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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

ITC Unable to 'Isolate or Stop' Naphtha Release That Triggered Texas Terminal Fire
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

Labor Day Blues in Philly

Irony is defined as expressing one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. For an example look no further than the recent Labor Day celebration in Philadelphia barely two months after an explosion and fire closed the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery complex.

October 1, 2019

Chemical Safety Board Probe Into KMCO Explosion Focuses on Ruptured Piping
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