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  • Phillips 66 fuel storage facility explosion injures three people

    20 January 2023

    An explosion and fire at a fuel storage facility in northern Texas, US injured three people on January 17. The incident happened at the Phillips 66 Johnson Tank Farm which is linked to the oil company’s Borger Refinery....

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  • Fire injures one person at US chemical plant, shelter-in-place ordered

    19 January 2023

    A fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois, US on January 11 injured one person and resulted in nearby residents being told to shelter-in-place as fire crews worked to contain the blaze. The incident happened at the Carus Chemical facility in the city of LaSalle, around 100 miles south west of Chicago....

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  • Explosion at hazardous waste facility kills worker

    17 January 2023

    An explosion at a hazardous waste facility in Ontario, Canada killed one person on January 12. The incident happened at a site operated by Ssonix Products which produces gasoline, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, residual fuel oils, and lubricants....

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  • Three people killed in propane factory explosion

    17 January 2023

    Three workers at a propane distribution company were killed on January 12 after an explosion erupted at a factory in St-Roch-de-l’Achigan, Canada. The incident happened at a facility owned by Propane Lafortune a few miles north of Montreal....

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  • Utility company cited after fatal arc flash incident

    17 January 2023

    The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited utility company Eversource Energy Service for five violations of workplace safety standards after its investigation of a fatal arc flash and arc blast in Boston, Massachusetts in July 2022 that led to a worker's death....

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Melted butter clogs drains and historical canal after dairy plant fire 06 January 2023

A fire at a dairy plant in Wisconsin, US resulted in melted butter clogging up nearby storm drains and historic canal on January 2. The fire at the Associated Milk Producers facility originated in a storage room and left firefighters battling flames, heavy smoke, and melted butter....

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Final report into 2018 Husky Superior Refinery explosion released 06 January 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final report on the 2018 refinery explosion and fire at the Husky Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. The accident injured 36 workers, caused roughly $550 million in damage to the facility and released almost 18 tonnes of flammable hydrocarbon vapor into the air....

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Final report and incident animation released into 2018 chemical plant explosion that injured 23 03 January 2023

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has released its final investigation report and incident animation for the 2018 fire that injured 23 workers at the Kuraray America, Inc. EVAL plant in Pasadena, Texas....

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Final report released into 2019 chemical plant explosions in Port Neches, Texas 20 December 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released its final investigative report on December 19 into the explosions and fires at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations facility Chemical Plant in Port Neches, Texas on 27 November 2019....

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Investigation update into fatal paint manufacturing explosion released 19 December 2022

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released an update on December 16 into its ongoing investigation of the incident at the Yenkin-Majestic OPC Polymers resin plant in Columbus, Ohio in April 2021. The update provides a detailed incident description, background information on the facility and production as well as a history of the equipment. The large explosion and fire led to one fatality and injured eight additional employees....

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