Volume 88 Issue 46 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 15, 2010

Explosion Kills One At DuPont Plant

Department: Business
Keywords: explosion, polyvinyl fluoride, welding

An explosion on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at a DuPont plant in Buffalo, N.Y., killed one contract worker and left another with burns. The workers were welding a bracket to an empty 10,000-gal tank when the explosion occurred. DuPont is not sure what triggered the explosion, but the tank at one point contained polyvinyl fluoride. Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride film production has been halted while DuPont and OSHA officials investigate the cause of . . .

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