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Sterlington, Louisiana: May 1, 1991

Sterlington, Louisiana: May 1, 1991

Mission creep is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes. It is a fact of life with which firefighters must live.

May 4, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Dec. 24, 1989
Revisiting New Carissa's 1999 Grounding: What We Can Learn
Revisiting the 2015 Vancouver Port Hazmat Incident
Fire Marshal Completes Probe into Texas Chemical Plant Blast
Canadian Derailment Probe Shows No Operator Error
Blaze Spread Through Louisiana Refinery Via Pipe Rack
Revisiting 2008's Imperial Sugar Refinery Blast
New Carissa's 1999 Grounding

New Carissa's 1999 Grounding

The fuel-laden freighter ran aground off the shoreline of Coos Bay, Oregon on Feb. 4, 1999, and triggered an unusual maritime response that involved setting fire to the ship's cargo.

February 3, 2020

Delaware Refinery Settles with Air Regulators Over Fire
OSHA Fines Closed Philadelphia Refinery for Process Safety Hazards
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

Illinois Industrial Explosion Traced to Hydrogen Release

A silicon hydride emulsion made at a Waukegan, Illinois, chemical plant where four people were killed in a May 2019 explosion can produce hazardous amounts of flammable hydrogen gas under certain conditions, federal investigators revealed Wednesday.

December 18, 2019

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