Chemical plant explosion blamed on equipment malfunction

March 18, 2013

An explosion early Sunday morning at the Hexion Specialty Chemicals facility in Sheboygan, Wis., that caused about $25,000 in damage was blamed on an equipment malfunction.

An explosion early Sunday morning at the Hexion Specialty Chemicals facility in Sheboygan, Wis., that caused about $25,000 in damage was blamed on an equipment malfunction, The Sheboygan Press reported.

According to a Sheboygan Fire Department press release, emergency officials received a call at 4:37 a.m. about a shed that had exploded at the company's facility.

RELATED: Worker burned in Texas chemical plant explosion

By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the fire had self-extinguished, but they did find evidence of an explosion.

Fire crews and company personnel shut down the chemical processing units and checked for chemical leaks, but found none.

No injuries were reported.

Sponsored Recommendations

2024 Manufacturing Trends — Unpacking AI, Workforce, and Cybersecurity

The world of manufacturing is changing, and Generative AI is one of the many change agents. The 2024 State of Smart Manufacturing Report takes a deep dive into how Generative ...

State of Smart Manufacturing Report Series

The world of manufacturing is changing, and Generative AI is one of the many change agents. The 2024 State of Smart Manufacturing Report takes a deep dive into how Generative ...

Trying to Keep Pace with Supply Chain Disruption?

CPG manufacturers are struggling to keep up with supply chain disruptions. Learn how to build more resilient operations –and reduce demand shock.

Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats – Step-by-Step

Distributor Wesco adds services focused on identifying and solving OT network and security vulnerabilities in critical manufacturing.