Accident: Goodyear Heat Exchanger Rupture
Location: Location: Houston, TX
Accident Occurred On: 06/11/2008 | Final Report Released On: 01/27/2011
Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion
Investigation Status: The CSB investigation is completed.
On June 11, 2008, one worker was killed and approximately seven others were injured, during a maintenance operation on a heat exchanger. Ammonia overpressured inside the exchanger, causing it to rupture.