from the plant s...
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MFG Chemical Inc. Toxic Gas Release
MFG Chemical Inc. Toxic Gas Release

Location: Dalton, GA
Final Report Released On: 04/11/2006
Company: MFG Chemical
On the evening of April 12, 2004, a chemical reactor overheated at the MFG Chemical manufacturing plant, releasing toxic allyl alcohol vapor. The resulting cloud sent 154 people to a local hospit...
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Sterigenics Ethylene Oxide Explosion
Sterigenics Ethylene Oxide Explosion

Location: Ontario, CA
Final Report Released On: 03/30/2006
Company: Sterigenics
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 19, 2004, an explosion occurred inside an ethylene oxide sterilization chamber and an associated thermal oxidizer at the Sterigenics facility in Ontario, Cali...
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Acetylene Service Company Gas Explosion
Acetylene Service Company Gas Explosion

Location: Perth Amboy, NJ
Final Report Released On: 01/26/2006
Company: Acetylene Service Company
On January 25, 2005, a gas explosion killed three workers at the Acetylene Service Company plant in Perth Amboy, NJ. The blast originated in a wooden shed located near six large storage tanks tha...
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Giant Industries Refinery Explosions and Fire
Giant Industries Refinery Explosions and Fire

Location: Gallup, NM
Final Report Released On: 10/26/2005
Company: Giant Industries
On April 8, 2004, four workers were seriously injured when highly flammable gasoline components were released and ignited at the Giant Industries Ciniza refinery, east of Gallup, New Mexico. The ...
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Hayes Lemmerz Dust Explosions and Fire
Hayes Lemmerz Dust Explosions and Fire

Location: Huntington, IN
Final Report Released On: 09/27/2005
Company: Hayes Lemmerz
On the evening of October 29, 2003, a series of explosions severely burned two workers, injured a third, and caused property damage to the Hayes Lemmerz manufacturing plant in Huntington, Indiana...
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After Katrina: Special Precautions Needed During Oil and Chemical Facility Startup

Final Report Released On: 09/08/2005
The startup of major processes is a hazardous phase in the operation of oil refineries and chemical plants. Hurricane Katrina has now disrupted production at numerous petrochemical facilities in ...
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