Accident Description

Accident: Partridge Raleigh Oilfield Explosion and Fire

Location: Location: Raleigh, MS

Accident Occurred On: 06/05/2006 | Final Report Released On: 06/12/2007

Accident Type: Hot Work - Explosion and Fire

Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was issued at a news conference in Jackson, Mississippi, on June 12, 2007.

Three contractors died and one contractor suffered serious injuries in an explosion and fire at the Partridge-Raleigh Oilfield. The contractors, all employees of Stringer Oilfield Services, were standing on top of a series of four oil production tanks. They were preparing to weld piping to the tanks when a welding tool likely ignited flammable vapors from the tanks.