ABSTRACT

Investigation Report: Thermal Decomposition Incident, Augusta, Georgia, March 13, 2001   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This investigation report examines the thermal decomposition incident that occurred on March 13, 2001, at the BP Amoco Polymers, Inc., plant in Augusta, Georgia. Three workers were killed. This report identifies the root and contributing causes of the incident and makes recommendations for recognizing reactive hazards, learning from near-miss incidents, and opening process equipment." Key issues discussed include: recognition of reactive hazards, learning from near-miss incidents, and opening of process equipment.

Report Number:
Report No. 2001-03-I-GA
Publisher:
Date:
2001-03-13
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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