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Sep 18, 2008 03:17 PM

CSB Finds Static Spark Set Off Fire and Explosions at Barton Solvents Des Moines Facility, Investigation Finds Equipment Not Intended for Flammable Service or Properly Bonded and Grounded

A fire and series of explosions at the Barton Solvents Des Moines, Iowa, chemical distribution facility on October 29, 2007, was caused by a static electrical spark resulting from inadequate electrical bonding and grounding during the filling of a portable steel tank, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) determined in a final report today.

Nov 01, 2007 03:19 PM

CSB Investigation at Barton Solvents Des Moines, Iowa, Facility Progressing; Immediate Cause was Ignition of Spraying Ethyl Acetate During Loading Operation -- Agency also Continues Examination of July, 2007 Barton Accident in Wichita, Kansas

Des Moines, Iowa, November 1, 2007 - Investigators for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said today progress is being made in the investigation of a large explosion and fire which occurred at the Barton Solvents facility in Des Moines, Iowa on October 29. The company packages, stores, and delivers solvents and other chemical products, many of which are widely used in the paint and coatings industry​

Oct 29, 2007 03:20 PM

CSB Investigators Deploying to Barton Solvents Fire in Des Moines, Iowa

Two investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) are deploying the site of today's fire at the Barton Solvents facility in Des Moines, Iowa.

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