Issue Date: October 10, 2011
Investigating A Fatal Phosgene Leak
DuPont manufacturing practices were blasted by the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) in a new final report that examined a fatal accident at the corporation’s Belle, W.Va., chemical plant.
The report looked at three accidents that occurred within 33 hours, one of which involved phosgene and killed a worker. The investigation found company practices that “surprised and alarmed” CSB, says board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso.
“That these preventable accidents . . .
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