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Formosa Plastics Propylene Fire

        

Formosa Plastics Propylene Fire

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A forklift towing a trailer collided with a line containing highly flammable liquid propylene, causing a release and a vapor cloud explosion. Sixteen workers were injured, the process unit was heavily damaged, and a nearby school was evacuated. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued this case study report pertaining to this disaster at a news conference in Houston on July 20, 2006. A video of the disaster is also linked on Merlot
Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: January 26, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 11, 2009
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Keywords: chemical fire, process safety, process fire

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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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