Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 20:11:32 -0400
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Subject: 2 RE: [DCHAS-L] Lab Incident: Lab explosion in Montana

From: Crooks, Steven <scrooks**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Lab Incident: Lab explosion in Montana
Date: October 23, 2009 3:53:56 PM EDT

Thanks for sharing the news that the individual is doing well.


Any chance of getting the =93for some reason=94 part of the story?  As a few might recall in a previous post, I tried getting some discussion going about NRTL certs on tube furnaces (ovens being a close neighbor) but managed to wrangle up only a suggestion to see my pressure vessel insurer for guidance.  He didn=92t have much to offer unfortunately but case studies like this could help us tremendously (if we can get to the needed detail.)


If those who know Joel (or the EHS person possibly involved in the investigation?) would be able to help pass along details of the oven (Make, model) and amt. of MeOH involved at time, it=92s possible that could have the =93reason=94 sitting in front of us.




Steve Crooks, MS, CIH, CSP
Mgr., Occupational Health & Environment
RTI International
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From: Neal Langerman <neal**At_Symbol_Here**>< /font>
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Lab Incident: Lab explosion in Montana
Date: October 23, 2009 4:30:49 PM EDT

While we are glad this was not worse, =93for some reason=94 is not an acceptable root cause.  I hope that a formal incident investigation is performed with an identification of the root cause(s) and corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.


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