Accident Description

Accident: MFG Chemical Inc. Toxic Gas Release

Location: Location: Dalton, GA

Accident Occurred On: 04/12/2004 | Final Report Released On: 04/11/2006

Accident Type: Reactive Incident

Investigation Status: The CSB issued its final report on the accident at a news conference in Dalton, Georgia, on April 11, 2006.

On the evening of April 12, 2004, a chemical reactor overheated at the MFG Chemical manufacturing plant, releasing toxic allyl alcohol vapor. The resulting cloud sent 154 people to a local hospital and forced the evacuation of nearby residents. Vegetation and aquatic life near the plant were killed