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Texas environment commission concludes Magnablend Waxahachie fire could have been avoided

11 May 2012

A report just released by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) charges Magnablend with four alleged violations after the large fire at its Waxahachie chemical facility south of Dallas in October 2011.

There were no casualties at the Magnablend's Waxahachie chemical facility fire
There were no casualties at the Magnablend's Waxahachie chemical facility fire

The report concludes that Magnablend should have known that the chemicals involved would likely produce a “flammable gas cloud when mixed.” Another conclusion was that “the incident could have been avoided with better maintenance or engineering practices.”

The TCEQ’s findings come three weeks after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Magnablend with seven serious safety and health violations, including failing to install sufficient ventilation systems and failing to train workers in specific hazardous chemical protection procedures.


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