Case Study: Explosion at Biochemical Facility: Liquid Nitric Oxide Release, Miami Township, Ohio, September 21, 2003 [open pdf - 881KB]
"This Case Study describes an explosion in a cryogenic nitric oxide (NO) distillation process at the Isotec facility in Miami Township, Ohio. Remarkably, only one employee was injured. More than 2,000 local residents were evacuated for 24 hours." Key issues discussed include: process hazards analysis, incident investigation, land use management, and emergency response.
Report No. 2003-15-C-OH
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: http://www.csb.gov/