Accident Description

Accident: Horsehead Holding Company Fatal Explosion and Fire

Location: Location: Monaca, PA

Accident Occurred On: 07/22/2010 | Final Report Released On: 03/11/2015

Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The Board voted on January 28, 2015, to close the investigation and issue a technical analysis on the causes. The analysis was released on March 11, 2015.

On July 22, 2010, an explosion and fire killed two workers at the Horsehead Holding Company zinc recycling facility located in Monaca, PA. The facility recycles and purifies zinc through a high temperature distillation process and is located approximately 35 miles north of Pittsburgh.