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U.S. Authorities Investigate Fatal DuPont Accident

2:56 PM MST | January 25, 2010 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has launched an investigation into an accident at DuPont’s Belle, WV complex that killed one. The fatality  occurred when the worker was exposed to an accidental phosgene release, CSB says.    DuPont officials told the CSB that a braided steel hose connected to a one-ton capacity phosgene tank suddenly ruptured, releasing phosgene into the air.  An operator who was exposed to the chemical was transported to the hospital, where he died the following day, CSB says...

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