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Plant Explosions

Chemical Explosion Rocks Houston

Early in the morning on January 24, a massive industrial explosion in northwest Houston left two people dead and a business in complete ruin. The explosion also knocked a number of nearby homes off their foundations and shot debris for nearly a half-mile. According to Houston Police, the explosion could be felt more than 30…

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Chemical Explosions, Plant Explosions

60,000 Evacuated Following Series of Explosions at Texas Chemical Plant

On the day before Thanksgiving, two explosions at a chemical plant rocked the southeast Texas town of Port Neches and the surrounding area.  The explosions occurred at the Texas Petroleum Chemical (TPC) plant in Port Neches and officials were worried enough about the possibility of a series of explosions that they placed about 60,000 people…

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Chemical Explosions, Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

Pasadena, Texas Chemical Plant Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured At about 12:45 p.m. on January 26, there was a deadly explosion at the PeroxyChem chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas that left one worker dead and three others injured. According to the Pasadena Police Department, the explosion happened when a tank containing nearly 1,000 gallons of…

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Chemical Exposure, Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Texas Oil and Gas Explosion

Worker Killed in Texas Oil and Gas Explosion According to investigators with the Midland County Fire Marshal’s office, a worker with a water treatment company was killed in a fiery explosion Monday while he was mixing chemicals at an oil and gas services facility near Midland. Currently, the exact cause of the explosion is under…

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Chemical Explosions, Oil & Gas, Plant Explosions

Another Chemical Plant Explosion

Another Chemical Plant Explosion:  Major Tragedy Averted According to authorities in the area, the Danlin Industries chemical plant in Thomas, Oklahoma caught fire last week, engulfing the entire plant and heating a number of pressurized containers to the point that they caused several explosions.  Initial reports by the Thomas Fire Department from the scene had…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Chemical Plant Explosion in Louisiana

Chemical Plant Explosion in Louisiana Thursday and Friday were deadly in southern Louisiana, as two fatal chemical plant explosions occurred at two plants within a few miles of each other on those days. The first one took place Thursday morning, when an explosion and fire broke out at the Williams Olefins chemical plant, which lies…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Texas Fertilizer Plant Dangers

The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas was a terrible tragedy that shook many communities to their cores.  As the people of West, Texas try to pick up the pieces after one of the worst disasters in years, other Texas communities should really think about what can be done to prevent the next one,…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

Dust Explosion Risk Addressed

Dust Explosions Targeted by House Bill Grain dust, sugar dust, flower, and other type of dust are commonplace in many workplaces.  A lot of people look at a dusty workplace and see hard work, not a deadly workplace hazard which can take down the building they’re working in with just one explosion. In response to…

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Plant Explosions, Workplace Safety

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