This case involves a fertilizer plant explosion causing death and serious injuries to multiple parties. The plant in question was owned by a large agricultural chemical supplier that had been incorporated in Delaware, however its principle offices were located in western Pennsylvania. The company in question was publicly traded, and operated dozens of subsidiaries for legal and taxation purposes. The plant, which was located in the southeastern United States, exploded following a failure of one of its chemical containment tanks, which had been undergoing maintenance at the time of the accident. It was documented that management of the company had been notified of multiple safety concerns by staff who were on-site at the plant for months before the event, however no actions were taken to address these concerns.