Accident Description

Accident: ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Chemical Release and Fire

Location: Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Accident Occurred On: 11/22/2016 | Final Report Released On: 09/18/2017

Accident Type: Oil and Refining - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was released at a pubic business meeting in Washington, D.C. on September 18.

On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release occurred in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which resulted in four serious injuries to workers and injured two others. The incident occurred during minor maintenance on a flammable isobutane line which failed, releasing isobutane into the unit which ignited.