Accident Description

Accident: DPC Enterprises Festus Chlorine Release

Location: Location: Festus, MO

Accident Occurred On: 08/14/2002 | Final Report Released On: 05/01/2003

Accident Type: Release

Investigation Status: The final report on this investigation was approved May 1, 2003.

On August 14, 2002, a chlorine transfer hose ruptured during a rail car unloading operation at the DPC Enterprises chlorine repackaging facility near Festus, Missouri. The hose rupture ultimately led to the release of 48,000 pounds of chlorine, causing three workers and 63 residents to seek medical treatment.