Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas
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Type:  Video

Publisher:  U. S. Chemical Safety Board, Washington, DC - CSB

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Chemical Safety, Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Operations

This video provides an overview of the April 17, 2013 fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about thirty tons of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate exploded after being heated by a fire at the storage and distribution facility.

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