Accident Description

Accident: Delaware City Refining Company

Location: Location: Delaware City, DE

Accident Occurred On: 11/29/2015 | Final Report Released On: 05/18/2017

Accident Type: Oil and Refining - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was released at a news conference in Wilmington, DE on May 18, 2017.

On Sunday, November 29, 2015, an operator at the Delaware City Refining Company’s (DCRC) Kellogg Alkylation Unit suffered second degree burns to his face and neck areas while performing de-inventorying activities on a vessel in preparation for the removal of a pipe spool from a connected process. This incident follows two other incidents at the same facility which occurred on August 21, and August 28, 2015.