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Explosion Triggers Large Fire at Chemical Plant in Shepherd, Texas

Figure 1: The fire raging at the chemical plant in San Jacinto County, Texas. Photo credit: www.NBCNews.com. According to the San Jacinto County Office of Emergency Management, a plant explosion and chemical fire occurred on the morning of November 8, 2023. Geoff Harfield, the president of Sound Resource Solutions, said during a press briefing that…

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Plant Explosions

Plant explosions are extremely dangerous and have devastating affects among communities and the innocent people who work at these establishments. Plant explosions, as you may know, can cause significant damage, disrupt communities, and pose serious risks to human lives. Sadly, these types of explosions happen far more often than one may realize due to many…

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At Least 1 Injured in Explosion and Massive Fire at Sherwin-Williams Paint Factory Plant in Garland, Texas

Around 1:15 a.m. on August 7, 2023, officials reported an explosion and massive fire that broke out at a Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing and processing plant. The explosion occurred at the company’s plant at 701 South Shiloh Road in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas. At least one factory worker was injured and taken to the…

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Federal Investigation Report Blasts Houston Company’s Unsafe Practices Leading to January 2020 Explosion

In the early morning of January 23, 2020, an explosion occurred at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. The explosion was immense. Hundreds of homes were damaged, and many residents of the local community were injured; those who were unfortunate enough to be in their homes that morning of the explosion. Years…

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At Least 9 Injured Following an Explosion and Massive Fire at Shell Chemical Plant in Deer Park, Texas

Figure 1: Shell refinery on fire in Deer Park, Texas on May 5, 2023. Photo credit: www.TexasTribune.org. On May 5, 2023, officials reported an explosion at the Shell Chemical Plant located in the 5900 Highway 225 near Center Street, in Deer Park, Texas.   The explosion occurred at the Shell Chemical Plant along Highway 225…

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Tragedy Strikes Marathon Petroleum Refinery: 1 Employee Dead, 2 Injured in Galveston Bay Fire

Shortly after 9:30 am CST on Monday, May 15, a fire broke out at the Marathon Petroleum Refinery in Texas City. According to Marathon officials, workers were performing routine maintenance when a pump deal near them failed, resulting in a fire.  Three workers were rushed to the hospital and unfortunately, one succumbed to their injuries. …

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