Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:19:08 -0400
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From: Ralph B Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: (Ireland) Chemical firm and executives charged over fatal

Given recent list discussion, I thought that the following news story from 
Ireland would be of interest.

Chemical firm and executives charged over fatal explosion

A PHARMACEUTICAL company and two of its senior executives have been returne
d for trial by judge and jury following a chemical explosion at a plant whi
ch claimed the life of one employee and led to serious injury to another.

Liam Nodwell (58), a father of one from Glanmire in Cork city, was fatally 
injured and his workmate, Jimmy O'Sullivan, was seriously injured in a chem
ical explosion at the Corden Pharmachem plant in Little Island on April 28t
h, 2008.

Mr Nodwell died soon after being admitted to Cork University Hospital follo
wing the explosion in a process reactor in Production Block 2 on the 20-acr
e site. Units from Cork City Fire Brigade and Cork County Fire Brigade atte
nded the scene.

The incident was investigated by the Health and Safety Authority, and last 
month Corden Pharma T/A Corden Pharmachem, with offices at South Mall, Cork
, was charged with 16 offences relating to breaches of the Safety, Health a
nd Welfare at Work Act 2005.

(edited for length)

Ralph Stuart CIH
Laboratory Ventilation Specialist

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