Accident Description

Accident: Barton Solvents Explosions and Fire

Location: Location: Valley Center, KS

Accident Occurred On: 07/17/2007 | Final Report Released On: 06/26/2008

Accident Type: Chemical Distribution - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was issued at a news conference in Wichita, Kansas, on June 26, 2008.

On July 17, 2007, explosions and fire erupted at the Barton Solvents facility in Valley Center, Kansas, north of Wichita. The incident led to the evacuation of thousands of residents and resulted in projectile damage offsite, as well as extensive damage to the facility.