Accident Description

Accident: Herrig Brothers Farm Propane Tank Explosion

Location: Location: Albert City, IA

Accident Occurred On: 04/09/1998 | Final Report Released On: 06/23/1999

Accident Type: Chemical Distribution - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The final report on this investigation was approved on June 23, 1999.

On April 9, 1998, an 18,000-gallon propane tank exploded at the Herrig Brothers farm in Albert City, Iowa. The explosion killed two volunteer firefighters and injured seven other emergency response personnel. Several buildings were also damaged by the blast.