US regulator cites titanium processing plant in fatal blast

14 June 2011 23:39  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A US regulator cited a titanium and zirconium processing company for several safety violations in the wake of a deadly explosion at a West Virginia plant, the agency said on Tuesday.

The explosion occurred on 9 December 2010 at the AL Solutions plant in New Cumberland, West Virginia.

The blast killed three workers.

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations for one willful, 16 serious and one other-than-serious violation. Penalties could total $154,000 (€106,000).

AL Solutions has 15 business days from receiving the citations to respond.

The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is conducting its own investigation on the accident.

($1 = €0.69)


By: Al Greenwood
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