Accident Description

Accident: Positive Material Verification: Prevent Errors

Location: Location: Texas City, TX

Accident Occurred On: 07/28/2005 | Final Report Released On: 10/15/2006

Accident Type: Oil and Refining - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB released its safety bulletin on October 15, 2006.

On July 28, 2005, 4 months after a devastating incident in the Isomerization (Isom) Unit that killed 15 workers and injured 180, the BP Texas City refinery experienced a major fire in the Resid Hydrotreater Unit (RHU) that caused a reported $30 million in property damage. One employee sustained a minor injury during the emergency unit shutdown and there were no fatalities.