Accident Description

Accident: Kuraray America

Location: Location: Pasadena, TX

Accident Occured On: 05/19/2018 | Final Report Released On:

Accident Type: Hot Work - Explosion and Fire

Investigation Status:

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 America is a Tokyo-based specialty chemical manufacturer.