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BP - Husky Chemical Release and Fire
BP - Husky Chemical Release and Fire

Location: Oregon, OH
Incident Occurred On: 09/20/2022

At about 6:46 p.m. on September 20, 2022, an accidental release of flamma...
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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
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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Completed Investigations

Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery Fire and Explosions
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery Fire and Explosions

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Final Report Released On: 10/12/2022

At approximately 4 am on Friday June 21, 2019 there was a release of vapor in the PES refinery alkylation unit. The vapor found an ignition source, causing a fire and multiple explosions. ...
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Sunoco Logistics Partners Flash Fire
Sunoco Logistics Partners Flash Fire

Location: Nederland, TX
Final Report Released On: 09/28/2022

On August 12, 2016, seven workers were injured - three critically - when a flash fire occurred during hot work activities at Sunoco Logistics Partners, a terminal facility in Nederland, Texas....
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Loy Lange Box Company Pressure Vessel Explosion
Loy Lange Box Company Pressure Vessel Explosion

Location: St. Louis , MO
Final Report Released On: 07/29/2022

A massive steam explosion caused a steel vessel weighing approximately 2,000 pounds to launch itself into the air. The initial explosion killed one worker and critically injured another. The v...
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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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