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Document ID (ISN)73704
CIS number 99-1642
Year 1997
Convention or series no. EPA 550-R-97-002
Title EPA/OSHA joint chemical accident investigation report - Napp Technologies, Inc., Lodi, New Jersey
Bibliographic information U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, USA, Oct. 1997. v, 65p. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract An explosion and fire took place at the Napp Technologies facility at Lodi, New Jersey, on April 21, 1995, resulting in deaths, injuries, public evacuation, and serious damage both on and off site. The accident involved a commercial chemical mixture, a gold precipitating agent identified as ACR 9031 GPA, and comprised of sodium hydrosulfite, aluminium powder, potassium carbonate and benzaldehyde. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration undertook an investigation of this accident because of the serious consequences and the characteristics of the substances involved. Topics: accident investigation; aluminium powder; analysis of accident causes; benzaldehyde; sodium hydrosulfite; chemical industry; chemical reactions; explosions; fatalities; fire; major hazards; neighbourhood protection; report on investigation; USA.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; fire; accident investigation; major hazards; explosions
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; USA; benzaldehyde; aluminium powder; report on investigation; neighbourhood protection; fatalities; sodium hydrosulfite; chemical reactions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Accident investigation
Chemical industry
Major hazards