Accident Description

Accident: Bayer CropScience Pesticide Waste Tank Explosion

Location: Location: Institute, WV

Accident Occurred On: 08/28/2008 | Final Report Released On: 01/20/2011

Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's final investigation report was reased at a public meeting in Institute, WV on 1.20.2011

Two workers were fatally injured when a waste tank containing the pesticide methomyl violently exploded, damaging a process unit at the Bayer CropScience chemical plant in Institute, West Virginia.