Accident Description

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.