Texas Oil Explosion
Texas Oil Explosion
Texas Oil Explosion
Vital statistics
Series Seconds from Disaster
Title Texas Oil Explosion
Airdate November 6, 2006
Disaster Texas BP Refinery Explosion
Date March 13, 2005
Kind Human Error
Nature {{{nature}}}
Fatalities 15

Texas Oil Explosion is the 42nd episode of Seconds from Disaster and gives the reason of the explosion.

Plot Edit

At the BP Oil Refinery in Texas City, a test on the distillation tower goes wrong. Liquid waste builds up in the tower and flows out through the blowout tower. A white ute left with its engine running ignites the fumes of the waste liquid. The explosion destroys a trailer placed dangerously close to the blowout tower. 15 workers die.