Accident Description

Accident: ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery Explosion

Location: Location: Torrance, CA

Accident Occurred On: 02/18/2015 | Final Report Released On: 05/03/2017

Accident Type: Oil and Refining - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was released at a news conference in Torrance, California, on May 3, 2017. The CSB may issue a second volume of the ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery investigation report pending the outcome of litigation in U.S. District Court and receipt of relevant documents. As part of a full all-cause investigation, the continued investigation may explore risks related to the near miss event involving the alkylation unit, which the CSB has yet to evaluate.

A February 18, 2015, explosion in a gasoline processing unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, CA, led to two workers suffering minor injuries and debris being dispersed into the surrounding community.