Accident Description

Accident: West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire

Location: Location: West, TX

Accident Occurred On: 04/17/2013 | Final Report Released On: 01/28/2016

Accident Type: Chemical Distribution - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The CSB's investigation was approved by a unanimous board vote at a public meeting in Waco, TX, on January 28, 2016.

A massive explosion at a fertilizer storage and distribution facility fatally injured twelve volunteer firefighters, two members of the public and caused hundreds of injuries.