Problems at ILLINOIS Facilities

2019 Phillips 66

Roxana, IL

1 Person Injured in Explosion and Fire at Wood River Oil Refinery

2018 Phillips 66

Roxana, IL

Feds Sue Southern Illinois Refinery for Leaking Hazardous Chemicals Into Air

Suit filed for unauthorized changes at refinery leading to significant increases in emissions of: sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, volatile organic compounds and carbon monoxide

2017 Phillips 66

Roxana, IL

Nearly $4.5 Million Settlement for Homeowners Harmed by the Wood River Refinery Underground Benzene Spill

(183) properties claimed they were polluted by underground chemicals released from facility

Incident Photos-2012 ExxonMobil Joliet

2012 ExxonMobil

Joliet, IL

Undetected “valve failure” causes airborne release of more than 4,000 lbs. of potentially dangerous hydrogen sulfide

Facility filed 64 hazardous materials incident reports since 2010 for releasing potentially dangerous chemicals in excess of legal limits

OSHA Reported by Tag
Incident Photos-2017 Industrial Fumigant

2017 Industrial Fumigant Company

Chicago Ridge, IL

Employee died, overcome by cylinder leaking toxic fumes

Incident Photos-2014 Polychem Services

2014 Polychem Services Inc.

Chicago Heights, IL

(2) temporary workers hospitalized with first- and second-degree burns from explosion

Incident Photos-2012 Raani Corp

2012 Raani Corporation

Bedford Park, IL

(13) willful violations cited for various safety infractions including: failure to provide, require and train workers on personal protective equipment

A temporary worker, placed through a staffing agency, was cleaning a tank in November when citric acid exploded from it and burned 80 percent of his body. He died three weeks later.

Incident Photos-1984 Union Oil

1984 Union Oil Company

Romeoville, IL

Huge Explosion of gases and vapors from ruptured vessel - history of in-service defects
- (17) people died
- (17) people hospitalized
- More than $100 Million in damages

CSB Reported by Tag
Incident Photos-2009 ExxonMobil Joliet

2009 ExxonMobil Refinery

Joliet, IL

Pump suddenly releases hydrogen fluoride
- (1) operator with chemical burns, listed critical
- (1) operator taken to hospital and released

Incident Photos-2009 NDK Crystal Mfg Co

2009 NDK Crystal Manufacturing Company

Belvidere, IL

Massive explosion from corrosion in walls of pressure vessel
- Steel blows 650’, killed truck driver at gas station
- (70) People were working, (1) injured

Incident Photos-2006 Universal Form Clamp

2006 Universal Form Clamp Company

Bellwood, IL

Explosion and fire from flammable solvents
- (4) people transported to Loyola Hospital with burns
- (1) person died
- (1) person suffered second-degree burns
- (1) person had third-degree burns

OSHA proposes $151,650 in fines for (40) alleged serious violations of federal workplace safety and health standards following June 14, 2006 explosion and fire at the facility that took the life of one worker.

Incident Photos-2004 Formosa Plastics

2004 Formosa Plastics Plant

Illiopolis, IL

Explosion from vinyl chloride liquid and vapor
- (5) people died
- (3) people injured
- (150) residents evacuated from their homes