ABSTRACT

Case Study: The Explosion at Concept Sciences: Hazards of Hydroxylamine   [open pdf - 569KB]

"This Case Study describes a catastrophic hydroxylamine (HA) explosion that occurred on February 19, 1999, at the Concept Sciences, Inc. (CSI), facility in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Four CSI employees and one employee of an adjacent business were killed; 14 people were injured." Key issues discussed include: hazards of processing hydroxylamine, process hazards evaluation, and chemical facility siting.

Report Number:
Report No. 1999-13-C-PA
Publisher:
Date:
2002-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: http://www.csb.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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