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CSB Safety Video: Falling Through the Cracks

November 14, 2013

Video Description

U.S. Chemical Safety Board safety video covering the 2009 explosion at NDK Crystal in Belvidere, Illinois, which fatally injured a truck driver at a nearby gas station. The CSB found that the catastrophic pressure vessel explosion resulted from stress corrosion cracking and that the operator not only failed to inspect or test the vessels, but they failed to heed 3rd party warnings about risk to the public.

About the Chemical Safety Board

The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating serious chemical accidents. CSB investigations examine all aspects of chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems. The Board does not issue citations or fines but makes safety recommendations to companies, industry organizations, labor groups, and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA.

For more information, please visit www.csb.gov or contact Communications Manager Hillary Cohen at public@csb.gov or by phone at 202.446.8095.


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