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Total # of Recommendations
714
Total # of Open Recommendations
177
Total # of Closed Recommendations
537
Total % of Open 25 vs. Closed 75

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Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations
Key Lessons for Preventing Incidents from Flammable Chemicals in Educational Demonstrations

Location: Reno, NV
Study Released On: 10/30/2014
Three accidents involving methanol which injured children during lab demonstrations are examined by the CSB. All the incidents involved demonstrations of flames – usually with a color additive –...
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AL Solutions Fatal Dust Explosion
AL Solutions Fatal Dust Explosion

Location: New Cumberland, WV
Final Report Released On: 07/16/2014
Company: AL Solutions
An explosion ripped through the New Cumberland A.L. Solutions titanium plant in West Virginia on December 9, 2010, fatally injuring three workers. The workers were processing titanium powder, whi...
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Tesoro Refinery Fatal Explosion and Fire
Tesoro Refinery Fatal Explosion and Fire

Location: Anacortes, WA
Final Report Released On: 05/01/2014
Company: Tesoro
An explosion and fire led to the fatal injury of seven employees when a nearly forty-year-old heat exchanger catastrophically failed during a maintenance operation to switch a process stream betw...
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NDK Crystal Inc. Explosion with Offsite Fatality
NDK Crystal Inc. Explosion with Offsite Fatality

Location: Belvidere, IL
Final Report Released On: 11/14/2013
Company: NDK Crystal nc.
A large explosion at the NDK America Inc. plant launched debris 300 yards fatally injuring a member of the public. Two individuals were reported to have sustained minor injuries and were treated...
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Carbide Industries Fire and Explosion
Carbide Industries Fire and Explosion

Location: Louisville, KY
Final Report Released On: 02/07/2013
Company: Carbide Industries
Two workers were killed and two others injured as a result of a fire and explosion that occurred at the Carbide Industries facility located in Louisville, KY; the facility produces calcium carbid...
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Donaldson Enterprises, Inc. Fatal Fireworks Disassembly Explosion and Fire
Donaldson Enterprises, Inc. Fatal Fireworks Disassembly Explosion and Fire

Location: Waipahu, HI
Final Report Released On: 01/17/2013
Company: Donaldson Enterprises
On April 8, an explosion occurred in a fireworks storage facility near Honolulu, Hawaii. According to media reports, the incident occurred in a bunker used to store confiscated fireworks at Donal...
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E. I. DuPont De Nemours Co. Fatal Hotwork Explosion
E. I. DuPont De Nemours Co. Fatal Hotwork Explosion

Location: Buffalo, NY
Final Report Released On: 04/19/2012
Company: E. I. DuPont De Nemours Co.
Two contractors were performing welding atop a 10,000 gallon slurry tank when hot sparks ignited flammable vapors inside the tank, causing an explosion that killed one contractor and seriously in...
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