Accident Description

Accident: Carbide Industries Fire and Explosion

Location: Location: Louisville, KY

Accident Occured On: 03/21/2011 | Final Report Released On: 02/07/2013

Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was approved 3-0 at a public meeting in Louisville, KY

Two workers were killed and two others injured as a result of a fire and explosion that occurred at the Carbide Industries facility located in Louisville, KY; the facility produces calcium carbide products.

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