The Chemical Safety Board released this video July 16 following the release of its investigation of the fatal 2010 combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, WV. The video includes a 3D computer generated animation which shows how CSB investigators believe the accident, that killed three workers, unfolded at the plant.
CSB said it has investigated nine fatal combustible dust accidents dating to 2003, including the AL Metals' incident, in which a total of 36 people died and another 128 were injured. CSB says the AL Solutions explosion and the others could have been prevented through the implementation of better engineering practices and good house cleaning practices.
CSB also used the video as another opportunity to call on Congress and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and enact a national combustible dust standard.
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