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LyondellBasell Fatal Chemical Release
LyondellBasell Fatal Chemical Release

Location: La Porte, TX
Incident Occurred On: 07/27/2021

On July 27, 2021, a  release of 100,000 pounds of acetic acid during a maintenance event at the LyondellBasell facility in La Porte, TX, resulted in fatal injuries to two contra...
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Yenkin-Majestic Paint and OPC Polymers Corporation
Yenkin-Majestic Paint and OPC Polymers Corporation

Location: Columbus, OH
Incident Occurred On: 04/08/2021

An April 8, 2021, explosion and  fire erupted at the  Yenkin-Majestic paint and OPC Polymers Corporation. One employee was fatally injured and eight we...
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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

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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Completed Investigations

AB Specialty Silicones, LLC
AB Specialty Silicones, LLC

Location: Waukegan, IL
Final Report Released On: 09/24/2021

On Friday May 3, 2019, a massive explosion and fire occurred at the AB Specialty Silicones facility in Waukegan, IL, killing four workers and causing extensive damage to nearby ...
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 Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill - Fire During Hot Work
Evergreen Packaging Paper Mill - Fire During Hot Work

Location: Canton, NC
Final Report Released On: 09/24/2021

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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Aghorn Operating Waterflood Station Hydrogen Sulfide Release
Aghorn Operating Waterflood Station Hydrogen Sulfide Release

Location: Odessa, TX
Final Report Released On: 05/21/2021

A release of hydrogen sulfide led to the death of one worker as well as a member of the public. 

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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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