Accident Description

Accident: LyondellBasell La Porte Fatal Chemical Release

Location: Location: La Porte, TX

Accident Occurred On: 07/27/2021 | Final Report Released On: 05/25/2023

Accident Type: Release

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was released on May 25, 2023.

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 contract employees and 30 other personnel being transported to medical facilities for evaluation and/or treatment.