Safety Board Investigates Phosgene Accident at DuPontâ€™s WV Site
2:04 PM MST | February 1, 2010 | KARA SISSELL
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has launched an investigation into an accident at DuPontâ€™s Belle, WV complex that killed one. The fatality occurred when Dan Fish, a DuPont employee for 32 years, was exposed to an accidental phosgene release. DuPont officials told CSB that a braided steel hose connected to a one-ton capacity phosgene tank suddenly ruptured, releasing phosgene into the air. Fish was transported to the hospital, where he died the following day, CSB says. DuPont is â€œdeeply saddened that one of our Belle...
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