Stephen adams, chris rogers, jasmin caldwell published: Perhaps the closest comparison to beirut’s explosion, in terms of scale, is a blast in texas city in 1947, which was caused by 2,300 us tons (about 2,087 metric tons) of ammonium nitrate.
On april 17, 2013, an ammonium nitrate explosion occurred at the west fertilizer company storage and distribution facility in west, texas, eighteen miles (29 km) north of waco, while emergency services personnel were responding to a fire at the facility.
Fertilizer plant explosion us. In 2013, a fertilizer plant in west, texas. The fire and explosion just before 8 p.m. In this aerial photo, law enforcement and rescue personnel search the damage to an apartment complex from the explosion of the west fertilizer plant on thursday, april 18, 2013, in west, texas.
A total of 15 people were killed, and approximately 160. The sheer size of the explosion has led to questions about what chemical fertilizer was manufactured and stored at the facility. A huge fertilizer plant explosion in west, texas, has left 14 dead and over 100 people injured
One of the many properties damaged by the blast (right) now bears a prayer for the town. These include notably at a texas fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and was ruled deliberate, and another at a chemical plant in toulouse, france in 2001 that killed 31 people but was accidental. The 2013 fertilizer explosion that killed and injured residents of west, texas, was notable not only for its terrible outcome but also because explosions from fertilizer manufacturing (or retail, as was the case in west) are a relatively rare occurrence.
A massive explosion at the fertilizer plant near waco. The remains of a fertilizer plant burn after an explosion at the plant in the town of west, near waco, texas, in this file picture taken early april 18, 2013. Wednesday at the west fertilizer plant in west, texas, prompted widespread evacuations and sent more than 160 injured people to hospitals.
In turn, the answer to that question indicates whether those killed and injured suffered as the result of a preventable workplace accident or deadly criminal action by the plant’s owners. In 1947, an explosion in texas city, texas, killed at least 581 people and wounded 3,500 after two cargo ships carrying ammonium nitrate caught fire. Investigators have confirmed that ammonium nitrate stored at a west, texas, fertilizer plant detonated in the devastating explosion that left 14 people dead and about 200 injured last month, the.
A giant explosion occurs during the loading of fertilizer onto the freighter grandcamp at a pier in texas city, texas, on april 16, 1947. For a planet that consumes about 200 million tons of fertilizer a year, accidents are not ubiquitous [source: A sign in west commemorates the date of the fertilizer plant explosion:
A fiery explosion at a texas fertilizer plant in a small town north of waco sent about 120 people to hospitals, destroyed dozens of homes and businesses and prompted widespread evacuations. That's because ammonium nitrate, a chemical commonly used in agricultural fertilizers, is a highly explosive compound, as shown by the massive fireball at a fertilizer plant in the town of west. The memorial was held for those killed in the blast at a texas fertilizer plant.
An explosion occurred at a fertilizer plant in the town of west, texas, on wednesday, april 17, 2013, devastating a populated neighborhood. A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the small texas town of west left at least two people dead, sent dozens more seeking medical attention and prompted a widescale evacuation in the. Texas fertilizer plant explosion was result of criminal act, authorities say no arrests have been made for the 2013 fire, which triggered a massive explosion that killed 15, injured hundreds and.
A person looks on as emergency workers fight a house fire after a nearby fertilizer plant exploded wednesday, april 17, 2013, in west, texas. Plant in the small texas town. An explosion at the west fertilizer company plant in texas in 2013 was a criminal act, said the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives on wednesday.
Fourteen people, nearly all first responders, died in an explosion at the west fertilizer co. The explosion at the west fertilizer plant in west, texas has become the atf's largest scene investigation in history. Fifteen people were killed, more than 160 were injured, and more than 150 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
The explosion happened at west fertilizer on. Between five and 15 people are thought to have been killed by a huge explosion at a us fertiliser plant that witnesses said was like a tornado.