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Propylene Fire

Propylene Fire

A forklift towing a trailer collided with a line containing highly flammable liquid propylene, causing a release and a vapor cloud explosion. Sixteen workers were injured, the process unit was heavily damaged, and a nearby school was evacuated. Investigation Status The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued a case study report about this incident at a news conference in Houston on July 20, 2006. This Case Study report is also lined on Merlot or is available at


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