Accident Description

Accident: Sierra Chemical Co. High Explosives Accident

Location: Location: Mustang, NV

Accident Occurred On: 01/07/1998 | Final Report Released On: 09/23/1998

Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The final report on this investigation was approved on September 23, 1998.

On January 7, 1998, two explosions in rapid succession destroyed the Sierra Chemical Company Kean Canyon plant near Mustang, Nevada, killing four workers and injuring six others.