Accident Description

Accident: Kuraray Pasadena Release and Fire

Location: Location: Pasadena, TX

Accident Occurred On: 05/19/2018 | Final Report Released On: 12/21/2022

Accident Type: Hot Work - Explosion and Fire

Investigation Status: Released December 21, 2022.

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.