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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

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

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

Shrapnel From Blast Set Stage for April Refinery Fire

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

Lac-Mégantic, Canada: July 6, 2013
Vapor Release Triggers California Blaze

Vapor Release Triggers California Blaze

Dubbed "the most serious U.S. refinery incident in recent years" by a top U.S. Chemical Safety Board official, an Aug. 6 flammable vapor explosion at a Richmond, Calif., refinery is under investigation by that agency.

October 1, 2012

Collins, Mississippi: March 7, 2012

Collins, Mississippi: March 7, 2012

On a clear day, an explosion blew the roofs off two oil storage tanks containing more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil located in Jefferson Davis County.

April 1, 2012

Waxahachie, Texas: Oct. 3, 2011
Fire Guts Historic Rhode Island Rubber Mill
Epic Oil Spill Pushes Fire Protection Limits

Epic Oil Spill Pushes Fire Protection Limits

An oil slick that spread across thousands of miles of the Gulf of Mexico drew upon two of the leading names in industrial fire protection — Williams Fire & Hazard Control and Wild Well Control.

April 1, 2011

Puerto Rico: Oct. 23, 2009
Battling an Industrial Tunnel Blaze

Battling an Industrial Tunnel Blaze

Los Angeles County Fire Department responders were forced to deal with a fire in a 679-foot tunnel used to move petroleum coke beneath a busy rail corridor.

May 1, 2009

Westville, New Jersey: July 11, 2007

Westville, New Jersey: July 11, 2007

When a lightning strike ignited a 100-foot-diameter xylene storage tank at Sunoco's Eagle Point refinery in Westville, N.J., the refinery's chief exceeded the NFPA guidelines for foam application by nearly 40 percent.

January 1, 2008