Tennessee Eastman Explosion,1960

Tomorrow marks the 51st anniversary of the Eastman Explosion. The explosion occurred on October 4, 1960.

For more information and photos please revisit the posts on the blog from last year.




Eastman Explosion 1960-list of deceased

Below is a listing of men who died as a result of the Eastman Explosion compiled by Pete Dykes in his booklet,  “The Day the Plant Exploded,” date unknown.

*Bernard C. Arnold- Employed at Eastman for 17 years.  Worked in the Acid Division.

*J.D. Byington, 50-With Eastman for 23 years in the S & M Division.

*Dr. A.J. Chadwell, 29-Worked in the Acid Division as a research chemist.

*J. Carl Cochran, 53-With Eastman for 26 years and worked in the Acid Division.

*R. Carl Cox, 59-Employed at Eastman for 20 years in the Acid Division.

*Cornelius Y. Depew, 36-Employed for 11 years in the Organic Chemicals Department.

*Usif Haney, 45-Worked for Eastman for 20 years. Haney was a chemist that was in charge of the aniline plant in the Organic Chemical Division.

*I.D.  Mullins,39-   Employed by Eastman for 20 years in the Acid Division.

*Manze Powers, 50-With Eastman for 17 years in the Shops and Maintenance Division.

*Ed O. Repass, 51-Worked in the Stores and Warehousing Division.

*James W. (Ott) Sage, Jr., 28-Employed for 7 years in the Acid Division.

*Jimmie W. Sanders, 27-Office Services Department

*Jess Ray Shell, 35-Organic Chemicals Division

*John W. Squibb, 44-Organic Chemicals Division for 18 years.

*Arthur H. Stevens, 44-Resident of Sullivan County for 30 years