Issue Date: October 21, 2013 | Web Date: October 16, 2013
Dow Chemical Worker Dies After Plant Fire
An Oct. 9 fire at a Dow Chemical electronic materials facility in North Andover, Mass., resulted in the death of production operator Carlos A. Amaral, 51. The cause of the fire was exposure of trimethylindium to air, according to a press release issued by the Massachusetts state fire marshal. Trimethylindium, used to make semiconductors, ignites spontaneously in air.
Amaral died from injuries sustained in the . . .
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