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Final report on AL Solutions metal dust explosion and fire that killed three in West Virginia

Final report on AL Solutions metal dust explosion and fire that killed three in West Virginia - Industrial Fire Journal - Fire & Rescue from the Hemming Group Ltd

Final report on AL Solutions metal dust explosion and fire that killed three in West Virginia
Published:  18 July, 2014 CSB renews call for OSHA combustible dust standard and releases safety video on the accident.

The US Chemical Safety Board’s report reiterates a recommendation that OSHA promulgate a general industry combustible dust standard, something the agency has been calling for since its definitive 2006 study on these preventable accidents.

The December 9, 2010 accident at the facility that milled and processed scrap titanium and zirconium metal killed three employees and injured a contractor.  The incident at the facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia, is one of nine serious combustible dust incidents investigated by the CSB since 2003. These explosions and fires caused 36 deaths and 128 injuries.

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Chemical Safety Board releases report on dust explosion

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Chemical Safety Board releases report on dust explosion incident
Chemical Safety Board releases report on dust explosion incidentThe U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB),
an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial
chemical accidents, has released its final report, safety
recommendations and an accompanying safety video in regard to a fatal
combustible dust explosion that occurred at AL Solutions’ metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia, in late 2010.

The report reiterates a recommendation that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgate a general industry combustibledust standard, something the agency has been calling for since its 2006study on what the board says are preventable accidents.

The Dec. 9, 2010, explosion at the West Virginia facility, a miller and processer of scrap titanium and zirconium metal, killed three employees and injured one contractor.

The CSB says the West Virginia incident is one of nine seriou…

Combustible Dust: Safety Videos

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