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Kuraray America

Location: Pasadena, TX
Incident Occurred On: 05/19/2018
An explosion at Kuraray America on May 19, 2018, injured 21 workers at the EVAL facility in Pasadena, Texas. The facility manufactures ethylene vinyl-alcohol copolymers, sold as EVAL. Kuraray Ame...
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Husky Energy Refinery Explosion and Fire

Location: Superior, WI
Incident Occurred On: 04/26/2018
Company: Husky Energy
The refinery was shutting down in preparation for a five-week turnaround when an explosion occurred, sending several people to area hospitals with injuries. ...
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Red Mountain Operating Fatal Gas Well Explosion
Red Mountain Operating Fatal Gas Well Explosion

Location: Pittsburg County, OK
Incident Occurred On: 01/21/2018
During drilling operations at a gas well in Pittsburg County Oklahoma, a large explosion fatally injured five workers....
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Didion Milling Company Explosion and Fire
Didion Milling Company Explosion and Fire

Location: Cambria, WI
Incident Occurred On: 05/31/2017
On May 31, 2017, combustible dust explosions at the Didion Milling facility in Cambria, Wisconsin, killed five of the 19 employees working on the night of the incident. The other 14 were injured....
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Midland Resource Recovery Explosion
Midland Resource Recovery Explosion

Location: Barbour County, WV
Incident Occurred On: 05/24/2017
A tank violently exploded while it was being emptied of its contents. ...
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Loy Lange Box Company Pressure Vessel Explosion
Loy Lange Box Company Pressure Vessel Explosion

Location: St. Louis , MO
Incident Occurred On: 04/03/2017
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 vess...
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Animation of Explosion at PCA's DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill
Animation of Explosion at PCA's DeRidder, Louisiana, Pulp and Paper Mill

Location: Deridder, LA
Incident Occurred On: 02/08/2017
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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Completed Investigations

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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ExxonMobil Refinery Chemical Release and Fire
ExxonMobil Refinery Chemical Release and Fire

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Final Report Released On: 09/18/2017
On November 22, 2016, an isobutane release occurred in the sulfuric acid alkylation unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which resulted in four serious injuries to workers an...
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Delaware City Refining Company
Delaware City Refining Company

Location: Delaware City, DE
Final Report Released On: 05/18/2017
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, an operator at the Delaware City Refining Company’s (DCRC) Kellogg Alkylation Unit suffered second degree burns to his face and neck areas while performing de-invent...
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Freedom Industries Chemical Release
Freedom Industries Chemical Release

Location: Charleston, WV
Final Report Released On: 05/11/2017
A leak originating from a storage tank at Freedom Industries contaminated the local water supply leaving hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents without clean drinking water. ...
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ExxonMobil Refinery Explosion
ExxonMobil Refinery Explosion

Location: Torrance, CA
Final Report Released On: 05/03/2017
A February 18, 2015, explosion in a gasoline processing unit at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Torrance, CA, led to two workers suffering minor injuries and debris being dispersed into the surroundin...
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