Bethune Point Explosion 2006

On Wednesday, January 11, 2006, three workers continued the roof removal. About 11:15 a.m., the lead mechanic and the third worker were cutting the metal roof directly above the methanol tank vent. Sparks, showering down from the cutting torch, ignited methanol vapors coming from the vent, creating a fireball on top of the tank. TheContinue reading “Bethune Point Explosion 2006”