Accident Description

Accident: Caribbean Petroleum Refining Tank Explosion and Fire

Location: Location: Bayamón, PR

Accident Occurred On: 10/23/2009 | Final Report Released On: 10/21/2015

Accident Type: Chemical Distribution - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB investigation is final.

A massive fire and explosion sent huge flames and smoke plumes into the air at the Carribean Petroleum Corporation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The resulting pressure wave damaged surrounding buildings and impacted moving vehicles.