One dead, one injured after DuPont New York plant blast – reports

09 November 2010 21:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--One person died and another was seriously injured when a 10,000 gal storage tank exploded at DuPont’s Tonawanda plant near Buffalo, New York, news media reports said on Tuesday.

The workers were outside contractors, according to the reports.

The tanker was believed to have been loaded with vinyl chloride,  according to Buffalo television affiliate WKBW.

It was unknown what caused the explosion, which occurred at 11:10 hours New York time (15:10 GMT), the reports said.

The DuPont facility manufactures products used in the building industry for countertop installations and wall cladding, as well as film used for covering applications, according to the reports.

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By: Ben DuBose
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