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DuPont Global

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Wilmington, DE

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Numerous safety deficiencies led to four deaths at DuPont plant in 2014 – CSB 26 June 2019

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released its final investigation report into a fatal chemical leak which killed four workers in November 2014 at the DuPont Plant in La Porte, Texas. The report, released on June 25, revealed that a number of safety deficiencies led to the release of methyl mercaptan and the subsequent death of four workers....

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CSB releases video animation of fatal chemical release at DuPont's La Porte facility 16 December 2015

The US Chemical Safety Board has released a video animation of the November 2014 accident at DuPont’s La Porte facility, located east of Houston, which killed four workers and injured a fifth when methyl mercaptan, a toxic chemical used in the company’s insecticide and fungicide manufacturing process, was released....

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Fatal incidents at two DuPont chemical plants reveal safety failings 11 November 2015

Reports by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) have revealed a string of flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning at two DuPont plants where recent fatal incidents have occurred. Four workers were killed at the LaPorte plant in Texas on November 15, 2014, and one worker was killed and another injured at the Yerkes plant north of Buffalo, NY, on November 9, 2010....

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OSHA places DuPont in Severe Violator Enforcement Program following LaPorte employee deaths 21 July 2015

In November 2014, a worker was overcome at a DuPont chemical manufacturing facility when a supply line unexpectedly released more than 20,000 lbs. of methyl mercaptan, a deadly chemical. Three co-workers came to the worker's aid in an attempted rescue, but all four were asphyxiated fatally by the colourless, flammable, and highly toxic gas....

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CSB accuses DuPont of safety culture problem following LaPorte incident 06 February 2015

The gas release on November 15 that killed four workers at DuPont’s LaPorte plant in Texas was the chemical group’s third fatal US accident in five years. The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) asked DuPont to reform its chemical process safety rules after a West Virginia plant worker was exposed to a deadly gas in 2010, and again after a welder at a New York plant died working on a tank that filled with explosive gas....

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Chemical leak at DuPont plant in Texas kills four 17 November 2014

Workers investigating a valve leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, were overcome by a poisonous gas and four were confirmed dead on November 15. A fifth worker was hospitalised and later released. DuPont said the leak posed no danger to the community outside the plant, and that it is cooperating with authorities while conducting its own investigation....

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DuPont launches new lightweight Nomex firefighting garments in the Middle East 05 March 2013

DuPont Protection Technologies recently unveiled its new Nomex firefighting garments tailored specifically for the hot and arid conditions of the Middle East. The outer shell of the garments consists of DuPont Nomex, a flame-resistant fiber that has been used by fire fighters and emergency responders around the world for over 40 years, and Kevlar, a protective material five times stronger than steel....

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DuPont overlooked hazards in fatal welding blast, claims CSB 25 April 2012

DuPont failed to require monitoring of the interior of storage tanks at its Yerkes plant on which hot work was to be performed, according to a draft report from the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released on April 19. This failure was the primary reason for an explosion that killed one and injured another contract welder on November 9, 2010, at the plant in Buffalo, New York State. ...