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Equipment Failure Blamed for Blast at Kansas Aircraft Plant

Equipment Failure Blamed for Blast at Kansas Aircraft Plant

A 64-foot-tall industrial autoclave that separated under 90 pounds per square inch pressure is being blamed for a massive nitrogen release on Dec. 27 in Wichita, Kansas, that blew apart a section of the Beechcraft aircraft plant, injuring 15 workers and contractors.

January 9, 2020

CSB Releases Midland Resource Recovery Final Report

Dangerous chemical reactions led to explosions that killed three people in two separate incidents at a West Virginia facility for decontaminating obsolete odorizer vessels, a U.S. Chemical Safety Board report issued Tuesday states.

December 17, 2019

ExxonMobil Must Provide Information About California Refinery Explosion
Texas Fire Marshal Pinpoints Cause of ITC Terminal Fire

Texas Fire Marshal Pinpoints Cause of ITC Terminal Fire

A report released by the Harris County Fire Marshal's office isolates the cause of the March 2019 terminal fire in Deer Park, Texas, as a mechanical failure at a key control point for an 80,000-gallon storage tank containing butane enriched naphtha.

December 6, 2019

EPA Rescinds Regulations Approved After West, Texas, Explosion

Three years and nine months after an April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15 people, all but three of them emergency responders, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put new rules in place to prevent a disaster like it from ever happening again.

November 22, 2019

Corroded Pipe Caused Philadelphia Refinery Disaster

Corroded Pipe Caused Philadelphia Refinery Disaster

Federal investigators believe a rupture pipe elbow was at fault in a June 2019 explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

October 16, 2019

Woodford County, Kentucky: July 2, 2019

Woodford County, Kentucky: July 2, 2019

"Angels' share" refers to the portion of a distilled spirit lost to evaporation during aging. On July 2, 2019 in Woodford County, Kentucky somebody else wanted a taste.

October 2, 2019

Mississippi Chevron Chief Helps Unify Corporate Responders

Fire School Instructors Join Crew That Extinguished Terminal Blaze

Team IRIS firefighters often apply their talents to emergencies in foreign locales such as Kuwait and Angola. On March 20, the Intercontinental Terminals fire in Deer Park, Texas gave them the opportunity to do some of their best work on American soil.

April 1, 2019

Phillips 66 Tracks Firefighters' Cardiac Health

Phillips 66 Tracks Firefighters' Cardiac Health

For Timothy Raycob, director of compliance for medical surveillance at Phillips 66, much of the job means closely monitoring personnel for exposure to hazardous materials.

October 1, 2018

Wisconsin Chief Awarded Red Adair Honor

Wisconsin Chief Awarded Red Adair Honor

Industrial Fire World magazine honored Superior, WI Fire Chief Steve Panger with its 2018 Red Adair Award in August in recognition of his department’s response to the April 26 fire and explosion that rocked the Husky Energy refinery in Superior.

October 1, 2018

Shrapnel From Blast Set Stage for April Refinery Fire
Texas Volunteers Confront Uncertain Silo Situation

Boilover in Nicaragua Dies Unchallenged

Williams Fire & Hazard Control was ready, willing, and able to extinguish the aftermath of a crude oil boilover in Nicaragua that left two 150-foot diameter storage tanks in flames.

October 1, 2016