From: Dean Lillquist <lillquistd**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] University of Utah Chemistry Building - small explosion
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:55:11 -0600
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The take-home message from them:

Overall, he said, the safety measures that were in place did what they were designed to do.

"The cabinet did its job," he said. "It's proof that those safety measures work."

I would like to seen their after action investigation report.

Their engineering controls did appear to work. But-

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Benjamin Franklin

I wonder about their administrative controls in place - especially their chemical storage and inventory program.

I might speculate a chemical storage issue: incompatibility and/or chemical expiration issue.

If this was the root cause, it would have been preventable.

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