Accident Description

Accident: Technic Inc. Ventilation System Explosion

Location: Location: Cranston, RI

Accident Occurred On: 02/07/2003 | Final Report Released On: 08/20/2004

Accident Type: Chemical Manufacturing - Fire and Explosion

Investigation Status: The Board voted 5-0 to approve the final report on August 20, 2004.

On February 7, 2003, a worker was seriously injured in an explosion at Technic Inc. in Cranston, Rhode Island. The explosion occurred during maintenance on a ventilation system connected to multiple chemical reactors, evidently due to an accumulation of hazardous material inside. The plant manufactures precious metal processing chemicals.