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Isotec/Sigma Aldrich Nitric Oxide Explosion
FINAL REPORT: Isotec Case Study
Location: Miami Township, OH
Accident Occurred On: 09/21/2003
Final Report Released On: 08/24/2004
Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion
Company Name: Isotec

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Accident Description
On September 21, 2003, a violent explosion destroyed an underground distillation tower at the Isotec chemical manufacturing plant in Miami Township, Ohio, injuring one worker. The explosion ruptured a carbon monoxide gas pipe and led to a precautionary evacuation of about 2000 residents. The Isotec facility manufactures rare forms of oxygen and nitrogen, known as stable isotopes, which are used in research and medicine.
Investigation Status
CSB issued a case study report on this accident on August 24, 2004.


 

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