Accident: Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Refinery Fire and Explosions
Location: Location: Philadelphia, PA
Accident Occured On: 06/21/2019 | Final Report Released On:
Accident Type: Oil and Refining - Fire and Explosion
Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation is currently ongoing.
At approximately 4 am on Friday June 21, 2019 there was a release of vapor in the PES refinery alkylation unit. The vapor found an ignition source, causing a fire and multiple explosions.