ABSTRACT

Investigation Report: Chemical Manufacturing Incident, Paterson, NJ, April 8, 1998   [open pdf - 585KB]

"This report explains the explosion and fire that occurred on April 8, 1998, at the Morton International, Inc. (now Rohm & Haas) plant in Paterson, New Jersey. The explosion and fire were the consequence of a runaway reaction, which over-pressured a 2000-gallon capacity chemical reactor vessel and released flammable material that ignited. Nine employees were injured, including two seriously, and potentially hazardous materials were released into the community. The key safety issue covered in this report was reactive chemical process safety management."

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Date:
1998-04-08
Copyright:
Public Domain
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U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: http://www.csb.gov/
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pdf
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