Investigation Report: Chemical Waste-Mixing Incident, New York, NY, April 25, 2002 [open pdf - 371KB]
"This investigation report examines a chemical waste-mixing incident that occurred on April 25, 2002, at the Kaltech Industries Group, Inc., sign manufacturing facility in the Chelsea district of New York City. An explosion and fire in a confined basement workspace in a mixed-occupancy building injured several employees, members of the public, and six firefighters. This report identifies the root and contributing causes of the incident and makes recommendations on hazard communication, hazardous waste handling, and municipal oversight."
Report No. 2002-02-I-NY
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: http://www.csb.gov/