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Report: DuPont Errors Led to Fatality

July 7, 2011 | Vincent Valk

A draft report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) found that unsatisfactory safety procedures were to blame for the death of a DuPont worker from a fatal phosgene exposure in January 2010. Carl Fish, then 58, died from phosgene exposure at the company's Belle, WV plant on January 23, 2010. Two other accidents occurred in the day-and-a-half prior to the fatality. "We at the CSB were quite surprised and alarmed to learn that DuPont had not just one but three preventable accidents that occurred over a 33-hour period," says CSB chairman Rafael...

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