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Accident: 170376412 - No Employee Injury In Explosion Of Incompatible Chemicals

Accident: 170376412 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 12/16/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
After an exothermic reaction of magnesium oxide and leaching water in an ozone generator, the "ozone destruct" piping (18 in. by 2 in. diameter) was cleaned out and filled with activated carbon. About 18 hours later, the chemical reaction of the incompatible activated carbon and ozone caused an explosion that blew up the generator. No one was in the room; there were no injuries. An accident-related citation was issued for violation of G 8CCR 5164(a).
Keywords: explosion, chemical reaction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 119698249

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