Accident Description

Accident: BLSR Operating Ltd. Vapor Cloud Fire

Location: Location: Rosharon, TX

Accident Occurred On: 01/13/2003 | Final Report Released On: 09/17/2003

Accident Type: Flammable Vapor

Investigation Status: The final report on this investigation was approved on September 17, 2003.

On January 13, 2003, a vapor cloud fire erupted at the BLSR Operating Ltd. oilfield waste disposal facility near Rosharon, Texas, south of Houston. The fire occurred as two vacuum trucks were delivering flammable gas condensate waste for disposal at the facility. Two BLSR employees and one truck driver were fatally burned. Four other workers suffered serious burns but survived.