Deadly Blast Rocks Evonik Plant | April 9, 2012 Issue - Vol. 90 Issue 15 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 90 Issue 15 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 9, 2012

Deadly Blast Rocks Evonik Plant

Plant Safety: Two workers are killed in accident at German facility
Department: Business
Keywords: plant safety, Germany, explosion

An explosion and subsequent fire that lasted 16 hours has killed two workers at an Evonik Industries chemical plant in Marl, Germany. The cause of the March 31 accident remains unknown but is under investigation by both government authorities and an Evonik contractor.

The accident occurred in the early afternoon at a plant that produces cyclododecatriene, an intermediate used to make nylon 12, flame retardants, flavors, and fragrances. One worker was killed . . .

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