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T2 Laboratories

T2 Laboratories Inc. of 3043 Faye Road, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, is a facility that specializes in the design and manufacture of specialty chemicals primarily for gasoline additives.[1][2] The company cites its low environmental impact specialty chemicals intended to replace more toxic and dangerous industrial chemicals.[1]

On December 19, 2007, a massive explosion and fire killed four people in what is considered the U.S.'s most severe industrial accident in nearly three years.[3] The explosion's force was equivalent to detonating about a ton of TNT and it spread debris up to a mile from the plant.[4] Fourteen people were hospitalized for chemical exposure or their injuries after the blast.[5]

Following the explosion, every hazardous-materials unit in Jacksonville and over 100 firefighters fought the ensuing blaze, which a spokesman termed a "hellish inferno".[5]

The blast killed Robert Scott Gallagher; Charles Budds Bolchoz, 48; Karey Renard Henry, 35; and Parrish Lamar Ashley, 36.[5] At the time of his death, Gallagher was Marketing Director for T2 Labs.[6]

T2 Laboratories' chemical reactor ruptured, according to a preliminary investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.[5] The investigators reported their belief that the reactor ruptured during the production of a gasoline additive.[5]


  1. ^ a b T2 Labs - Manufacturer of gasoline additives. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  2. ^ T2 Labs is the manufacturer of Ecotane. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  3. ^ Plant Blast is Worst U.S. Industrial Accident in Nearly 3 Years. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  4. ^ Overheated chamber triggered chemical lab blast. Retrieved on 2008-01-05.
  5. ^ a b c d e Chemical Reactor Rupture Suspected In Fatal Lab Explosion, Safety Board Says. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
  6. ^ Contact T2 Labs Inc.. Retrieved on 2008-01-03.
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