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T2 Laboratories Inc. Reactive Chemical Explosion
FINAL REPORT: T2 Laboratories Inc.
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Accident Occurred On: 12/19/2007
Final Report Released On: 09/15/2009
Accident Type: Reactive Incident
Company Name: T2 Laboratories Inc.

statistics

Total # of Recommendations
3
Total # of Open Recommendations
0
Total # of Closed Recommendations
3
Total % of Open 0 vs. Closed 100

investigation information

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Accident Description
On December 19, 2007, four people were killed and 13 others were transported to the hospital when an explosion occured at T2 Laboratories Inc. during the production of a gasoline additive called methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl.
Investigation Status
The CSB final report was approved by the Board at a public meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, on 9/15/2009.


 

Recommendations

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
2008-03-I-FL-3

Work with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers to add reactive hazard awareness to baccalaureate chemical engineering curricula requirements.

Status: Closed - Exceeds Recommended Action
Closed - Exceeds Recommended Action (C - ERA) - Action on the recommendation meets and surpasses the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
2008-03-I-FL-1

Work with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. to add reactive hazard awareness to baccalaureate chemical engineering curricula requirements.

Status: Closed - Exceeds Recommended Action
Closed - Exceeds Recommended Action (C - ERA) - Action on the recommendation meets and surpasses the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

2008-03-I-FL-2

Inform all student members about the Process Safety Certificate Program and encourage program participation.

Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Closed - Acceptable Action (C - AA) - The recipient has completed action on the recommendation. The action taken meets the objectives envisioned by the Board.
 

 
 

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