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.