Major accidents in Texas

Texas was struck by two industrial accidents this week. Twelve people have been confirmed dead, and about 200 have been reported injured, following a horrific explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas on Wednesday.  The same day, twelve contract workers were injured, four critically, in a fire at Exxon Mobil’s Beaumont refinery.

Here’s a look back at some major accidents at refineries and chemical facilities that have shook the state over the years.