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US chemical plant explosion kills one, injures two

29 September 2017

The Augusta fire service said an explosion on September 27  at the DSM Resins plant in Augusta, Georgia, which killed one and injured a further two workers, was a “welding accident”. The plant, which produces powder-coat paint resins, is part of an industrial complex near the Savannah River that houses a number of chemical and fertiliser facilities.

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The company released the following statement:

“DSM is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred and our thoughts are with the families of the man who suffered a fatal injury and those who were injured. DSM provides its full support to the authorities involved, who are currently on the site conducting an investigation. In addition, an independent DSM investigation team will be installed. The root cause of the accident is not yet known. Rather than speculate, we will wait until the investigation is complete.”


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