Accident Description

Accident: CAI / Arnel Chemical Plant Explosion

Location: Location: Danvers, MA

Accident Occured On: 11/22/2006 | Final Report Released On: 05/13/2008

Accident Type: Community Impact

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was approved by a vote of the Board at a public meeting in Danvers, Massachusetts, on May 13, 2008.

During the early morning hours of November 22, a powerful explosion destroyed the CAI/Arnel ink and paint manufacturing facility in Danvers, Massachusetts. Scores of nearby homes and businesses were damaged, some beyond repair. A number of residents were hospitalized. There were no injuries in the plant, which was unoccupied at the time.