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Inspection: 123257420 - Uct Specialties, Llc
Inspection Information - Office: Allentown
Report ID: 0317900
Open Date: 06/21/1994
Uct Specialties, Llc
2731 Bartram Road Bristol, PA 19007
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Nine Employees Injured When Chemical Drum Explodes
A chemical pre-mix containing styrene and trichlorosilane was downloaded from a still, where it had been mixing for several hours, and was transferred to two 55-gallon drums. One of the drums started expanding and employees were instructed to crack the drum to release the pressure. When they did so, they heard a whistling noise and the drum exploded shortly thereafter. Employees #1 through #9 sustained various injuries, and Employees #1, #2, and #6 were hospitalized.
flammable liquid, explosion, chemical reaction, high pressure, styrene, pressure release, chemical
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