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Foundation Food Group Fatal Chemical Release

Location: Gainesville , GA
Incident Occurred On: 01/28/2021

On January 28, 2021, a liquid nitrogen release at the Foundation Food Group’s Prepared Foods Division in Gainesville, GA, lead to 6 fatalities and multiple injuries.

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 Optima Belle LLC  Explosion and Fire
Optima Belle LLC Explosion and Fire

Location: Belle, WV
Incident Occurred On: 12/08/2020

On Tuesday December 8, 2020, at approximately 10 pm EST an explosion occurred at Op...
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 Wacker Polysilicon Chemical Release
Wacker Polysilicon Chemical Release

Location: Charleston, TN
Incident Occurred On: 11/13/2020

On Friday November 13, 2020,  at approximately 10:04 a.m. EST, seven workers were exposed to a release of hydrochloric acid during a maintenance activity at the full Investigation details

Evergreen Packaging Mill Chemical Fatal Fire
Evergreen Packaging Mill Chemical Fatal Fire

Location: Canton, NC
Incident Occurred On: 09/21/2020

On Monday September 21, 2020, a fire occurred at the Evergreen Packaging Mill in Canton, NC. During a scheduled maintenance event, a fire occurred during a repair to a process unit. Two c...
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Bio Lab Chemical Release
Bio Lab Chemical Release

Location: Conyers, GA
Incident Occurred On: 09/14/2020
Company: Bio Lab Inc.

On Monday September 14, 2020, a thermal decomposition event occurred at the Bio-Lab facility in Conyers, ...
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Bio Lab Chemical Fire and Release
Bio Lab Chemical Fire and Release

Location: Lake Charles, LA
Incident Occurred On: 08/27/2020

On Thursday August 27, 2020, a fire occurred at Bio-Lab’s Lake Charles facility in Westlake, LA. Th...
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Wendland 1H Well Fatal Explosion
Wendland 1H Well Fatal Explosion

Location: Burleson County , TX
Incident Occurred On: 01/29/2020

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, a gas well explosion fatally injured three contractors. The gas well was operated by...
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Completed Investigations

Midland Resource Recovery Explosion
Midland Resource Recovery Explosion

Location: Barbour County, WV
Final Report Released On: 12/17/2019

A tank violently exploded while it was being emptied of its contents.

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DuPont La Porte Facility Toxic Chemical Release
DuPont La Porte Facility Toxic Chemical Release

Location: La Porte, TX
Final Report Released On: 06/25/2019

The accident at DuPont’s facility, located east of Houston, killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fu...
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Pryor Trust Fatal Gas Well Blowout and Fire
Pryor Trust Fatal Gas Well Blowout and Fire

Location: Pittsburg County, OK
Final Report Released On: 06/12/2019

During drilling operations at a gas well in Pittsburg County Oklahoma, a large explosion fatally injured five workers.

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Enterprise Pascagoula Gas Plant Explosion and Fire
Enterprise Pascagoula Gas Plant Explosion and Fire

Location: Moss Point, MS
Final Report Released On: 02/13/2019

On June 27, 2016, explosions and fire occurred at the Enterprise Pascagoula Gas Plant in Moss Point, Mississippi.

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Arkema Inc. Chemical Plant Fire
Arkema Inc. Chemical Plant Fire

Location: Crosby, TX
Final Report Released On: 05/24/2018
On August 29, 2017, flooding from Hurricane Harvey disabled the refrigeration system at the Arkema plant in Crosby, TX, which manufactures organic peroxides. The following day people within a 1.5...
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Packaging Corporation of America Hot Work Explosion
Packaging Corporation of America Hot Work Explosion

Location: Deridder, LA
Final Report Released On: 04/24/2018
On February 8, 2017, three contractors were fatally injured and seven contractors sustained injuries in an explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America facility in DeRidder, LA. The fatally ...
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MGPI Processing, Inc. Toxic Chemical Release
MGPI Processing, Inc. Toxic Chemical Release

Location: Atchison, KS
Final Report Released On: 01/03/2018
On October 21, 2016, a chemical release occurred at the MGPI Processing plant in Atchison, Kansas. MGPI Processing produces distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. The rele...
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