Accident Description

Accident: Acetylene Service Company Gas Explosion

Location: Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Accident Occurred On: 01/24/2005 | Final Report Released On: 01/25/2006

Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: On January 26, 2006, the CSB completed its investigation and issued a safety bulletin, a safety video, and new safety recommendations.

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 that received liquid waste from the plant's acetylene generating system. The plant produces, repackages, and distributes acetylene used in welding.