October, 1975

This is a repeating event

197502OctAll DayUnion Carbide Explosion 1975Antwerp, Belgium (BE) Origin: Marsh Industry:PetrochemicalsCountry:BelgiumLanguage:EN


An explosion and fire caused extensive damage at a low-density polyethylene plant. The cause was a leak of ethylene at high pressure, due to fatigue failure of a vent connection on the suction of a compressor. Six people were killed, and 13 injured.