U.S. CSB Releases Factual Update on TPC Group Incident

United States Chemical Safety Board, October 29, 2020

On November 27, a major loss of containment occurred at TPC Group's Port Neches, Texas facility. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), The incident occurred in the facility’s South Unit. The initial explosion resulted in injuries to two TPC employees and a security contractor and caused significant damage to the facility.

The CSB has made a Factual Update available to download as a PDF. The report contains the following sections:

  • Incident Summary
  • Background
  • Preliminary Incident Timeline
  • Popcorn Polymer
  • Investigation Path Forward

At the conclusion of the investigation, the CSB will publish a final investigation report discussing the facts, conditions, and circumstances of the event; the cause(s) or probable cause(s); and may issue safety recommendations to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents.

Click the link below to download the report now.


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